Romans 5: 12-16; John 1: 1-5; 14-18
June 18, 2017
For the next 10 Sundays, our Old Testament lessons will be from the book of Genesis. Now I know that biblical literacy in America is at a low point, but how many of you can find Genesis in your bible? Good! For most, if not all of the next 10 weeks, I will be basing my sermon on the Genesis reading. In all honesty, those 10 readings don't begin to cover the history found in Genesis so I will be supplementing the readings from the lectionary with history that would be missed strictly going by the schedule. And we miss out on the full story without the missing information. For Genesis does tell a story. And my hope is that we discover the story of God and humanity as we share the story and the stories. We keep in mind that Genesis isn't written merely as history but as the history of God's involvement in the world. We have to read these stories, as with all of the bible, with a discerning spirit and with prayer for wisdom from the Holy Spirit.