Our God is unpredictable, showing up in unexpected ways, and acting in ways we don’t expect. What might our lives look like if we stop trying to predict how God will act and react, and enjoy the unpredictable nature of God?
Worship this week with Holy Communion:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Class
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
Isaac Born to Sarah Gen. 18:1-15; 21:1-7 Sept. 19-20, 2015
The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too wonderful for the Lord?
In the heat of the day, the Holy One appeared at the tent of Abraham and Sarah, and received the hospitality due a desert traveler. That day, they heard a promise: that even in their old age, they would have a child. And although that seemed to them impossible, so it came to be. The child born was named Isaac, which means “laughter.”
Read: Sunday, Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7, Isaac Born to Sarah
Monday, Genesis 16:1-16, The Birth of Ishmael
Tuesday, Genesis 17:1-27, God’s Covenant with Abraham
Wednesday, Genesis 21:1-21, The Birth of Isaac
Thursday, Genesis 24:1-67, The Marriage of Isaac and Rebekah
Friday, Genesis 25:19-24, The Birth of Esau and Jacob
Saturday, Genesis 27:1-46, Isaac Blesses Jacob
- How did Isaac’s birth begin the growth of the nation that God promised to Abraham?
- When has a birth in your family or community changed everything? Tell the story to each other.
- When has God worked in your life in a way that seemed laughable at the time? Do you think God has a sense of humor? Why or why not?
Do: By acting on what we learn, we make God’s word come alive. Do the following activity this week.
Find out who in your community is expecting a baby or adopting a baby or child soon. Make a care package for the family. Include items for the baby or child. Include a card or letter for the child’s parents. In it write how God blesses families of all kinds.