Jacob – Rev Lucy Burden

In Genesis 25 we hear the story of Esau and his brother Jacob.  Even while in the womb, the brothers’ actions represented the struggles between their nations.  Jacob, the heel-grabber or deceiver, lives up to his name as he repeatedly deceives his brother to deprive him of his birthright and his blessing.  In the sermon Rev Lucy asks us to consider Jacob’s character; his decisions; his turning point; but also to consider the actions of Esau – who surrendered his birthright for a temporary gain.