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Refuge - January 20, 2019

Genesis 16 There are some biblical texts called “texts of terror” I don’t know that this one normally falls among them, but, in my mind, it should be. At least if you look at the story in terms of Hagar instead of Sarai and Abram. She’s used, mistreated, and abused. She is not valued or respected. And after it all, her divine messenger tells her to go back and submit…sounds like terror to me. And certainly, a story that could be used by others to promote terror, endorsing and advocating for slavery and abuse of women.
Now, it’s not a good one for Sarai and Abram either, right? God made them a promise and it wasn’t happening in any timeline they imagined, so they took matters into their own hands doing things that were “culturally acceptable”, but

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Wonder - January 13, 2019

Genesis 1:1-2:3 How many of you watch cooking shows? We love them! We watch a good number, but always enjoy “Chopped” and the creative dishes the chefs make with random ingredients from the basket. One of the things they often say in the presentation is “you have here a deconstructed….” (maybe pasta, relish, pizza, it could be almost anything) and “deconstructed” means they have the ingredients there, but probably not brought together in the way you would expect. Deconstructed pie might mean a “cookie” of pie crust, some baked apples, a caramel sauce, and a dollop of whipped cream—all the elements you’d expect for an

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#MoreGiving - January 6, 2019

Colossians 3:8-17 It’s the time of year for new year’s resolutions. Often a time when we identify all that is wrong in our lives and make a goal to live better. How many of these sound familiar?
• I’m going to eat better.
• I’m going to exercise more.
• I’m going to spend less.

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#MoreLove - December 23, 2018

Luke 2:1-20 Who in your family is a story teller? Do you have one? Or two? Or three? They have the best stories…they’re interesting, they’re engaging, and you could hear them over and over again and not get bored. They’re the one when you bring over a friend you want that person to tell their stories because you know they’re the good ones. Anyone come to mind? In my family it is my dad, and was my grandmother, Ruth, and grandfather, Bud. My grandma used to tell stories about growing up on the farm in Indiana, where her daddy was a doctor, and she was fearless and amazing with animals. Some time I’ll

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#MorePeace - December 9, 2018

Luke 1:26-56 God coming to us will set in motion a course of life, a series of events, a believing trajectory over which we will have little control.

Mary is remarkable. Think about it. She’s 14 or 15, just got engaged—not for love like we might be, but more like an arranged marriage. I’d imagine she’s excited to move through this next rite of passage, but also likely nervous about leaving her parents, running the house, and being a wife. And then she gets a surprise visit from an angel, which has to be disarming all on its own. And the angel says, “The Lord is with you.” “You are blessed and highly favored.” And

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