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It’s time to tackle the big questions – “Who am I? Why am I here?” In moments of personal reflection, have you ever wondered, “Why do I do what I do?” In moments of relational frustration, have you ever wondered, “Why does he/she do what they do?” During¬†Origins, we will explore our shared beginnings, our humanistic tendencies, our familial issues, and our one communal great hope. It’s a lot easier to get where you want to go when you know where it is you began.

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It’s time to tackle the big questions – “Who am I? Why am I here?” In moments of personal reflection, have you ever wondered, “Why do I do what I do?” In moments of relational frustration, have you ever wondered, “Why does he/she do what they do?” During Origins, we will explore our shared beginnings, our humanistic tendencies, our familial issues, and our one communal great hope. It’s a lot easier to get where you want to go when you know where it is you began.

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The word “genesis” and the word “gene” or “genetic” are the same word. Everything in you is determined by your genetic code. So, too, is everything in history – it is merely a playing out of our shared genes, which are exposed so clearly in this book of origins. Ever feel like most of your life, you are just waiting for “the other shoe to drop,” or that there is trouble lurking, waiting to pounce on you, your family, or your dreams? Yeah, Genesis explains that, too. The enemy is crouching at your door – learn how to escape this Sunday at Mendham Hills!

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I can remember one of my first toys being a Noah’s Ark play set. Thousands of years post-flood, and Noah and his animals are as ubiquitous as ever. Most of us think we know the story; most of us don’t. If we did, if we understood it, it’s about the last story we would read at bedtime. The real story of Noah is one replete with death, destruction, family dysfunction, sexual innuendo, generational curses, sexism, racism, and lots of ancient (and not-so-ancient) lessons about life for people like you and me. A look at what happened when God started over – Noah, the “grown-up” version, this Sunday at Mendham Hills.

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This Super Bowl Sunday, the question begs answering again: Does defense really win championships, or is it all about offense? For many of us, life mimics football, offering us the same two choices regarding how we live. Some of us are hard-chargers, modern day warriors grabbing life by the horns. Others of us have been so beat up that it’s much more about caution, safety and protection. Should life be lived on offense, defense, or is there another way? Life lessons from a Nimrod, this Sunday at Mendham Hills.

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Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way

Frank Sinatra’s iconic ballad roars, and our independent, 21st Century hearts soar as we join in the chorus. Yet, if we are honest, doing it “my way” sometimes leads to “my mess.” Is there another way? A better way? This Sunday, a look at “Father Abraham,” the mess of his ways, the mess of our ways, and the better way.