Consider reading the scripture appointed for Sunday, August 7, the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.
Jesus says, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” It is God’s promise from the beginning—to Abraham, to the early church, and to the “little flock” of which we are a part today in assembly. Faith, God’s baptismal gift, trusts the promises of God. Have no fear.
- Genesis 15:1-6
God’s promise of a child for Abram and Sarai
- Psalm 33:12-22
Let your lovingkindness be upon us, as we place our hope in you. (Ps. 33:22)
- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
A model for us: Abraham’s faith in a new home given by God
- Luke 12:32-40
God will give you the treasure of the kingdom; sell all that you have