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Children's Activity

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Lessons to learn -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Squeaky people -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Tell God your troubles -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Have you ever been pestered? It's annoying, isn't it?
"Keep on asking" -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Teachers or Parents: We can never overemphasize the power of
Earning Respect -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Parents or Teachers: In today's lesson the word "respect" was explored.
Praying always -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Teachers or Parents: Jesus tells a parable about a persistent
God loves us even when we whine -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C

Materials:

Large pieces of paper for the class to share
Markers

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
NULL -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
NULL -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Written in stone, written for the real world -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
Paul talks about the importance of knowing scripture, its applicability to our lives -- yet remember
A timely word -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- David Coffin -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
Charles Dickens begins his classic work A Tale of Two Cities with "It was the best of times;
Patience -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Patience is a tough virtue, slipping from our grasp in the moment of demand.
The easiest way to lose -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- David Kalas -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Most televised sporting events now feature some pre-game analysis by the commentators.
Where will there be faith? -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2001
Will Our Children Have Faith? was the title of John H. Westerhoff III's book in 1976.
Faith in God -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1998
Will the Son of Man find faith on earth when he comes?
Persistence -- Genesis 32:22-30, Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A
Here and there in the Biblical record, one can find material that seems to issue a call for persiste
Farmer, teacher, judge -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
I have always thought that it is more accurate to say what God isn't than what God is.
Holding up when sag-time strikes -- Luke 18:1-8, Exodus 17:8-13 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Plop! Plop!
On being a nuisance -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Revealed through his parables is the unique ability of Jesus to present us with cameo glimpses of th

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
NULL -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
NULL -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Folk From The Street Help Out -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Don't Give Up -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
Jesus often told his disciples stories to help them learn important lessons.
Annoying Persistence -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
Lessons to learn -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
And the Lord said, "Listen to what the unjust judge says." (v. 6)
Squeaky people -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and
Tell God your troubles -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
How do we talk to God? (get answers) We pray and just talk to him, right?
Keep on asking -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Good morning! In the Gospel reading today, Jesus tells us a
Showing respect -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought some feathers today because I
Praying always -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Once there was a boy named Tom. Everyone called him "Tommy" --
God loves us even when we whine -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C

And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night?

The Immediate Word

Persisting In The Struggle -- Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
The key themes in this week’s lectionary epistle and gospel texts are the value and necessity of pat
Oh, How I Love Your Law! -- Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013

Judges and the law are a prominent theme in this week’s lectionary texts, with Jesus telling a p

Free Illustrations For October 17, 2010 -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Spiritual Wanderlust -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
All Of Life's A Stage -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
How do you guide someone down a road you have never walked yourself?

SermonStudio

Stick-to-it-tiveness -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Practice won't make you perfect, but persistence will surely get you closer t

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Praxis Looks For Justice -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Praxis the pixie was ordering the other pixies around.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 24 / Pentecost 22 / Ordinary Time 29 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.

Drama

SermonStudio

Pour Water On My Head, But I Won't Go Away! -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Jacqueline Sharer Robertson -- 2006
Making It Preach

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermons Illustrations for Proper 24 | OT 29 (2016) -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
Jeremiah 31:27-34
Sermons Illustrations for Proper 24 | OT 29 (2013) -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
Jeremiah 31:27-34
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, writes in her book Mighty Be Our Powers how p
How many times have we... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
How many times have we prayed and prayed and wondered if there was any one up there to hear our pray
NULL -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Jeremiah 31:27-34
NULL -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Anthony is a good actor, but he says he doesn't want to audition for the school play.
NULL -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Ron Love -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
After his death, family and friends took great care shuffling through the lab papers of Thomas Alva
The pastor told our youth... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
The pastor told our youth group, "I'll teach you how to get a job and how to pray."

Sixteen-year-old Steve was... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Sixteen-year-old Steve was helping his father work on their Ford pickup truck. He had
Do you remember the scene... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Do you remember the scene from the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, in which
Persistence may be the only... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Persistence may be the only way to get what a person really desires. Harpo Marx, one of
Jesus spoke a parable pointing... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Jesus spoke a parable pointing out the goodness of God. He told about a judge that didn't
Phillips Brooks was a New... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2001
Phillips Brooks was a New England preacher who influenced the thought of late 19th-century worshiper
Not too long ago I... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2001
Not too long ago I overheard a discussion between two 10-year-old boys, Eric and Ben.
The actor, Tony Danza of... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2001
The actor, Tony Danza of Taxi and Who's the Boss once appeared on a television talk sh
In the face of overwhelming... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2001
In the face of overwhelming odds, Monica kept praying for her wayward son. She would not stop.
There is a tendency among... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1998
There is a tendency among some to regard prayer as requiring specialized knowledge and skills.
Where there is a will... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1998
Where there is a will there is a way.
A doctor liked to do... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1998
A doctor liked to do magic tricks for the children on the pediatrics ward.
God is unlike this judge... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1998
God is unlike this judge. He is quick to answer and desiring to hear from us.

The Immediate Word

Persisting In The Struggle -- Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
The key themes in this week’s lectionary epistle and gospel texts are the value and necessity of pat
Oh, How I Love Your Law! -- Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013

Judges and the law are a prominent theme in this week’s lectionary texts, with Jesus telling a p

Free Illustrations For October 17, 2010 -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Spiritual Wanderlust -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
All Of Life's A Stage -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
How do you guide someone down a road you have never walked yourself?

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Listening God... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

SermonStudio

Persistence in prayer -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

Persistence in prayer

Gospel Note:
PROPER 24 -- Habakkuk 1:1-3, 2:1-4, Psalm 119:137-144, Luke 18:1-8 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Persisting In The Struggle -- Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
The key themes in this week’s lectionary epistle and gospel texts are the value and necessity of pat
Oh, How I Love Your Law! -- Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013

Judges and the law are a prominent theme in this week’s lectionary texts, with Jesus telling a p

Free Illustrations For October 17, 2010 -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Spiritual Wanderlust -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
All Of Life's A Stage -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
How do you guide someone down a road you have never walked yourself?

SermonStudio

Proper 24/Pentecost 22/Ordinary Time 29 -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Jesus teaches us to be persistent in prayer.
Proper 24 -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and his teaching ministry.
The Uncaring Judge -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
1. Text
Perseverance In Prayer -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2000
Then Jesus told them a parable about the need to pray always and not to lose heart.
Proper 24 -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Jeremiah 31:27-34 (C)

Proper 24 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
The appointed Lukan text for this week is given to us without its context.
A Widow And A Bad Judge -- Luke 18:1-8 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1997
1Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray
Proper 24 -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1988
Comments an the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Persisting In The Struggle -- Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
The key themes in this week’s lectionary epistle and gospel texts are the value and necessity of pat
Oh, How I Love Your Law! -- Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013

Judges and the law are a prominent theme in this week’s lectionary texts, with Jesus telling a p

Free Illustrations For October 17, 2010 -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Spiritual Wanderlust -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
All Of Life's A Stage -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
How do you guide someone down a road you have never walked yourself?

SermonStudio

Will He Find Faith? -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.
Lean On Me -- Luke 18:1-8 -- John W. Clarke -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2006
One of the tangible benefits of reading the Bible is that we discover that God calls people to servi
Praying Through -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
No doubt you have heard about the postal service's "Dead Letter Department." That's the place where
Don't Hang Up On God -- Luke 18:1-8 -- John E. Berger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2000
Did Jesus ever do comedy?
Oh, No; Not Again ... -- Luke 18:1-8 -- J. Will Ormond -- 1999
This sermon is a retelling in a contemporary setting of the Parable of the Widow and the Judge.

The Village Shepherd

Should We Shout At God In Prayer? -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
A few years ago, the clergy and lay readers in the diocese all enjoyed a very special treat.

Stories

StoryShare

A Certain Level Of Comfort -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Keith Hewitt, John Fitzgerald -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
Contents
"A Certain Level of Comfort" by Keith Hewitt
To Care Or Not To Care -- Luke 18:1-8, Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Frank Ramirez, Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
Contents
"To Care or Not to Care" by Frank Ramirez
The Decision -- Luke 18:1-8, Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Craig Kelly, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Contents
"The Decision" by Craig Kelly
"Growing Up" by C. David McKirachan
The Ultimate Super Hero -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Fanny Lee Seville, Sandra Herrmann, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Contents
What's Up This Week
"The Ultimate Super Hero" by Fanny Lee Seville
Keep Sharp -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Psalm 119:97-104 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "Keep Sharp"

SermonStudio

The Nag Factor -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
Alex, nine, is just one kid among millions who make up the demographic group aged four to twelve, a
In The Midst Of An Attack, A Transformation -- Luke 18:1-8 -- John E. Sumwalt, Connie Hays Coddington -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
The telephone rang in my motel room in El Salvador.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Persisting In The Struggle -- Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
The key themes in this week’s lectionary epistle and gospel texts are the value and necessity of pat
Oh, How I Love Your Law! -- Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013

Judges and the law are a prominent theme in this week’s lectionary texts, with Jesus telling a p

Free Illustrations For October 17, 2010 -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Spiritual Wanderlust -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
All Of Life's A Stage -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
How do you guide someone down a road you have never walked yourself?

SermonStudio

Proper 24 / Ordinary Time 29 / Pentecost 22 -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Proper 24/Ordinary Time 29 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 18:1-8

Theme: Don't Give Up So Easily
God Hears Our Prayers -- Luke 18:1-8 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
Gospel Lesson: Luke 18:1-8
Theme: God Hears Our Prayers

Call To Worship
Covenant Contact -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Proper 24, Pentecost 22, Ordinary Time 29 -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 18:1-8
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Mark Ellingsen
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Bob Ove
Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
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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Isaiah 52:13--53:12
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Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
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.
David Kalas
From time to time, I’ll hear someone ask a speculative question that begins, “If a space alien showed up on earth, what would he think about...” The idea is to try to imagine what an outsider sees. If we could find someone without any familiarity or preconceived notions, what would he or she see and think.
Wayne Brouwer
In the blackness, in the bleakness, we need to sense God’s presence. We need to know that God is there, even if, like Job, we do not understand what is happening around us and inside of us. “The restless millions wait for the Light,” says George Bernanos, “Whose dawning maketh all things new.”

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.”
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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Bethany Peerbolte
For April 21, 2019:
  • Why Are You Weeping? by Dean Feldmeyer — One of the reasons it’s so hard to visualize a risen Christ is that we’ve hidden him behind a mountain of hollow, milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chickens.

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Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
Contents
"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
"Bearing Our Infirmities" by David O. Bales
"Abandoned?" by David O. Bales


Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42

Keith Wagner
Contents
"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
"Being together gives us Hope" by Keith Wagner



Love Conquers All
by Keith Wagner
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.
C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez

This Doesn’t Make Sense

by C. David McKirachan
Acts 10:34-43

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Arley K. Fadness
“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,

The Village Shepherd

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

First Lesson
Acts 10:34-43
Peter's Easter Testimony
Donald Charles Lacy
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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