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Good soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

NULL -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Good soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Today we hear the parable of the sower. The imagery in the lesson is both rich and subtle.
The parable of the sower -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Teachers or Parents: The Parable of the Sower shows us that
Good ears -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Teachers or Parents: Listening is a skill that has needed
Planting seeds -- Matthew 13:1-9 (28-23) -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Parents and Teachers: This morning's lesson is the Parable Of
The good soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Materials:

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Changed -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2017
Having outgrown its old and limiting facilities, a large church finally managed to build a magnifice
Choices -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
As parents, we want to influence our children.
Devil's advocate -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Psalm 119:105-112 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
It's an awful phrase, you know, when you stop to think about it: "Devil's advocate." Yet how often h
Embarrassing flesh -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Psalm 119:105-112 -- David Kalas -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
I recall a few weeks in elementary school when it was the height of hilarity to take
Plowed human furrows -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2002
Early in human history, people discovered that they could stir up soil, drop seeds in the stirred up
On sowing the word -- Isaiah 55:10-13, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1999
Perhaps the most humbling and, at the same time, thrilling moments of the liturgy occur for me when
The outcome is certain -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1996
Although they come at it from very different perspectives, the texts for this Sunday all speak to
Living in unsafe neighborhoods -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
We vacationed recently on Hilton Head Island.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Family -- Matthew 13:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Listen! -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2017
Let anyone with ears listen!  (v. 9)

Good morning boys and girls,
Planting for Jesus -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
The Point: Jesus wants to tell others about his love that saves.
God's rules -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
So that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the f
Good soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who
Open your heart -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who
No roots -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and
Filled with God's love -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Welcome back! I'm glad to see you again.
Good soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Hello again! Do you remember the reading for today? Let's see. There once was a man who sowed seed.
Somebody paid our fine! -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Good morning! I want to show you this document today. This
The parable of the sower -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Good morning! Here is a package of seeds. (Show the seeds.)
Host or hostile? -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Our God is so great and wonderful. Do you ever wonder why we
Good ears -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
(Hand out the ears of corn to each child as he or she
The Spirit's in you! -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you are hungry this
Where are you planted? -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
(Editor's note: Have some fun with this lesson. As you tell
God's medicine -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. This morning, I brought with me some of the medicine I take.
The good soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Good morning, boys and girls.

The Immediate Word

Fertile Grounds: Birthrights And Kingdom Privileges -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2017
This week’s primary Old Testament lectionary text brings us the story of Jacob trading away his birt
Paul Meets Hobby Lobby -- Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014

In this week’s Romans passage, Paul contrasts God’s law with the constraints of human behavior: “

Birthday Gifts -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34 -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
This week the lectionary readings feature the familiar Parable of the Sower; but another fascinating
Words That Count -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Argile Smith, Scott Suskovic -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
Freedom is a word that carries with it great power and emotion.
How Firm Is Our Faith Foundation? -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Because Jesus' parables have become so familiar, we need to think of new ways we can re-tell them so

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

St Mark's Mission -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
St Marks were a lively, go-ahead crowd. At least, some of them were.

Devotional

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Proper 10 / Pentecost 8 / OT 15 -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
Isaac loved Esau, because he was fond of his game; but Rebekah loved Jacob.
Proper 10 / Pentecost 8 / OT 15 -- Psalm 119:105-112 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
-- Psalm 119:105

Proper 10 / Pentecost 8 / OT 15 -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those w
Proper 10 / Pentecost 8 / OT 15 -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snat

Drama

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The Sower And The Seed And So What -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1998
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 (2017) -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2017
Genesis 25:19-34
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 (2014) -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Scott A. Bryte, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
Genesis 25:19-34
In April 4, 1991 the... -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Ron Love -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
In April 4, 1991 the Coptic Orthodox Church in Mayiet Bara, a Muslim country, received a permit to r
God wants us to prosper... -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
God wants us to prosper.
We have only two choices... -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
We have only two choices in life: be an egotistical sinner thinking only of ourselves -- even if we
The Holy Spirit gives us life... -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
The Holy Spirit gives us life and peace according to Paul in this text.
If God is all powerful... -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
If God is all powerful, can God make a rock so heavy that he can't lift it?"
The real point of this parable... -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
The real point of this parable is that soil is passive, not what kind of soil it is.
Earnest Presswood was born... -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Ron Love -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
Earnest Presswood was born in 1908 and grew up on the prairies of Canada.
NULL -- Genesis 25:19-24, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
Genesis 25:19-24
NULL -- Genesis 25:19-24 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
James Harnish contends that no single fact is more basic to his life's narrative that this: "I have
NULL -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
There is an old axiom that is very true: "One man's trash is another man's treasure." Value is a ver
NULL -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
"Beautiful tyrant!" "Damned saint!" "Honorable villain!" "Feather of lead!" "Loving hate!" "Heavy li
NULL -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Ron Love -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
Albuquerque police office Trey Economidy received national attention when a posting to his Facebook
NULL -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
I have a friend that lives about a half hour's drive outside of the city in which I live.
NULL -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
On the day Abraham Lincoln was born his older cousin Dennis Hanks went over to see the newborn baby.
How can there possibly exist... -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
How can there possibly exist such things as a covenant, and "God's chosen people," when
That was a costly bowl... -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
That was a costly bowl of stew that Esau purchased from his brother, Jacob, when he
It was a family reunion... -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
It was a family reunion of sorts, at the local nursing home where Barbara is a resident.
In an article for The... -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
In an article for The Journal for Youth and Adolescence (vol. 36, 2007, pp. 661-
A suicide in London became... -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
A suicide in London became famous. The man was John Ellis, who for a quarter century
Though few people give much... -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
Though few people give much daily thought to it, the judgment will be a fearsome

The Immediate Word

Fertile Grounds: Birthrights And Kingdom Privileges -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2017
This week’s primary Old Testament lectionary text brings us the story of Jacob trading away his birt
Paul Meets Hobby Lobby -- Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014

In this week’s Romans passage, Paul contrasts God’s law with the constraints of human behavior: “

Birthday Gifts -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34 -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
This week the lectionary readings feature the familiar Parable of the Sower; but another fascinating

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God - Sower, Reaper, Gardener, Harvester... -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Poems

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Proper 10 -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1989
O Lord, our hearts are open
To so many kinds of things,
Proper 10 -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1989
O Lord, our hearts are open
To so many kinds of things,

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Fertile Grounds: Birthrights And Kingdom Privileges -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2017
This week’s primary Old Testament lectionary text brings us the story of Jacob trading away his birt
Paul Meets Hobby Lobby -- Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014

In this week’s Romans passage, Paul contrasts God’s law with the constraints of human behavior: “

Birthday Gifts -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34 -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
This week the lectionary readings feature the familiar Parable of the Sower; but another fascinating
Words That Count -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Argile Smith, Scott Suskovic -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
Freedom is a word that carries with it great power and emotion.
How Firm Is Our Faith Foundation? -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Because Jesus' parables have become so familiar, we need to think of new ways we can re-tell them so

SermonStudio

Proper 10 / Ordinary Time 15 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Listen To Yourself -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
Sometimes the best way to start reading your Bible is with the footnotes.
Proper 10/Pentecost 8/Ordinary Time 15 -- Psalm 119:105-112 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2006
Psalm 119 is a rich treasure trove of wisdom.
Proper 10 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 25:19--34 (C)
The Sower -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
1. Text
Proper 10 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Isaiah 55:10-13 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
It may seem rather startling to read in verse 20 of this passage that Isaac is forty years old when
Eighth Sunday After Pentecost -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPS

CALL TO WORSHIP
A Story For The Discouraged -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2001
The response was terrific!
Proper 10, Pentecost 8, Ordinary Time 15 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Persistence Along The Road Of Life -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1998
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.
Proper 10 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 25:19-34 (C)
The productivity of God's word -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 25:19--34 (C)
Sowers Of The Seed -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1995
The same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.
Proper 10 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Genesis 25:19-34 (C)
Proper 10 -- Exodus 2:11-22, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue
Seed and Soil -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1989
"O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord." (Jeremiah 22:29) These words of Jeremiah were ch

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Fertile Grounds: Birthrights And Kingdom Privileges -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2017
This week’s primary Old Testament lectionary text brings us the story of Jacob trading away his birt
Paul Meets Hobby Lobby -- Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014

In this week’s Romans passage, Paul contrasts God’s law with the constraints of human behavior: “

Birthday Gifts -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34 -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
This week the lectionary readings feature the familiar Parable of the Sower; but another fascinating
Words That Count -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Argile Smith, Scott Suskovic -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
Freedom is a word that carries with it great power and emotion.
How Firm Is Our Faith Foundation? -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Because Jesus' parables have become so familiar, we need to think of new ways we can re-tell them so

SermonStudio

A Man Of The Moment -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
Do you remember the movie 1988 movie, Twins?
Getting Off The Merry-Go-Round -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
Have you ever been stuck on a playground merry-go-round? You know how it goes.
It's Not About You; It's All About God -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
Jesus left the house (which one we are not sure).
No Longer Damned -- Romans 8:1-11 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
The text for today is Romans, chapter 8, verse 1: "Therefore, there is no condemnation for those who
The Garden Is Doing Fine? -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
Remember the nursery rhyme about little contrary Mary?
Out Of Conflict -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- James L. Killen, Jr. -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
Today, we are going to talk about conflict. How do you feel about conflict?
Cheating The Reaper -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2001
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation ..." (v. 1 NIV). No condemnation! No condemnation?
Good Seeds, Good Soil: The Call To Christian Community -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2001
Not too long ago I was in a garden shop and I bought a "meadow in a can." Have you ever seen one?
Sibling Rivalry And Washing Windows -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2001
Recently I read the story of a young man who was studying for an advanced degree in child developmen
4000 Chickens And 2000 Eggs -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1998
One autumn, a young man aiming for the seminary left home to complete his college degree.
A Gulf Too Wide For Crossing -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Leonard W. Mann -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1998
It is not uncommon to see conflict in our world, persons or factions or nations in struggle against
On the Art Of Listening To Sermons -- Matthew 13:1-9 -- Larry M. Goodpaster -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1992
I cannot imagine a more difficult place to preach than the setting of this parable-sermon.
Water Boy -- Exodus 2:11-22 -- Justin W. Tull -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1992
Today's scripture provides for many sermon possibilities.
The Demanding Word -- Matthew 13:1-9 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1975
The Parable of the Sower is so familiar that it may turn out to be a problem for some of us.

The Village Shepherd

What Sort Of Soil Does Our Church Offer? -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Most people of any age love a story, and stories are often remembered fairly easily and enjoyed
There Is No Condemnation! -- Romans 8:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
I've always rather enjoyed word puzzles, from simple puzzles like filling in the missing letters
Sibling Rivalry -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
There can be few families where feuding has not played some part at some time.

Stories

StoryShare

The Sower -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Peter Andrew Smith, John Fitzgerald -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2017
Contents
"The Sower" by Peter Andrew Smith
"Big Rocks" by John Fitzgerald
Conflicts And Blessings -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Keith Wagner, Keith Hewitt -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014
Contents
"Conflicts and Blessings" by Keith Wagner
Restoring The Birthright -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Frank Ramirez, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
Contents
"Restoring the Birthright" by Frank Ramirez
Turning Dirt! -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Bryan Meadows, John E. Sumwalt, Keith Hewitt -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Turning Dirt!" by Bryan Meadows
If You Have Ears To Hear -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "What Goes Around..."

SermonStudio

Fertility Facts -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
Bible scholars tell us Matthew's gospel was compiled and distributed around 85 AD.
A Light To My Path -- Psalm 119:105-112 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
Linda Willis Harper
Hitting A Winner -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was famished.
Will It Bear Fruit? -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2001
Melinda's heart ached. Her seventeen--year--old daughter had just gotten her nose pierced.
Seventh Grade Sunday School Class -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1998
Hank and Charlene were gifted Sunday School teachers.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Fertile Grounds: Birthrights And Kingdom Privileges -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2017
This week’s primary Old Testament lectionary text brings us the story of Jacob trading away his birt
Paul Meets Hobby Lobby -- Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2014

In this week’s Romans passage, Paul contrasts God’s law with the constraints of human behavior: “

Birthday Gifts -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34 -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2011
This week the lectionary readings feature the familiar Parable of the Sower; but another fascinating
Words That Count -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Argile Smith, Scott Suskovic -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2008
Freedom is a word that carries with it great power and emotion.
How Firm Is Our Faith Foundation? -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Romans 8:1-11, Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A
Because Jesus' parables have become so familiar, we need to think of new ways we can re-tell them so

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Proper 10/Pentecost 8/Ordinary Time 15 -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Isaiah 55:10-13, Romans 8:1-11 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
Confession And Forgiveness
Proper 10 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: On this midsummer's day,
we gather as God's people
No Fair -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship
Proper 10 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
Hymns
Proper 10 -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2001
Theme: Patience

Call To Worship
Proper 10 -- Romans 8:1-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2001
Theme: Life In The Spirit

Call To Worship
Proper 10 -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2001
Theme: Parable Of The Sower

Call To Worship
Proper 10 -- Psalm 25 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Parable of the Soils -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1998
Celebrating The Presence Of God
Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 25:19-34
Theme: Isaac and Rebekah

Call To Worship
The Birth Of Esau and Jacob -- Genesis 25:19-34 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture readings.
PROPER 10 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Psalm 119:105-112, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
God's unlikely candidates -- Exodus 2:11-22, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: Moses' troubling lack of hesitation or remorse over his act of murder aside, the re
Always under God's care -- Exodus 2:11-22 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
Pastor:
PROPER 10 -- Psalm 69:6-15, Exodus 2:11-22, Isaiah 55:10-11 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1986
These seven texts are dominated by the theme of the good news of God's deliverance of those who are
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In many European countries, early on Easter Monday, the girls come out of their homes wearing traditional red, black and white folkloric dress. The young men walk down the streets, also in traditional dress of high black boots, black hats, white shirts and cream-colored trousers. The men follow the girls playing instruments and the older women of the village have prepared a cornucopia of food.
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Frank Ramirez
It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

Now do not despair. You can preach Easter every Sunday. For the earliest Christians every Sunday was Easter! Even so, if you’re feeling squeezed you can still take one of these passages and make an important point.

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Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
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Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

For me, the heart of the psalmist’s message is his willingness to be a faithful servant, making commitments to God through sacrifice and love. It takes courage to live sacrificially, none the less our faith is strengthened and we become closer to God with our dedication and loyalty.
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Acts 10:34-43

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“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)

Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
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“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

Good Friday morning (evening) children,

Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
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“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

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Janice B. Scott
We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian western society. And sometimes, I think they're right. We must seem a bit pathetic to normal red-blooded human beings as we go to church each Sunday, singing hymns and indulging in all kinds of odd rituals, when we could be cleaning the car or shopping or playing sport or otherwise enjoying ourselves.

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Our culture still "seeks the living among the dead" as it pursues security, comfort, and pleasure.

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Acts 10:34-43
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So much happening in so little time! We are left gasping for breath. We stagger under the weight of the mighty arm of historical occurrence. You and I praise God because we know the rest of the story. Those present did not know how things would turn out. They must have been like awestruck children nearing exasperation.

David Kalas
We have a table before us. It is a familiar table; we have gathered around it together countless times before. It features the cherished elements of bread and wine; and taken together, those elements on this table form a sacrament.

Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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