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Safe and warm -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Connected to Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Taking on the yoke -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Being tied to someone can be frustrating, particularly if the two people are trying to go in opposit
A wise nation is a godly nation -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Teachers or Parents: We need to instill in our children a
Too much for me! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Teachers or Parents: The lessons today are about
Lord of heaven and earth -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Parents and Teachers: In today's lesson Jesus gives thanks to
Paired with Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Materials:
A small round rock for each child
Paper towels

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

What Are We Looking For? -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
“Wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” This week, we have the story of Abraham’s servant going “back h
A faith journey -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
Two players. Two teammates. Same team. One is known for "Tebowing." One is known for murder.
A journey of a thousand miles -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
There are many books describing amazing journeys, but one of the most fascinating for me was Endu
A marriage made in heaven -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
In 1967, a psychologist named Kinch reported a rather bizarre experiment conducted by
A journey of a thousand miles -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2002
There are many books describing amazing journeys, but one of the most fascinating for me was Enduran
Time for celebration -- Zechariah 9:9-12, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1999
As we join our fellow citizens to celebrate the 223rd birthday of our country, we also join our sist
Let's have a parade! -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
Unless you happen to serve in a recreation/vacation area where you are blessed with summertime visi
Covenant: the next generation -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- William H. Shepherd -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
One of the central concepts of the Bible is the "covenant." A covenant is a contract-plus.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Sad Tale Of Simon Slug -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Backpack Unpacked -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Rest in Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
The Point: We can find rest in Jesus.
Safe and warm -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (v.
Connected to Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:30)

Taking on the yoke -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Good morning, everyone! Today we're going to talk about what it means to be yoked to something.
A wise nation is a godly nation -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Good morning! Who can tell me what we celebrate today? Why
Too much for me! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Sometimes I think I am so smart! I think I can know about
A heavy load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
(Approach the front of the sanctuary from the rear, carrying
Paired with Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Does anyone live on a farm or near a farm?

The Immediate Word

Addicted To Sin -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Romans, Paul laments his inability to completely live up to the
Lightening The Load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014

In this week’s gospel text, Jesus addresses our penchant for criticizing others with two vivid il

Fourth Of July?! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
In America, this Sunday comes in the middle of a holiday weekend as the country will be awash in the
Illustrations For July 6, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
His Dad's Recliner


Upon Jesus' Shoulders -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There is a misconception in today's world that Jesus' invitation to "all...
Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't! -- Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

When Jesus Was A Little Boy -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Elaine M. Ward -- 2002
Brian was three years old. He liked coming to Sunday school and hearing stories about Jesus.
Rest -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter
Exegetical Aim: In Christ there is rest from weariness.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

We Piped To You And You Did Not Dance? -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
He was such a nice man.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / OT 14 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 (2017) -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bill Thomas -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 (2014) -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer, Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
The first time I read... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
The first time I read this I thought of our president.
We live in a society... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
We live in a society that feels self-sufficient and has no time for justice as it continues to negle
A yoke in its simplest form... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
A yoke in its simplest form is a long pole that you balance horizontally behind your neck.
NULL -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
NULL -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Glenn Beck lost his viewers, 400 advertisers, and his relationship with Fox News when he said Presid
NULL -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
You can't please everyone, as they say.
The Old Testament called God... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
The Old Testament called God a rock, knowing God wasn't granite; a
But to what will I... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
"But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces
Growing up in his father's... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
Growing up in his father's carpenter shop, Jesus knew how important it was to have
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
On Thursday evenings at our... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2002
On Thursday evenings at our church's summer camp, a "Galilean Service" takes place.
A castaway, marooned on a... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2002
A castaway, marooned on a desert island, awoke one morning to see a ship in the bay and a boat putti
Anne suffers with migraine headaches... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2002
Anne suffers with migraine headaches that started when she was a teenager.
People will always judge and... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1999
People will always judge and criticize. It's a fact of human nature.
Children who listen to the... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1999
Children who listen to the Lord are more in tune to understand God than the smartest adults who foll
A young woman had just... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1999
A young woman had just completed the long, arduous journey of becoming a surgeon.
This passage is filled with... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1999
This passage is filled with the passion, love, AND frustration of Jesus.
As any hiker knows, an... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
As any hiker knows, an excellent backpack is a wonderful thing.

The Immediate Word

Addicted To Sin -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Romans, Paul laments his inability to completely live up to the
Lightening The Load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014

In this week’s gospel text, Jesus addresses our penchant for criticizing others with two vivid il

Fourth Of July?! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
In America, this Sunday comes in the middle of a holiday weekend as the country will be awash in the
Illustrations For July 6, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
His Dad's Recliner


Upon Jesus' Shoulders -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There is a misconception in today's world that Jesus' invitation to "all...

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God, Lover Of The Childlike... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Addicted To Sin -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Romans, Paul laments his inability to completely live up to the
Lightening The Load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014

In this week’s gospel text, Jesus addresses our penchant for criticizing others with two vivid il

Fourth Of July?! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
In America, this Sunday comes in the middle of a holiday weekend as the country will be awash in the
Illustrations For July 6, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
His Dad's Recliner


Upon Jesus' Shoulders -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There is a misconception in today's world that Jesus' invitation to "all...
Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't! -- Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Proper 9, Pentecost 7, Ordinary Time 14 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 (C)
Proper 9 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1998
The text appointed for this week omits 11:20-24.
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 (C)

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Addicted To Sin -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Romans, Paul laments his inability to completely live up to the
Lightening The Load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014

In this week’s gospel text, Jesus addresses our penchant for criticizing others with two vivid il

Fourth Of July?! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
In America, this Sunday comes in the middle of a holiday weekend as the country will be awash in the
Illustrations For July 6, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
His Dad's Recliner


Upon Jesus' Shoulders -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There is a misconception in today's world that Jesus' invitation to "all...
Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't! -- Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

How Jesus' Friendship Makes Your Burdens Light -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
Jesus was teaching about the kind of authority he has.
Try This On For Size! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
One church has an organ that many sweated, sacrificed, and slaved to buy. Its cost was astounding!
A No-Win Situation -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
I think one of the best lessons I have learned in ministry is the lesson of win-win.
It's Time! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1998
"Okay, fellows. It's time. God has called you to your mission.

The Village Shepherd

Eternal Life - For The Childish, Or The Childlike? -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Here in England we're now well into the wedding season, in which many young couples will follow

Stories

StoryShare

Jesus And Religious Know-It-Alls -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Zechariah 9:9-12 -- David O. Bales, Keith Wagner -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
Contents
"Jesus And Religious Know-It-Alls" by David O. Bales
The Inner Struggle -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Psalm 45:10-17 -- John Fitzgerald, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
Contents
"The Inner Struggle" by John Fitzgerald
The Girl In 410 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Keith Hewitt, Larry Winebrenner -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Contents
"The Girl in 410" by Keith Hewitt
Holy Games -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Frank Ramirez, Scott Dalgarno -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There are many facets to the life we have in Christ, but one of the most important is joy.
The Shadow Knows -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "How to Carry Heavy Burdens"

SermonStudio

Ask The Average Person -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
I have some questions for the "average person." First, "Which is more important, making money or bei
Is God Listening? -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
Barbara Frank
Rest For The Weary -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
"Jesus Is Not In A Shed, Mom!" -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
I - along with other parents around the world - have learned so much about faith from the casual com
Ida's Attic -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1998
What drew people to Ida was her cheerfulness.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Addicted To Sin -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Romans, Paul laments his inability to completely live up to the
Lightening The Load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014

In this week’s gospel text, Jesus addresses our penchant for criticizing others with two vivid il

Fourth Of July?! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
In America, this Sunday comes in the middle of a holiday weekend as the country will be awash in the
Illustrations For July 6, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
His Dad's Recliner


Upon Jesus' Shoulders -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There is a misconception in today's world that Jesus' invitation to "all...
Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't! -- Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Proper 9 / Pentecost 4 / Ordinary Time 14 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Zechariah 9:9-12, Romans 7:15-25a -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
Confession And Forgiveness
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: Come to our God,
all who hunger for life,
An Arranged Marriage -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Psalm 45:6-7)
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
Hymns
Proper 9 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
Theme: Bring Your Burdens To The Lord

Call To Worship
Comparison between Jesus and John the Baptist; Jesus' Thanks to the Father; Jesus' Invitation to Us -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Wayne H. Keller -- 1998
Celebrating The Presence Of God

Invitation to the Celebration
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Theme: Lifemate

Call To Worship
PROPER 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
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.
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
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.

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
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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