Sunday Morning Worship Service July 30, 2023 – Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
July 30, 2023

Sunday Morning Worship Service July 30, 2023 – Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Preacher:
Passage: Genesis 29:15-28, Psalm 105:1-11, Psalm 105:45, Romans 8:26-39, Matthew 13:31-33, Matthew 13:44-52

Worship Series
The Path of the Disciple:  Imagining a New Reality

Sermon Title
Hidden & Mixed In

Sermon Message

We prefer the obvious.  We like to be sure.  But faith is something else indeed.  Hebrews 11:1 reminds us that faith “is the conviction of things not seen.”  Not seen?  Like a treasure hidden in a field, or like yeast mixed in the flour, hidden and mixed in.  That’s how grace works.  So how do we find it and how do we celebrate it?  By telling the stories, by pointing it out.  Glory sightings, some call them.  Sharing with the whole body the moments of joy and grace that we experience day by day.  Often, our prayer time is one of petitions, requesting more of the Spirit in our lives or in the lives of those we love or the world as a whole.  An important and necessary part of our ongoing prayer life, to be sure.  But we can also give thanks and praise for all that has and is happening in our lives of faith.  When we gather, it can be a time of celebration, as well as a time to grieve together and ask together, “How do we tell the story of a hidden grace or the elusive kingdom?”