Be Grateful for What We Have

Ordinary Time, Proper 6, Old Testament Lesson
Scripture: 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a

This week’s lesson tackles some very difficult themes: greed, power, envy, and murder to name a few. These themes are intimidating when it comes to teaching children. However, the theme which redeems the lesson is the one which brings us all to God – forgiveness and grace. In order to round out our lesson this week, we will add to the lectionary text verses 25-29 in which Ahab sees the error of his ways and seeks God’s forgiveness – which is granted him. Even the worst among us are worthy of Grace in the sight of the Lord.

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LPTW Proper 6, Year C, Old Testament, Younger Children
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Forgiveness Leads to Gratitude

Ordinary Time, Proper 6, Year C
Scripture: Luke 7:36 – 8:3

Luke’s Gospel accompanies us on the rest of our journey this year. Luke fleshes out the parables and adds rich details not found in the other gospel accounts. Today, it is the story of the woman who is self-convicted of sin. Her relief at encountering forgiveness flows out of her in an extravagant display of gratitude. Are we so able to confront our transgressions, confess them, and then believe they are truly forgiven, that we, too, can dance our gratitude?

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LPTW Proper 6, Year C, Younger Children
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