Sunday, April 08, 2018

Proper 5 B (June 10): Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side

Bible Readings: 1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15) 16-20) (11:14-15), Psalm 138, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3: 20-35.

About the Images:
Upper Left and Right: Both these images are from Heartlight.  You can access them and many other great images via my link column at left.
Middle Left: This is a free imagebank image - see my link column at left.  The 1 Samuel reading made me think of chess - kings and the God stuff and choices
Middle Right: As above
Lower Left: Another Heartlight image

Listening Song: Always and Forever
By Raze on their album, Power (pictured at left).  This song goes well with the 1 Samuel reading. 

Listening Song: Only the World
By Mandisa on the album, True Beauty (pictured at right) . This song goes well with the Corinthians reading.

Drama: A Little Lawn Story
By Verena Johnson (Ed.), Mega Drama 3, Openbook Publishers, Adelaide, 2002, ISBN 0859109178, page 41ff (pictured at left). This is based on the 2 Corinthians reading.

Film Clip: Psalm 138


Stories, Poems and Lots of Other Good Stuff: Proper 

Mainly based on the gospel reading and found in Resources For Preaching and Worship Year B compiled by Hannah Ward and Jennifer Wild, Westminster John Knox Press, 2002, ISBN 100664224776, pages 162-165 (pictured at right).

Story: Temporary Things
Story 706 in 750 Engaging Illustrations for Preachers, Teachers and Writers by Craig Brian Larson and Leadership Journal, Baker Books, 2002, ISBN 0801091551 (pictured at left).  This story is based on the Corinthians reading.

Story: Guidance
Found as story No 118 in Your Point Being? by Graham H. Twelftree, Monarch, 2003, ISBN 1854245929. This story fits well with  Psalm 138:7 about listening to God.

Response Activity/Adult Input: Who Has Authority

Found in Bringing the Word To Life Together by Andrew Collis and Dorothy McRae-McMahon, Mediacom, 2010, ISBN 9780949656911, page 92-3 (pictured at left). This works well with all the readings.

Meditation: Watching
Found in Meditations from the Iona Community by Ian Reid, Wild Goose Publications, Trowbridge, 1998, ISBN 1901557022, page 36 (pictured at right).

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