Lesson Plans That Work: Proper 16
Sunday, August 24 is Proper 16, Year A. Lesson Plans are included for both the Gospel and Old Testament.
Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20
After much instruction, story-telling, miracles, encounters, and prayer, Jesus finally asks two big questions to his disciples – Who do people say the Son of Man is? And Who do you say that I am. Whenever Jesus asks questions in the Gospels, it often has a way of marking an important teaching or an important moment, so we better pay attention. Questions are how Jesus can gauge how his mission in the world is going. Are the disciples and the people understanding who he is? What do they say about him and what he is doing? Who do they say he is?
Scripture: Exodus 1:8-2:10
This is the opening chapter of Exodus in which we see the Pharaoh’s jealousy of the people of Israel and their numbers. He tries to control the world around him by enslaving people, ordering babies to be killed, and killing the first born sons in each family. The women in Egypt play an important role in subverting his orders. Today we hear of Miriam saving Moses, reuniting him with his mother who becomes hired as his nursemaid, and Miriam raising Moses as her own.
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