Where All Hope Lies: Sermons for the Liturgical Year

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2003 - 306 páginas
Foreword by Cornelius Plantinga Jr.

"Where All Hope Lies" presents fifty-six select sermons by James Van Tholen, a gifted young pastor who lost his battle with cancer in January 2001 at the age of thirty-six.

Though Jim's untimely death gives a certain poignancy to this volume, these sermons are far from dark or despairing. Van Tholen's conversational style, thought-provoking insights into Scripture, and frequent interaction with such writers as Flannery O'Connor, Frederick Buechner, Kathleen Norris, and others make these sermons truly enjoyable as well as profitable to read. Through them all there runs a sense of concentrating on what really matters -- trusting in God no matter what suffering or difficulties might come our way. Indeed, as demonstrated by the book's title sermon -- first published in "Christianity Today" as Surprised by Death -- more than anything, Van Tholen preached the grace and goodness of God.

Including a foreword by Neal Plantinga and a closing reflection on the man behind the sermons by Jim's wife, Rachel, "Where All Hope Lies" offers gracious, powerful, uplifting words for believers throughout the church year.

 

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT That We Might Have Hope Romans 1516
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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT Umpire Job 92535
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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT The Sacrifice Genesis 22119
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FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT No Christmas in Jerusalem 2 Kings 25
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CHRISTMAS
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CHRISTMAS DAY Meditation Luke 214
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FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS Jesus God with Us Matthew 11825
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EPIPHANY
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FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Filling Up on Grace 2 Corinthians 6113
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ORDINARY TIME
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TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Master Copies Ephesians 417520
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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME The Importance of Old Sermons Hebrews 1378
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Sermons from the Minor Prophets
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FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Day of the Locust Joel 124
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SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Damaged Worship Amos 51827
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SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME When a Brother Laughs Obadiah
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FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY After Christmas Matthew 2118
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SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY God at Work Psalm 146
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THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY Strength of Another Kind Psalm 46
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FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY Sharing a Mind Philippians 429
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LENT
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FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT Remembering the Way Deuteronomy 26111
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SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT A Gruesome Promise Genesis 15
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THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT If You Think 1 Corinthians 10117
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FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT The Steadfast Face of God Leviticus 17 Luke 94662
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FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT A Question Ahead of Its Time John 1838
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PALM SUNDAY An Alien King Mark 11110 152530
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EASTER
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EASTER SUNDAY The First Word John 20118
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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER One Thing Left to Say Psalm 150
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THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER Resurrecting Peter John 211525
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FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Leaving before the Benediction Matthew 52124 Micah 668
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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Yeast Changes Everything Matthew 1333 Micah 668
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SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER They Burn Offerings Dont They? Romans 12121 Micah 618
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ASCENSION Waiting Psalm 130 Acts 1311
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SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Religion in the Way Mark 93041
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PENTECOST
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PENTECOST SUNDAY Home Is Where the Spirit Is Romans 81217
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TRINITY SUNDAY As They Are One John 172026
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SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Labels John 753811
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THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Losses That Count Psalm 88 John 11144
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EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME The Prayer Jonah 2
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NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME How to Turn Off God Micah 3
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TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Waging Peace Micah 415
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TWENTYFIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME God the Enemy Nahum
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TWENTYSECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME In the Meantime Habakkuk
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TWENTYTHIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME The End of Zephaniah Zephaniah 1
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TWENTYFOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Choosing Jerusalem Zechariah 116 2113
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TWENTYFIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Gods Lasting Burden Malachi 115 4
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Sermons from the Book of Revelation
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TWENTYSEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Found in the Cosmos Daniel 2
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TWENTYEIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME But If Not Daniel 3
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TWENTYNINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Better Off with the Lions Daniel 6
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Sermons from the Book of Revelation
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THIRTYFIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME So Much for Keeping Score Revelation 31422
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THIRTYSECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME But Will the Buses Smell Better? Revelation 2116
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THIRTYTHIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Coming to the End Revelation 22721
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Title Sermon
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Sermons for Various Occasions
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THANKSGIVING DAY Thanks But No Thanks Philippians 41020
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NEW YEARS EVE Meditation Galatians 417
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GOOD FRIDAY Meditation Mark 144346 5052
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BAPTISM The Waters of Israel 2 Kings 5114
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The Man Behind the Sermons
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