Rev. Adam Koontz gives today’s sermonette.
Rev. Adam Koontz studies Genesis 24:15-51 regarding how a man chooses a wife, why this story seems unattainably quaint, the urgency of God’s promises, forming families that last, and how this is this only successfully monogamous marriage among the patriarchs.
Rev. Adam Koontz studies Genesis 15:7-21 regarding why God makes a covenant and why blood has to be used, the relationship between faith and promise, why God uses deep sleep for delivering promises, and why God appears in fire and smoke.
Rev. Adam Koontz studies Genesis 2:18-25 regarding marriage as the natural form of life, the role of animals in human relationships, Eve as Adam’s helper, and the proper relationship between men and women.
Rev. Adam Koontz studies 2 Corinthians 5:20b regarding Christ’s reconciliation of the world, the appeal to the Christian congregation, and how church can alienate us from God.
Rev. Adam Koontz studies Hebrews 12:1-2 regarding the Christian and Jesus as athletes, the pursuit of victory, and finishing well.
Rev. Adam Koontz studies 2 Corinthians 5:1 regarding the passing of things on this earth, what God builds, and eternal things as gift versus passing things as achievement.
Rev. Adam Koontz studies 2 Corinthians 4:7 regarding God’s power in Christ and knowing Christ through weakness..