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Sermon Help for Proper 13 | OT 18 | Pentecost 8
A Bucket Full Of Miracles: Preaching The Miracles Of JesusFeeding The 5,000
Exegesis, commentary, sermon illustrations, and preaching suggestions by Jeff Wedge based on Matthew 14:13-21 excerpted from A Bucket Full Of Miracles: Preaching The Miracles Of Jesus
The feeding miracle, specifically the feeding of the 5,000, is the only miracle which is found in all four gospels. There is some discussion over the independence of the account of the feeding of the 4,000, which is reported only in Mark and Matthew. While the details of the occurrence are questioned by many people, the basic historicity of some sort of a feeding is beyond any serious question. It is the specific details of the feeding miracle which seem to confuse the commentators and cause discussions and arguments....click here for the full resource
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The Giant Book of Children's Sermons: Matthew To RevelationThe Great Picnic
Children's sermon by Wesley T. Runk based on Matthew 14:13-21 from excerpted from The Giant Book of Children's Sermons: Matthew To Revelation.
Object: a basketful of pieces of broken bread

Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have heard of the time that Jesus fed 5,000 people with just a couple of loves of bread and some fish that a little boy had in his basket? (let them answer) We call that happening a miracle. No one else could have done this, except for Jesus, and he did it several times. We can't explain it and we don't even try to. All we know is that a lot of people were with him one day at supper time and no one had anything to eat. The disciples wanted to send the people away, but Jesus told them that they should invite the people to stay and be fed. It seemed impossible to feed that many, but they knew that Jesus could do some amazing things, so they invited the people to sit down and wait for something to happen....
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Leah Lonsbury

What We Fail to Mention

Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 105:1-11b, 45b

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -- Martin Luther King Jr.
     In this week’s passage from Genesis, Laban establishes a relationship of trust based on family ties and loyalty with Jacob, but it doesn’t last for long. The two men strike a bargain at Laban’s suggestion, and in a seemingly generous move he offers Jacob the chance to set the terms. Jacob gives of his labor and himself out of love for Rachel and trust in Laban. Laban answers Jacob’s earnest attempts to uphold their relationship and agreement with craftiness and betrayal, and it all hinges on what he fails to mention.
     Yeah... that’s not really the way we do things around here. If you really want Rachel, that’ll be another seven years of your life, please.
     What details do we leave out? What are our sins of omission -- the things we can and ought to do and say but don’t? How does our failure to be fully present and forthcoming, faithful and trustworthy do damage to our relationships and break the covenants we have established in our families, churches, communities, workplaces, and world? What is the effect of our failure to speak and act?...
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Why We Need The Pledge Of Allegiance

When I was in high school, a new music teacher came to town. He was fresh out of college and full of ambition. But here he was, stuck in a very rural community where people didn't put up with (as they called it) "long-haired music," either from the Beatles or Beethoven.
     Still, he was determined to teach us good music. We were going to sing selections from Handel's Messiah for our Christmas concert. Most of us had never heard of George Frideric Handel, and when we first tried to sight-read through the selections we became convinced we didn't like his music. It was too hard, too complicated. More than that, Handel wouldn't allow us to sing simple harmonies; no, he created different parts for each voice, and we in the bass section weren't able to hide all our typical mistakes when Handel and our new director demanded that we sing alone....
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David Coffin

Kingdom Ambiguities

So a person believes they have gotten a job or are active in a community that calls itself "Christian." Is this place a snapshot of the Kingdom of God (or Heaven as St. Matthew calls it), or are we all in process of becoming the "Kingdom of God?" Today's texts provide ambiguities of how God's kingdom comes together with varying personalities and concerns....
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Sandra Herrmann

When We Cannot Pray

Romans 8:26-39

Jean lay in bed. Her hospital room was an isolation unit, so there was nothing to brighten it up. Even a greeting card might carry in bacteria, and flowers were absolutely forbidden. She felt restless, even though she could do hardly anything. Getting out of bed by herself was a "forbidden activity" -- she felt light-headed even laying down....
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Janice Scott

Come-uppance!

For all the moans and groans voiced by disgruntled motorists over the many speed cameras now apparent in the UK, there is a certain satisfaction when habitual speeders are caught and fined. There's even more satisfaction when these speeders who seem to think they are beyond the law, clock up so many points on their licence that they are prevented from driving for a certain period of time. It feels like justice is being done at last and that our roads are safer for it....
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Cynthia Cowen

Guide to Heaven

The Point: Jesus wants us to know what the kingdom of heaven is like.

The Lesson: Good morning boys and girls. Thank you for coming up to share this time with me. Have you ever wondered what another country might be like? (let children answer) I have always wondered what Italy is like. Some day I may have the opportunity to actually go and visit Italy. I went to the library and checked out this book about Italy. Even though I haven't been there, this guidebook on Italy has helped me to understand a lot about the country. Rome is the capital. Do you know what the ancient ruins of Rome are called? (let children answer)...
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