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Follow Jesus -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Teachers or Parents: In today's lesson we learn that some of
Making melody -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Teachers or Parents: Music is a theme in this lesson. Help
Saying or doing? -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Teachers or Parents: Today's theme is about hypocrisy --
God looks for you -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
There are lots of stories in the Bible about being lost and found.
Do you know Jesus? -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C
This week's lesson is a tough one. It's got a lot of very heavy stuff in it. Jesus is frustrated.
Salty disciples -- Matthew 5:13-20 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A
Teachers or Parents: Make some popcorn -- and share it with
"The truth" -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - C
Teachers or Parents: Reformation Sunday is a good time to
Jesus' forty-day fast in the wilderness -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A
Materials:Blank calendar pages (two per child) Markers Crayons
Coats and canned goods -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: In our lesson today John the Baptist tells the crowds who come to be baptized that they sh
A sign -- John 2:13-22 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers or Parents: The people wanted to know that Jesus
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
The problem with pride (Activity) -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C
Teachers or Parents: Being humble does not come naturally.
Christian tennis -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Teachers: Tennis is the game for Christians. It has "love" and
Rewards -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A
Teachers or Parents: Children know what rewards are all
Be open! -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Teachers: This week's lesson tells about Jesus healing a deaf
Jesus' friends -- John 15:9-17 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B
Materials Thin elastic string Small beads Glue Scissors
What about you? -- Luke 9:18-24 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C
Teachers or Parents: Christianity is a movement consisting of
God's servants -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Teachers or Parents: As Christians, we are called by God to be
Clean heart pledge -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
Teachers or Parents: You've heard of celebrating Christmas in
The big book -- Luke 10:17-20
Teachers or Parents: In case you didn't know it, angels are
Are you a good steward? -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
"Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very l
Jesus can set you free -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Today's reading is about a woman who is healed by Jesus.
Loving others more than money -- Matthew 5:21-37 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - A
Teachers or Parents: Ask the class: "Do you have any ideas of
"The cost of discipleship" -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Teachers or Parents: It is very easy for all of us to say
The Spirit is like the wind -- John 3:1-17 -- Second Sunday in Lent - A
Materials:Construction paper or other heavy paper (the more colorful the better)

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Working for each other -- Galatians 6:1-6, 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and
Favorites -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your
Meanings of names -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2007
Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above
Sandals -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is
Passing the peace -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in
Your heart -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into
The last supper -- Luke 22:14-23, 56 -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2007
He said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I
Sandals -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Materials:
Praying for each other -- Colossians 1:1-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2007
In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus
Back home -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow
A special gift -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus
Let it rain -- James 5:7-10 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives th
Caring for others -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2007
"Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into
Pray for your leaders -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and
Feet washing -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2007
So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash
Now or later? -- Matthew 11:2-11 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
... and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?" (v.
Responsibility -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is
Provoking others -- Hebrews 10:16-25 -- Good Friday - C -- 2007
And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not
We are chosen -- Romans 1:1-7 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
... including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. (v. 6)
Sharing riches -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty,
Jesus' hangout -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Good Friday - C -- 2007
After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the
The greatest -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. (v. 11)
The Bible -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
He [Abraham] said to him, "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets,
In order -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
But each in his order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who
In the tomb -- John 20:1-16 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did
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