Login / Signup

Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - 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 sermon

Devotional

Drama

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Grandma and Grandpa worked hard... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2008
Grandma and Grandpa worked hard.
The apostle Paul models an... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2008
The apostle Paul models an excellent work ethic through making tents.
Almost three-quarters of Americans... -- Matthew 23:1-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2008
Almost three-quarters of Americans who haven't darkened the door of a church in the last six months
The time had come for... -- Matthew 23:1-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2008
The time had come for Jeff to begin searching for another job.
Jocelyn was learning almost daily... -- Matthew 23:1-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2008
Jocelyn was learning almost daily in her school that smoking is bad for a person's health and that s
Joshua 3:7-17 There... -- Matthew 23:1-12, 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13, Joshua 3:7-17 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2008
Joshua 3:7-17
Leading a life worthy of... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Leading a life worthy of God means doing our best with what God has given us.
A father who was carefully... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
A father who was carefully raising his sons in the values of the church allowed them to play on a lo
Just as the Pharisees and... -- Matthew 23:1-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Just as the Pharisees and teachers of the law wanted to keep things from changing because the status
Will Hunting (Matt Damon) was... -- Matthew 23:1-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Will Hunting (Matt Damon) was only a janitor.
Integrity seems to be in... -- Matthew 23:1-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Integrity seems to be in short supply.
Christian psychologist M. Scott Peck... -- Matthew 23:1-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Christian psychologist M.
Any book on parenting that... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Any book on parenting that does not include at least one chapter on the skill of cutting a pie so th
The theme of God's impartiality... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
The theme of God's impartiality and equitable judgment is stressed here --even "in the case of a poo
The owner of a pet... -- Jeremiah 14: (1-6) 7-10, 19-22 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
The owner of a pet store was startled when a boy peered over the counter and asked if he could buy t
The thirsty earth soaks up... -- Jeremiah 14: (1-6) 7-10, 19-22 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,And drinks, and gapes for drink again.
Two of the best remembered... -- Jeremiah 14: (1-6) 7-10, 19-22 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Two of the best remembered pieces of the Reformation are associated with two of the most painful per
Few phrases are more poignant... -- Jeremiah 14: (1-6) 7-10, 19-22 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Few phrases are more poignant, and more devastating, than the phrase, "It's too late to do anything
We are bound to give... -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
"We are bound to give thanks to God always for you ..."
Clarence Jordan was reported as... -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Clarence Jordan was reported as having been invited to a dedication service for a beautiful n
By the latter half of... -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 11-12 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
By the latter half of the first century A.D., Christians were persecuted as a policy of the Roman Em
Zacchaeus announced that he would... -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Zacchaeus announced that he would give one-half of his possessions to the poor.
The other day I attempted... -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
The other day I attempted to put a rather hefty thread through the eye of my needle.
One Sunday night D. L... -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
One Sunday night D. L.
Come on down! Those may... -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
"Come on down!" Those may be the most familiar words on daytime television as announcer Johnny Oleso

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.)
Lent 2
33 – Sermons
160+ – Illustrations / Stories
35 – Children's Sermons / Resources
23 – Worship Resources
29 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Lent 3
31 – Sermons
140+ – Illustrations / Stories
30 – Children's Sermons / Resources
26 – Worship Resources
27 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Lent 4
31 – Sermons
140+ – Illustrations / Stories
32 – Children's Sermons / Resources
28 – Worship Resources
29 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Lent 5
31 – Sermons
140+ – Illustrations / Stories
31 – Children's Sermons / Resources
31 – Worship Resources
28 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Plus thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
Signup for FREE!
(No credit card needed.)

New & Featured This Week

CSSPlus

John Jamison
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me... (v. 34)

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Katy Stenta
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For February 28, 2021:

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Wayne Brouwer
Oscar Wilde penned a powerful story about behaviors and definitions and justice called The Picture of Dorian Gray. Dorian was a handsome young man, a model of physical beauty and moral virtue. People complimented him on his good graces. Parents pointed to him as an example to their youth. One artist even painted an exquisite portrait of him.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

StoryShare

John E. Sumwalt
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Breaking Jesus’ Heart” by John Sumwalt
“Wade In the Water” by Frank Ramirez


Breaking Jesus’ Heart
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 22:23-31

For he did not despise or abhor
    the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,
    but heard when I cried to him.
(Psalm 22:24)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
"Have you seen it?" whispered the Barbie doll to her next door neighbour.

The next Barbie doll in line was instantly alert. There were five different Barbie dolls, who lived jumbled together in the toy cupboard but who were so jealous of each other that they rarely spoke. "Seen what?" asked the second Barbie doll, blue eyes darting all round the room.

"The Princess," replied the first Barbie with glee. "Caitlin's done her hair and it looks terrible!"

SermonStudio

Russell F. Anderson
Theme For The Day: The road to God's kingdom is the way of obedience, suffering and death, the way of the cross. Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow him.


BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 17:1--7, 15--16 (C)
John W. Clarke
These verses from Mark's gospel are a call to commitment, a call to sacrifice, and a call to give up everything of earthly value in life. To say these are difficult verses is truly an understatement. It is pretty clear that the disciples are not at all ready for what Jesus is saying. They are not ready for Jesus to die and they certainly are not ready to die themselves.

Special Occasion