Thursday, July 23, 2020
Latest Update from Bishop Bob
All church campuses will be closed to all activities
Until Further Notice!
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The Dance of Deception
The stories we find in the Bible have so much to teach us about God, about how God desires for us living in harmony with our neighbors and yet often these stories are difficult ones to read.
For the last few Sundays I have been sharing my favorite Bible stories with you; this Sunday I will tell you a story from the Old Testament that actually causes me to cringe every time I hear it referred to or it comes up in my reading. God desires for us to be our brother's keeper, Sunday we will learn how two brothers were not so kind to one another. I wonder what you will learn from this Sunday's story and I would love to hear which Bible Story is your least favorite. (by the way, thank you so much for sending in your favorite Bible verses last week)
This Weeks Scripture Verse
When [Rebekah’s] time to give birth came, sure enough, there were twins in her womb. The first came out reddish, as if snugly wrapped in a hairy blanket; they named him Esau (meaning Hairy). His brother followed, his fist clutched tight to Esau’s heel; they named him Jacob (meaning Heel). Isaac, their father was sixty years old when they were born. The boys grew up. Esau became an expert hunter, an outdoorsman. Jacob was a quiet man preferring life indoors among the tents. Isaac loved Esau because he loved his game, but Rebekah loved Jacob. One day Jacob was cooking a stew. Esau came in from the field, starved. Esau said to Jacob, “Give me some of that red stew— I’m starved!” Jacob said, “Make me a trade: my stew for your rights as the first- born.” Esau said, “I’m starving! What good is a birthright if I’m dead?” Jacob said, “First, swear to me.” And he did it. On oath Esau traded away his rights as the firstborn. Jacob gave him bread and the stew of lentils. He ate and drank, got up and left. That’s how Esau shrugged off his rights as the firstborn.
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You Say by Lauren Daigle
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Quick Announcement Summary
Church Campus closed until further notice!
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Devotionals, Masks and More!
Hello members and friends of GVUMC!
New July - August Upper Rooms are now available in devotional box in the GVUMC prayer garden!
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