The sermon for Sunday, August 20, 2017 is based on Matthew 13:44-52 Today's Focus: The Christian Answers Doubt with Faith. Doubt is the unfortunate companion of faith. Whenever faith clings to the promises of God, doubt is always right there lingering in the back of our mind, constantly asking the serpent's Garden question, "Did God really say?" Today's lessons show us believers who had faith in God and his abilities to save them, but yet doubted when his plans or purpose failed to match theirs. In each case, it is adversity that fights against faith and allows its unfortunate companion to rear its ugly head. And in each case, the true answer to doubt is not found in the great miracle that removes adversity, but in the small voice of our Savior God whispering in his Word. Today we hear our Savior God ask us, "Why did you doubt?", as we see that the Christian answers doubt with faith. Sermon given by Pastor Jon Bergemann. Trinity Lutheran Church is located in Woodbridge, VA, USA and is a member of the Wisconsdin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). If you would like more information about our congregation, please visit www.trinityofwoodbridge.org or www.facebook.com/trinityofwoodbridge.