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Hannah's Homework
Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16

Janice B. Scott

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43


Call to Worship:
Jesus told a story in which an enemy came while everyone was asleep. In our worship today, let us resolves to be alert and awake for God, so that we are not caught napping by enemies and are ready when God comes to us.

Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, I need sleep, but save me from spiritual day-dreaming.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, I need sleep, but keep me alert to hear your voice.
Christ, have mercy.
Jesus, I need sleep, but want to be awake in your service.
Lord, have mercy.

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 (NRSV)
He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; [25] but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. [26] So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. [27] And ...

This sermon, Hannah's Homework, is based on Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 and relates to Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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