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"Covenant - Relationship (Genesis 12:1-9)

Pastor Matt Coplen, December 4, 2016
Part of the First Presbyterian Church of Brighton series, preached at a Advent 2016 service


About Pastor Matt Coplen:

The Reverend Matt Coplen is a 1997 graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity. Previously, he attended Texas A&M University, graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.

In his 15 years of ordained ministry, Matt has found a growing appreciation for the community’s worship of God as the focal and energizing point for a congregation’s ministry and mission to the world around it. Matt is fond of saying, if only to himself some days, that “God gathers us together…for the purpose of sending us out.”

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Genesis 12:1-9

12:1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their possessions that they had gathered, and the people that they had acquired in Haran, and they set out to go to the land of Canaan. When they came to the land of Canaan, Abram passed through the land to the place at Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him. From there he moved to the hill country on the east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. And there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord. And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb. (ESV)

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  • Central Visitation Program
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  • Memorial Service
  • Early Worship
  • Adult Sunday School
  • Central Visitation Program
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  • Worship Committee Meeting
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