Sermon Introduction –
Disciples ask for “more faith.” Jesus reminds them all it takes is a mustard seed size faith, and life will change.
Introduction to our Readings –
A little faith goes a long way is Jesus’ point in the gospel. A mustard seed’s-worth of faith has miraculous potential. The patience, tenacity, and endurance required for the life of faith are the blessings received in holy baptism, holy communion, and the word read and proclaimed in this assembly. Anticipate them. Receive them with thanksgiving.