June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
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Genesis 21:8-21


Living in Jesus can ease our anxieties
Proper 7 | OT 12 | Pentecost 3

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In accord with the overall theme of the Pentecost season, all the texts for this Sunday pertain to living the Christian life (sanctification), specifically with how Christian life is easy, for it is not our work but the result of God’s grace. 

Genesis 21:8-21
The First Lesson reports the story of the relationship between Abraham’s sons, Isaac (a forefather of the people of Israel, Abraham’s heir) and Ishmael (who is said to be the forefather of the Arab people). This account is the product of the E strand of the Pentateuch, an 8th-century BC oral tradition so named for its designation of God as Elohim. It is also a strand that is not as inclined to emphasize that Abraham’s line of descent occurs solely through Isaac, perhaps a function of its roots in northern Israel....

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