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Small and mighty -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on ear
An amazing plan -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Note: Assign someone to push his/her hand, clutching the dove, through the paper at the scheduled ti
Deep Water -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to go swimming?
Paying homage -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B
Good morning!
A special meal -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. (v. 56)
Pictures of Jesus -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A, New Year's Day - B
Good morning! I brought a Bible with me that shows some
He really is the king -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Good Friday - A
Good evening! We are here in church tonight because this is
Read the signs -- 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours.
Hang on! -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Good morning! I brought something good for you today and I
Reckoning -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today we are going to talk about Father Abraham.
Jesus feeds us -- John 6:24-35 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B
If we had coupons like this that say you can go to a restaurant and get free food, do you think peo
You are protected -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (v.
Submission -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning! I brought two pictures to show you today. Here
Walking in faith -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?" (v. 40)
Denying yourself -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you deny yourself?
Simon says ... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Today we read where the apostle Paul says that we should be "imitators of God." What is an "imitat
We are Christians -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. (v. 66)
We're always changing -- 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2 -- Transfiguration Sunday - C
Good morning! This morning I want to share some pictures
Giving with joy -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
And in this matter I am giving my advice: it is appropriate for you who began last year not only to
A special love -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you think that your mother and father love you?
All brothers and sisters -- Mark 3:20-35 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. What do you think of my new piece of clothing?
Who is he? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Good morning! I find that people always want to judge people before getting to know them.
Table Scraps -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
But she answered him, "Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children's
God's time -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C
Our service tonight began at (time). I came early because I
Where's the power? -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
Immediately aware that power had gone forth from him, Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, "Who
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Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to eat? (let them answer) What is your favorite food? (let them answer) Do you know what a bird eats? (let them answer) Very good. They eat bugs, all kinds of bugs. Today, I brought with me this jar of bugs. They are pretty colorful, and in some ways they look almost good enough to eat. Have you ever eaten a bug? (let them answer) I wonder what a bug tastes like? Is there anyone here who is hungry enough to eat a bug? (let them answer)

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