In Mark 9:24, we find these prayerful words: “I believe; help my unbelief!” It’s about a father and his sick child. It’s about a father and the honesty of his faith, which reveals the treasure and the clay, and the tension between the two. When we fail to live up to the teachings of our faith, we provide a poor witness to the love of God we know in Jesus Christ. Having stated that, We all suffer a gap between the calling of our faith and the living of our lives because being Christian is a mixture of “I believe; help my unbelief.
This week, the fourth Sunday in Lent, our 11:00 a.m. worship service will include warm greetings, fine music, a children’s talk, prayer, a reading from Mark 9:14-29 and the sermon “Clay Jars: Belief and Unbelief”