Sermons on the Gospel Readings

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CSS Publishing, 2003 - Religion - 416 pages
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Filled with wit, insight, and inspiration, this anthology of sermons for the entire church year offers readers a treasure trove of spiritual guidance. Five distinguished preachers representing a variety of denominations and ministry settings contribute messages based on gospel texts for each Sunday and major celebration in Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Their thoughtful meditations proclaim the Good News for today's world and exemplify the transforming power of God's Word in our lives. Unforgettable in their power and biblical witness, these sermons provide readers with strength, support, and a Christ-centered vision. This is an essential resource that's useful for:
Fresh homiletical approaches to the lectionary texts
Preaching illustrations
A clearer understanding of scripture passages
Adult study and discussion groups
Personal devotions and Bible study on each Sunday's readings
 

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Contents

The Signs Of Summer Luke 212536
15
The Hinge Of History Luke 316
21
The Divine Opportunity Luke 3718
27
Songs Of The Season Luke 13955
33
Gods Sneak Attack Luke 2120
39
God Communicates In Humanly Understandable Terms Luke 24152
45
Christmas And The New Family John 1118
51
Baptism Of The Lord Epiphany Glory Beyond Our Expecting Luke 31517 2122
57
Pentecost 2 Ordinary Time 9 Whom Christ Commended Luke 7110
223
Pentecost 3 Ordinary Time 10 Grace Encounters Luke 71117
227
Pentecost 4 Ordinary Time 11 Incident At A Table Luke 736 83
233
Pentecost 5 Ordinary Time 12 The New Man For Our Time Luke 82639
237
Pentecost 6 Ordinary Time 13 Committed To The Committed One? Luke 95162
245
Pentecost 7 Ordinary Time 14 How Good News Spreads Luke 10111 1620
249
Pentecost 8 Ordinary Time 15 A Show Of Hands Luke 102537
255
Pentecost 9 Ordinary Time 16 A Womans Place Luke 103842
263

Ordinary Time 2 Epiphany A Faith To Work Miracles John 2111
63
Ordinary Time 3 Epiphany The Joy Of Fulfillment Luke 41421
69
Ordinary Time 4 Epiphany The Tragedy Of Rejection Luke 42130
75
Ordinary Time 5 From Empty Nets To Full Lives Luke 5111
81
Ordinary Time 6 At The Corner Of Church And Main Luke 61726
87
Ordinary Time 7 Saints In Shorts Luke 62738
95
Ordinary Time 8 Whether Youll Weather The Weather Luke 63949
103
Last Sunday After Epiphany Awake To Glory Luke 92836 3743
111
Introduction
119
Escape From The Island Of Spiritual Sloth Matthew 616 1621
121
On Defeating The Devil Luke 4113
127
Jesus Desirous Luke 133135
133
Headlines And Holiness Luke 1319
137
The Waster Luke 1513 11b32
143
Costly Extravagance John 1218
149
Salvation At The Skull Luke 23149
155
Pilate Pops The Question John 181 1942
159
Resurrection And Remembrance Luke 24112
163
Bearing The Scars John 201931
169
The Gotcha God John 21119
173
Believing And Belonging John 102230
177
Just Like That John 133135
183
Moving In John 142329
189
Now What? Luke 244453
195
Listening In John 172026
199
Introduction
205
Whos Afraid Of The Holy Ghost? John 14817 2527
207
You Aint Seen Nothing Yet John 161215
215
Foreword
269
Pentecost 10 Ordinary Time 17 Jesus Lesson On Prayer Luke 11113
273
Pentecost 11 Ordinary Time 18 Its Gods Grace Not American Ingenuity Luke 121321
279
Pentecost 12 Ordinary Time 19 The Transforming Power Of A Changed Perspective Luke 123240
285
Pentecost 13 Ordinary Time 20 Fire Falling From Heaven Luke 124956
291
Pentecost 14 Ordinary Time 21 The Bentover Woman Luke 131017
297
Pentecost 15 Ordinary Time 22 Divine Dinner Party Decorum Luke 141 714
303
Pentecost 16 Ordinary Time 23 Warning To The Clueless Enthusiasts Luke 142533
309
Pentecost 17 Ordinary Time 24 Jesus Encounters The Religion Police Luke 15110
315
Pentecost 18 Ordinary Time 25 Jesus Most Perplexing Parable Luke 16113
321
Pentecost 19 Ordinary Time 26 That Rich Man Made His Own Hell Luke 161931
327
Pentecost 20 Ordinary Time 27 Monitor Whats Growing Within Luke 17510
335
Introduction
343
Pentecost 21 Ordinary Time 28 Thanksgiving When You Dont Feel Like It Luke 171119
345
Pentecost 22 Ordinary Time 29 Praying Through Luke 1818
351
Pentecost 23 Ordinary Time 30 Worship Wars Luke 18914
359
Pentecost 24 Ordinary Time 31 The Process Of Love Luke 19110
363
Pentecost 25 Ordinary Time 32 O Perfect Love Where Are You? Luke 202738
369
Pentecost 26 Ordinary Time 33 What The Church Should Be Doing Until The Second Coming Luke 21519
377
How To Break A Bad Habit For Good John 83136
383
Final Touch Luke 62031
393
The Crowd That Watched God Die Luke 233343
397
Lets Talk Turkey John 62535
405
Lectionary Preaching After Pentecost
411
US Canadian Lectionary Comparison
413
About The Authors
415
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