Proper 21 Yr A—
Recognize righteousness

Matthew 21:23-32

Jesus said . . . “A man had two sons; . . . Which of the two did the will of his father?”

From “In telling the story, Jesus wanted us to realize that what we do is more important than what we say we will do.”

10/1/17: Prop 21;
Ez 18:1-4, 25-32
Ps 25:1-8
Philipp 2:1-13
Matt 21:23-32
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.The tax collectors and prostitutes, who were commonly known to be sinners, recognized God’s righteousness in John the Baptist and Jesus, while the religious authorities (the elders) did not. Do you know of any comparable examples today?

Adult formation:

21st Century Ambassadors

Topic TBA

God outside the church

Topic TBA

Eye Candy:
gospel illustration = by Cerezo Berrado; black and white depiction; Seeing yourself in the parable of two sons
Ear Worm:
"Thy Word" by Amy Grant;"J-E-S-U-S" by Leon Patilla; "Let this mind be in you" by Lee Hoiby
Brain Food:
"The third twin" by Ken Follett, a suspense novel that may be akin to the two sons parable;
"The Two Sons" from the edge of enclosure weblog; "Identified
from the Waking Dreamer weblog
"The Savages" (2012)—siblings caring for aging parent; "The White Balloon", siblings caring for each other; "Adaptation", about imagined sibling

 Study guide, kid video on laborers in the vineyard, snack, group activity

: young elementary: activity, craft, bulletin games;
older elementary:  activity, craft, bulletin games

Video for “Is the Bible true?”

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