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Children's Activity

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Big numbers -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Always forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Forgiving each other -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Materials
Ribbon or cording, 22 inches for each child
'Canceling each other's debts' -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Teachers or Parents: The essence of Christianity is
Forgiving a debt -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Teachers or Parents: Who is worthy of teaching about
Forgiveness certificate -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Teachers: This lesson is about forgiveness. Jesus said to

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 18:21-35 -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 18:21-35 -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

The Delivering God -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- David Coffin -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017
As the school year has begun and the autumn has churches back into their routines, these texts raise
Living as if faith matters -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014
When Eric Lomax was posted to Singapore in 1941 he knew nothing of the horror that lay ahead of him.
Somebody has to pay! -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35, Psalm 114 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
Anger is like a volcano. Deep in many of us there is a lake of pain, pure molten hurt.
Life on the inside -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35, Psalm 114 -- David Kalas -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
I attended two schools in the state of Virginia. I did my undergraduate work at the
Don't do the math! -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35, Psalm 114 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2002
Two of the top women's tennis players in the world are the sisters Venus and Serena Williams.
Our need for God and for one another -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
Conducting a workshop for a statewide gathering of Ph.D.s in psychology, my colleague and I asked th
Forgiven and forgiving -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
The Passover and the passage through the Red Sea are inseparably linked.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 18:21-35 -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 18:21-35 -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Prettybush And The Ugly Place -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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A Box Of Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017
...how often should I forgive?....seventy-seven times...(v. 21b, 21b)
Fix by Forgiving -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014
The Point: We forgive because Jesus forgives us.
Big numbers -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
Jesus said to him, "Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times." (v. 22)
Always forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
Jesus said to him, "Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.'' (v. 22)
Forgiving each other -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Good morning!
Canceling each other's debts -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Good morning! Look what I brought for all of you today.
Forgiving a debt -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
One day Peter came to Jesus and said, "How many times should
How could you forgive? -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
(If you use the crushed flowers, start with this.) Good

The Immediate Word

Singing Songs and Rising Waters -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017
With barely a chance to catch their breath after reporting on the catastrophic flooding caused in Te
Seventy-Seven And More -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary passage from Romans, Paul -- who is capable of being extremely judgment

Deciding To Forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35, Romans 14:1-12, Exodus 14:19-31, Psalm 114 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
This coming Sunday offers a big challenge, as it will be impossible to avoid the fact that it will b
Signs? -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

SermonStudio

How Many Times? -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter
Exegetical Aim: There is no limit to forgiveness.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Why Should I? -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
"Where's Ruth?" asked Jamie's mother.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 19 / Pentecost 17 / OT 24 -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2007
Jesus said to him, "Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times."

Drama

SermonStudio

Hatching The Golden Rule -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Jacqueline Sharer Robertson -- 2006
Making It Preach
The King Forgives Sometimes -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1998
Theme

Forgive others as God through Jesus has forgiven you.

Summary
The Unforgiving Servant -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Robert A. Lehmann -- 1977
A parable of forgiveness for a Narrator, Jesus, and four solo voices who double as Peter, the Lord,

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2017) -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017
Exodus 14:19-31
The entire mathematical system... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014
The entire mathematical system of the Yanomama, who live simply in one-building villages in the Vene
Sermons Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014
Exodus 14:19-31
We do not know what drove Peter... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014
We do not know what drove Peter to question Jesus about the act of forgiveness, but in Matthew 18:21
Isn't Jesus saying that people... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014
Isn't Jesus saying that people are more important than principles? The Pharisees were the
Jennifer's mom gave her $5... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
Jennifer's mom gave her $5 to buy some fries at the fair. "Keep the change," her mom said.
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2011) -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
Exodus 14:19-31
When we look at someone else's wrongs or shortcomings... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Brian Hohmeier -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
When we look at someone else's wrongs or shortcomings, it's easy to miss our own since we frequently
There is a company in Florence, South Carolina... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Ron Love -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
There is a company in Florence, South Carolina, that has been making bricks for 125 years.
Kings and slaves were stock... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
Kings and slaves were stock characters in Semitic stories. So it's not hard to understand
How often should I forgive... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
"How often should I forgive?" Few questions are so pertinent. At least Peter asked. Some
In Matthew, Jesus tells the... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
In Matthew, Jesus tells the fascinating story of a man hiring people for a day's wage, and
A quote from C. S... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2002
A quote from C. S. Lewis: "The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins.
Elizabeth Conroy was pastor at... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2002
Elizabeth Conroy was pastor at one of the seven churches in Walkerton, Ontario, and chairperson of t
This parable of the unmerciful... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
This parable of the unmerciful servant illustrates beautifully the "echo effect." The echo effect me
Monica couldn't stand it anymore... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
Monica couldn't stand it anymore.
I haven't heard anybody come... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
I haven't heard anybody come to the end of their life and say that they wished they had spent more t
Have you ever seen children... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
Have you ever seen children, or even adults for that matter, playing a game when part way into the g
The circus came to town... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
The circus came to town, and Clem could not resist the call of the smell of the greasepaint and the
A friend recently told me... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
A friend recently told me how much better he felt after years of carrying around an old grudge.

The Immediate Word

Singing Songs and Rising Waters -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017
With barely a chance to catch their breath after reporting on the catastrophic flooding caused in Te
Seventy-Seven And More -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary passage from Romans, Paul -- who is capable of being extremely judgment

Deciding To Forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35, Romans 14:1-12, Exodus 14:19-31, Psalm 114 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
This coming Sunday offers a big challenge, as it will be impossible to avoid the fact that it will b
Signs? -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Forgiving God, It's Not Fair... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Poems

SermonStudio

Proper 19 -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1989
Full seventy times seven, Lord?
If I forgive another
Proper 19 -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1989
Full seventy times seven, Lord?
If I forgive another

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Singing Songs and Rising Waters -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017
With barely a chance to catch their breath after reporting on the catastrophic flooding caused in Te
Seventy-Seven And More -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary passage from Romans, Paul -- who is capable of being extremely judgment

Deciding To Forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35, Romans 14:1-12, Exodus 14:19-31, Psalm 114 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
This coming Sunday offers a big challenge, as it will be impossible to avoid the fact that it will b
Signs? -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

SermonStudio

Proper 19 / Pentecost 17 / Ordinary Time 24 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2010
Theme For the Day
It is not for us to judge the hearts of others.
How Many Times? -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2007
I received a piece of mail not too long ago that brought a rather disconcerting message.
Proper 19 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 14:19--31 (C)
Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2004
1. Text
Proper 19, Pentecost 17, Ordinary Time 24 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Sharing God's Unlimited Forgiveness With Others -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1998
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord if another member of the church sins against me, how often sh
Proper 19 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 14:19-31 (C)
Proper 19 -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1998
In our previous chapter we discussed the importance of Matthew 18 as a whole.
Forgiveness -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 14:19--31 (C)
Unlimited Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1995
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how ofte
Proper 19 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Exodus 14:19-31 (C)
Proper 19 -- Exodus 20:1-20, Matthew 18:21-35 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Singing Songs and Rising Waters -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017
With barely a chance to catch their breath after reporting on the catastrophic flooding caused in Te
Seventy-Seven And More -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary passage from Romans, Paul -- who is capable of being extremely judgment

Deciding To Forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35, Romans 14:1-12, Exodus 14:19-31, Psalm 114 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
This coming Sunday offers a big challenge, as it will be impossible to avoid the fact that it will b
Signs? -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

SermonStudio

Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Michael D. Wuchter -- 2009
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how ofte
Political Pardon -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2007
My parents were married in the wave of weddings that followed World War II.
A Severe Mercy! -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2004
French author Victor Hugo has a short story titled, "93." In the midst of this tale a ship at sea is
Must I Forgive? -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Marilyn Saure Breckenridge -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2001
Introduction
It Doesn't Pay -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Richard E. Zajac -- 2001
Withholding forgiveness can be detrimental to our character and well-being.



The Need Of Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1998
From the beginning, it seemed, Ludovicio Gadda was destined for greatness.
The Forgiven Forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1989
In 1988 former Texas governor, John Connally, auctioned off his personal belongings ranging from sad
Who's Keeping Score? -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- William J. Carl, III -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
What we have in our passage is the contrast between a theology of grace and a theology of keeping sc

The Village Shepherd

Forgiveness - Under All Circumstances? -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
I once knew an elderly lady who had been a churchgoer all her life, but who hadn't spoken to her

Stories

StoryShare

If You Don't Forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35, Romans 14:1-12, Psalm 114, Psalm 103:1-13 -- David O. Bales, Keith Wagner -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017

Contents
"If You Don’t Forgive" by David O. Bales
In The Zone -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Psalm 114 -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Wagner -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014
Contents
"In the Zone" by C. David McKirachan
The Mercy Seat -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Psalm 114 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
Contents
"The Mercy Seat" by Keith Hewitt
The Unsecret Weapon -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Frank Ramirez, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"The Unsecret Weapon" by Frank Ramirez
When The Big One Hits -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- John E. Sumwalt, Anne Le Bas, Steve Philip, Steven Fortney, Sue D'alessio -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2005
Contents
What's Up This Week: "When the Big One Hits"

SermonStudio

The Power To Change The Past -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2007
A fellow went to the hospital to visit his partner who had been taken strangely ill and was near dea
Forgiving Enough -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2004
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how ofte
Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2001
Jessie worked at a grocery store after school.

Free Access

When The Big One Hits -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- John E. Sumwalt, Anne Le Bas, Steve Philip, Steven Fortney, Sue D'alessio -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2005
Contents
What's Up This Week: "When the Big One Hits"

Worship

The Immediate Word

Singing Songs and Rising Waters -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2017
With barely a chance to catch their breath after reporting on the catastrophic flooding caused in Te
Seventy-Seven And More -- Matthew 18:21-35, Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014

In this week’s lectionary passage from Romans, Paul -- who is capable of being extremely judgment

Deciding To Forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35, Romans 14:1-12, Exodus 14:19-31, Psalm 114 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2011
This coming Sunday offers a big challenge, as it will be impossible to avoid the fact that it will b
Signs? -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

SermonStudio

Proper 19/Pentecost 17/Ordinary Time 24 -- Matthew 18:21-35, Romans 14:1-12 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2007
Prayer Of The Day
Proper 19 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: When we have been overwhelmed by the flood of fears,
Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2004
First Lesson: Exodus 14:19-31
Proper 19 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Psalm 114, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2004
Hymns
Lord, Speak To Me (UM463, NCH531, PH426)
Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to Worship
O God, we enter your gates with thanksgiving;
Proper 19 -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2001
Theme: Forgiveness

Call To Worship
Forgiveness and the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1998
Remembering Whose We Are

Invitation to the Celebration
Proper 19 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Exodus 14:19-31
Theme: Trust

Call To Worship
PROPER 19 -- Exodus 14:19-31, Psalm 114, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Other gods -- Exodus 20:1-20, Psalm 19, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: The commandments of the so-called "First Table," i.e., those dealing directly with
PROPER 19 -- Exodus 20:1-20, Psalm 19:7-14, Matthew 18:21-35 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1986
God's forgiveness of us and our forgiveness of others clearly dominates the thought of most of the t
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Mark Ellingsen
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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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