Working With a Living God

Preaching Genesis is like following Abraham up Mount Moriah and laying our offering on the altar and praying for a miracle. Just when we are about to give everything we have, God comes through with more. It is like following Jacob to Peniel where we see God face to face and wrestle the text until a blessing is given. It is like following Joseph into the presence of the royal court where we are handed a text that can only be interpreted with the help of God.

Preaching Genesis is not an invitation to the easy life. Genesis is interested in another reality. It will challenge the certainties and the language of the current regime. Preaching Genesis reminds us that working with a living God is an invitation to the unexpected. And that the success of preaching is not in our hands.

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