Minister's Manual / Edition 2007

Minister's Manual / Edition 2007

by James W. Cox, Lee McGlone
     
 

The Standard by Which All Other Preaching Annuals Are Measured

For more than eighty years, The Minister's Manual has been the single most comprehensive resource for preaching and worship available. Filled with completely new material for 2007, this nondenominational guide is the best source for sermons, prayers, insights, and inspiration for

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The Standard by Which All Other Preaching Annuals Are Measured

For more than eighty years, The Minister's Manual has been the single most comprehensive resource for preaching and worship available. Filled with completely new material for 2007, this nondenominational guide is the best source for sermons, prayers, insights, and inspiration for all—from pastors and lay leaders to Sunday school teachers and choir directors. The large, hardcover format makes it easy to use.

Turn to The Minister's Manual for

  • Complete sermons for the entire year, lectionary messages and worship aids to expand Sunday services
  • Thought-provoking quotations and questions on life and religion to add breadth to your preaching
  • A treasury of practical sermon applications and commentaries
  • Children's sermons for engaging young minds and a wealth of topics to ponder during small group discussions
  • Calendars to help you remember important historical, cultural, and religious anniversaries

In addition, The Minister's Manual comes with a companion CD-ROM that features the entire contents in a convenient and searchable electronic format.

"I don't know of a better book for the hard-pressed minister . . . than The Minister's Manual. . . . The best material on the market."
—John Killinger, president, Mission for Biblical Literacy; author, Preaching the New Millennium

"Fresh and trustworthy ideas for preachers. Welcome nourishment to the hungry preacher facing the constant task of preaching faithful sermons."
—Thomas G. Long, Presbyterian Publishing Corp.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787984571
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/25/2006
Series:
Minister's Manual Series, #8
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.28(d)

Meet the Author

James W. Cox, a leading authority on preaching and one of the most influential teachers in the field of homiletics, is a senior professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been the editor of The Minister's Manual since 1984.

Lee McGlone is senior pastor for the First Baptist Church of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and adjunct professor at North American Baptist Seminary. He has contributed to the The Minister's Manual and has been its indexer for many years.

Table of Contents

Preface by James W. Cox.

Preface by Lee McGlone.

SECTION I. GENERAL AIDS AND RESOURCES.

Civil Year Calendars for 2007 and 2008.

Church and Civic Calendar for 2007.

The Revised Common Lectionary for 2007.

Four-Year Church Calendar.

Forty-Year Easter Calendar.

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Identifications.

Colors Appropriate for Days and Seasons.

Flowers in Season Appropriate for Church Use.

Quotable Quotations.

Questions of Life and Religion.

Biblical Benedictions and Blessings.

SECTION II. SERMONS AND HOMILETIC AND WORSHIP AIDS FOR FIFTY–TWO SUNDAYS.

SECTION III. CONGREGATIONAL MUSIC RELATED TO THE LECTIONARY.

SECTION IV. RESOURCES FOR COMMUNION SERVICES.

SECTION V. RESOURCES FOR FUNERALS AND BEREAVEMENT.

SECTION VI. LENTEN AND EASTER PREACHING.

SECTION VII. EVANGELISM AND WORLD MISSIONS: RESOURCES TO ENCOURAGE EVANGELISM: A FOUR-SERMON SERIES.

SECTION VIII. RESOURCES FOR PREACHING EXPOSITORY SERMONS.

SECTION IX. MESSAGES FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS.

SECTION X. CHILDREN’S SERMONS.

SECTION XI. A LITTLE TREASURY OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

Contributors and Acknowledgments.

Index of Contributors.

Sermon Title Index.

Scriptural Index.

Index of Prayers.

Index of Materials Useful as Children’s Stories and Sermons Not Included in Section X.

Index of Materials Useful for Small Groups.

Topical Index.

How to Use the CD-ROM.

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