Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 14

Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 14

August 6, 2014
Lifelong Formation

lptwSunday, August 10 is Proper 14, Year A. Lesson Plans are focused on the Gospel and Old Testament.

Gospel Lesson: Do Not Be Afraid
Scripture: Matthew 14: 22-33

Today’s Gospel lesson comes on the tails of the feeding of the 5,000. Imagine being a disciple and having fed that many people, having seen the miracle of the loaves and fishes, and now being in a boat going to the other side of the lake. Jesus stayed behind to dismiss the crowds and then went up the mountain to pray. This story has may important things for us to take away as we grow in becoming disciples.

Old Testament Lesson Plan: Family and Feelings
Scripture: Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28

We continue the saga of Jacob’s family today with the story of Joseph and his brothers. There was much jealousy among the brothers because of who their mothers were and their place in the family. Joseph’s brothers were very jealous of him did not approve of his dreams that tell of his greatness (which we don’t read today, but you could paraphrase for the children.) Joseph’s brothers decide to sell him rather than kill him to get rid of him.

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