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July 19, 2018

Counting On God Sermon Series

Written by: Julia Smolucha


The Psalmists envision God as the one who numbers the stars and counts the hairs on our head. The Priestly writers envision God as the one who creates the world in six days and rests on the seventh, giving us the weekly rhythm of work and sabbath. The Israelites order their communities into twelve tribes, and Jesus gathers up twelve disciples. Noah was on the ark for forty days and forty nights, and Jesus was in the desert for the same length of time. As Christians, we count on God—we await and hope for and look to and trust in the Lord—and yet, there’s another kind of counting going on just under the surface. One, three, five, seven, twelve, forty, fifty: what do the numbers mean in the Bible? Where do they come from and what gift might they give us?

This sermon series will explore the mystery and meaning conveyed by our ancient writers and the ways we can count on God.

Join us on Sundays for Counting On God:

ONEJuly 29Bill Evertsberg
THREEAugust 5Jo Forrest
FIVEAugust 12Jo Forrest
SEVENAugust 19Katie Lancaster
TWELVEAugust 26Katie Lancaster
FORTYSeptember 2Bill Evertsberg
FIFTYSeptember 9Katie Lancaster