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The Rev. Joe Evans

Joe Evans: More Than a Moral Lesson

Genesis 25:19-34

6th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

July 16, 2017

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)


In this Scripture Lesson, as is the case with much of the book of Genesis, there is a moral lesson, but there's also more than a moral lesson.

We Christians know all about stories with morals - we strive to be moral people and to pass our morals down to our children - and in a sense, this Scripture Lesson serves a moral purpose for a moral lesson here is clear enough. On the surface, there's a good guy and a bad guy - and most children in Sunday School will be able to tell you that Jacob is the hero and so he must be the good guy, Esau is the bad guy, and you shouldn't do what Esau does. That's how moral lessons work.

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