The Pillowcase of Not-Giving-Up: Genesis 18

Genesis 18:9-33, Micah 6:6-8, John 21:15-19

Suggested Scripture Readings from Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking.  The passage from John 21 is my own addition to the conversation.  If you are reading along in the book, McLaren also assigns Genesis 22:1-14 and Acts 17: 19-34 which brings up a whole thicket of questions I don't take on this week: what does it mean when after persevering, God threatens the very thing God had promised in the first place? Gotta come to Bible study to hear my take on that one...

The Negev: Abraham and Sarah's Desert                Masada, Israel  2000

The Negev: Abraham and Sarah's Desert                Masada, Israel  2000

Sermon Notes

The Genesis 18 story of Abraham and Sarah read in worship comes from the Spark Story Bible...just about the best kid's bible ever, as far as I'm concerned.  Great for ages 4-7 with tons of vibrant artwork and fabulous interpretation.  Check out the details here:

The story of Owen and Mzee comes from the beautiful and inspiring book Owen & Mzee: the true story of a remarkable friendship from authors Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatcoff, P Khumbu, and Peter Greste.  More info. here:

To here Larry Ward tell his own story to Krista Tippett on the radio program OnBeing, go here:

The road for Isaac Lindsey will be long and the medical bills steep.  Donate here to help the Lindsey family: