Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 13-JUN-2021 - 11 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 3 – For a farmer there can be a perennial question of whether to plant, when to plant, or indeed whether to plant at all. The decision can depend on factors like drought, flood, bushfire and mouse plague. There can be no solid guarantee of the outcome. What will be the future of that precious seed grain? The kingdom of God, meaning God's presence or reign, depends essentially on the gracious work of God among us. We can plan, but we must realise that ultimately the results are in the hands of God, the giver of all life. We must trust God with the seeds of what we plant in the living of our lives. As followers of Jesus, we are called to invest in the business of planting seeds of hope and grace in the soil of our lives, of our communities and of our spheres of influence, and in the time and place which we occupy. We might find ourselves in places that are unexpected and abandoned, planting seeds of hope in another way of living,. May God give us the courage and wisdom needed to let us plant seeds, in the trust that although we cannot always see what is happening, the seeds we plant will never be wasted.
Mark 4: 26-34

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