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Children's Activity

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A beach home -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Strong like a rock -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Hearers and doers -- Matthew 7:(15-20) 21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
A good foundation -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Gospel Grams 2

NULL -- Matthew 7:21-27 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Gospel Grams 1

NULL -- Matthew 7:21-27 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Profiles in righteousness -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Matthew 7:21-29, Psalm 46 -- David Kalas -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Flood insurance -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Matthew 7:21-29, Psalm 46 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2002
Defining your destiny -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Matthew 7:21-29, Psalm 31:1-5, 19-24 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

NULL -- Matthew 7:21-27 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Gospel Grams 1

NULL -- Matthew 7:21-27 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Stamp Collections -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Children's sermon

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Do not worry -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
A beach home -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
We don't fall short anymore! -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Strong like a rock -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
God's gift of grace -- Romans 3:21-25a, 27-28 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Build your house on rock -- Matthew 7:(15-20) 21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
The way to heaven -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
A good foundation -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

The Immediate Word

Bad News, Good News In An Uncertain Life -- Matthew 7:21-29, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Paul Bresnahan, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Building On Sand -- Matthew 7:21-29, Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Chris Ewing -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Children's Story

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What Matters? -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Devotional

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Proper 4 / Pentecost 2 / OT 9 -- Genesis 6:9-22 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
Proper 4 / Pentecost 2 / OT 9 -- Psalm 46 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
Proper 4 / Pentecost 2 / OT 9 -- Romans 1:16-17 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
Proper 4 / Pentecost 2 / OT 9 -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007

Drama

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House On Sand -- Matthew 7:21-27 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1998

Illustration

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The ark is wherever people... -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
We all know the story... -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
The movie, Evan Almighty, is... -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
As Jews in France during... -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
It's the power of God... -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
An elderly widow, who in... -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
There's a story about a... -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Our gospel for today gives... -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Three years ago, Dalmar moved... -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Jacob recounts his grandfather's experience... -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19... -- Matthew 7:21-29, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
The gospel has power; don't... -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Paul was not ashamed of... -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
As a family gathered around... -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Simone Weil, a Jewish convert... -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Con artists are a fascinating... -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Dan was always dressed immaculately... -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
In the height of the... -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
The PBS television network presented... -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Did you ever wonder how... -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Living in the prime of... -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
To Jesus, serving God was... -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Career counselors will tell you... -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

The Immediate Word

Bad News, Good News In An Uncertain Life -- Matthew 7:21-29, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Paul Bresnahan, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Building On Sand -- Matthew 7:21-29, Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Chris Ewing -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Intercession

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A Prayer For The Golden Jubilee... -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Preaching

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Proper 4 / Pentecost 2 / Ordinary Time 9 -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Matthew 7:21-29 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2010
Fairy Tale Or God's Word? -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
Proper 4/Pentecost 2/Ordinary Time 9 -- Psalm 46 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2006
Proper 4 -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28, Matthew 7:21-29 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2004
Self--Deception, Hearers, And Doers -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2004
Rebuilding On Secure Foundations -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2001
Proper 4, Pentecost 2, Ordinary Time 9 -- Genesis 6:11-22; 7:24; 8:14-9, Matthew 7:21-29 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2001
Anchoring Your Life In The Lord -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Richard E. Gribble, Csc -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1998
Proper 4 -- Genesis 6:11-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Matthew 7:21-29 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1998
A contrast between the righteousness of obedience and the righteousness of faith -- Genesis 6:11-22; 7:24, Romans 1:16-17, Matthew 7:21-29 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1995
Self-deception, Hearers And Doers -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1995
Proper 4 -- Genesis 6:11-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Matthew 7:21-29 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1992
Proper 4 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 3:21-28, Matthew 7:21-29 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1989

The Immediate Word

Bad News, Good News In An Uncertain Life -- Matthew 7:21-29, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Paul Bresnahan, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Building On Sand -- Matthew 7:21-29, Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Chris Ewing -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Bad News, Good News In An Uncertain Life -- Matthew 7:21-29, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Paul Bresnahan, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Building On Sand -- Matthew 7:21-29, Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Chris Ewing -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

SermonStudio

With A Firm Foundation, Application Is Second Nature -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
Righteous! -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
The Three Dimensions Of Life -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
No Shame -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- William G. Carter -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2004
What Is Success? -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2004
The Subject Is Salvation -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- James L. Killen, Jr. -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2004
Something That Works -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2001
Houses Built On Sand -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2001
Noah And The God Of Impossible Possibilities -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2001
It's Performance That Counts -- Matthew 7:21-27 -- Larry M. Goodpaster -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1992
Blessed To Be A Blessing -- Genesis 12:1-9 -- Justin W. Tull -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1992
Sand and Stone -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1989
The Way He Taught -- Matthew 7:28, 29 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1975

The Village Shepherd

Single-Minded Focus -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Quality Of Being -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A
Identifying God's Will -- Genesis 6:9-22, 7:24, 8:14-19 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

Stories

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Where To Walk In Faith -- Matthew 7:21-29, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Sufficient Grace -- Matthew 7:21-29, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Genesis 6:11-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

SermonStudio

Under The Rainbow -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
Sufficient Grace -- 2 Corinthians 12:8, Psalm 46 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2004
Grace For All -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2004
Doing The Right Thing -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2001

Worship

The Immediate Word

Bad News, Good News In An Uncertain Life -- Matthew 7:21-29, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Paul Bresnahan, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2008
Building On Sand -- Matthew 7:21-29, Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46 -- Chris Ewing -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A

SermonStudio

Proper 4/Pentecost 2/Ordinary Time 9 -- Matthew 7:21-29, Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Psalm 31:1-5, 19-24 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
Proper 4 -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Matthew 7:21-29 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
Come Into The Ark -- Genesis 6:11-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Matthew 7:21-29 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2004
Proper 4 -- Genesis 6:19-22; 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Matthew 7:21-29 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2004
Proper 4 -- Genesis 6:11-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2001
Proper 4 -- Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31) -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2001
Proper 4 -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2001
Proper 4 -- Psalm 46 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2001
Self-deception; Hearers and Doers -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1998
Proper 4 -- Genesis 6:11-12; 7:24; 8:14-19, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28 (29-31), Matthew 7:21-29 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1998
God Is Our Refuge And Strength -- Psalm 46 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1992
PROPER 4 -- Genesis 6:9-22, 7:24; 8:14-19, Psalm 46, Matthew 7:21-29 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1992
Faithful obedience to God's call -- Genesis 12:1-9, Psalm 33, Romans 3:21-28 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1989
Faith to follow God -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 3:21-28 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1986
PROPER 4 -- Psalm 33:12-22, Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 3:21-28, Matthew 7:21-29 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1986

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David O. Bales
John Fitzgerald
Contents
“Peter’s Painful Memories” by David O. Bales
“The Promise” by David O. Bales
“Name Change” by John Fitzgerald


Peter’s Painful Memories
by David O. Bales
Mark 8:31-38

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Arley K. Fadness
“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake and for the sake of the gospel will save it.” (v. 35)

Good morning boys and girls,

How many smiling faces do I see this morning? If you held a mirror up to your face what would you see? A frumpy frown, a peculiar pout, a sassy sneer, or a Sunny Smile? Let's make today a Sunny Smiling Sunday. You're on camera. Everybody smile. Click.

The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
George Reed
For February 25, 2018:
  • Much more than a promise by Chris Keating -- God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah is a promise received and a promise believed. It’s much more than a typical and easily broken promise. Like the voices of some of the young people from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, they choose to believe now is the time to move forward in faith.

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Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Derl G. Keefer

Genesis 17:1-7 15-16
I heard this joke and thought it was funny and perhaps had a point.

 "Where are you going mom?" asked the youngest of five children.

"I'm going to a surprise party, my dear," answered the mother.

"Are we all going, too?"

"No, dear. You weren't invited."

After a few moments' of deep thought, the child spoke again.

"Hey mom, then don't you think they'd be lots more surprised if you did take us all?"

Mark Ellingsen
The Second Sunday in Lent was typically devoted to the theme of “remembering” [Remiscere]. The texts for this Sunday would have us remember the spiritual roots of our faith – especially the grace of God and its nurturing, surprising character.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There was an interesting drama series on television recently about a family who had given up conventional suburban life to run a market garden in the country.

As well as the parents, there was a grown-up son and his fiancee, a daughter home from university, and a younger daughter aged about twelve. The son married his fiancee and they set off on their honeymoon, but on the way home from the wedding, the father had a road accident and was killed.

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Richard A. Jensen
We will treat these texts as one. In examining them we have entered what many commentators believe is the central section of Mark's story: 8:22„10:52. The immediate context for this central section of material is the climax of the section that precedes it: Mark 6:35„8:21. We need to say a few words about 8:1-21, as it is omitted from the lectionary. Mark 8:1-9 is the story of the Gentile feeding of the multitude with bread which we have discussed in an earlier chapter. The response to Jesus' feeding of this second multitude is ironic and filled with comedy.

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