Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon
June 30, 2024, 2:12 PM

Faith makes a difference, no matter how much. We worshipped on the 6th Sunday after Pentecost offering a prayer that we could be joined in spirit to capitalize on our faith and depend on the Spirit who sustains us. Our lesson from second Samuel is the recounting of David’s lament after Saul and Jonathan’s death at the hands of the Amalekites. He offered a lament foe his tormenter because it was right to have faith that God prevails for the faithful. The Psalmist offered our song that God is worth waiting for and that our soul needs to wait for God’s appearing. Our Epistle from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians invites us to remember our faith and the promises of God. God doesn’t ask us for things we don’t have, rather the use the faith we have. The gospel from Mark is the story of the woman with a hemorrhage and Jairus’ daughter. In the stories today, we hear that our faith is sufficient, no matter the size of our faith. Our faith helps us find hope, not a panacea but the patience to hear God’s call and direction. Our faith brings assurance not certainty.

I invite your comments,

Readings: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43

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