Scriptural Theme for Sunday Worship, July 30

In today’s gospel Jesus offers everyday images that reveal the reign of God: a tree that becomes a sheltering home, yeast that penetrates and expands, a treasured pearl, a net that gains a great catch. Even as we seek the riches of God’s reign, the great surprise is that God’s grace finds us first.

Lessons:

I Kings 3:5-12

Psalm 119:129-136

Romans 8:26-39

Matthew 13: 31-33,44-52

Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen