August 3, 2014
Matthew 14:13-21
Romans 9:1-5

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Great Things from Small Offerings | Matthew 14:13-21
Object: a church offering plate

The Point: Jesus wants us to work together to spread the kingdom of God.

The Lesson: Thank you, boys and girls, for joining me during this time of sharing. Do you know what this is? (let children answer) You see this offering plate passed around every time we gather to worship. What do our members place in the offering plate? (let children answer) For what is the offering used? (let children answer) The offering announces that our members are working together to help spread the good news of the kingdom of God. Together we encourage each other's faith. Together we provide the supplies we need for Sunday school and ministry. Together we reach out to help others who need support like food and clothing. Together we support missionaries to other countries.... click here for the rest of the sermon

Additional material for Proper 13 | OT 18

The Apostle Paul — Children's Sermon based on Romans 9:1-5
So much from so little — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 14:13-21
So much from so little — Children's Activity based on Matthew 14:13-21
A promise fulfilled — Children's Sermon based on Romans 9:1-5
God will provide — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 14:13-21
God will provide — Children's Activity based on Matthew 14:13-21
Sorrow — Children's Sermon based on Romans 9:1-5
He had compassion — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 14:13-21
He had compassion — Children's Activity based on Matthew 14:13-21
All that food! — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 14:13-21
I'm telling the truth — Children's Sermon based on Romans 9:1-5
Visit the food bank — Children's Activity based on Matthew 14:13-21
The chosen people — Children's Sermon based on Romans 9:1-5
Jesus feeds us all! — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 14:13-21
Jesus feeds us all! — Children's Activity based on Matthew 14:13-21
Missed opportunities — Children's Sermon based on Romans 9:1-5
Do something — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 14:13-21
Do something — Children's Activity based on Matthew 14:13-21
Change — Children's Sermon based on Romans 9:1-5
Bread of Life — Children's Sermon based on Matthew 14:13-21
Bread of Life — Children's Activity based on Matthew 14:13-21

Cynthia Cowen
Cynthia Cowen has been a faithful CSS Publishing Company contributor for many years. Her creative resources target youth, family, women, Bible study, Advent and Christmas programs, and clergy. As a staff member of Our Saviour's (Iron Mountain, Michigan), Cynthia serves as an Associate in Ministry.