Posts from 2021

Faith of our Fathers: Moses views Reproach as greater than Riches

Exodus 2:11-15 What do you write in a slug’s Valentine’s Daycard?” “Be my Valen-slime!”“What did the paper clip say to the magnet?” “Ifind you very attractive.”“What did the stamp say to the envelope onValentine’s Day?” “I’m stuck on you!”“Why didn’t the skeleton want to send anyValentine’s Day cards?” “His heart wasn’t in it.”“Why did the…

Faith of Fathers : Moses’ Birth Faith > Fear

Exodus 1:15-22, 2:1-10 An exercise for people who are out of shape: Begin with afive-pound potato bag in each hand. Extend your armsstraight out from your sides, hold them there for a fullminute, and then relax. After a few weeks, move up to ten-pound potato bags. Then try 50-pound potato bags, andeventually try to get…

Faith of Fathers : God Forges Jacob’s Faith

Genesis 28,32,42 Janie’s husband had been slipping in and out of acoma for several months. Things looked grim, butshe was by his bedside every single day. One dayas he slipped back into consciousness, he motionedfor her to come close to him. She pulled the chairclose to the bed and leaned her ear close to be…

Faith of our Fathers: Isaac

Genesis 27:27-29, 39-46 Three nurses die and go up to heaven. Peter says,So, tell me, what did you do with your life?First nurse said, I worked in an emergency room,and it was really challenging. But we were able tohelp some people.Peter says, that’s fabulous. Come on in. Peter says to the second nurse, what did…

Faith of our Fathers: God tests Abraham

Genesis 22:1-14 Two little boys were known troublemakers, stealing everything they could get their hands, even from the church.One day a priest stopped one of the boys and asked, “Where is God?” The boy shrugged and the priest repeated, “Where is God?” The boy ran out of the cathedral crying to his home where he…

Faith of our Fathers: Abraham

Genesis 12:1-8; 15:1-6 Teacher: Give me a sentence that starts with the letter, “I”. Student: Okay! I is the…Teacher: Stop! Don’t say ‘is’ after “I”. Always put ‘am’ after“I”. Student: Okay! I am the ninth letter of the alphabet! As promised last week we are going to begin by looking at thedefinition of faith found…

Faith of our Fathers:

The Righteousness of Noah – Genesis 6-9 The temporary Sunday School teacher wasstruggling to open a combination lock on the supplycabinet. She had been told the combination, butcouldn’t quite remember it. Finally she went to the pastor’s study andasked for help. The pastor came into the room andbegan to turn the dial. After the first…