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July 2, 2017 message: “In the Beginning: Promises, Promises”

Abraham show hospitality to three visitors and receives the promise of a son. How do we welcome God in our midst and discover God’s promises of life and hope in unexpected ways?

Pastor Mary’s message is based on Genesis 18: 1-15, 21: 1-7. For a visual retelling of the events leading up to today’s scripture reading, watch “Genesis: God’s Covenant with Abraham.” To read Pastor Mary’s message, click here.

Over the ages, artists have painted Abraham and the three visitors. Here are some examples: