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Children's Activity

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Take up your cross -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Stumbling blocks -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Finding life -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Materials
Small, smooth rocks, 1 for each child
Craft paint
Following isn't easy -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Teachers or Parents: Children need to be taught early that
Getting in God's way -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Teachers or Parents: It is a fact of church life that some
Building blocks - not stumbling blocks -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Note: The teacher should bring Legos to class, or each student bring some of her own.
Let's save Jesus! -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Materials:
Colored yarn or string

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 16:21-28 -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 16:21-28 -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Encountering the holy -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s three scriptures we encounter the holy in different yet related ways, a reminder that
Coming off the sidelines -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- David Coffin -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
A certain congregation has many problems as they survey the community where they exist grows more se
Expecting the unexpected -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
I have a confession to make -- I am a member of Packrats Anonymous.
Choose your weapon -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2008
Weapon: "1) something (as a club, knife, or gun) used to injure, defeat, or destroy; 2) a
Expecting the unexpected -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2002
I have a confession to make -- I am a member of Packrats Anonymous.
When losers become winners -- Jeremiah 15:15-21, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1999
Our society is like most other societies in the history of the world.
God wants you -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1996
(To the reader: You will note that the format changes for these articles with this September/Octo
Just do it -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
In the 1980s, Nike challenged athletes (and would-be athletes) with this straightforward motto: J
The God Who Is Always the Same -- Ezekiel 18:1-9, 25-29, Luke 14:1, 7-14, Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Often when you hear some people talk about God you get the idea they are really talking about two go

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Encountering the holy -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s three scriptures we encounter the holy in different yet related ways, a reminder that

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 16:21-28 -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 16:21-28 -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Mel's Trouble -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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How Much is Your Soul Worth? -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
Jesus' Team -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
The Point: Jesus wants us to follow him and not just say we believe.
Putting out fires -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (v. 21)
Take up your cross -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake wil
Friends from enemies -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2008
No, "if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them
Stumbling blocks -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2008
But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling
Being a Christian -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning, boys and girls.
Finding life -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning! I am so happy to see you.
Make the right choice -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning! I thought I would let you make a choice this
Following isn't easy -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning! Let's use our imagination this morning.
Getting even -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning! What if I accidentally fell and scraped my
Getting in God's way -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Soon you will see and hear a great deal about football. When
Live in harmony -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Note: Prior to the lesson ask your organist or pianist to be
A different kind of hero -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Do any of you have heroes? (Let
Feed your enemies -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you know someone that you do not like?
Let's save Jesus! -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you were glad to hear that Jesus died for your sins?

The Immediate Word

Stale Bread and Sour Wine -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells the disciples that “those who want to save their
Losing And Finding -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014

The grisly video -- especially for those who could actually bring themselves to watch the “

The Gospel According To Warren Buffett -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
In this week's lectionary pericope from Matthew, Jesus begins the difficult process of preparing his

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Stale Bread and Sour Wine -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells the disciples that “those who want to save their

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Tim Takes Up His Cross -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Tim was never allowed to go anywhere with his big brother, Fred.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 17 / Pentecost 15 / OT 22 -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
... I must turn aside and look at this great sight, and see why the bush is not burned up.
Proper 17 / Pentecost 15 / OT 22 -- Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually.
-- Psalm 105:4
Proper 17 / Pentecost 15 / OT 22 -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual a
Proper 17 / Pentecost 15 / OT 22 -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?

Drama

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The One Chosen -- Matthew 16:21-27 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1998
Theme

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 (2017) -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
Exodus 3:1-15
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
Exodus 3:1-15
Our Daily Bread carried... -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
Our Daily Bread carried an illustration about a dying elderly Christian man.
Horeb is actually Sinai... -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
Horeb is actually Sinai. It is called God's mountain.
We live in an era in which... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
We live in an era in which America is becoming increasingly divided by class differences and judgmen
The Catholic Apostolic church... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Ron Love -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
The Catholic Apostolic church movement officially began in 1831 in England and quickly spread to the
How hard it must have been... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
How hard it must have been for our Lord to know the horrible agony that awaited him.
William Barclay writes that... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
William Barclay writes that one of the early interpretations of this section is from the Christian t
We use nicknames for... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
We use nicknames for many reasons.
You have to show a photo... -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
You have to show a photo ID to go into a warehouse of a store and buy overgrown cans of peaches.
NULL -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
We like names.
NULL -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Ron Love -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
Stephen Harold Spender (1909-1995) was an English poet, novelist, and essayist who concentrated on t
NULL -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
In the April 5, 2011 issue of the Christian Century magazine, Sarah Hinlicky Wilson has an ar
NULL -- Romans 12:19-21 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
I recently heard a friend of mine talking about the story of Nicky Cruz.
It's easy to talk about things that are far away... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
It's easy to talk about things that are far away.
Boastful of his drug addictions... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Ron Love -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
Charlie Sheen, boastful of his drug addictions, parties with porn stars, and confrontations with CBS
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 (2011) -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
Exodus 3:1-15
The single, most-used description... -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2008
The single, most-used description of God in the Bible is "holy"; and Exodus 3:5 is the
The Lord used an odd... -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2008
The Lord used an odd method of getting Moses to take notice. Except for possibly in
Moses was a gifted man... -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2008
Moses was a gifted man. Tradition gives him credit for writing the first five books of the

The Immediate Word

Stale Bread and Sour Wine -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells the disciples that “those who want to save their
Losing And Finding -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014

The grisly video -- especially for those who could actually bring themselves to watch the “

The Gospel According To Warren Buffett -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
In this week's lectionary pericope from Matthew, Jesus begins the difficult process of preparing his

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Stale Bread and Sour Wine -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells the disciples that “those who want to save their
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 (2017) -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
Exodus 3:1-15

Intercession

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God Of Life, It's Difficult To Be Grateful... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

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Stale Bread and Sour Wine -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells the disciples that “those who want to save their
Losing And Finding -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014

The grisly video -- especially for those who could actually bring themselves to watch the “

The Gospel According To Warren Buffett -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
In this week's lectionary pericope from Matthew, Jesus begins the difficult process of preparing his

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Stale Bread and Sour Wine -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells the disciples that “those who want to save their

SermonStudio

Proper 17 / Pentecost 15 / Ordinary Time 22 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Proper 17/Pentecost 15/Ordinary Time 22 -- Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2006
This is a psalm of salvation-history.
Proper 17 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 3:1-15 (C)
Proper 17 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2004
Moses, who was raised in the palace of the Pharaoh, has had to flee Egypt, because it has become kno
Proper 17, Pentecost 15, Ordinary Time 22 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Proper 17 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 3:1-15 (C)
Suffering for righteousness' sake -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 3:1--15 (C)
Proper 17 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Exodus 3:1-15 (C)
Proper 17 -- Exodus 19:1-9, Matthew 16:21-28 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1989
Exodus 19:1-9
Romans 12:1-13
Matthew 16:21-28

Sermon

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Stale Bread and Sour Wine -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells the disciples that “those who want to save their
Losing And Finding -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014

The grisly video -- especially for those who could actually bring themselves to watch the “

The Gospel According To Warren Buffett -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
In this week's lectionary pericope from Matthew, Jesus begins the difficult process of preparing his

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Stale Bread and Sour Wine -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells the disciples that “those who want to save their

SermonStudio

The Road No One Wants To Travel -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
Some time ago, I was riding a train through central England and a man boarded at one of the stops.
It Was Only Fair -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Larry Lange -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
The blizzard was kind enough to have shown up on Friday evening, so that when it had finished rattli
The Names By Which He Is Known -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- David Kalas -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
When I was about six years old, I made friends with a boy named Danny.
Heaping Coals And Virtues -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Jeff Wedge -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2004
A French writer and historian once wrote, "We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of hum
Do You Get It? -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2004
"Is that really necessary?" It's a question that we may ask when something unpleasant or disturbing
Can You Hear Me Now? -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2004
A cell phone commercial asks, "Can you hear me now?" The assumption is that one can hear any place,
Victims? -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Tom M. Garrison -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2001
After watching Gandhi, the acclaimed movie about the nonviolent leader of India, for the sixt
What Is The Good Life? -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Marilyn Saure Breckenridge -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2001
Introduction
I Really Am Who I Am! -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Douglas B. Bailey -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2001
Have you ever been driving down the road and seen something so irresistible that you ended up going
Growing No Feathers -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Tempe Fussell, Curtis Fussell -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1998
When Imelda Marcos was criticized for having 3,000 pairs of shoes in her closet, her excuse was: "Ev
Bearing Our Cross With Jesus -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1998
In contemporary society, where self-fulfillment, accomplishment, personal enrichment, and enjoyment
The Priesthood Of All Believers -- Exodus 19:1-9 -- Walter L. Kimbrough -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1992
The priesthood of all believers is a topic highly talked about, but too rarely practiced.
Living Sacrifices -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- William J. Carl, III -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
If we're really honest we have to admit that Peter speaks for all of us when he rebukes Jesus for sa

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Curiosity And Courage -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
According to personality indicators such as Myers-Briggs, there are a number of different
Be Sincere In Love... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Many years ago at the age of eighteen, when I started training as a physiotherapist, we had to s
Christian Paradoxes - Losing Your Life Gives You Life -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
It was while we were in a calm, relaxed, happy period in our lives, when everything was flowing

Stories

StoryShare

Moses: Prepared -- Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- David O. Bales, John Fitzgerald -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
Contents
"Moses: Prepared" by David O. Bales
"Re-call" by David O. Bales
Take Off Your Shoes -- Matthew 16:21-28, Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21 -- C. David Mckirachan, Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014
Contents
"Take Off Your Shoes" by C. David McKirachan
Verbs And Nouns -- Matthew 16:21-28, Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- C. David Mckirachan, Larry Winebrenner, Keith Hewitt -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
Contents
"Verbs and Nouns" by C. David McKirachan
Cross Foolishness -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Contents
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

The Bush Is Still Burning -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
The burning bush, or more correctly, the unburning bush.
Response -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2004
Marie Regine Redig
Healing In The Heartland -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2004
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (v. 21)

Why Does This Have To Happen? -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2001
Mae is Chris' best friend.
Janice And The Bulldozer -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1998
The picture in the evening newspaper would certainly catch anyone's attention: three women sitting o

Worship

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Stale Bread and Sour Wine -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells the disciples that “those who want to save their
Losing And Finding -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2014

The grisly video -- especially for those who could actually bring themselves to watch the “

The Gospel According To Warren Buffett -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2011
In this week's lectionary pericope from Matthew, Jesus begins the difficult process of preparing his

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Stale Bread and Sour Wine -- Matthew 16:21-28, Romans 12:9-21, Exodus 3:1-15, Jeremiah 15:15-21 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells the disciples that “those who want to save their

SermonStudio

Proper 17/Pentecost 15/Ordinary Time 22 -- Matthew 16:21-28, Jeremiah 15:15-21, Romans 12:9-21 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
Prayer Of The Day
Proper 17 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: We are told that our love toward others
The God With A History -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship

One: God spoke to Moses from the burning bush.
Proper 17 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2004
Hymns
When Israel Was In Egypt's Land (NCH572, UM448, CBH164, PH334)
Proper 17 -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2001
Theme: God Is Calling

Call To Worship
Proper 17 -- Romans 12:9-21 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2001
Theme: Marks Of The True Christian

Call To Worship
Proper 17 -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2001
Theme: The Cross And Self-Denial

Call To Worship
Proper 17 -- Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Jesus Foretells his Death and Resurrection -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1998
Remembering Whose We Are

Invitation to the Celebration
Proper 17 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Exodus 3:1-15
Theme: Holy Ground, Therefore ...
God Calls Moses -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use as an anthem.
PROPER 17 -- Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c, Romans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Being borne on eagle's Wings -- Exodus 19:19, Psalm 114, Matthew 16:21-28 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: One of the most striking images of God in the Pentateuch appears in this passage: G
God's call to be holy -- Exodus 19:1-9 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
Pastor:
All creation belongs to God, and all people.
People:
PROPER 17 -- Matthew 16:21-28, Psalm 114, Exodus 19:1-9 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 1986
In most of these texts, persons who are trying to serve God are depicted as engaged in intense strug
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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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The Pittsburgh Pirates had their last great baseball season in 1979. The Pirates had 98 wins and 64 losses that year and captured the National League East Division title by two games over the Montreal Expos. The Pirates then beat the Cincinnati Reds to win their ninth National League title, and they defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their fifth World Series title.
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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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“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.

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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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