9th Sunday after Pentecost, August 7th. Readings and liturgy

Please join us for worship this Sunday at 10:45am, in-person in the Sanctuary or live, on-line via the Zoom video conferencing app. Just drop us an email at info@fpcnewkirk.org and ask to be added to our Zoom invitation list.

First Reading Isaiah 1:1, 10-20

Second Reading Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Gospel Reading Luke 12:32-40

Sermon “Invested in Faith”

SO… What are your treasures and Where do you keep them? Your heart is bound to be involved in such questions. Jesus says there is an unavoidable association between the two – Heart and treasure. We treasure many things, don’t we. Relationships, family, homes, business, our positions in organizations, institutions – even churches. We have likely spent years working in, for and even building these things. And yes, of course, the more standard things we think about when that word treasure comes up: Money, securities, stock certificates, bonds, precious metals, land – wealth of all kinds. Now, we tend to put those things in different categories than our faith pretend that they are not related. But Jesus says NO. What we work for, we naturally value. Whatever we invest in, be it time or money, we will naturally defend. Wherever we store up our treasure, naturally becomes a place our hearts are very close to. It is simply human nature.