September 16th, 2018 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

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Sunday: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Revised Common Lectionary – Year B

Text: James 3:1-12

Dollar Store Item: Toothpaste

The Take Away: It is hard to put back what we say, so we are called to watch our words carefully. God gives us chances again and again, through Grace.


Narrative Lectionary

Text: Genesis 12:1-9

Dollar Store Item: Cup and Plate

The Take Away: “I drink from the saucer because my cup overflows.” God blesses us, until the blessings overflow, so we can help bless those around us.



3 thoughts on “September 16th, 2018 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

  1. With the toothpaste, what about a comparison between words that are good and useful and those that are not? Squeezing toothpaste on a plate: not good. Squeezing it on a toothbrush, however: very good. In this illustration, perhaps having a toothbrush can represent the effect the grace of Jesus can have on our words? 🙂

  2. Love the tea cup and saucer illustration. I think I’m going to take it one step further and have tower of several size plates and a cup. Keep pouring water into the cup; let it flow into the saucer, then that overflows into the next plate and so on. Not only are we blessed to be a blessing but as we bring God’s love to those near us they become blessed to be a blessing and God’s love spreads.

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