July 15th, 2018 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

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S.O.S. (Summer of Support)

Sunday: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14

Dollar Store Item: Sticker that will be used as a seal.

The Take Away: We are marked with the love of Christ, in the Holy Spirit, and God claims us!


Narrative Lectionary

Text: 1 John 4:7-21

Dollar Store Item: Hot Chocolate Mix

The Take Away: Love is action, based in Jesus Christ. Jesus is God, and in Jesus we see God.



3 thoughts on “July 15th, 2018 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost

  1. Hi John. I was looking at your blog this week and I thought about another way of speaking of being sealed by the Holy Spirit. As I recall, sealing in the early church was associated with and done in conjunction with baptism. What about demonstrating this using a sheet of paper which has a “watermark” embedded that when held up to the “light” the watermark is made visible. I got this idea from a pastor friend years ago whose dad happened to work in the printing business.

    • I love it! Reminds me of using black light when I was a kid and used to go to the fair. They would see you are marked on the back of the hands.

      I tend to use that as talking about the law show us our sin.

      I really like using the watermark for the connection to baptism. Thank you for sharing!!!

      ~ j.w.s.

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