The Fox and the Hen

2nd Sunday in Lent From “Scolding the Snakes” Scripture Reference: Luke 13:31-35

Preparation: Bring pictures of a fox and/or a hen and baby chicks to illustrate talk.

In today’s Gospel lesson from Luke, we are told that some leaders of the Jewish people (called Pharisees) came to Jesus after he had finished preaching to a crowd of people. They told him, “You’d better get out of here if you want to live, because Herod Antipas wants to kill you.” Herod was the ruler of

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Soaring Like an Eagle

For the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany From “Sitting on the Rainbow” Artwork by Elsa Ingulsrud

Scripture Reference: Isa. 40:29-31

Preparation (optional): Bring a picture of a soaring eagle to illustrate your sermon.

How many of you have seen an eagle or a hawk soaring high in the sky? (Let children respond.) It’s amazing to watch, isn’t it? The beautiful bird will spread its wings wide and make big circles in the sky. An eagle can make flying look easy. It doesn’t have to beat its

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