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You Provide The Bread
Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18

from the book
Church People Beware!

William J. Carl, III

Matthew 14:13-21


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When I was growing up, church picnics were a big thing. I can still see itů long tables with white cloths strung out end to end. Plastic forks and knives, napkins and paper plates on this end. Pitchers of lemonade and iced tea on that end. In between assortments of meat dishes and vegetables down here; various salads and desserts down there. Plenty of rolls and butter. Makes me hungry just thinking about it. In some rural churches they were an all-day affair. People came to church early and left late. They ate and played and sang together -- true Christian fellowship. There always seemed to be plenty of food left over.

Looks like our story of the feeding of the 5,000 is no different. Just another church picnic only a little bigger. No one announced ahead of time that on a certain hill at 4:00 in the afternoon "we will gather together with Jesus to eat." No one announced what ...

This Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 sermon, You Provide The Bread, is based on Matthew 14:13-21 and relates to Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Church People Beware! . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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