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Creative Closing For Ordinary 27 - Year A
by George Hartwell

Written by George Hartwell, 'Creative Closings' provide the preacher and liturgist with a way to lead the congregation to a deeper experience of the message of the selected Revised Common Lectionary text or texts for the day.   'Creative Closings' follow the sermon or homily and most often pick up on the theme of one of the sermons provided on the 'Sermons & Sermon - Lectionary Resources' site (as referenced in the 'the thematic background').   Each Creative Closing can also stand on it's own and might be used as well in a devotional or bible study session.

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THEMATIC BACKGROUND from: The Law and The Grace of God

READING:  Matthew 21:33-46

KEY VERSE:  Matthew 21:43
   I tell you, then, that the kingdom of God will be taken from you
   and given to a people who will produce its fruit.”

PRINCIPLE:  God calls his people to fruitfulness for His kingdom.

RESPONSE:  For the listener to be more aware of the fruit in his 
or her life and listen to God’s personal message about how to be more 

"We are going to be quiet together so God can speak to our hearts about 
our fruitfulness.  Are we producing fruit for God’s kingdom? How can we 
be more fruitful?  Ask God about this and then listen. Lets make note
of God’s word to our minds, our hearts and our wills.”

copyright - George Hartwell, 2002 
            Page by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild 2002 - 2005
            please acknowledge the appropriate author if citing these resources.

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