God’s Covenant with Abraham Reaffirmed

Sunday, September 10 God’s Covenant with Abraham Reaffirmed Genesis 17:1-14  NRSV And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous. (Genesis 17:2) God may promise you something that may seem impossible, or be long in coming. Honor...

Jesus, Mediator of Better Covenant

Saturday, September 9   Jesus, Mediator of Better Covenant Hebrews 8:1-8  NRSV But Jesus has now obtained a more excellent ministry, and to that degree he is the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted through better promises. (Hebrews 8:6) What “better...

Circumcision Event Remembered 

Thursday, September 7   Circumcision Event Remembered             Acts 7:1-8 NRSV Then he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so Abraham became the father of Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob of the...

Ishmael, Father of a Nation

Tuesday, September 5     Ishmael, Father of a Nation                   Genesis 17:20-22 NRSV As for Ishmael, I have heard you; I will bless him and make him fruitful and exceedingly numerous; he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great...