July 27, 2014
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39

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The problem with pride

Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22




Object: a trophy of some kind

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Good morning! I brought this trophy to show you today. This
trophy was awarded to ____________ for ____________.

Do any of you play sports -- baseball, soccer, football, any
kind of sport? (Let them answer.) Well, are you very good at it?
Have you done something good when you played? (Let them answer.
There may not be anyone who wants to boast about their
achievements. If not, substitute something good they did in
school and use the same kind of questioning.)

Well, that's good. How did you learn to do that? Did you
just walk on the field one day and do it, or did you have to
learn? (Let them answer.) Of course, you had to learn, so some
credit goes to the coach and others who taught you, right? (They
will agree.) Isn't it also true that you couldn't have done that
if you didn't have two legs? Two arms? A mind that lets you
learn?...

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