Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 15

Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 15

August 11, 2014
Lifelong Formation

lptwSunday, August 17 is Proper 15, Year A. Lesson Plans are focused on the Gospel and Old Testament.

Gospel Lesson: Words from Our Heart
Scripture: Matthew 15: 10-28

As we continue the journey with Jesus and the disciples, we first get a lesson about what is clean and unclean. Jesus’ words are important for us all to remember – that our words come from our heart and what comes from our mouths speaks of who we are and our intentions. Following this parable, Jesus encounters a woman from Tyre and Sidon who had somehow heard of his teaching and healing. She comes to him, speaking words from her heart, showing Jesus that she truly believes even though she is not from Israel. He heals her because of her deep faith.

Old Testament Lesson Plan: Forgiveness
Scripture: Genesis 45: 1-15

The story of Joseph and his brothers continues this week as it culminates in forgiveness. Joseph forgives his brothers for selling him into slavery and sees it as a gift from God that he is there to help them in their time of need. After all he has been through and all that he has overcome, he is still a member of the family and is overwhelmed by seeing them again.

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