For the First Sunday of Advent From “Sitting on the Rainbow”
Scripture Reference: Mark 13:32-37
Preparation: Prepare a distraction of some type to use later in the sermon. For example, one year, I arranged for a helper to drop colorful confetti from the balcony to catch the children’s attention.
Today is the first Sunday in Advent. (You may, at this time, take note of the Advent wreath and other Advent decorations.) Advent is a time of waiting and getting ready for the arrival of Jesus
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For the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost or Proper 11 (from Saving the Ants) Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud Biblical Reference: Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43
Preparation: You may bring some weeds and some flowers to show the difference, or even a potted plant with a few weeds growing in it.
When Jesus talked to the crowds of people that gathered to hear him, he often taught them stories called parables. Jesus once told a parable comparing the kingdom of heaven to a field that had been planted with
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