This Sunday – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

Special Announcement
This is Thomas’ last Sunday with us before he heads to Auburn.
On Monday, July 27, at 5 p.m., there will be a small gathering at Trinity Commons to say farewell. You are invited.
Weather permitting, we will be outside.
Masks are required.

This Sunday.

Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed.” So Laban gathered together all the people of the place, and made a feast. But in the evening he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob; and he went in to her. (Laban gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah to be her maid.) When morning came, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you deceived me?” Laban said, “This is not done in our country—giving the younger before the firstborn. Complete the week of this one, and we will give you the other also in return for serving me another seven years.” Jacob did so, and completed her week; then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as a wife.
–Genesis 29.21-28

  • How would you describe your parents’ marriage?  What are some traits you admire?  What would you do differently
  • What’s more important for you in a marriage: security or excitement?
  • When people use the phrase ‘biblical marriage,’ do you think this passage represents their idea?  If not, why does the Bible give us this story?
  • I wonder what Rachel and Leah thought about this situation.

Marriage is a commitment and commitment requires sacrifice; saying yes to someone means you say no to other options, including options you might want for yourself.  But the essence of marriage or any commitment isn’t about limitation, it’s about being enlarged and what you can discover with someone.  There’s a lot to discover together and one of the things we can discover is exactly what life with God looks like.  

Join us Sunday night at 6 pm on Zoom (Download Bulletinto connect and discover life with others.

–Thomas

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