Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 14

Grant us Lord, we pray,  the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to  live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,  forever and ever. Amen

 Isaiah 1: 1, 10-20 . . .  The Lord cannot abide the offering and solemn ceremonies of a people who are without compassion.
Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 . . .  Tells of the majestic and righteous God who requires true sacrifice and thanksgiving of God’s people
Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 . . . Faith is described as  a holding fast to things hoped for and learning to trust their reality.  Abraham is among those who had such faith.
Luke 12: 32-40 . . .  Jesus teaches his disciples to trust entirely in the reign of God, their Father , and to be ready for the coming of the Son of Man.
The Sermon

Pastor of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis says, “Sometimes faith comes pretty easy, but sometimes God’s promises can be really hard to believe.” What do we do in such times?

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