Sermons on Genesis
JUNE 5 2023WEEK ONE: JOSEPH THE DREAMERGENESIS 37:1-11Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch
Sunday August 7 2022God’s Messy Family: Joseph & His BrothersGenesis 37Rev Dr Wes Magruder
Sunday July 31 2022God’s Messy Family: Jacob & EsauGenesis 25: 20-28Rev Mary beth Hardesty-Crouch
Sunday July 24God’s Messy Family: Abraham, Sarah & HagarGENESIS 16, 21:1-21Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch
Sunday July 17 2022God’s Messy Family: Noah & His SonsGenesis 9: 8-27Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching
Sunday July 10 2022God’s Messy Family: Cain & AbelGenesis 4: 1-16Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-CRouch
Sunday May 22 2022Loving God, Loving Neighbor:The Shared Blessing of HospitalityGenesis 18:1‐10 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch
Sunday June 27 2021 The Rest Of The Story: Noah & The Ark Genesis 6:5-8, 13-14, 17-19 NRSV Rev Jessica Wright This is a story about a chosen family tending a floating zoo, but the rest of the story is about humankind’s tendency toward corruption, sin, and violence while God chooses mercy, making the first covenant with humankind we find in our Bible. Scripture 5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every…
Sunday June 6 2021 The Rest Of The Story: Adam & Eve Genesis 3: 1-13 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch This is a story about the human habit of sin, but the rest of the story is God’s ongoing effort at redemption. Scripture 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The…
Sunday April 25 2021ReNew: Week ThreeThe Gift of SabbathGeNESIS 2:3, ExODUS 20:8-11, LUKE 13:10-17 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 3 So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. GENESIS 2:3 NRSV 8 Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 10 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God;…
Light For The PathPsalm 27:1; Genesis 1:1-5Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch First Sunday of AdventCommunion SundayDecember 1, 2019 It all began in darkness and chaos. And then without warning, God spoke and suddenly light flooded the cosmos, clearly separating and defining the difference between darkness and light. Light gives shape and purpose and identity and hope.
Genesis 37:2-11 We can’t find real, authentic depth and meaning in life based on hate. We are biologically and spiritually wired for connection; we desire life together in our bones and our souls. When we draw lines between ourselves and others, we make ourselves poorer.