Our New Testament reading this Sunday comes from the book of Hebrews, the 11th Chapter. In my study Bible, the heading for this chapter is “The Meaning of Faith.” The authorship of Hebrews has commonly been attributed to Paul; however, even early scholars recognized the style of writing is quite different from other letters attributed to Paul. Its speculated that Hebrews might have been written by other early Christian leaders such as Barnabas, Apollos, or even Priscilla. So, the truth is, we don’t know with any degree of certainty who the author was. Instead, we have faith in the message.
Our Gospel for this Sunday comes from Luke Chapter 12 beginning with verse 32. “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” This is a continuation of Jesus’s teaching last Sunday. “Therefore, I tell you do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear.” Again, the disciples and we hear a strong message of having faith. Jesus goes on to say, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Not surprisingly, Jesus’s message continues to be counter-cultural.
I invite you to come and worship this Sunday as together we explore our faith and just where God is calling us right now, right here in this place.
What are we going to do with all this grace, love and forgiveness?!