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Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Fulfilled Faith Journey -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- David Coffin -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
In an effort to challenge my own faith along my spiritual journey, I explored a book about “theodicy
The calm at the center -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
One Chinese word-symbol for "doubt" is a caricature of a person with each foot in a different canoe.
Emergency numbers -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
A whole generation is growing up now with no knowledge of those little stickers we used to keep on o
Gotcha! -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
The longer I go in life the more I become fascinated with words: how we use them, where
The "Not-Me" gremlin -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
One of the tasks that I always squeeze somewhere into my day is to read the newspaper.
Faith -- pure and simple -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1996
To believe is not very complicated.
Hitting out of the rough -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- David Kalas -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
I grew up as a football-and-basketball guy, but the girl I married came from more of a tennis-and-go

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p

Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 14 / OT 19 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
... and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver....

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 (2017) -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 (2014) -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Scott A. Bryte, Bob Ove, Derl Keffer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
NULL -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
NULL -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Ira Progoff, in his book At a Journal Workshop, tells the story that in the middle of the nin
NULL -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Sometimes the greatest accomplishments in life emerge out of the greatest tragedies.
In every generation, there are... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
In every generation, there are those who would kill the dreamers. John F. Kennedy
Our Genesis lesson today starts... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Our Genesis lesson today starts out with a startling statement. It says, "Jacob settled in
On a warm summer day... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
On a warm summer day, the church youth fellowship visited a regional amusement park.
In Andrew Lloyd Weber's Joseph... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
In Andrew Lloyd Weber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the
Illustrations for August 10, 2008 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
In a word, Joseph was... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
In a word, Joseph was betrayed by those whom he trusted. Is anything more devastating?
Brothers can be partners in... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Brothers can be partners in making a mess out of things.
In every generation, there are... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
In every generation, there are those who would kill the dreamers. John F.
Sibling rivalry has been around... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Sibling rivalry has been around since Cain and Abel.

The Immediate Word

Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p

Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p

Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

SermonStudio

Proper 14 / Ordinary Time 19 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Faith always involves an element of risk.
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: 37:1--4, 12--18 (C)
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, 1 Kings 19:9-18 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Here begins the collection of Joseph stories with which the rest of Genesis will be concerned.
Proper 14, Ordinary Time 19 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 (C)
How to overcome a contrary wind -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 37:1--4, 12--28 (C)

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p

Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

SermonStudio

The Land Where Our Fathers Had Lived -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- David Kalas -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
The story begins innocently enough.
Shalom Shattered -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
It's art class.
When Life Is The Pits! -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Douglas B. Bailey -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Joseph got thrown in a big hole by his brothers, and he quickly discovered what life is like down in
The Waste In Comparison -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Tempe Fussell, Curtis Fussell -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
Grandparents are some of the most well-balanced people on the face of the earth. They have to be.

The Village Shepherd

Dysfunctional Families -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Our particular age seems to be suffering considerably from what might be called the effects of dysfu

Stories

StoryShare

My Sisters Were Saints -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Wagner -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
Contents
"My Sisters Were Saints" by C. David McKirachan
Nice Feet! -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- C. David Mckirachan, David O. Bales -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Contents
"Nice feet!" by C. David McKirachan
Where's Your Jesus Now? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Sandra Herrmann, Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Where's Your Jesus Now?" by Sandra Herrmann
Get Out Of The Boat -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "Walking on Water"

Worship

The Immediate Word

Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014

This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p

Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

SermonStudio

Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: Scripture tells us of how Jesus once invited Peter
God Walks With Us Through Darkness -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Psalm 105:1-4)
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Hymns
Sing Praise To God (NCH6, CBH59, UM126, PH483)
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Theme: Jealousy

Call To Worship
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Theme: Peace At Home First
Joseph And His Brothers -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use as an anthem.
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This is the dilemma of Israel in Egypt. This is the struggle of life in Corinth. This is the washing of waves surrounding Jesus and his disciples “on the night in which he was betrayed.”
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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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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)
Arley K. Fadness
“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.
Arley K. Fadness
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

Good morning beautiful children,

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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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Carlos Wilton
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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.

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

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

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