Login / Signup

Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C

Not a subscriber?
Get a FREE 30-Day Subscription
(No credit card necessary)
Get Full Access Now!

Subscribe Your Way
Yearly, Quarterly, or Monthly
Subscriptions Available
Renew or Signup Now!
Hold down Ctrl (Windows) / Command (Mac) for multiple selections (scroll list to see all options)

Children's Activity

CSSPlus

Expert witness -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

The Bible -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Take care of others -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
There are two men in today's lesson. One is wealthy and has everything he needs.
"Get on the right plane!" -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Teachers or Parents: This parable about the rich man and
Acting Out Opposites -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Parents or Teachers: Today's message was the story of the rich man and
Rich and poor -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Teachers or Parents: A great story that supplements today's
Paying attention to warnings -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C

Materials:

Paper
Markers
Scissors
Glue

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

The power of money -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
The course we are charting today takes us from our self-centered, worrisome lives to the expansive l
True wealth -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
"What's in your safe?" This question from an advertisement about investing in gold queries the human
Sale price -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
A friend of mine once described a man he knew as someone who "knew the cost of everything and the va
In search of Jacob Marley -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
It's quite a few weeks before Christmas, but this Sunday's sermon may evoke a pivotal
Blessing the rich man's proceeds -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2001
Everybody likes payday.
God's gift of wealth -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1998
The Second Reading and the Gospel lesson for today both present strong cautions against the misuse o
The deed in the jar -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- William H. Shepherd -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
If I've read it once, I've read it a dozen times: the religious thriller, where the plot hinges on a
An urgent word from our brother, Dives -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
In choosing from the scripture listings for this Sunday, a number of compelling reasons suggest the
It may be now or never -- Amos 6:1-7, Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
One of the most remarkable and thrilling insights into reality which the Bible provides is the up-fr

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Praxis Takes Care -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

CSSPlus

If Only -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
How many of you listen to your mom the first time she tells you to do something?

The Greatest Abyss -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
Living in the Hundred-Acre Woods -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
"But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these." (v. 8)
Expert witness -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
He said to him, "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced
Sharing riches -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty,
The Bible -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
He [Abraham] said to him, "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets,
You are rich! -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
What does it mean to be rich? (get responses) Do you think you're rich? (responses) Why or why not?
Take care of others -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Today we are going to use our imaginations. Listen to me read part of today's lesson.
Money and evil -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Good morning! I don't normally carry around a lot of money,
Get on the right plane! -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Good morning! What do you think I have here? (Let them
Give it away -- 1 Timothy 6:6-16 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought some coins with me this morning.
A warning -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have a smoke detector in
Contentment -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
When I saw this (toy) I knew I had to have it! It looked like
Rich and poor -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Sometimes it surely is fun to pretend one is rich and use play
Weeding the garden -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wa
Paying attention to warnings -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
He said to him, "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced eve

The Immediate Word

The Apex Of Hope -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
In the past several weeks’ lectionary passages, the prophet Jeremiah has painted a bleak picture of
A Vessel Of Hope -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013

Each newscast last week brought more horrific scenes -- from Monday’s murderous rampage at the N

Fear Itself -- Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, Mary Austin -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
At first glance, it seems like this week's lectionary texts are an exercise in class warfare -- ther
Any Lazaruses On Your Front Porch? -- Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
This week's Immediate Word uses Luke 16:19-31 to tell how easy it is for most of us to think
God's Investment Advice -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

John's Prize -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
John was hanging around the gates of the big house, hoping he might catch a glimpse of Michael.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / Ordinary Time 26 -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthe
Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / Ordinary Time 26 -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
Take these deeds, both this sealed deed of purchase and this open deed, and put them in an earthe
Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / Ordinary Time 26 -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for
Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / Ordinary Time 26 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen ...

Drama

SermonStudio

Dives And Lazarus -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1997
Theme





Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 (2016) -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 (2013) -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte, Ron Love, Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
We often do not see... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
We often do not see God in our everyday lives, in the work we do and in our economic transactions.
Dashiell Hammett, before... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Ron Love -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
Dashiell Hammett, before becoming a great American novelist, was a police detective for the Pinkerto
The Harmonist Community... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
The Harmonist Community began in Germany under "prophet" Georg Rapp in the last years of the 18th ce
Joseph Heller authored... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
Joseph Heller authored the popular novel Catch 22.
Be content with what... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
Be content with what you have! How many times have you heard that -- even as children growing up!
A week after his public... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Ron Love -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
A week after his public confession to Oprah Winfrey acknowledging his use of performance enhancing d
Who counts? Who... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
Who counts? Who is really a person?
We don't need any more... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
We don't need any more miracles today; we already have all the ones we will ever need.
David's family had gone though some hard times... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Timothy Smith -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
David's family had gone though some hard times.
There have been many stories of individuals or families cashing in... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
There have been many stories of individuals or families cashing in because a family member bought st
Julie of Bradenton, Florida, wrote an inspiring letter to Abigail Van Buren... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Ron Love -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
Julie of Bradenton, Florida, wrote an inspiring letter to Abigail Van Buren, better known to us as D
The book Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein is a well-known book... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
The book Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein is a well-known book of children's poetr
Ashley never knew her mother... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Timothy Smith -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
Ashley never knew her mother, her parents divorced when she was very young.
So many people only look to immediate, short-term gratification... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
So many people only look to immediate, short-term gratification.
Sermon illustrations for Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 (2010) -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
In 1929, as the stock... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
In 1929, as the stock market crash was at its worst, representatives of the richest banking
Myrtle was scheduled for open... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
Myrtle was scheduled for open-heart surgery. There was a great deal of nervousness in
It was a homecoming to... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
It was a homecoming to remember when the bus full of solders arrived as the high school
If you had known, in... -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
If you had known, in the year 2000, what would happen at the New York City World
Because of what Jesus has... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
Because of what Jesus has done for us, we aren't the same people. We have the

The Immediate Word

The Apex Of Hope -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
In the past several weeks’ lectionary passages, the prophet Jeremiah has painted a bleak picture of
A Vessel Of Hope -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013

Each newscast last week brought more horrific scenes -- from Monday’s murderous rampage at the N

Fear Itself -- Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, Mary Austin -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
At first glance, it seems like this week's lectionary texts are an exercise in class warfare -- ther

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Loving And Forgiving God... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

SermonStudio

The sufficiency of the Scriptures -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

The sufficiency of the Scriptures

Gospel Note:
PROPER 21 -- Joel 2:23-30, Psalm 107:1, 33-43, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

The Apex Of Hope -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
In the past several weeks’ lectionary passages, the prophet Jeremiah has painted a bleak picture of
A Vessel Of Hope -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013

Each newscast last week brought more horrific scenes -- from Monday’s murderous rampage at the N

Fear Itself -- Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, Mary Austin -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
At first glance, it seems like this week's lectionary texts are an exercise in class warfare -- ther
Any Lazaruses On Your Front Porch? -- Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
This week's Immediate Word uses Luke 16:19-31 to tell how easy it is for most of us to think
God's Investment Advice -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Proper 21/Pentecost 19/Ordinary Time 26 -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
God's investment advice is to be generous in giving to others.
Proper 21/Pentecost 19/Ordinary Time 26 -- Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2006
(See Lent 1, Cycle C, for an alternative approach to vv. 1-2 and 9-16.)

Proper 21 -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2003
The time is 588 B.C. in our text.
Proper 21 -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and his teaching ministry.
Rich Man, Poor Man -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2003
1. Text
Dog-Licked Sores And Linen Underwear -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2001
I wonder if there has ever been a study of how the kind of underwear we wear affects our behavior.
Complacency Leads To Death -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2000
Jesus said, "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuous
Proper 21 -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 (C)

The Rich Man And Poor Beggar -- Luke 16:19-31 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1997
19"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine
Proper 21 -- Joel 2:23-30, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 21 -- Joel 2:23-30, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 21 -- Joel 2:23-30, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

The Apex Of Hope -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
In the past several weeks’ lectionary passages, the prophet Jeremiah has painted a bleak picture of
A Vessel Of Hope -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013

Each newscast last week brought more horrific scenes -- from Monday’s murderous rampage at the N

Fear Itself -- Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, Mary Austin -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
At first glance, it seems like this week's lectionary texts are an exercise in class warfare -- ther
Any Lazaruses On Your Front Porch? -- Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
This week's Immediate Word uses Luke 16:19-31 to tell how easy it is for most of us to think
God's Investment Advice -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Sold! -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Chrysanne Timm -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
As we conclude several weeks of readings in the book of the prophet Jeremiah and next week look at t
How Rich Is Rich? -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
We can simply stay away from some of the things that are bad for us.
The Great Divide -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Rick Mccracken-bennett -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
Some of us are old enough to remember the old Cat Stevens' tune, "Father And Son." That song, as you
Welcome, Rich And Poor -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2006
Can you name some disillusioned people you've met in life?
Developing A Glad Attitude -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Clayton A. Lord Jr. -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2006
It always amazes me when I read about a sports figure who decides to hold out for more money.
What A Deal: Investing In Hope -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Lee Ann Dunlap -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2006
What is the most ludicrous business deal you ever got into (or out of) just in time?
Compassion: Returning Home To God -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2003
During the reconstruction period following the great American Civil War, John Sommersby returned to
That Rich Man Made His Own Hell -- Luke 16:19-31 -- R. Robert Cueni -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2003
The lesson for today continues the discussion on the proper use of material possessions by describin
Greed And Graciousness -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2003
In July, 1975, the Nashville Banner ran an article about David Burroughs.
Even Our Business Belongs To God! -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Mark Ellingson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2000
The weekend is shot (almost).
Inside, Outside -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Thomas A. Renquist -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2000
Rich man, poor man -- stories of contrast. It's a familiar theme in literature.
Holiness And Happiness -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2000
Howard and Kopp with Real People celebrated its first anniversary on Adelphia Community Cablevision
Taking Life Seriously -- Luke 16:19-31 -- W. Robert Mcclelland -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1991
This parable reminds me of the time I attended an evangelism workshop offered by my denomination and
The Dreamer Within You -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1991
The setting for the movie Dead Poet’s Society is a proper New England prep school steeped in traditi

The Village Shepherd

What Price Contentment? -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Those who tuned in to "Songs of Praise" on the Sunday following the American disaster, would have
The Insulation Of Wealth -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
At a TUC conference just a few years ago, TUC leader John Edmonds was rudely blunt in his condemna
How To Be Truly Wealthy -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Our Sunday paper is so full of glossy magazine extras of various sorts, that it practically requires

Stories

StoryShare

Love Of Money -- Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- John Fitzgerald -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
Contents
"Love of Money" by John Fitzgerald


Love of Money
Good Investment -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Wagner -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013
Contents
"Good Investment" by C. David McKirachan
Treasures -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- Keith Hewitt, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Treasures" by Keith Hewitt
Free Stories/illustrations For Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 -- Luke 16:25 -- Rick Mccracken-bennett, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
The Rich Man's Table
By Rick McCracken-Bennett
Luke 16:19-31
Contentment -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- David E. Leininger, Rick Mccracken-bennett -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Contentment" by David Leininger
The Ex-Tither -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
So Much Need...

SermonStudio

Would A Loving God Really Let Anyone Go To Hell? -- Luke 16:19-31 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
This is a question to which almost all of those reading this book already have an answer.
Faith Fight Club -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2006
But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, enduranc
Body Building -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2003
The psalmist David seems to have it right when he muses, "It was you who formed my inward parts ...
Prison -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2000
We lived only about six miles from church, but we had to pass a maximum security prison on our way.
Hear No Evil ... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1994
Remains Of The Day is a powerful movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
Proper 21 -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- John Steward -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
We are often afraid to speak of money in the church.

Worship

The Immediate Word

The Apex Of Hope -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2016
In the past several weeks’ lectionary passages, the prophet Jeremiah has painted a bleak picture of
A Vessel Of Hope -- Luke 16:19-31, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Psalm 91 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2013

Each newscast last week brought more horrific scenes -- from Monday’s murderous rampage at the N

Fear Itself -- Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Kate Murphy, Mary Austin -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2010
At first glance, it seems like this week's lectionary texts are an exercise in class warfare -- ther
Any Lazaruses On Your Front Porch? -- Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
This week's Immediate Word uses Luke 16:19-31 to tell how easy it is for most of us to think
God's Investment Advice -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

Proper 21 / Ordinary Time 26 / Pentecost 19 -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31, Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Proper 21/Ordinary Time 26 -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 1 Timothy 6:6-19

Theme: A Few Of My Favorite Things
Proper 21/Ordinary Time 26 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 16:19-31

Theme: Pay Close Attention
Riches Blind Us To The Will Of God -- Luke 16:19-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2003
Gospel Lesson: Luke 16:19-31
Theme: Riches Blind Us To The Will Of God
True Riches -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2003
Second Lesson: 1 Timothy 6:6-19
Theme: True Riches

Can Redemption Be Bought? -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Proper 21, Pentecost 19, Ordinary Time 26 -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
Faith beyond adversity -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Proper 21 -- Psalm 107:1, 33-43 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 1991
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Responding To The Lord's Word -- Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- ...
First Lesson: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For December 23, 2018:

CSSPlus

Arley K. Fadness
“...and Mary gave birth to her first born son...and laid him in a manger..”

(V. 7a)

Merry Christmas children,

I love Christmas don't you? There's the tree, the lights, the carols, the nativity scene, families getting together --- and the presents! Were there any presents at your house?

(children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“...blessed are you among women...” (V. 42b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I am loving seeing you today. How are you dear children? Getting excited for Christmas? Are you planning special things with your family?

(children respond) (presenter may share personal plans and/or experiences)

Today, this Sunday, is called the 4th Sunday of Advent. We call it that in the church calendar. But I have a better name. Know what it is? Mother's Day!!

StoryShare

Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Seeing the Future” by Peter Andrew Smith
“A Distant Land” by Frank Ramirez


Seeing the Future
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20

John sat at the edge of his bed in the half way house staring out the window.

“Are you okay, John?” Carl asked from the doorway.

Keith Hewitt
C. David Mckirachan
Contents
“First Encounter” by Keith Hewitt
“That’s Weird” by C. David McKirachan


First Encounter
by Keith Hewitt
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 62:6-11
This seems to be a change he looks forward to in Old Testament times. Isaiah is looking forward to the Lord’s coming. He is telling the people in that day to look forward to Jerusalem being restored, Jesus is the only one who can restore it.

Several future books in the Old Testament have restored watchmen to wait on the Lord’s coming. It sounds like we must spend all our time waiting for the day the Lord has promised. It sounds like we must give him no rest until we get it.

Mark Ellingsen
All the lessons testify to the theme of why Christmas matters! The festival encourages sermons on what Christ accomplishes in our lives and a joyful celebration of thanks for the best Christmas present of all -- the babe in the manger.

Isaiah 62:6-12
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Micah 5:2-5a
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah…(Micah 5:2).

Most towns have a slogan. We remember the clever ones.

I spent part of my childhood in the city of Azusa, California. The town was named after the Susa family, ranchers who owned much of the land during the days of Spanish colonization. But the town fathers decided they needed something a little more catchy, so they advertised that Azusa has everything from A to Z in the USA.
Frank Ramirez
“Current Events” can be very significant at the time they happen, but they can change and/or grow in significance as time goes by. Micah addresses a current political situation in his day that is pretty significant. Judah is under siege from Assyria. But the words of hope that he shares grow in significance over the centuries until hundreds of years later biblical experts are able to tell the Magi that Micah is telling us -- and is still telling us -- that the greatest king of kings will be coming from one of the smallest of the clans of Israel.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Come, let us go even now to Bethlehem with the shepherds and the angels and see Mary and Joseph, with the baby lying in a manger.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, we come to worship the baby in the manger.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to offer ourselves and our own gifts.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to absorb your love.
Lord, have mercy.

Janice B. Scott
While I consider myself to be very much in tune with the modern era, well into technology and all that it can offer, there are times when I look back with nostalgia to the past.

SermonStudio

Cynthia E. Cowen
The Christmas concert was about to begin. The professional musicians were ready. All eyes were on the band director as he brought down his baton. Softly, flutes began weaving a magical introduction, capturing the audience's spirit. An instrumental duet formed with clarinets adding their voices. Then more wind instruments came in. Finally, brass and percussion entered and volume and tempo increased. Each section's contribution melded into a harmonious voice. The rehearsals had been worth it; the time and labor had not been in vain.
Paul E. Flesner
Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr once observed that the Christmas event can only be spoken about in poetry. He went on to comment that over the centuries preachers have analyzed it in their sermons and have turned Christmas into dogma. "Dogma," he said, "is rationally petrified poetry." I think I understand what he means. He means that Christmas speaks to the heart.

Special Occasion