July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23

Fish Story Prayers

Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30

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Parents or Teachers: The lesson today was about the prayer of the bragging Pharisee and the humble Publican. The message used a few of the famous fish stories of the Bible to illustrate the point to "tell it like it is" instead of a big "fish story." Talk about the message. You may be able to think of other Bible stories where people bragged or thought they knew what they were doing: the Tower of Babel, Samson and David and Goliath. Talk about some of the rules of fishing. Some of them might be: no noise; no standing up in the boat; wear a lifejacket; be patient; no bragging about what you caught. You may want to list these fishing rules on a large sheet of paper or a chalkboard. Talk about what happens when they don't follow the fishing rule. Then tell them that God has some rules, too. Tell or read the story about the two prayers. Talk about the bragging man as someone who doesn't follow the rules. He's...

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