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Children's Activity

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Seeking answers -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Favorites -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Can you carry the cross? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
What does it mean to put Christ first? What does it mean to carry his cross?
"The cost of discipleship" -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Teachers or Parents: It is very easy for all of us to say
Time, Treasure and Talent -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Parents or Teachers: The lesson today is about counting the cost of being a
Count the cost -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Teachers or Parents: Discipleship is as simple as a childlike
Earning awards -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C

Materials:

Colored felt (stiff)
Glue

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Who are you really? -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
Under the guise of harshness, the prophet Jeremiah wants us to see in God’s earnest desire to get ou
Commitment test -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- David Coffin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Shall we or shall we not continue a certain ministry, program, or event in our congregation?
Forfeiting to win -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Our youngest daughter was born in Nigeria while I was teaching at the Reformed Theological College i
The object of the game -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
My little girls recently received a new board game for children as a present. They asked
Life with attitude -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2001
We live in an ever-coarsening culture.
God's sovereignty -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1998
It's Labor Day weekend. Church attendance may be a bit low.
He's hyper -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
"I worry about him," my wife said as the credits rolled for Bowling for Columbine, referring
More than meets the eye -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
In many congregations this Sunday after Labor Day marks the transition from the lessened activity of
For those who have ears to hear -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
This is a day when a lot of ears will burn if the preaching follows the lead of the texts.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Jo's First Camp -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Follow The Leader -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
Let's play a game together today.
Counting the Cost -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Going away -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
"Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him bac
Seeking answers -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
"Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters
I forgive -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to
Favorites -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your
The more the merrier! -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
This is tricky. I'm going to see if I can build a house of cards.
Can you carry the cross? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
(hold up the cross) Look at this big cross! It's pretty big, isn't it?
Helping others -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Good morning! In the Bible, we find many places where God
Bringing in the harvest -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Note: Before the service begins, give the pictures to people
Thanks for good people -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Good morning! One thing we know about Saint Paul is that he
The cost of discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Good morning! I would like to ask all of you this morning if
Useful or useless? -- Philemon 1-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a tool with me today because I
Come on down! -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Boys and girls, COME ON DOWN! (Hold up the large price tag.) I want to
By love and not command -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
I have with me some vinegar. Who would like to taste it? Ugh!
Count the cost -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Good morning. I want to tell you a story about this poor
Earning awards -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C

Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. (v. 27)

The Immediate Word

Mulligan Theology -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
A major theme in this week’s lectionary texts is how faith completely redefines our lives -- changin
Playing Poker In Damascus -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013

The images were horrific -- even by the standards of the civil war in Syria that has raged on fo

Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby red leather shoes.
Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby-red leather shoes.
Hating Enough To Love Completely -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus stuns us this week with some words that seem at first hearing to denigrate the role of the fam
The Only Way To Make A Saint: Start With A Sinner -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
In this week's Old Testament passage (Jeremiah 18:1-11), the prophet Jeremiah offers a rich visual i
Life's Farthest Limits -- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Basil's Journey -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Basil was lonely and cold and very, very tired.

Devotional

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Proper 18 / Pentecost 16 / Ordinary Time 23 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
Just like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
Proper 18 / Pentecost 16 / Ordinary Time 23 -- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
Proper 18 / Pentecost 16 / Ordinary Time 23 -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment.
Proper 18 / Pentecost 16 / Ordinary Time 23 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.

Drama

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Discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1997
Theme


What is the price of discipleship?

Summary

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 (2016) -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
Jeremiah 18:1-11
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 (2013) -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Scott A. Bryte, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Jeremiah 18:1-11
Jeremiah found parables... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Jeremiah found parables for life in the common things of life.
I made a retreat to... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
I made a retreat to a monastery years ago and visited a monk who was making pottery.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, upon completing... -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Nathaniel Hawthorne, upon completing a manuscript, always sought the approval of his wife for its em
It happens in books and... -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
It happens in books and in movies all the time. A long lost brother.
This troubling book... -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
This troubling book regarding Paul's interaction with the slave of a Christian implies a number of f
Dietrich Bonhoeffer asks... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Dietrich Bonhoeffer asks the pertinent question: "How can we live the Christian life in the modern w
This scripture forbids us... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
This scripture forbids us from hating anyone, much less our family.
NULL -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Elementary-school art teachers teach their students how to make "happy mistakes." If a student makes
NULL -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Adelide Pollard was discouraged. Living in Chicago she taught at several girls' schools.
NULL -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
For those of us who are under about 130 years of age or so, it may be difficult to relate to the sub
NULL -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Tim Smith -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
It is not always easy to do the right thing.
NULL -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Stop for a moment and evaluate your resources.
NULL -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus was asked what it meant to be one of his followers.
NULL -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jeremiah 18:1-11
In 1931, William Faulkner published... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
In 1931, William Faulkner published, "A Rose For Emily." Emily Grierson, a member of
John Huffman, in his book... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
John Huffman, in his book, Who's In Charge Here? tells about Robert Dick
Watching a child play with... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
Watching a child play with LEGOS is endlessly fascinating. What starts out as a truck, a
Everyone whose computer has been... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
Everyone whose computer has been infected with a virus knows the headache viruses

The Immediate Word

Mulligan Theology -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
A major theme in this week’s lectionary texts is how faith completely redefines our lives -- changin
Playing Poker In Damascus -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013

The images were horrific -- even by the standards of the civil war in Syria that has raged on fo

Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby red leather shoes.
Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby-red leather shoes.
Hating Enough To Love Completely -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus stuns us this week with some words that seem at first hearing to denigrate the role of the fam

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of The Universe... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

SermonStudio

The difficult demands of discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

The difficult demands of discipleship

Gospel Note:
PROPER 18 -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Psalm 94:12-22, Philemon 1-20, Luke 14:25-33 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Mulligan Theology -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
A major theme in this week’s lectionary texts is how faith completely redefines our lives -- changin
Playing Poker In Damascus -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013

The images were horrific -- even by the standards of the civil war in Syria that has raged on fo

Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby red leather shoes.
Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby-red leather shoes.
Hating Enough To Love Completely -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus stuns us this week with some words that seem at first hearing to denigrate the role of the fam
The Only Way To Make A Saint: Start With A Sinner -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
In this week's Old Testament passage (Jeremiah 18:1-11), the prophet Jeremiah offers a rich visual i
Life's Farthest Limits -- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Work And Rest -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Luke 14:25-33 -- Mariann Edgar Budde -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: "Come, go down to the potter's house, and there I w
Proper 18/Pentecost 16/Ordinary Time 23 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 18/Pentecost 16/Ordinary Time 23 -- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
(See Epiphany 2/Ordinary Time 2, Cycle B, and Proper 4/Pentecost 2/Ordinary Time 9, Cycle B; see
Proper 18 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
Have you ever seen a potter at work at his wheel?
Proper 18 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Counting The Cost -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
1. Text
The Consequences Of Discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, "Whoever comes to me and d
Proper 18 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Jeremiah 18:1-11 (C)

The Price Of Discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1997
25Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned
Proper 18 -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Philemon 1-20, Luke 14:25-33 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 18 -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Philemon 1-20, Luke 14:25-33 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 18 -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Luke 14:25-33 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Mulligan Theology -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
A major theme in this week’s lectionary texts is how faith completely redefines our lives -- changin
Playing Poker In Damascus -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013

The images were horrific -- even by the standards of the civil war in Syria that has raged on fo

Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby red leather shoes.
Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby-red leather shoes.
Hating Enough To Love Completely -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus stuns us this week with some words that seem at first hearing to denigrate the role of the fam
The Only Way To Make A Saint: Start With A Sinner -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
In this week's Old Testament passage (Jeremiah 18:1-11), the prophet Jeremiah offers a rich visual i
Life's Farthest Limits -- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

In The Potter's Hands -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Chrysanne Timm -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
I am not a potter, and I do not play one on television!
From Slave To Brother -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
We often shortchange love.
Finish What You Start -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Rick Mccracken-bennett -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
I remember as I was growing up, before gas became more precious than gold, that our family would go
Counting The Cost Of Discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
The best thing to say to a pastor after you hear a sermon that moves you is not, "That was a good se
We Are One In Christ -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Clayton A. Lord Jr. -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
Someone once said that action speaks louder than words and that is true.
God's Eminent Domain -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Lee Ann Dunlap -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
What would you do if you opened your mailbox one day to find a letter from the city or county announ
Salvation -- It's Up To Us -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
Once upon a time there was a piece of a jigsaw puzzle.
Warning To The Clueless Enthusiasts -- Luke 14:25-33 -- R. Robert Cueni -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
Jesus said, "Whoever comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brother
Waging Peace -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
The old man is about to retire for the evening.
Have You Seen The Potter Lately? -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
(Note: This monologue is from the point of view of an imagined contemporary of Jeremiah.)
Costly Grace -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Thomas A. Renquist -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
The opening phrase of our Gospel is all-important: Large crowds were traveling with Jesus." Large cr
Giving Up On Getting Even -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Kirk R. Webster -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
She walked nervously down the hallway, following a purple line that led into the visitation area.
Counting The Cost -- Luke 14:25-33 -- W. Robert Mcclelland -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1991
"Come to me all of you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest!" Christ's warm invita
Take Care Of Each Other! -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- R. Keith Hammer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1991
Once upon a time there were two little boys.

The Village Shepherd

Serve God And Enjoy Life? -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
She was a good Christian woman.
How Much, In The Cold Light Of Day? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
The evangelist Billy Graham was away from home a great deal when he was in his heyday of large eva
Whole-Hearted For Christ -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
I first saw the Children's Charter when my own children were quite small, so it's been around for

Stories

StoryShare

A Petition For Justice -- Luke 14:25-33, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
Contents
"A Question of Hospitality" by Keith Hewitt

Unchained Poet -- Luke 14:25-33, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Frank Ramirez, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Contents
"Unchained Poet" by Frank Ramirez
Of Pots And Potters -- Luke 14:25-33, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Larry Winebrenner, C. David Mckirachan, Lamar Massingill -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Contents
"Of Pots and Potters" by Larry Winebrenner
Terminally Shy -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Scott Dalgarno, Argile Smith, Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Terminally Shy" by Scott Dalgarno
Ole And Clarence -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider wh

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A Place At The Table -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
This comes under the category of "Flattery will get you everywhere." Or "You get more flies with hon
Are You Smitten? -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: "Come, go down to the potter's house, and there I w
Lopsided Clay -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
My wife is a potter. She has a wheel in the sun room and a kiln in the garage.
Praying For A Child -- Psalm 113 -- John E. Sumwalt, Kris Drollinger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
My experience occurred on a Saturday morning in early November, 1988.
The Cost Of The Kingdom -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
"Brooke, are you aware of the demands that will be placed on you? Can you handle them?
Bearing The Cross -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1994
At long last, Laura McDermott had fulfilled her lifelong dream.
Proper 18 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- John Steward -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
A man was once put in a dark cave.

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Mulligan Theology -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
A major theme in this week’s lectionary texts is how faith completely redefines our lives -- changin
Playing Poker In Damascus -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013

The images were horrific -- even by the standards of the civil war in Syria that has raged on fo

Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby red leather shoes.
Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby-red leather shoes.
Hating Enough To Love Completely -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus stuns us this week with some words that seem at first hearing to denigrate the role of the fam
The Only Way To Make A Saint: Start With A Sinner -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
In this week's Old Testament passage (Jeremiah 18:1-11), the prophet Jeremiah offers a rich visual i
Life's Farthest Limits -- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Proper 18 / Ordinary Time 23 / Pentecost 16 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Proper 18/Ordinary Time 23 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Jeremiah 18:1-11

Theme: Pottery Lesson
Proper 18/Ordinary Time 23 -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Philemon 1-21

Theme: Refresh My Guts In Christ
Proper 18/Ordinary Time 23 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 14:25-33

Theme: Hiring The Right Architect
Proper 18 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
Theme: Clay In The Potter's Hand

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God's Malleability -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
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Proper 18, Pentecost 16, Ordinary Time 23 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 14:25-33
Clay in the Potter's hands -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Proper 18 -- Psalm 94:12-22 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1991
Happy are those whom you discipline, O Lord,
and whom you teach out of your law,

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  • Joice Again! by Tom Willadsen -- Rejoice! I can’t hear you, rejoice!! Joice again. “Joice” isn’t a verb in English, but “rejoice” is. Oh, and rejoicing is commanded. Just take a look at the Philippians reading.

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Zephaniah 3:14-20
Wow, how can things get any better. God has not only taken our punishment, he has turned back our enemy. What more can we ask. We shouldn’t have to fear anything. God says this to Jerusalem. Can this apply to America also?

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David Kalas
My wife, who thrives on organization, has a motto: “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” It’s an expression of her passion for keeping a room, a house, or a garage orderly. But I think the principle extends still further. It goes beyond just physical spaces. For what is true of cupboards and closets is even more profoundly true of a human life.

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“...but one who is more powerful than I is coming..” (V. 16a)

Good morning girls, good morning boys!

My, it’s so fun to see you today.  Happy Advent! Know why I (say, sing, shout, chant) Happy Advent? (children may respond)

Advent means “a coming.” Something or somebody is coming. Just around the corner. Know what it is? (children respond)

Yep. It’s Christmas, and John the Baptist is here to help. (show sketch)

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Janice B. Scott
I've had many reports of the Remembrance Sunday service held at Dickleburgh (in Norfolk, England) this year, mostly about the preacher. Since Dickleburgh has a historic connection with the Americans from the time of Second World War, they always invite the American Air Base at Mildenhall in Suffolk to join them for the service, and always invite the current American air force chaplain to preach.

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Robert S. Crilley
On the Sunday afternoon following Thanksgiving, when I was in seventh grade, it began to snow. It started slowly and undramatically -- much like any number of other snows I had experienced growing up in Detroit. The sky turned the shade of dirty wool and the flakes danced through the wind as in one of those glass balls that you invert. Little by little the sidewalks whitened, and soon the neighborhood was alive with the rasping sound of shovels. Before long the roads were filled and you could no longer see the curb.

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