Do You Have Enough Faith?
Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20
from the book
Questions Of Faith
Gospel Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost
Marilyn Saure Breckenridge
Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28
Do you remember Elian Gonzalez who was in the news for seven months a couple of years ago? He was the six-year-old that the Cuban Americans in Miami fought to keep in the United States, a free country. His mother wanted him to be here so desperately that she died for it. Many agreed that Elian should be with his father and thus were praying until the very end that the father would seek political asylum and stay here with his family where there is freedom. But it didn't happen. Elian's father chose for them to return to Cuba, a socialist state, where there is not freedom as we know it. Over this event, many of the Cuban Americans lost faith in the United States government. And I wonder if those who prayed for Elian to stay in this country may also have lost faith in God.
Our faith is challenged when we don't get what we ask. Some people lose ...
This Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 sermon, Do You Have Enough Faith?, is based on Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 and relates to Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Questions Of Faith. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...