Sharing Life Together

Here you'll find weekly updates, sermon notes, odds and ends. 

Church Events Post for the Week of 7/8/18

Lectionary Reading:
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 85
Ephesians 1:3-14
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

HOH Meeting, July 12, 7 p.m. at TCC.

Psalm Sing and Family Dinner, July 18 at TCC, 6 p.m. for dinner, 7 p.m. for the music. Please rsvp to tccsantacruz@gmail.com if you would like to join us for dinner!

Annual Variety Show, July 22, 6 p.m. at TCC,  feel free to sign up now! More info below!

Plaskett Creek Campout, July 31-August 4; most people reserved their sites, but if anyone would like to come down just for the day, it is an incredible drive and would be worth the effort. Let me know and I can provide more details. Meal info will be sent out shortly!

Weekly Events Post for the Week of July 1, 2018

Lectionary Reading:
2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2-10
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Monthly Youth Night, July 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Brownlee home. It is also Cooper's 13th birthday and he has requested ice cream Sundaes to celebrate. We have ice cream and LOTS of sauces, but let me know if you can send oreos/gummies/sprinkles/whip cream/etc.

HOH meeting, July 12, 7 p.m. at TCC. Agenda will be sent out later this week.

Annual Variety Show, July 22, 6 p.m. at TCC, save the date and be planning your acts now! All manner of talent is welcome but please limit your act to 3-5 min. max, to allow everyone to perform. Feel free to sign up now!

Events Post for the Week of June 24, 2018

Lectionary Reading:
2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
Psalm 30
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Father/Son Campout, June 29/30 up near Mount Madonna. RSVP by tonight. More info below!

Fellowship Meal, this Sunday after the Worship Service. Bring something tasty to share!

Monthly Youth Night, July 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Brownlee home. 

Annual Variety Show, July 22 at TCC, save the date and be planning your acts now! Magicians, vocalists, instrumentalists, skits, juggling, dancers, yo-yo artists, contortionists, comedians...we welcome all manner of acts, talent is encouraged but not required!

Sermon Notes for Sunday June 24, 2018

Pastor Troy Martin

Text: Genesis 26:34-35, 27:46-28:9

Esau’s Marriages

 

Sprinkled throughout three chapters have been references to Esau’s marriages. We have already dealt with the larger scenes that fit in and around those references; birthright, blessing, and pilgrimage to Padan Aram. Now it is time to look at Esau’s marriages. They have formed the bookends of Isaac’s history, and explain to us much of the context of what has happened.

 

Overview

26:34-35    Just after Isaac’s peace with Abimelech and just before Jacob nabs the blessing, we are told that Esau married, but that those wives brought misery to Isaac.

27:46      Following Rebekah’s stratagem to keep Isaac from giving the blessing to Esau and to keep Esau from killing Jacob, Rebekah confronts Isaac about Esau’s wives.

28:1    Rebekah’s implied rebuke of Isaac’s negligence at protecting the family faith seems persuasive from Isaac, who willingly now gives Jacob his blessing and a task.

28:2-5    Jacob must not marry like Esau. He must find a wife were Isaac found his. Attached to this task, Isaac gives a blessing to Jacob’s kids and grandkids.

28:6-9    Realizing that his marriages contributed to the loss of his blessing, Esau tries to repair the situation by going to his father’s brother, and marrying yet again.


 

Application

Esau’s marriages preface and epilogue the last three chapters. Obviously then, it would seem that marriage is no small matter in the covenant. Let us use that to create and clarify the Christian vision of marriage. What should we understand about marriage?

A marriage...

must be _____________________________. 1 Co 7:39 tells Christians to marry “in the Lord.” Because a marriage is made of three: husband, wife, God. How then does a marriage to an unbeliever work? Either by marginalizing ones’ spouse, or marginalizing one’s God.

should build __________________________. Esau’s marriages are about more than domestic bliss,  they are about the succession of the covenant of God. All marriages have that purpose Ma 2:15. Our vision of marriage should extend to those made by that marriage.

will be: _____________________________.  Marriage is hard. But there was no harder marriage than Christ’s. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. Jn 1:11 Christ’s spouse killed him. Yet he loved us. So that marriage, in the end, is the hope of every soul.

 

Questions for Household Growth

1. What is religious syncretism? 

2. How important is marriage to God?

3. What does a Christian marriage look like?

Events Post for the Week of June 17

Lectionary Reading:
1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49
Psalm 9
2 Corinthians 6:1-13
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Psalm Sing and Family Dinner, June 20 at TCC, 6 p.m. for dinner, 7 p.m. for the music. Let me know by tomorrow if you would like to join for a lasagna dinner,  so I can prepare enough food!

Ladies Summer Fellowship Night, Monday June 25, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Brownlee home. Let me know if you would like to bring an appetizer or some wine to share. It will be an informal evening,  so come whenever you are able!

Father/Son Campout, June 29/30 up near Mount Madonna. More info below!

Annual Variety Show, July 22 at TCC, save the date and be planning your acts now! Magicians, vocalists, instrumentalists, skits, juggling, dancers, yo-yo artists, contortionists, comedians...we welcome all manner of acts, talent is encouraged but not required!

 

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