Veiled Glimpses of God's Glory: Sermons for Pentecost (last Third) : Cycle A, First Lesson Texts
This volume makes clear why Robert Crilley has won awards and wide acclaim for his preaching. These messages bring the reality of God to contemporary life.
He listens as we sometimes speak of how difficult it is to find God and how we receive only veiled glimpses of His glory. These sermons allow us to discover that the Almighty is actually trying to find us... as the love of One searching for absent sheep, crying aloud through the night in a familiar voice and reaching down steep ravines with his shepherd's crook. It is the love of One waiting wistfully at the gate where the road winds in from a far country, tenderly whispering a name through choked tears and hoping that some day the silhouette of a long lost child will again appear on the horizon.
[These sermons] are marching songs, and it is impossible to hear them without being moved, without picking up your feet and traveling from here to there... They dare us to get our feet wet as we splash across the Jordan River with Joshua... They motion us down the pathway of the past, thick with foliage of memory, and they summon us out to the edge of the future, where the sun of a new and hopeful day of grace is beginning to rise.
Robert Crilley is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Grapevine, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Princeton Theological Seminary. He received the John T. Galloway Prize in Expository Preaching and the Senior Fellowship in Practical Theology. He recently won first place in the Best Sermons 7 Competition. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching at McCormick Theological Seminary.