12211 Memorial Drive
(At the corner of Memorial and Gessner)
Houston, TX 77024
Pastor Will Storm
Sunday, July 31, 2016
The Man Who Had His Priorities Mixed Up
Today's texts offer instruction and encouragement for all who are occasionally overwhelmed by the "unhappy business" of life. Jesus urges us to take care and be on guard against all kinds of greed. We who have died with Christ in holy baptism have also been raised with him and are encouraged to elevate our thinking, seeking the "things that are above." To that end we seek the sustenance of the Lord's supper and the encouragement of God's word.
In our sermons series, we have seen many people's encounters with Jesus bring moments of transformation, restoration, challenge, companionship, empathy, peace, and solace. In the final week of the series, Christ invites us to build up a treasure of such moments of encounter with him as we turn to him for every need throughout our lives.
Prayer of the Day
Benevolent God, you are the source, the guide, and the goal of our lives. Teach us to love what is worth loving, to reject what is offensive to you, and to treasure what is precious in your sight, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Readings and Psalm
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
Search out wisdom, for all is vanity
My mouth shall speak of wisdom. (Ps. 49:3)
Jesus says: Be on guard against greed; be rich toward God, your treasure
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How Small Our Span of Life
Hymn of the Day
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