Pentecost 18 Preview

Consideration of and care for those in   need (especially those “at our gate,” visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential   component of good stewardship.

He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” (Luke 16:31)

It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold—who comes to us risen from the dead—who can free us from the death grip of greed.  1 Timothy 6 reminds us, “They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.”  This is life, indeed.

Preaching Question

Who is the real you?

Home Devotion Questions

Do you act differently in different gatherings of people?

Do you ever find yourself cherishing possessions above people?

Do you ever feel like Lazarus?

Do people ever see the real you?


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Rev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor

The vibrancy of life here at St. Peter’s makes my service on our staff a joy and privilege. Visitation, teaching and preaching are the ministries that feed my pastoral identity, as together our staff and lay members share in our missional calling … Building a community of faith by God’s grace.

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