Pastor's Sunday Sermon

November 14 , 2021​

Be in Prayer

  • After 20 yrs of marriage, Rebekah finally conceived after prayer.

  • Prayer is our most underused resource, but its our best weapon. Be in prayer all the time. Not just for what we want and need, but to come along side the Lord's purpose.

  • The favoritism shown here, created the sibling rivalry. Be cautious in your own home of this.

  • Don't be an Esau. He traded something from God for something earthly. Don't trade your spiritual gifts for worldly ones. With this in mind, love Him and one another.

  • Do we allow our pride to hinder our walk with God, our relationships with one another.

  • We are all struggling to be doers of the Word, but we can pray for Him to help us to be better.

  • Be a person of heart change. Own your mistakes, be accountable for your actions, repent and turn away.

 

Today's Passages:

 

Genesis 25:19-35

 This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac.

Abraham became the father of Isaac, 20 and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram[a] and sister of Laban the Aramean.

21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 22 The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.

23 The Lord said to her,

“Two nations are in your womb,
   and two peoples from within you will be separated;
one people will be stronger than the other,
   and the older will serve the younger.”

24 When the time came for her to give birth, there were twin boys in her womb. 25 The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau.[b] 26 After this, his brother came out, with his hand grasping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob.[c] Isaac was sixty years old when Rebekah gave birth to them.

27 The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. 28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29 Once when Jacob was cooking some stew, Esau came in from the open country, famished. 30 He said to Jacob, “Quick, let me have some of that red stew! I’m famished!” (That is why he was also called Edom.[d])

31 Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”

32 “Look, I am about to die,” Esau said. “What good is the birthright to me?”

33 But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.

34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.

So Esau despised his birthright.

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