Sometimes, as sinners, we perceive the gifts the Lord gives one person, and we begrudge that grace as if we’ve been skipped or even skimped of equally deserving love from our Father in heaven.

But, if we’re honest, none of us deserve love from our Father in heaven; but, in his grace, we are loved by our Father in heaven - and gifted so much! Once we start to understand that and respect that and rejoice in that, then we can truly be happy for the gifts God’s given others - even as we cherish and share the gifts he’s given us.

To read a sermon explaining that, please click here: Mark 7:31-37.

To listen to a sermon explaining that, please click here: Mark 7:31-37.

To follow a worship outline celebrating that, please click here: Pentecost 16.