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Children's Activity

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Welcome -- Hospitality -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Welcome -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
You, Jesus, and God -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
"Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me" (v. 40).
Rewards -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Teachers or Parents: Children know what rewards are all
Welcome! -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Teachers or Parents: The ministry of welcome is often
Finding your life -- Matthew 10:34-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Parents and Teachers: At times it is difficult to lead a
Rewarding experience -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Parents and Teachers: This morning's lesson is about rewards.
Welcoming God -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Materials:
Welcome sign example
Colored paper
Cardboard
Glue

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 10:37-42 -- Matthew 10:37-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 10:37-42 -- Matthew 10:37-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Serving What God? -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- David Coffin -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2017
How does one preach in the middle of the summer and vacation time, when God is possibly the last thi
The nature of faith -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- David Coffin -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014
A single mother and her child are living with her parents.
Defined by choices -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42, Psalm 13 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
Robert Maynard once told how he became a writer.
The grand national preach-off -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42, Psalm 13 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Nowadays it is hard for any television viewer to avoid the reality show genre where "real
The sacrifice Isaac offered -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42, Psalm 13 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2002
Without question the story of "The Sacrifice of Isaac" is one of the most horrific in the whole Bibl
Successful or faithful? -- Jeremiah 28:5-9, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1999
Many church folks feel the congregation and its pastor are not doing a good job if church membership
Broken chains -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1996
The readings for today are not a neat match for each other.
Pick me! Pick me! -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- David Kalas -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
The children gather on the playground for a game: perhaps kickball, or basketball, or touch football

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 10:37-42 -- Matthew 10:37-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 10:37-42 -- Matthew 10:37-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Boris In The Forest -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Call to Worship:
Jesus calls us to welcome everyone in his name. In our worship

Children's sermon

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Welcome! -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2017
Whoever welcomes you, welcomes me... (v. 40a)
Caring for Others and Jesus -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014
The Point: To care for others is to care for Jesus
Batter up -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! (v.
Welcome -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. (v.
The best paycheck -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ
Welcome -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the
Beautiful music -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning! Today we have a special visitor to help us with our lesson. See what he brought?
You, Jesus, and God -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Hello! It's good to see you again. (show them the Silly Putty) Do you know what this is?
Winning the battle -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning! Have any of you ever disobeyed your parents?
Rewards -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning! I was looking at the want ads in the paper and
Free gift -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
I get paid like most people. To get paid, I have things I must
Welcome! -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Have you ever seen one of these? (Let them answer.) Where have
Newness of life -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. One thing about summer I love is
Lost and found -- Matthew 10:34-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Do you know what this is? (Show
A glass of water, please -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a cup of cold water
Winning the game -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you or how many of
Our special bodies -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning, boys and girls.
Welcoming God -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Good morning, boys and girls.

The Immediate Word

Faith In The Face Of Loss -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Jeremiah 28:5-9, Genesis 22:1-14 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, Abraham faces the most extreme test many of us could po
How Far Would You Go? -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Jeremiah 28:5-9, Genesis 22:1-14 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014

A big theme in the lectionary passages for Proper 8 is the question of how far we are willing to

Sacrificing Our Children -- Genesis 22:1-14, Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Psalm 13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
The lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures this week provides us with a compelling story but
Bringing Your Dreams On The Altar -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Everyone has a dream. That dream is, for them, the key to a better life.
Sacrifice And Service -- Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Chris Ewing -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
As modern preachers choke over the choice Abraham faced and the God who asked it of him, a not dissi

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Junior Gangland -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Frank was against the plan from start.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 8 / Pentecost 6 / OT 13 -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to kill his son.
Proper 8 / Pentecost 6 / OT 13 -- Psalm 13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?...
-- Psalm 13:1

Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
... so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.
Proper 8 / Pentecost 6 / OT 13 -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.

Drama

SermonStudio

O. J. T. -- Matthew 10:34-42 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1998
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 (2017) -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2017
Genesis 22:1-14
We have been given... -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014
We have been given free will to choose wickedness or God.
John Wesley, the... -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Ron Love -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, in a sermon titled "Upon Our Lord's Sermon On The Mount, Disc
Social commentator... -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014
Social commentator Alain de Botton has noted that our anxiety about status is a function of not find
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014
Genesis 22:1-14
God seems to... -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014
God seems to advocate human sacrifice in this lesson. It makes no sense.
The story is told... -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014
The story is told that at the close of a Sunday morning sermon one of the members felt the Holy Spir
NULL -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
Genesis 22:1-14
NULL -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
What illustration could possibly compare to this?
NULL -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
The very difficult story about God commanding Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac and then at the las
NULL -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Ron Love -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
Las Vegas is embracing its original ties to organized crime by opening a $42 million museum called t
NULL -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
It is important to have a good boss. A good boss makes sure you are treated fairly.
NULL -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
The Didache or Teaching of the Twelve Apostles was an important Christian manual that
NULL -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
In countries still loyal to the British crown -- countries like Canada, Australia, and New Zealand -
A theological student had an... -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
A theological student had an appointment to visit his professor, Paul Tillich, in his home,
Notice the last verse in... -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Notice the last verse in our Genesis reading where God tells Abraham to take his son,
The local service club named... -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
The local service club named Gary its "Person of the Year." Gary worked tirelessly to
The story of the binding... -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
The story of the binding of Isaac or the Akeidah is the most read of all scriptures. Every
Fred was my neighbor all... -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Fred was my neighbor all through childhood. The last time I saw him was at his wedding.
Does the Lord love everyone... -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Does the Lord love everyone? The answer is a little like a client's response to his
It isn't enough just to... -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
It isn't enough just to sit in church and have a good feeling for those in need and those
I preached four nights in... -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
I preached four nights in a church in Atlanta, a nice, big church with a good crowd, more
Hospitality is one of the... -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Hospitality is one of the marks of a Christian person, one of the qualities of a follower of

The Immediate Word

How Far Would You Go? -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Jeremiah 28:5-9, Genesis 22:1-14 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014

A big theme in the lectionary passages for Proper 8 is the question of how far we are willing to

Sacrificing Our Children -- Genesis 22:1-14, Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Psalm 13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
The lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures this week provides us with a compelling story but

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Accepting And Welcoming God... -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Faith In The Face Of Loss -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Jeremiah 28:5-9, Genesis 22:1-14 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, Abraham faces the most extreme test many of us could po
How Far Would You Go? -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Jeremiah 28:5-9, Genesis 22:1-14 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014

A big theme in the lectionary passages for Proper 8 is the question of how far we are willing to

Sacrificing Our Children -- Genesis 22:1-14, Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Psalm 13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
The lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures this week provides us with a compelling story but
Bringing Your Dreams On The Altar -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Everyone has a dream. That dream is, for them, the key to a better life.
Sacrifice And Service -- Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Chris Ewing -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
As modern preachers choke over the choice Abraham faced and the God who asked it of him, a not dissi

SermonStudio

Proper 8 / Pentecost 6 / Ordinary Time 13 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
God's grace is a precious gift.
Proper 8/Pentecost 6/Ordinary Time 13 -- Psalm 13 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2006
This psalm is an individual lament with which almost every Christian can identify, for almost all of
Proper 8 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 22:1--14 (C)
Proper 8 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Jeremiah 28:5-9 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
We must not water down this text.
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPS

CALL TO WORSHIP
Proper 8, Pentecost 6, Ordinary Time 13 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Proper 8 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1998
Lesson 1: Genesis 22:1-14 (C)
The costs and the awards of following Jesus -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 22:1--14 (C)
Proper 8 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Genesis 22:1-14 (C)
Proper 8 -- Genesis 32:22-32, Matthew 10:34-42 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Faith In The Face Of Loss -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Jeremiah 28:5-9, Genesis 22:1-14 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, Abraham faces the most extreme test many of us could po
How Far Would You Go? -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Jeremiah 28:5-9, Genesis 22:1-14 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014

A big theme in the lectionary passages for Proper 8 is the question of how far we are willing to

Sacrificing Our Children -- Genesis 22:1-14, Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Psalm 13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
The lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures this week provides us with a compelling story but
Bringing Your Dreams On The Altar -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Everyone has a dream. That dream is, for them, the key to a better life.
Sacrifice And Service -- Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Chris Ewing -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
As modern preachers choke over the choice Abraham faced and the God who asked it of him, a not dissi

The Village Shepherd

Sacrifice -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
When Jane left school she
Say 'no' To Strangers? -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
I remember an occasion in a Church service some years ago, when a young man stood up to read the
But I Still Sin! -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
I've heard many powerful testimonies by people who had been caught in some awful life which had

SermonStudio

If Your Sense Of Purpose Ever Becomes A Burden, Remember Your Value -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
Do you ever wish you counted for something, that you had value?
Freedom And Slavery -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
Freedom is the defining value of American culture.
Breakdowns And Breakthroughs -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
There are some recent studies on racism that offer important information about our thinking processe
Slaves Of A Different Master -- Romans 6:12-23 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
Earlier this week somebody asked what the sermon was about.
In Our Pastor's Success, So Is Our Own! -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
Did you hear about the farm boy who always wondered what would happen if he twisted the tail on the
Discovering That It's Not About You -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- James L. Killen, Jr. -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
"It's not about you." Did anyone ever say that to you? Something is going on.
Free: For What? -- Romans 6:12-23 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2001
Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina sits on property that was once a large southern plantation.
The Prophet's Reward -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2001
Children are sometimes the best teachers one can imagine having.
When The Tank Runs Low -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2001
Wally Gaines was a pastor in Raleigh, North Carolina.
All Of This, And A Reward, Too? -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1998
If we took this chapter seriously, we would probably wish that Matthew had never written it.
Getting A Fix On The Future -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Leonard W. Mann -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1998
Abraham was an experienced listener. Perhaps once or twice he had listened too well.
How's That Again, Jesus? -- Matthew 10:34-42 -- Larry M. Goodpaster -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1992
A misguided bird gets loose in the sanctuary and every eye in the congregation drifts toward the cei
Hip Pointer -- Genesis 32:22-32 -- Justin W. Tull -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1992
Our narrative begins with Jacob's sending his family across the Jabbok stream while staying behind t
Don't Try So Hard! -- Mark 8:35 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1975
"We're only number two; we try harder!" I'm sure you've all seen the magazine ad of the car rental a

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Slaves Of A Different Master -- Romans 6:12-23 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
Earlier this week somebody asked what the sermon was about.

Stories

StoryShare

Prophets For Peace -- Jeremiah 28:5-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2017
Contents
"Prophets For Peace" by Frank Ramirez
To Any Of These Little Ones -- Matthew 10:40-42, Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Psalm 13 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014
Contents
"To Any of These Little Ones" by Sandra Herrmann

Standardized Testing -- Matthew 10:40-42, Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Psalm 13 -- C. David Mckirachan, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
Contents
"Standardized Testing" by C. David McKirachan
The Borrowed Book -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13 -- Argile Smith, Craig Kelly -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"The Borrowed Book" by Argile Smith
Free Stories/illustrations For Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 -- Genesis 22:1-2, Matthew 10:40-42 -- John E. Sumwalt, Craig Kelly -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Who Is In Favor of Child Sacrifice?
by John Sumwalt
Who Is In Favor Of Child Sacrifice? -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Contents
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

The Second Worst Story In The Bible -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
What a horrible story, the second worst one in the entire Bible!
A Cup Of Coffee -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
Tom Kadel
King Thrushbeard -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. (v.
Growing Up - It's A Scary Thought -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2001
My parents sacrificed so that my sister and I could go to college.
God's Direction -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1998
If it's true that our family of origin defines who we are from the moment of our birth, then Marvin

Worship

The Immediate Word

Faith In The Face Of Loss -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Jeremiah 28:5-9, Genesis 22:1-14 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, Abraham faces the most extreme test many of us could po
How Far Would You Go? -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Jeremiah 28:5-9, Genesis 22:1-14 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2014

A big theme in the lectionary passages for Proper 8 is the question of how far we are willing to

Sacrificing Our Children -- Genesis 22:1-14, Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Psalm 13 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2011
The lectionary passage from the Hebrew scriptures this week provides us with a compelling story but
Bringing Your Dreams On The Altar -- Matthew 10:40-42, Romans 6:12-23, Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2008
Everyone has a dream. That dream is, for them, the key to a better life.
Sacrifice And Service -- Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Chris Ewing -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
As modern preachers choke over the choice Abraham faced and the God who asked it of him, a not dissi

SermonStudio

Proper 8/Pentecost 6/Ordinary Time 13 -- Matthew 10:40-42, Jeremiah 28:5-9, Romans 6:12-23 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
Greeting Of Peace
P: From every land and nation,
every city and home,
Proper 8 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: With joy and celebration,
Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
First Lesson: Genesis 22:1-14
Theme: Letting Go

Call To Worship
Proper 8 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
Proper 8
Ordinary Time 13
Pentecost 6

Genesis 22:1-14 Psalm 13
Proper 8 -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2001
Theme: The Lord Will Provide

Call To Worship
Proper 8 -- Romans 6:12-23 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2001
Theme: Wages Versus Gift

Call To Worship
Proper 8 -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2001
Theme: Rewards

Call To Worship
Proper 8 -- Psalm 13 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Rewards -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1998
Celebrating The Presence Of God

Invitation to the Celebration
Proper 8 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 22:1-14
Theme: The Right Call

Call To Worship
God Commands Abraham To Offer Isaac -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use as an anthem.
PROPER 8 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Rejoice in your salvation. Sing to God who has dealt bountifully with us.
Wrestling with God -- Genesis 32:22-32, Psalm 17, Matthew 10:34-42 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: The identity of Jacob's opponent is uncertain here, both to the patriarch and to th
Struggling with past sin -- Genesis 32:22-32 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
Pastor:
PROPER 8 -- Psalm 17:1-7, 15, Genesis 32:22-32, Matthew 10:34-42 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1986
We are called in these texts to lives of commitment to God and to service as People of God, serving

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“...and Mary gave birth to her first born son...and laid him in a manger..”

(V. 7a)

Merry Christmas children,

I love Christmas don't you? There's the tree, the lights, the carols, the nativity scene, families getting together --- and the presents! Were there any presents at your house?

(children respond)
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“...blessed are you among women...” (V. 42b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I am loving seeing you today. How are you dear children? Getting excited for Christmas? Are you planning special things with your family?

(children respond) (presenter may share personal plans and/or experiences)

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Most towns have a slogan. We remember the clever ones.

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Come, let us go even now to Bethlehem with the shepherds and the angels and see Mary and Joseph, with the baby lying in a manger.


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Jesus, we come to worship the baby in the manger.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to offer ourselves and our own gifts.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to absorb your love.
Lord, have mercy.

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