Pentecost 12 Preview

What does it mean to follow Jesus? What does it mean that it is the Father’s desire to give us the kingdom? And, in your experience, what does it mean to not be afraid?

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
-Luke 12:32

We ask questions about how to faithfully follow Jesus. Sometimes we ask them once in a while, and sometimes we ask them every single day. This week we read from Luke 12:32-40 and Jesus teaches us about God’s desire for us, our hopes and our hearts.

It is God’s good pleasure – God’s intention, plan, and delight – to give you the kingdom! If this is true, then disciples can, indeed, resist the seduction of wealth, not fall prey to constant anxiety about worldly needs, share what they have with others, and wait expectantly, even eagerly, for the coming of the Son of Man.

Preaching Question

Are you ready?

Home Devotion Questions

When you think of God’s kingdom what comes to mind?

Is God’s kingdom some place in heaven or here on earth?

When you read the phrase “For where your treasure is the heart is also” what comes to mind?

Where is your heart these days?

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Rev. Sarah Teichmann

Pastor of Christian Formation

Pastor Sarah served as Pastor of Christian Formation at St. Peter’s from 2014 – 2021. She now serves the wider church as a partner at Kirby-Smith Associates.

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