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The Rev. Christopher Henry

Chris Henry: Faith in a Seed

Mark 4:26-34

4th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

June 17, 2018

The Rev. Christopher Henry (PCUSA)

 

"With many such parables, he spoke the word to them. He did not speak to them except in parables."

The words of Mark seem to summarize the preaching ministry of Jesus. Time and again in the gospels, Jesus gathers a crowd of followers together and speaks to them, not in propositional assertions, creedal statements, or enumerated lists but through these vivid and memorable narratives. A sower went out to sow. A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho. There was a man who had two sons.

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The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker

Big Enough

Mark 4:26-34

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

June 14, 2015

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

Is the harvest going to be big enough?

We need to do more, do something, because if we don't have a bumper crop this year we may have to sell the farm.

My Facebook news feed is constantly filled with articles about how the church can't survive the current decline in worship, why millennials are leaving the church, the rise of the "Nones" who have no religious affiliation at all, and the church's waning influence. Mixed with these are letters to the dying church.

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