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Children's Activity

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Fame -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Passing the peace -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Who will do the work? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
In today's Gospel Lesson, Jesus says, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Help wanted -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- David Kalas -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
In an election year there are certain themes that are bound to enjoy national prominence, including
God's possibility -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
When we encounter the living God we always find a new possibility open to us.
What you sow ... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Psalm 30 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
One of my favorite farming tales is of a pastor in a rural congregation who was tired of hearing peo
What must I do? -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Psalm 30 -- David Kalas -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
The Philippian jailor does not appear in any of our selected readings for this Sunday, but
Humbled by grace -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, "It is part of the discipline of humility that
Gathering the harvest -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1998
The theme for today is set by the Gospel lesson: the sending of missionaries to gather the harvest t
God's Intentions -- Ezekiel 2:1-5, Mark 6:7-13 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Fireworks and waterworks -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Psalm 30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Independence Day is picnics and barbeques and the faint memory of throwing off tyranny like tea into
When the crows come home to roost -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21, Galatians 6:7-18, Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
The Sundays after Pentecost and Trinity traditionally have focused on the growth in the Christian li
Joy -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21, Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
There is these days a proper concern for the restoration of the element of joy to our Christian fait

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C

Children's sermon

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Get Ready, Get Set... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
Today I need your help. I can't remember what we say when we start out on a race.
You Can't Out-Give God! -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
Terrific, radiant, humble -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
"For if those who are nothing think they are something, they deceive themselves." (v.
Fame -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
"Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your name
Working for each other -- Galatians 6:1-6, 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and
Passing the peace -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in
Don't stop and don't give up! -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Do you know what a marathon is? It's a really long race. Most marathons are many, many miles.
Who will do the work? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Listen to today's verse.
Bragging -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Good morning! Today I brought a trophy I won. I bring it to
Harvest time -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
I brought this (fruit or vegetable) so that I might ask you a

The Immediate Word

Kiss -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary passage from Second Kings features the intriguing tale of the healing of Naam
Prior To Destruction -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
The passage from Second Kings appointed by the lectionary for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Pr
Who's Number One? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
American culture seems to thrive on an individualistic, can-do spirit -- exemplified by our deeply h
How's Your Iq? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
According to Robert Fulghum's best-seller, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.
One Nation Under God? Democracy And Faith In 2004 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
With the 4th of July taking place on a Sunday this year, it would be hard for any minister to conduc

Children's Story

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The New Girl -- Luke 10:1-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Call to Worship:
Stepping Out Into Space -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Damien and Ora grinned at each other in excitement. The time had come - at last!

Devotional

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Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / Ordinary Time 14 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
"Father, if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it?
Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / Ordinary Time 14 -- Psalm 30 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.
Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / Ordinary Time 14 -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should res
Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / Ordinary Time 14 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town

Drama

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Sent Out By The Master -- Luke 10:1-12, 16-20 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1997
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 9 | OT 14 (2016) -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
2 Kings 5:1-14
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 9 | OT 14 (2013) -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte, Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
2 Kings 5:1-14
Many people are getting tattoos... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
Many people are getting tattoos to express their Christian faith.
This story reveals that we... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
This story reveals that we find faith in unexpected places, including in Naaman, the army commander
It's an odd thing to ride... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
It's an odd thing to ride in an electric car. There is essentially no noise. There's no vibration.
Reaping what you sow... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
Reaping what you sow is a metaphor that comes from the fields.
No, we are no longer bound... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
No, we are no longer bound by the law, but the law shows us that we have messed up!
In Latin the word "pastor"... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
In Latin the word "pastor" means "shepherd." It came from the same base that produced pascere
What if those vacation resorts... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
What if those vacation resorts that claim to include everything actually included everything?
In our gospel, Jesus would... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
In our gospel, Jesus would have those he sends out to do mission to tread on snakes and overcome all
NULL -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
It had been almost a year since the diving accident that left her a quadriplegic.
NULL -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
How many times do we get little inklings from God to do something?
NULL -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Timothy Smith -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
Shawn almost forgot about a meeting he said he would attend at his church.
NULL -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
I became a Christian as a child.
NULL -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
A popular poster in grade school classrooms reads something like this: "Thirty years from now, it wo
NULL -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Tim Smith -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
Linda Graham believes in miracles.
NULL -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
Many televangelists make enormous amounts of money.
NULL -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
Saint Francis of Assisi once said, "Preach the gospel always, and if necessary, use words." This was
NULL -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
Illustrations

2 Kings 5:1-14
Occasionally, I receive requests from... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20<br> -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Occasionally, I receive requests from our evangelism committee to visit a certain person,
Kermit Roosevelt, son of President... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Kermit Roosevelt, son of President Teddy Roosevelt, once said of his father, "The trouble
Financial advisors shudder when they... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Financial advisors shudder when they hear of people who take a shotgun method to

The Immediate Word

Kiss -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary passage from Second Kings features the intriguing tale of the healing of Naam
Prior To Destruction -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
The passage from Second Kings appointed by the lectionary for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Pr
Who's Number One? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
American culture seems to thrive on an individualistic, can-do spirit -- exemplified by our deeply h

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Outgoing And Self-Emptying God... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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The urgency of the Christian message -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:
The urgency of the Christian message
PROPER 9 -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21, Psalm 5:1-8, Galatians 6:7-18, Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Kiss -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary passage from Second Kings features the intriguing tale of the healing of Naam
Prior To Destruction -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
The passage from Second Kings appointed by the lectionary for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Pr
Who's Number One? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
American culture seems to thrive on an individualistic, can-do spirit -- exemplified by our deeply h
How's Your Iq? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
According to Robert Fulghum's best-seller, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.
One Nation Under God? Democracy And Faith In 2004 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
With the 4th of July taking place on a Sunday this year, it would be hard for any minister to conduc

SermonStudio

Proper 9/Pentecost 7/Ordinary Time 14 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 9/Pentecost 7/Ordinary Time 14 -- Psalm 30 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
(See Epiphany 6/Ordinary Time 6, Cycle B, and Easter 3, Cycle C, for alternative approaches.)
Proper 9 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
This story forms part of the Elisha cycle that is found in 2 Kings 2-13, and that is interspersed wi
Proper 9 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Proper 9 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: 2 Kings 5:1-14 (C)


Seventh Sunday After Pentecost -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21, Galatians 6:7-18, Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 9 -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21, Galatians 6:7-18, Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Proper 9 -- 1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21, Isaiah 66:10-14, Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1985
The Lessons

1 Kings 21:1-3, 17-21 (C)

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Kiss -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary passage from Second Kings features the intriguing tale of the healing of Naam
Prior To Destruction -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
The passage from Second Kings appointed by the lectionary for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Pr
Who's Number One? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
American culture seems to thrive on an individualistic, can-do spirit -- exemplified by our deeply h
How's Your Iq? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
According to Robert Fulghum's best-seller, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.
One Nation Under God? Democracy And Faith In 2004 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
With the 4th of July taking place on a Sunday this year, it would be hard for any minister to conduc

SermonStudio

The Naaman Syndrome -- 2 Kings 4:1-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
The healing of Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, seems to me to provide a metaphor
On Not Giving Up -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
A word of encouragement came from an unlikely source the other day in a television interview with Dw
Appointed And Sent! -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
The wheat harvest was glorious that year on our farm in South Dakota.
Ministering When You're Not Welcome -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- David R. Cartwright -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
Jesus knew what to do all the time, and he knew how to go about it.
Sowing And Reaping -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- John Jamison -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
These words certainly sound like a threat, don't they? You will reap what you sow!
Washing In Old Jordan -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
I know a man who has a severe back injury and lives with constant pain.
Strength Through Diversity -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
A wealthy businessman decided to take a walk and eat his lunch at the same time.
How Good News Spreads! -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
In 1971 I made a trip to Russia.
Choosing Your Future -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
It was many years ago now, right after I had first started in the ministry that Sharlon and I travel
The ABC Gospel -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Robert Leslie Holmes -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2000
Someone has called it ABC spirituality, meaning, "Anything But Christianity." In the search for reli
Bear One Another's Burdens -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2000
The composer Bizet was the original bad luck man.
Jesus' Travel Instructions -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1999
It sounds simple enough, this Gospel text for today -- the sending forth of the seventy in pairs to
Fleshing Out The Word -- Luke 10:1-12 -- Larry D. Powell -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1991
In the summer of 1983, I participated in a ministerial exchange program sponsored by my denomination

The Village Shepherd

From Warnings To Blessings -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
At the 2004 Professional Golfers' Association golf competition at Wentworth in Surrey, the rather su
Early Evangelism -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
When the "Alpha" courses started at Holy Trinity Brompton, some years ago, they were based around
As You Sow, So Shall You Reap? -- Galatians 6:7-16 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
The Rich List was published recently, showing something like the wealthiest 538 people worldwide.

Stories

StoryShare

Those Who Reap What They Sow Are Servants -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Keith Wagner -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
Contents
"Those who Reap what they Sow are Servants" by Keith Wagner
Hunt And Peck For History -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Frank Ramirez, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
Contents
"Hunt and Peck for History" by Frank Ramirez
Practicing Responsible Freedom -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Lamar Massingill, Larry Winebrenner -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
Contents
"Practicing Responsible Freedom" by Lamar Massingill
Being Helped In Spite Of Himself -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Sandra Herrmann, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Spirit Of Gentleness -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, Psalm 30 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
A Story to Live By



A Spirit of Gentleness

SermonStudio

Greed -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
Scripture offers a wealth (if I may use that term) of material about greed, about the love of money
You Win Some -- You Lose Some -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town
Bagging It -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
Bones Mackay thinks he has a cool job.
The Presence Of Angels -- Genesis 18:1-10a -- John E. Sumwalt, Jeanne Jones -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
Several years ago, before we moved to Wisconsin, I was an honorary nanny for our pastor's son, Jonat
Never Underestimate A Dishwasher -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2000
My back was killing me. I must have been standing there for hours. I checked the clock on the wall.
''God's Gonna Trouble The Water'' -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 (15-19) -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1994
"What difference is a little water going to make anyway?" Ken Taufler thundered at his friend Jim Ka
Proper 9 -- Galatians 6:7-16 -- John Steward -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
In India there is a tribe known as the Santals.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Kiss -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
This week’s lectionary passage from Second Kings features the intriguing tale of the healing of Naam
Prior To Destruction -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
The passage from Second Kings appointed by the lectionary for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Pr
Who's Number One? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
American culture seems to thrive on an individualistic, can-do spirit -- exemplified by our deeply h
How's Your Iq? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
According to Robert Fulghum's best-seller, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.
One Nation Under God? Democracy And Faith In 2004 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
With the 4th of July taking place on a Sunday this year, it would be hard for any minister to conduc

SermonStudio

Proper 9 / Ordinary Time 14 / Pentecost 7 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Psalm 30 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
A sacred teaching must be examined from at least three points of view:
Proper 9/Ordinary Time 14 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: 2 Kings 5:1-14

Theme: Too Simple For You?
Proper 9/Ordinary Time 14 -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16

Theme: Carry This, Will Ya?
Proper 9/Ordinary Time 14 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Theme: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Proper 9 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
Theme: By Faith We Are Healed

Call To Worship
It's Up To You -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Leader: It is up to us

People: To take the first step.
Proper 9, Pentecost 7, Ordinary Time 14 -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
The Word of the Lord restores us -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Proper 9 -- Psalm 5:1-8 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1991
Give ear to my words, O Lord;
give heed to my sighing.
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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.

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Thomas Willadsen
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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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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
Peter's Easter Testimony
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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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