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Playing referee -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
God is there -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
God is with us -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Materials Gelatin powder, blue and yellow Water Fingers or paintbrushes
"Solving our differences" -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Teachers or Parents: There is probably no more important
Jesus, our Commander in Chief -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Teachers or Parents: Children are interested in power, and
Christian tennis -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Teachers: Tennis is the game for Christians. It has "love" and

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 18:15-20 -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 18:15-20 -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A

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Disagreement! -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- John Jamison -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2023
Object: A collection of simple protest signs the children can wave in the air.
Building Together! -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- John Jamison -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2020
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. (v. 15)
Tug-O-Love -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be don
One in Jesus as a Church Family! -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
The Point: As a member of Jesus' family of faith we need to work to keep our unity.
What is a neighbor? -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. (v. 10)
Playing referee -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you
Sharing Jesus -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
Love your neighbor as yourself. (v. 9)
God is there -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. (v. 20)
Love your neighbors -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning, boys and girls! Did you do anything special this week?
God is with us -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Isn't it great to be here in church? You look wonderful today.
Who is my neighbor? -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning! The Bible tells us that we should love our
Solving our differences -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning! Have you ever noticed how many stories are in
Jesus, our Commander in Chief -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
When I was your age, I liked to collect toy soldiers like
A neighbor at school -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you take your lunch
Keeping a good friend -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Do you ever get into arguments?
Fulfilling the law -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning! This morning I'm going to ask you to fill this

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Empathy and Encouragement -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40, Psalm 149 -- Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Katy Stenta, Elena Delhagen, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2023
For September 10, 2023:
What Should a Follower of Jesus Do? -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40, Psalm 149 -- Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2020
For September 6, 2020:
Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be
The Debt Penalty: Pay The Fine Or Do The Time -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
In this week’s Romans passage, Paul reminds us once again of our call to look beyond our own self
No More Promised Lands -- Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 149 -- Roger Lovette, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
It's been an eventful week for America's East coast, dominated by what the media blithely refers to
Love Of Neighbor: Priceless -- Romans 13:8-14, Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

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Tug-O-Love -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be don
Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be
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Out with the old, and in with the new. That’s easily said, but not so easily done. Yet though we think of ourselves as simple people, we can end up with a lot of clutter. Change is necessary, but that’s not always a comfortable transition to make. It’s hard enough to clean out our closets. But how about our spiritual lives?
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Peter Andrew Smith
“My parents raised me in the church.” Charlene leaned against the desk in their residence room. “So to answer your question, I guess I’ve always had faith.”

“Really?” Jody flopped on the bed in the other side of the room. “You can’t ever remember a time when you didn’t believe?”

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John Jamison
Object: A packet of mustard seeds, or a packet of the smallest seeds you can find.

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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) Are you ready for our story today? (Let them respond.) Excellent!

One day Jesus was talking with his friends and he wanted to tell them something really, really important. So, this is what he told them. He said:

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Carlos Wilton
Among the greatest political speeches ever written is Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. His brief Gettysburg Address is more famous, but those who take the time to read the Second Inaugural Address will come away impressed not only by Lincoln's rhetorical skills, but also with his probing philosophical mind and deep piety.

William J. Carl, III
I don't know about you but when I was growing up I always loved hearing the story of Cinderella. There was always something magical about it. It was more than Walter Mitty or Lee Iacocca -- small-town boy made good. It was more than Prince Charles and Princess Diana in all their regal splendor long before Diana's untimely death.

Ron Lavin
The kingdom of God is described in many different ways in the Bible. In Mark 4, the kingdom of God is described in terms of small seeds quietly planted by a farmer. The seeds can grow to great size, like a mustard plant which in ancient Israel became one of the largest of bushes. Small beginnings can have great endings.
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