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Children's Activity

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Take a risk -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Who is Jesus, really? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Materials
Craft foam
Craft scissors
Crayons
Unlined white paper
Who is it? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Teachers or Parents: We want our children to know who Jesus is
Who am I? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Teachers or Parents: To Christians Jesus is more than an
Who is Jesus -- who am I? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Teachers: Jesus asks his disciples the question: "Who do

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B

Bible Study

SermonStudio

Am I Willing To Die To Myself? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Bill Thomas -- 2008
Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked hi

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Directions for Life -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- David Coffin -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
One of the ripple effects of living in a “Post 911” era is whenever a person hears about a regional
Wordsmithing -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
A Jewish rabbi was officiating at the funeral of a woman from his congregation.
Hindsight, foresight, and insight -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
A boy in first grade came home from school and told his mother that his class had had a substitute t
Hindsight, foresight, and insight -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
A boy in first grade came home from school and told his mother that his class had had a
Words -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2000
The little boy's parents persistently call him stupid, and he drops out of high school his first yea
God's myterious ways -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1997
"My ways are not your ways," God declared through the prophet Isaiah.
Hearing and not hearing -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1994
The Old Testament lesson gives us an example of the diversity that characterizes the writings in the
Truth and sacrifice -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18, Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1991
The closing sentences in the gospel lesson read like a collection of proverbs.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Benjy's Birthday Party -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Call to Worship:

Jesus said, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny

Children's sermon

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About Losing and Saving -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
“...those who lose their life for my sake...will save it.” (v. 35b)
Who Is Jesus to You? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
The Point: To believe that Jesus is our Savior is to seek and to follow him
What Goes In Must Come Out! -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: This is an interesting encounter between Jesus and Peter, as so many of their
Take a risk -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their
Take a risk -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their
Who is Jesus, really? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Who is it? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning! Let's play a game this morning. This game is
Who am I? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Do you like to play guessing

The Immediate Word

The Power of Words and How to Use Them -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Back To School Blues -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
This week’s Old Testament and Psalm readings proclaim the importance of discerning the voice of the
James And The Giant... Picket Line? -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Teaching has always been a difficult and often thankless task, as James pointedly observes in the op
What Does It Mean To Be Ready -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
The fact that such a beloved spokesperson for animals, Steve Irwin, died in such an accident, althou
The Cross At The Of The World -- Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Can we learn to live with ambiguity in the midst of personal loss and suffering?

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Scientist -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
John Jones knew he wanted to be a scientist from the age of four.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2008
Proverbs 1:20-33
Proper 19 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- William W. Helland -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
Mark 8:27-38

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2018) -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19, Song of Solomon 7:26--8:1 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Proverbs 1:20-33
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2015) -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
Proverbs 1:20-33
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2012) -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Richard A. Hasler, Mark Ellingsen, Mark J. Molldrem, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Proverbs 1:20-33
Jesus explains what it means to be his disciple... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Jesus explains what it means to be his disciple.
What's wrong with Jesus telling us to lose our lives?... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
What's wrong with Jesus telling us to lose our lives? Is he a masochist?
Joe was ambitious. Growing up... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
Joe was ambitious. Growing up without a lot of the things his friends had, Joe vowed to
You don't have to be... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
You don't have to be around people long to realize everyone is something of a mystery.
Kathy has a choice to... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
Kathy has a choice to either go to the local shopping mall with her friends on Saturday, or
When Jesus is our... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2003

When Jesus is our leader, we will deny ourselves on his behalf.
Jesus says to find... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2003

Jesus says to find our lives we must be willing to lose them.
In the Australian film... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2003

In the Australian film Merry Christmas, Mr.
Jesus says to find our... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2003
Jesus says to find our lives we must be willing to lose them.
In the Australian film I... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2003
In the Australian film Merry Christmas, Mr.
When Jesus is our leader... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2003
When Jesus is our leader, we will deny ourselves on his behalf.
Tennyson tells the story of... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2000
Tennyson tells the story of a young man named Gareth who wants with all his heart to become a knight
What does it mean to... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2000
What does it mean to take up one's cross, deny oneself, and follow Jesus?
My wife and I recently... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1994
My wife and I recently viewed a showing of the works of a local artist.
Harold Shippy and Dale Gates... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1994
Harold Shippy and Dale Gates were the adult drivers and chaperones taking some teen boys to Mammoth
Napoleon Bonaparte was a man... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1994
Napoleon Bonaparte was a man obsessed with power.
Jesus knew his listeners were... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1991
Jesus knew his listeners were disturbed about his identity. Everywhere people were discussing him.
The remains of Caesaria Philippi... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1991
The remains of Caesaria Philippi are found in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria, near the h
The two men had played... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1991
The two men had played golf together several times.

The Immediate Word

The Power of Words and How to Use Them -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Back To School Blues -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
This week’s Old Testament and Psalm readings proclaim the importance of discerning the voice of the
James And The Giant... Picket Line? -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Teaching has always been a difficult and often thankless task, as James pointedly observes in the op

Poems

SermonStudio

Proper 19 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
Hello, my friend, you really look down
with your back all bent and face in a frown.

Prayer

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Bearing the mark of Christ -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
The famous saying of Jesus about discipleship and "taking up his cross''

Preaching

The Immediate Word

The Power of Words and How to Use Them -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Back To School Blues -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
This week’s Old Testament and Psalm readings proclaim the importance of discerning the voice of the
James And The Giant... Picket Line? -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Teaching has always been a difficult and often thankless task, as James pointedly observes in the op
What Does It Mean To Be Ready -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
The fact that such a beloved spokesperson for animals, Steve Irwin, died in such an accident, althou
The Cross At The Of The World -- Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Can we learn to live with ambiguity in the midst of personal loss and suffering?

SermonStudio

Proper 19 / Pentecost 16 / Ordinary Time 24 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
Only by the grace of God.

Collect of the Day
Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 -- Proverbs 1:20-33 or Isaiah 50:5-9a, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Proverbs 1:20-33 or Isaiah 50:5-9a
James 3:1-12
Proper 19 (C, E) -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Proverbs 1:20-33 (C)
Lent 2 -- Mark 8:31-38, Mark 8:27-38 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1996
We will treat these texts as one.
Seek true wisdom; follow Christ -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Seek true wisdom; follow Christ.

Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
Lesson 1: Proverbs 1:20-33 Israel is warned against rejection of wisdom.
Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
In those congregations where the contemporary hymn of praise, "This is the feast of victory for our
Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
In those congregations where the contemporary hymn of praise, "This is the feast of victory for our
Proper 19, Pentecost 17, Ordinary Time 24 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Seasonal Theme

Sermon

The Immediate Word

The Power of Words and How to Use Them -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Back To School Blues -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
This week’s Old Testament and Psalm readings proclaim the importance of discerning the voice of the
James And The Giant... Picket Line? -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Teaching has always been a difficult and often thankless task, as James pointedly observes in the op
What Does It Mean To Be Ready -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
The fact that such a beloved spokesperson for animals, Steve Irwin, died in such an accident, althou
The Cross At The Of The World -- Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Can we learn to live with ambiguity in the midst of personal loss and suffering?

SermonStudio

Testifying Among Other Shrines -- Mark 8:27-38 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2011
The tourist bus rolled into the parking lot at Caesarea Philippi.
The Great Inescapable Question Of Eternity -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Robert Leslie Holmes -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2008
Who do you say I am?
-- Mark 8:29

Generosity As The Clue To Life -- Mark 8:27-38 -- John T. Ball -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
All the great founders of our religious traditions offer secrets to the good life.
Have You Gone Far Enough? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2002
When I was in divinity school some student had written graffiti on the bathroom wall.
The Taught Can -- Mark 8:27-38 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1996
You have heard that it has been said in old times, "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach." But
God's Math: Lose Life = Save It -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
When self-preservation is our central aim, we are never safe.
Who Do You say He Is? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Erskine White -- 1990
Peter failed greatly many times.
You Did That for Me! -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
A friend and I were having lunch.
What Does Jesus Expect of Us? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Donald Macleod -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1987
This event at Caesarea Philippi is regarded as a watershed in Mark's gospel and, indeed, of Jesus' m
The Fine Print -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Congratulations! You've Won!

Free Access

Generosity As The Clue To Life -- Mark 8:27-38 -- John T. Ball -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
All the great founders of our religious traditions offer secrets to the good life.

The Village Shepherd

Enabling Suffering -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B

In my first job as a newly-qualified physiotherapist, I had to treat a

Stories

StoryShare

Way Of The Cross -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12 -- John Fitzgerald, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
Contents
"Way of the Cross" by John Fitzgerald
Mind Your Thumbs -- Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Psalm 19 -- Peter Andrew Smith, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Contents
"Mind Your Thumbs" by Peter Andrew Smith
A Simple Thing -- Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Psalm 19 -- Keith Hewitt, Lamar Massingill -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2009
Contents
What's Up This Week
"A Simple Thing" by Keith Hewitt
Sacrifice -- Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Contents

Glory -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Stan Purdum, C. David Mckirachan, Constance Berg -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

Sharing One's Faith -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1999
One of the greatest joys for believers is that chance to share our faith with each other and others.
Cross Foolishness -- Mark 8:27-38 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1996
Emma stomped up the church steps and unlocked the front door.

Worship

The Immediate Word

The Power of Words and How to Use Them -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Back To School Blues -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
This week’s Old Testament and Psalm readings proclaim the importance of discerning the voice of the
James And The Giant... Picket Line? -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Teaching has always been a difficult and often thankless task, as James pointedly observes in the op
What Does It Mean To Be Ready -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
The fact that such a beloved spokesperson for animals, Steve Irwin, died in such an accident, althou
The Cross At The Of The World -- Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Can we learn to live with ambiguity in the midst of personal loss and suffering?

SermonStudio

Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
Psalm 19
Leader: The heavens sing of the glory of God;
Wisdom Calls -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2002
Call To Worship
Leader: The law of the Lord is perfect; it gives new strength.
Storm Shelter -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1996
Call To Worship
Leader: The wisdom of the Lord belongs to those who will seek God's will!
PROPER 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP
Love the Lord, who has heard us and listens to our prayers. God
Peter's confession -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
Pastoral Invitation to the Celebration

One pastor began this way:
Peter's Confession of Christ -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
The Community Gathers To Celebrate

Pastoral Invitation

New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For December 23, 2018:

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Arley K. Fadness
“...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)
Arley K. Fadness
“...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)

Today, this Sunday, is called the 4th Sunday of Advent. We call it that in the church calendar. But I have a better name. Know what it is? Mother's Day!!

StoryShare

Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Seeing the Future” by Peter Andrew Smith
“A Distant Land” by Frank Ramirez


Seeing the Future
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20

John sat at the edge of his bed in the half way house staring out the window.

“Are you okay, John?” Carl asked from the doorway.

Keith Hewitt
C. David Mckirachan
Contents
“First Encounter” by Keith Hewitt
“That’s Weird” by C. David McKirachan


First Encounter
by Keith Hewitt
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 62:6-11
This seems to be a change he looks forward to in Old Testament times. Isaiah is looking forward to the Lord’s coming. He is telling the people in that day to look forward to Jerusalem being restored, Jesus is the only one who can restore it.

Several future books in the Old Testament have restored watchmen to wait on the Lord’s coming. It sounds like we must spend all our time waiting for the day the Lord has promised. It sounds like we must give him no rest until we get it.

Mark Ellingsen
All the lessons testify to the theme of why Christmas matters! The festival encourages sermons on what Christ accomplishes in our lives and a joyful celebration of thanks for the best Christmas present of all -- the babe in the manger.

Isaiah 62:6-12
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Micah 5:2-5a
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah…(Micah 5:2).

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

I spent part of my childhood in the city of Azusa, California. The town was named after the Susa family, ranchers who owned much of the land during the days of Spanish colonization. But the town fathers decided they needed something a little more catchy, so they advertised that Azusa has everything from A to Z in the USA.
Frank Ramirez
“Current Events” can be very significant at the time they happen, but they can change and/or grow in significance as time goes by. Micah addresses a current political situation in his day that is pretty significant. Judah is under siege from Assyria. But the words of hope that he shares grow in significance over the centuries until hundreds of years later biblical experts are able to tell the Magi that Micah is telling us -- and is still telling us -- that the greatest king of kings will be coming from one of the smallest of the clans of Israel.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

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.


Invitation to Confession:

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.

Janice B. Scott
While I consider myself to be very much in tune with the modern era, well into technology and all that it can offer, there are times when I look back with nostalgia to the past.

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Cynthia E. Cowen
The Christmas concert was about to begin. The professional musicians were ready. All eyes were on the band director as he brought down his baton. Softly, flutes began weaving a magical introduction, capturing the audience's spirit. An instrumental duet formed with clarinets adding their voices. Then more wind instruments came in. Finally, brass and percussion entered and volume and tempo increased. Each section's contribution melded into a harmonious voice. The rehearsals had been worth it; the time and labor had not been in vain.
Paul E. Flesner
Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr once observed that the Christmas event can only be spoken about in poetry. He went on to comment that over the centuries preachers have analyzed it in their sermons and have turned Christmas into dogma. "Dogma," he said, "is rationally petrified poetry." I think I understand what he means. He means that Christmas speaks to the heart.

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