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Safe and warm -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Connected to Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Taking on the yoke -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Being tied to someone can be frustrating, particularly if the two people are trying to go in opposit
A wise nation is a godly nation -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Teachers or Parents: We need to instill in our children a
Too much for me! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Teachers or Parents: The lessons today are about
Lord of heaven and earth -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Parents and Teachers: In today's lesson Jesus gives thanks to
Paired with Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Materials:
A small round rock for each child
Paper towels

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 11:25-30 -- Matthew 11:25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

What Are We Looking For? -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
“Wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” This week, we have the story of Abraham’s servant going “back h
A faith journey -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
Two players. Two teammates. Same team. One is known for "Tebowing." One is known for murder.
A journey of a thousand miles -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
There are many books describing amazing journeys, but one of the most fascinating for me was Endu
A marriage made in heaven -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
In 1967, a psychologist named Kinch reported a rather bizarre experiment conducted by
A journey of a thousand miles -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2002
There are many books describing amazing journeys, but one of the most fascinating for me was Enduran
Time for celebration -- Zechariah 9:9-12, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1999
As we join our fellow citizens to celebrate the 223rd birthday of our country, we also join our sist
Let's have a parade! -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
Unless you happen to serve in a recreation/vacation area where you are blessed with summertime visi
Covenant: the next generation -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- William H. Shepherd -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
One of the central concepts of the Bible is the "covenant." A covenant is a contract-plus.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 11:25-30 -- Matthew 11:25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Sad Tale Of Simon Slug -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Backpack Unpacked -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Rest in Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
The Point: We can find rest in Jesus.
Forgiveness box -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
Safe and warm -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (v.
Pretending good things -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
But I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making
Connected to Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:30)

Jesus doesn't play games -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Hello again! Today we're going to play a game. Who knows the game Simon Says? Good.
Taking on the yoke -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Good morning, everyone! Today we're going to talk about what it means to be yoked to something.
Decisions, decisions -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Good morning! Let me show you this. (Show the ticket.) This
A wise nation is a godly nation -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Good morning! Who can tell me what we celebrate today? Why
I don't understand! -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Have you ever noticed how fancy baskets are? (Hold the basket
Too much for me! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Sometimes I think I am so smart! I think I can know about
Join the crowd! -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought these two stuffed
A heavy load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
(Approach the front of the sanctuary from the rear, carrying
Jesus to the rescue -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Life can be dangerous, can't it?
Paired with Jesus -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Does anyone live on a farm or near a farm?

The Immediate Word

Addicted To Sin -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Romans, Paul laments his inability to completely live up to the
Lightening The Load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014

In this week’s gospel text, Jesus addresses our penchant for criticizing others with two vivid il

Fourth Of July?! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
In America, this Sunday comes in the middle of a holiday weekend as the country will be awash in the
Illustrations For July 6, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
His Dad's Recliner


Upon Jesus' Shoulders -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There is a misconception in today's world that Jesus' invitation to "all...
Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't! -- Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

We Piped To You And You Did Not Dance? -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
He was such a nice man.

Devotional

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Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / OT 14 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
...
Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / OT 14 -- Psalm 45:10-17 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations; therefore the peoples will praise you
Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / OT 14 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
...
Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / OT 14 -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war wit
Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / OT 14 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Drama

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The Future Of The Church! A Speech By Barney Willis -- Matthew 11:25-30 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1998
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 (2017) -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bill Thomas -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 (2014) -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer, Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
The custom in that day... -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
The custom in that day was for the parents to select a mate for their son or daughter.
It was a complicated... -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
It was a complicated and time-intensive search for a wife for Isaac, son of Abraham and Sarah.
A spy sits down at a bar... -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
A spy sits down at a bar ready to pass along the secrets he has learned; secrets that must not ever
Adoniram Judson after being... -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
Adoniram Judson after being a Deist at Providence College (now Brown University) realized after grad
We do not like to acknowledge... -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
We do not like to acknowledge our sin.
The first time I read... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
The first time I read this I thought of our president.
We live in a society... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
We live in a society that feels self-sufficient and has no time for justice as it continues to negle
A yoke in its simplest form... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
A yoke in its simplest form is a long pole that you balance horizontally behind your neck.
NULL -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
NULL -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Farming families know what it means to have strong women.
NULL -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Loft 107 is a sober-living facility located in the heart of Brooklyn.
NULL -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
The term "brainwashing" was first used in a 1950 article in New Leader magazine.
NULL -- Romans 7:15-25 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Augustine in his Confessions tells of an incident in his boyhood when he decided to steal pea
NULL -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Glenn Beck lost his viewers, 400 advertisers, and his relationship with Fox News when he said Presid
NULL -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
You can't please everyone, as they say.
Union forces named it the... -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
Union forces named it the Battle of Antietam (Maryland). Confederates dubbed it the
Abraham gave his servant a... -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
Abraham gave his servant a tricky assignment. Would you like the job of finding a wife
Jacob was 78 years old... -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
Jacob was 78 years old and hadn't had true romance yet. His father, Isaac, said in effect:
The English poet of the... -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
The English poet of the Elizabethan era, John Donne, captures the complexity of our
It gives me hope when... -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
It gives me hope when I hear the apostle Paul saying that he wants to do what's

The Immediate Word

Addicted To Sin -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Romans, Paul laments his inability to completely live up to the
Lightening The Load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014

In this week’s gospel text, Jesus addresses our penchant for criticizing others with two vivid il

Fourth Of July?! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
In America, this Sunday comes in the middle of a holiday weekend as the country will be awash in the

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God, Lover Of The Childlike... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Addicted To Sin -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Romans, Paul laments his inability to completely live up to the
Lightening The Load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014

In this week’s gospel text, Jesus addresses our penchant for criticizing others with two vivid il

Fourth Of July?! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
In America, this Sunday comes in the middle of a holiday weekend as the country will be awash in the
Illustrations For July 6, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
His Dad's Recliner


Upon Jesus' Shoulders -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There is a misconception in today's world that Jesus' invitation to "all...
Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't! -- Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / Ordinary Time 14 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Proper 9/Pentecost 7/Ordinary Time 14 -- Psalm 45:10-17 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2006
(See Proper 17/Pentecost 15/Ordinary Time 22, Cycle B, for an alternative approach, emphasizing v
Proper 9/Pentecost 7/Ordinary Time 14 -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2006
Today the lectionary identifies a second, alternative psalm selection besides the Psalm 45:10-17 roy
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, Romans 7:15-25a -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
Proper 9 (C, E)
14th Sunday In Ordinary Time (RC)
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Zechariah 9:9-12 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
God has promised Abraham that he will be the forebear of many descendants.
Proper 9, Pentecost 7, Ordinary Time 14 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 (C)
Freedom from oppression -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, Romans 7:15-25a -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 24:34--38, 42--49, 58--67 (C)
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 (C)
Proper 9 -- Exodus 1:6-14, 22-2:10, Matthew 11:25-30 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Addicted To Sin -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Romans, Paul laments his inability to completely live up to the
Lightening The Load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014

In this week’s gospel text, Jesus addresses our penchant for criticizing others with two vivid il

Fourth Of July?! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
In America, this Sunday comes in the middle of a holiday weekend as the country will be awash in the
Illustrations For July 6, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
His Dad's Recliner


Upon Jesus' Shoulders -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There is a misconception in today's world that Jesus' invitation to "all...
Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't! -- Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Choosing To Love -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
The popular notion in our society is that the best way to choose a marriage partner is to wait until
Captive Free! -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
Have you ever felt "trapped between a rock and a hard place"?
How Jesus' Friendship Makes Your Burdens Light -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
Jesus was teaching about the kind of authority he has.
At War With Myself -- Romans 7:15-25a -- William G. Carter -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
In a certain church, a woman was leading the congregation in the prayer of confession.
Try This On For Size! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
One church has an organ that many sweated, sacrificed, and slaved to buy. Its cost was astounding!
The Way To Happy Endings -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- James L. Killen, Jr. -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
Genesis 24 is like a short novel that is set into the end of the story of Abraham.
Too Err Is Human -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
Craig Christina in his excellent sermon, "Between Two Worlds," reminds us of Robert Lewis Stevenson'
A No-Win Situation -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
I think one of the best lessons I have learned in ministry is the lesson of win-win.
Isaac And Rebekah: A Marriage Made In Heaven -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
Early one morning several years ago, I was having coffee with a friend in her kitchen.
It's Time! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1998
"Okay, fellows. It's time. God has called you to your mission.
A Right Use Of Angels -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Leonard W. Mann -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1998
Abraham and Sarah's son Isaac was old enough to have a wife, but he didn't have one yet, not even on
Give Me A Break! -- Matthew 11:25-30 -- Larry M. Goodpaster -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1992
Jesus was having one of those days!
Perfect Strangers -- Exodus 1:6-14; 1:22-2:10 -- Justin W. Tull -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1992
Today we leave the book of Genesis to begin the saga of Exodus.
The Yoke of Christ -- Matthew 11:29, 30 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1975
Life is full of questions.

The Village Shepherd

Retail Therapy -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
I went to the Royal Norfolk Show this year, with my daughter.
Eternal Life - For The Childish, Or The Childlike? -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Here in England we're now well into the wedding season, in which many young couples will follow
Coincidences -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
In a recent television documentary showing the possible long-term effects of the use of cannabis, a

Stories

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Jesus And Religious Know-It-Alls -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Zechariah 9:9-12 -- David O. Bales, Keith Wagner -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
Contents
"Jesus And Religious Know-It-Alls" by David O. Bales
The Inner Struggle -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Psalm 45:10-17 -- John Fitzgerald, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014
Contents
"The Inner Struggle" by John Fitzgerald
The Girl In 410 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Keith Hewitt, Larry Winebrenner -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
Contents
"The Girl in 410" by Keith Hewitt
Holy Games -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Frank Ramirez, Scott Dalgarno -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There are many facets to the life we have in Christ, but one of the most important is joy.
The Shadow Knows -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "How to Carry Heavy Burdens"

SermonStudio

Ask The Average Person -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
I have some questions for the "average person." First, "Which is more important, making money or bei
Is God Listening? -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
Barbara Frank
Rest For The Weary -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
"Jesus Is Not In A Shed, Mom!" -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
I - along with other parents around the world - have learned so much about faith from the casual com
Ida's Attic -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1998
What drew people to Ida was her cheerfulness.

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Addicted To Sin -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary text from Romans, Paul laments his inability to completely live up to the
Lightening The Load -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2014

In this week’s gospel text, Jesus addresses our penchant for criticizing others with two vivid il

Fourth Of July?! -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2011
In America, this Sunday comes in the middle of a holiday weekend as the country will be awash in the
Illustrations For July 6, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
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Upon Jesus' Shoulders -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Romans 7:15-25a, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- Scott Suskovic, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2008
There is a misconception in today's world that Jesus' invitation to "all...
Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't! -- Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
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Proper 9 / Pentecost 4 / Ordinary Time 14 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Zechariah 9:9-12, Romans 7:15-25a -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
Confession And Forgiveness
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: Come to our God,
all who hunger for life,
An Arranged Marriage -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Psalm 45:6-7)
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
Hymns
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
Theme: Love And Marriage

Call To Worship
Proper 9 -- Romans 7:15-25a -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
Theme: Inner Conflict

Call To Worship
Proper 9 -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
Theme: Bring Your Burdens To The Lord

Call To Worship
Proper 9 -- Psalm 72:1-17 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Jesus said: "Anyone who comes to me I will never drive away."
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Theme: Lifemate

Call To Worship
The Frustration Of Being Human -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
PROPER 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17, Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Godly civil disobedience -- Exodus 1:6-14, 22-2:10, Psalm 124, Matthew 11:25-30 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: The story of the Pharaoh’s ineffective plot to decimate the burgeoning Hebrew popul
Divine providence -- Exodus 1:6-14, 22-2:10 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
Pastor:
PROPER 9 -- Psalm 124, Exodus 1:6-14, 22-2:10, Matthew 11:25-30 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1986
In each of these seven texts, the Lord is said to relieve the burden of those who are bowed down wit

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“...for God all things are possible.” (v. 27b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I am really happy to see you this morning. And I have a story from the Bible that is most interesting. This story has something to say to you and to me too. So listen up!

It's a story about a rich man who wanted to follow Jesus.

This fellow asked Jesus questions about how to follow him.  The man did everything right. He obeyed the commandments. And he was rich. He owned a lot of stuff. 

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Wayne Brouwer
Søren Kierkegaard once wrote of a strange break‑in at a large store in his native Denmark where the thieves didn’t remove anything. When clerks opened up in the morning, all the merchandise was still there. Instead of stealing the goods, the thieves had stolen value. They had switched all the price tags, so that the worth of each item had no relation to its price: a diamond necklace valued at $2; a pair of leather shoes for 50¢; a pencil selling for $75, and a baby’s rattle with $5,000 on the sticker.
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Job 1:1; 2:1-10
How often in the troubles of our lives do we fail to perceive the presence of God? We look, as Job did, to the right and to the left, and we do not feel God or see God. Yet, it may be that we are looking outside for the presence of God, rather than internally. Job is discouraged. He cannot feel the presence of God. He looks forward and backward, but not inward.

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Janice B. Scott
I was watching yet another television programme on near-death experiences. They are rather fascinating, not least because Christianity has been telling the world for the last 2,000 years that we live on in a new kind of life after death, yet these programmes make it sound as if this incredible thought is new.

In this particular programme, all but one of those who had "died" had found it a very enriching experience. They all described a feeling of such love and peace suffusing them that they didn't want to return

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Cathy A. Ammlung
Before there was Harry Potter, there was Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit. In J. R. R. Tolkien's wise fantasy, this short, hairy-footed resident of the Shire in Middle-Earth was a well-to-do bachelor and country squire. Comfortable and conventional, but just a touch bored with life, he nevertheless was shocked when the mysterious wizard, Gandalf, knocked on his door one spring morning and requested his services as (of all things) a thief. The clever, nimble-fingered hobbit was just the person to help a struggling band of dwarves reclaim their treasure from a greedy dragon.

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