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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.
Lifted up -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers or Parents: How does one explain salvation?
"Love your neighbor" -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
Teachers or Parents: Who is our neighbor? We need to teach
Seeing Jesus -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Teachers or Parents: Children are often focused on the wrong
Priceless gift -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Teachers or Parents: The emphasis is on giving as based in
Faith makes us well -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B
Teachers or Parents: When we are sick, it is hard to think of
The big book -- Luke 10:17-20
Teachers or Parents: In case you didn't know it, angels are
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)
Good fruit -- Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A
Another day, another parable. In today's parable, a man plants a field of good wheat.
Jesus and children -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
Teachers: Jesus talks about children in this lesson. He took a
Kingdom of heaven clock -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Teachers: Jesus tells a parable, which involves different times of
Who gives the most? -- Mark 12:38-44 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B
Materials Lace Pennies Glue Instructions
Take care of others -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C
There are two men in today's lesson. One is wealthy and has everything he needs.
Scared by the light -- Matthew 17:1-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - A
Teachers or Parents: Learn the hymn, "What A Friend We Have In
"Finding that which was lost" -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Teachers or Parents: These parables about finding something
The Temple library -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Teachers: Since this is the last Sunday of the year, a good connecting activity to the lesson is to
Be different from the world -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
What does it mean to be different from the world?
One grain -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers or Parents: Easter comes in two weeks. Plant a bean
"Who's number one?" -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Teachers or Parents: Children need to learn about
Shalom -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: The Bible tells us that the peace of
Spreading fame -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
Teachers or Parents: Who doesn't like knowing someone famous?
The truth will make you free -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - B
Teachers or Parents: Reformation Sunday provides us a wonderful
Prepare the way -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: Make this Sunday's activity a time for your students
Quenching a thirst -- John 4:5-42 -- Third Sunday in Lent - A
Materials:Empty soup cans with the sharp edges removed (one per child)
Prepare the way -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Teachers: Make this Sunday's activity a time for your students

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No more hunger -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2007
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be
Stay in shape -- Philippians 3:17--4:1 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
He will transform the body of our humiliation so that it may be conformed to
Gathering us in -- Luke 13:31-35 -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are
My heroes -- Hebrews 11:29--12:2 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2007
And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak,
Many steps -- Romans 5:1-11 -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering
Hearing the news -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has
Our king -- Colossians 1:11-20 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2007
He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (v. 17)
Our strength -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful,
Be alert to the signs -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2007
He also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you
Teamwork -- John 4:5-42 -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
For here the saying holds true, "One sows and another reaps." I sent you to
What's inside -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
... and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. (v. 20a)
Remembering -- Luke 23:33-43 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2007
Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." (v. 42)
Disasters -- Luke 13:1-5 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them -- do
Heavenly Jerusalem -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the
Sharing God's love -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
Simon answered, "I suppose the one for whom he canceled the greater debt."
Brothers and sisters -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the
Backpacking -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt. (v. 14a)
A clean slate -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their
The best time -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. (v. 10)
Jesus lives in us -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no
Brothers and sisters -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the
Welcome home -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead
Imitation -- Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 2007
Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider
A new man -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2007
When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice,
The right time -- Romans 13:11-14 -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. (v.
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