Login / Signup

Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Hold down Ctrl (Windows) / Command (Mac) for multiple selections (scroll list to see all options)

Children's Activity

Commentary

Children's bulletin

Children's Liturgy and Story

Children's sermon

Children's Story

Devotional

Drama

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Most people do not come... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Most people do not come to church to be woed, but to be wowed. Beautiful
Only a poor man was... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Only a poor man was Laz'rus that dayWhen he lay down at the rich man's gate.
Amos, the Old Testament prophet... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Amos, the Old Testament prophet of social justice, still comes back to life occasionally.
An intriguing question: Does God... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
An intriguing question: Does God grow? I have often thought about that.
Abraham Lincoln once said, I... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Abraham Lincoln once said, "I recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and prove
There are many and varied... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
There are many and varied punishments that have been concocted to discipline recalcitrants --whether
Joel prophesies the restoration of... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Joel prophesies the restoration of the nation after the exile and beyond that, the Great Day when Go
The affluence of America has... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The affluence of America has to be unique in all of history.
The Pharisees whom Jesus condemned... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The Pharisees whom Jesus condemned were notorious for their judgmental behavior.
The tax collectors and prostitutes... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The tax collectors and prostitutes were sinners. So were the chief priests and elders.
The prostitutes and tax collectors... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The prostitutes and tax collectors had said, "No," to God all their lives, but they had changed thei

Intercession

Preaching

Sermon

Stories

Worship

UPCOMING WEEKS
In addition to the lectionary resources there are thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
Signup for FREE!
(No credit card needed.)
Proper 6 | OT 11 | Pentecost 4
30 – Sermons
160+ – Illustrations / Stories
23 – Children's Sermons / Resources
19 – Worship Resources
32 – Commentary / Exegesis
2 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Proper 7 | OT 12 | Pentecost 5
25 – Sermons
160+ – Illustrations / Stories
19 – Children's Sermons / Resources
23 – Worship Resources
25 – Commentary / Exegesis
2 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Proper 8 | OT 13 | Pentecost 6
28 – Sermons
160+ – Illustrations / Stories
28 – Children's Sermons / Resources
21 – Worship Resources
24 – Commentary / Exegesis
5 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Plus thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
Signup for FREE!
(No credit card needed.)

New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Katy Stenta
For June 16, 2024:

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
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?
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bill Thomas
1 Samuel 15:34--16:13

StoryShare

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?”

Charlene thought for a moment. “I’ve certainly had doubts but those are the things that actually confirmed my faith. Like when Nan died in the car accident.”

Jody sat up against the wall and considered her friend. “You kept your faith because your grandmother died unexpectedly?”

CSSPlus

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

* * *

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:

SermonStudio

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.
Glenn W. Mcdonald
In his book Making Life Work, Chicago area pastor Bill Hybels cites a study that was published under an intriguing title: 178 Seconds to Live. The study concerned twenty pilots, all seasoned veterans in the cockpits of their small planes, but none of whom had ever taken instrument training. One by one they were placed in a flight simulator and told to do whatever they could to keep their planes level and under control. The simulator generated the conditions of a storm, including impenetrable, dark clouds.

Special Occasion

Wildcard SSL