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Proper 12 | OT 17 — Cycle A

Devotions for Pastors Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17
SermonStudio (4 items)
Proper 12 / Pentecost 10 / OT 17 from Water From the Well
on Genesis 29:15-28 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Proper 12 / Pentecost 10 / OT 17 from Water From the Well
on Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Stephen P. McCutchan
Proper 12 / Pentecost 10 / OT 17 from Water From the Well
on Romans 8:26-39 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Proper 12 / Pentecost 10 / OT 17 from Water From the Well
on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Stephen P. McCutchan


Sermons for Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17
Village Shepherd (3 items)
The Kingdom - wow! by Janice Scott
Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Sleep on it! by Janice Scott
Sermon on Romans 8:26-39
Come-uppance! by Janice Scott
Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28


SermonStudio (15 items)
And You Thought God Didn't Care! from Trouble on the Mountain
Sermon on Exodus 3:13-20 by BARBARA BROKHOFF
Life's Greatest Treasure from THE CHALLENGE OF GOD'S HARVEST
Sermon on Matthew 13:44, 45 by RICHARD W. PATT
Effective Suffering from Sermons On The Second Reading
Sermon on Romans 8:26-39 by Jeff Wedge
Things To Come! from SERMONS ON THE GOSPEL READINGS
Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Stan Purdum
When Jacob Got A Vision from Sermons On The First Readings
Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 by Arley K. Fadness
Strength Out Of Weakness from A Call To Love
Sermon on Romans 8:26-39 by Tom M. Garrison
What Is Priceless? from Questions Of Faith
Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Marilyn Saure Breckenridge
A Prize Worth Waiting For - Or Worth Working For? from LIVING ON ONE DAY'S RATIONS
Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 by Douglas B. Bailey
The Problem With Finding The Kingdom from Church People Beware!
Sermon on Matthew 13:44-52 by William J. Carl, III
A Name To Be Remembered from NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
Sermon on Exodus 3:13-20 by WALTER L. KIMBROUGH
Salvaging Our Lives from The Divine Salvage
Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 by Tempe Fussell Curtis Fussell
The Most Important Thing In Life from We Walk By Faith
Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Why We Need The Pledge Of Allegiance from Sermons On The Gospel Readings
Lectionary on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Wayne Brouwer
Seeing God Work For Good from Sermons On The Second Readings
Lectionary on Romans 8:26-39 by Larry Lange
A Match Made In Heaven from Sermons On The First Readings
Lectionary on Genesis 29:15-28 by David Kalas


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Secrets and LiesSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
Ron Love
What We Fail to MentionSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 by Leah Lonsbury Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
The Treat in the TrickSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Mary Austin Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
The Good News is Always PresentSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Richard E. Gribble, CSC Scott Suskovic
Constructing CommunitySermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 128 Romans 8:26-39 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Chris Ewing


StoryShare (5 items)
Almost HeavenStories on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Psalm 119:129-136 by Keith Wagner Keith Hewitt
When We Cannot PrayStories on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Sandra Herrmann
Jerry Springer on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by C. David McKirachan Larry Winebrenner
Never Again SeparateStories on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by David O. Bales Craig Kelly
Learning How to PrayStories on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by John E. Sumwalt and Jo Perry-Sumwalt


Children's material for Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17
CSSPlus (24 items)
Nothing can separate us — Children's Sermon on Romans 8:26-39
An image of God's kingdom — Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
An image of God's kingdom — Children's Activity on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Inseparable! — Children's Sermon on Romans 8:26-39
The kingdom of Heaven — Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
The kingdom of Heaven — Children's Activity on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
It fits! — Children's Sermon on Romans 8:26-39
The kingdom of heaven — Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
The kingdom of heaven — Children's Activity on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Help for my weakness — Children's Sermon on Romans 8:26-39
God's hidden treasure — Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
"Going fishing" and "A treasure hunt" — Children's Activity on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Do you look like Jesus? — Children's Sermon on Romans 8:28-30
Stuck on Jesus — Children's Sermon on Romans 8:26-39
Heaven's pearls — Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Heaven's pearls — Children's Activity on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Close to Jesus — Children's Sermon on Romans 8:26-39
The kingdom — Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
The kingdom — Children's Activity on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
One pearl — Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
How far? — Children's Sermon on Romans 8:26-39
One pearl — Children's Activity on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Guide to Heaven — Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
The Kingdom of Surprises — Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Village Shepherd (2 items)
The Grain Of Faith by Janice Scott
Children's Liturgy and Story on Matthew 13:31-33; 44-52
Terry's Dream by Janice Scott
Children's Story on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

SermonStudio (2 items)
The Mustard Seed from Story Time At The Altar
Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Elaine M. Ward
The Big Influence Of Small Things from THE BIG INFLUENCE OF SMALL THINGS
Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Brett Blair

Gospel Grams (3 items)
Commentary and Exegetical material for Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17
Emphasis (9 items)
"X" marks the spot Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Psalm 119:129-136
What's it worth to you? Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Playing the hand you're dealt Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Loving God with our minds Commentary on 1 Kings 3:5-12 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
God's Bounty Commentary on Psalms 139:13-18 2 Kings 4:8-17 Luke 11:1-13
Commitment Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Belonging Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Kingdom ambiguities Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Turning the tables Commentary on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52


SermonStudio (18 items)
Proper 12 from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by John R. Brokhoff
Treasure And Trash from Preaching The Parables
Exegesis on Matthew 13:44-52 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost from THE WESLEYAN PREACHING ANNUAL 2001--2002
Exegesis on by Derl G. Keefer
Laying hold of the true treasure from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Russell F. Anderson
Proper 12 from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Exodus 3:13-20 Romans 8:26-30 Matthew 13:44-52 by George M. Bass
Treasure and Trash from Preaching the Parables
Exegesis on Matthew 13:44-52 by John R. Brokhoff
Proper 12 from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by John R. Brokhoff
Finding Christ: The Treasure Of A Lifetime from The Parables Of Jesus
Exegesis on Matthew 13:44-52 by Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Proper 12 from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by E. Carver McGriff
Small Beginnings Which Produce Large Results from The Parables Of Jesus And Their Flip Side
on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Treasures And Trash from Preaching the Parables
on Matthew 13:44-52 by William E. Keeney
Storytelling from Preaching the Parables
on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Richard L. Sheffield
Confidence In Prayer from Gathering Up the Fragments
Sermons on Romans 8:26-39 by Mariann Edgar Budde
Proper 12/Pentecost 10/Ordinary Time 17 from Hear My Voice
Lectionary on Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by James Evans Stan Purdum
Proper 12/Pentecost 10/Ordinary Time 17 from Hear My Voice
Lectionary on Psalm 128 by James Evans Stan Purdum
Proper 12 / Pentecost 10 / Ordinary Time 17 from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Carlos Wilton
Proper 12, Pentecost 10, Ordinary Time 17 from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Proper 12 from Preaching and Reading the Old Testament Lessons
Exegesis on Genesis 29:15-28 1 Kings 3:5-12 by Elizabeth Achtemeier


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Secrets and LiesSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
What We Fail to MentionSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 by Leah Lonsbury Mary Austin
The Treat in the TrickSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Mary Austin Dean Feldmeyer
The Good News is Always PresentSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Richard E. Gribble, CSC Scott Suskovic
Constructing CommunitySermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 128 Romans 8:26-39 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Chris Ewing


Illustrations and Stories for Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17
Emphasis (80 items)
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It might have been wise... Illustration on Genesis 29:15-28
James (Quick) Tillis, a former... Illustration on Genesis 29:15-28
Sue and Bill were married... Illustration on Genesis 29:15-28
A teacher asked her students... Illustration on Genesis 29:15-28
The word Paul uses to... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
When Tom was 24 years... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
When we don't know how... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
This text is a favorite... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
A mother of three young... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Little things matter a lot... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Would anyone notice if your... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
A tiny mustard seed grows... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Although the word Father can... Illustration on Luke 11:1-13
A Lutheran pastor, Robert Herhold... Illustration on Luke 11:1-3
Grace Easley has written a... Illustration on Luke 11:1-13
Once there was ab... Illustration on Luke 11:1-13
With great regularity we receive... Illustration on 2 Kings 4:8-17
One of the most recurring... Illustration on 2 Kings 4:8-17
The tale is quite famous... Illustration on 2 Kings 4:8-17
During the Great Depression, ministers... Illustration on 2 Kings 4:8-17
The Assyrian came down like... Illustration on Genesis 18:20-32
Unless the Lord builds the... Illustration on Genesis 18:20-32
Par Lagerkvist's novel, The Sibyl... Illustration on Genesis 18:20-32
The philosophy professor grinned as... Illustration on Genesis 18:20-32
In contrast to revenge, which... Illustration on Colossians 2:6-15
The colossal Christ of Colossians... Illustration on Colossians 2:6-15
Never weep over the loss... Illustration on Colossians 2:6-15
A great war has... Illustration on Colossians 2:6-15
Jesus loves me, this I... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
To have the Spirit intercede... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
Thomas Aquinas was one of... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
In his book, Disciple, Juan... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
My husband is one of... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Dick was nervous. His oldest... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Jerry lived in the inner... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
After seeing a bumper sticker... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
This story comes out of... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
The first time I ever... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
Ever GreenToday I... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
A college professor gave an... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
A man went into the... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Dave found himself wandering through... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Bob had his sights on... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
My friend, who was also... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
A story in the newspaper... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
Jack and Irene had been... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
When Henry Gockel was 32... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
I was living my dream... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
So it will be, says... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Jesus had the knack of... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
A large crowd was gathered... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Jesus points out two elements... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
At a gloomy time in... Illustration on Genesis 29:15-28
You know the old saying... Illustration on Genesis 29:15-28
Pam was at a turning... Illustration on Genesis 29:15-28
Geoffrey Chaucer told a marvelous... Illustration on Genesis 29:15-28
A friend told me of... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
Over our fifty-plus years... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
For many, their favorite verse... Illustration on Romans 8:26-39
An antiques dealer is making... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
About thirty years ago, a... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Jane was running late one... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
The mustard seed, though tiny... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Genesis 29:15-28 At... Illustration on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 Genesis 29:15-28
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 12 | OT 17 on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
on Genesis 29:15-28
on Genesis 29:15-28
on Romans 8:26-39
on Romans 8:26-39
on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 (2014) on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Philipp Melanchthon was a... on Genesis 29:15-28
Americans are a lot... on Genesis 29:15-28
When I went on a... on Romans 8:26-39
Paul realized that the... on Romans 8:26-39
If you were to draw... on Romans 8:26-39
Growing the Kingdom of... on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Corrie ten Boom was... on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 (2017) on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52


SermonStudio (5 items)
Praying: Even When You Can't
Story on Romans 8:26-39 by John E. Sumwalt
Nothing Can Separate Us
Story on Romans 8:26-39 by Gregory L. Tolle
Extraordinary Ordinary Things
Story on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Constance Berg
Alice's Hindsight
Story on Romans 8:26-39 by Timothy J. Smith
Nevertheless
Story on Romans 8:26-39 by David E. Leininger


StoryShare (5 items)
Almost HeavenStories on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Psalm 119:129-136 by Keith Wagner Keith Hewitt
When We Cannot PrayStories on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Sandra Herrmann
Jerry Springer on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by C. David McKirachan Larry Winebrenner
Never Again SeparateStories on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by David O. Bales Craig Kelly
Learning How to PrayStories on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by John E. Sumwalt and Jo Perry-Sumwalt


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Secrets and LiesSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
What We Fail to MentionSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 by Leah Lonsbury Mary Austin
The Treat in the TrickSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Mary Austin Dean Feldmeyer
The Good News is Always PresentSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Richard E. Gribble, CSC Scott Suskovic
Constructing CommunitySermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 128 Romans 8:26-39 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Chris Ewing


Worship and Drama for Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17
SermonStudio (16 items)
Before The Wedding
Drama on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-49 by Robert F. Crowley
The Deceiver Deceive
Worship on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Frank Ramirez
Proper 12
Worship on Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Beverly S. Bailey
God, the Deliverer
Worship on Exodus 3:13-20 Romans 8:26-30 by Heth H. Corl
The God of action
Worship on Exodus 3:13-20 Romans 8:26-30 Psalm 105 Matthew 13:44-52 by PAUL A. LAUGHLIN
PROPER 12
Worship on Psalm 105:1-11 Exodus 3:13-20 Romans 8:26-30 Matthew 13:44-52 by Norman A. Beck
Kingdom Of Heaven Parables
Worship on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Dallas A. Brauninger
PROPER 12
Worship on Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 by B. David Hostetter
Proper 12
Worship on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Proper 12
Lectionary on Genesis 29:15-28 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Proper 12
Lectionary on Romans 8:26-39 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Proper 12
Lectionary on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Proper 12
Lectionary on Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by H. Burnham Kirkland
Proper 12/Pentecost 10/Ordinary Time 17
Lectionary on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 1 Kings 3:5-12 Romans 8:26-39 Psalm 119:129-136 by Amy C. Schifrin Martha Shonkwiler
Proper 12
Worship on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 by Thom M. Shuman


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Secrets and LiesSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
What We Fail to MentionSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 by Leah Lonsbury Mary Austin
The Treat in the TrickSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Mary Austin Dean Feldmeyer
The Good News is Always PresentSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Richard E. Gribble, CSC Scott Suskovic
Constructing CommunitySermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 128 Romans 8:26-39 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b by Chris Ewing


Village Shepherd (2 items)
The Grain Of Faith by Janice Scott
Children's Liturgy and Story on Matthew 13:31-33; 44-52
Radiant God... by Janice Scott
Intercession on Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52