Sermons on the Gospel Readings: Series II, Cycle B

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Packed with inspiring illustrations that enlighten the mind and warm the heart, this complete collection of thoughtful sermons for each Sunday and major celebration throughout the entire church year is a gold mine of creative preaching ideas -- and an invaluable source of insight into faithful Christian living amidst the challenges of today's secular world. Five outstanding preachers from diverse ministry settings reflect on the events of Jesus' life and their contemporary meaning in messages based on Gospel ...
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Overview

Packed with inspiring illustrations that enlighten the mind and warm the heart, this complete collection of thoughtful sermons for each Sunday and major celebration throughout the entire church year is a gold mine of creative preaching ideas -- and an invaluable source of insight into faithful Christian living amidst the challenges of today's secular world. Five outstanding preachers from diverse ministry settings reflect on the events of Jesus' life and their contemporary meaning in messages based on Gospel passages from Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary. Combining a strong foundation in the scriptural text with a deep understanding of vital current issues, these sermons passionately proclaim the Good News while pointing readers toward a strengthened and renewed spiritual relationship with Christ, the rock of our salvation.

This essential resource is useful for:

• Fresh homiletical approaches to the lectionary texts

• Preaching illustrations

• Understanding scripture passages

• Adult study and discussion groups

• Personal devotions and Bible study

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788023705
  • Publisher: CSS Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Sermons For Sundays In Advent, Christmas, And Epiphany: New Beginnings In Christ
Introduction 15
Advent 1: Don't Fear The Wait, Mark 13:24-37 17
Advent 2: Blazing A Path To Christ, Mark 1:1-8 23
Advent 3: A New Day Is Coming, John 1:6-8, 19-28 31
Advent 4: Perceiving The Presence Of God, Luke 1:26-38 37
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day: A Promise Fulfilled: A Gift Given, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) 45
Christmas 1: Discipleship: The Beauty And The Cross, Luke 2:22-40 51
Christmas 2: Accepting The Lord Once Again, John 1:1-18 59
The Baptism Of Our Lord: Epiphany 1, Ordinary Time 1: Baptism: The Common Call To Holiness, Mark 1:4-11 65
Epiphany 2, Ordinary Time 2: God Is Amazing, John 1:43-51 71
Epiphany 3, Ordinary Time 3: Transformation To The Light, Mark 1:14-20 77
Epiphany 4, Ordinary Time 4: Speaking With Prophetic Authority, Mark 1:21-28 83
Epiphany 5, Ordinary Time 5: Sharing The Message Of Christ, Mark 1:29-39 89
Epiphany 6, Ordinary Time 6: The Compassion Of Christ, Mark 1:40-45 97
Epiphany 7, Ordinary Time 7: Jesus Destroys The Power Of Sin, Mark 2:1-12 103
Epiphany 8, Ordinary Time 8: Accepting The Unconventional In Life, Mark 2:13-22 109
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord, (Last Sunday After Epiphany): Letting Go And New Beginnings, Mark 9:2-9 117
Sermons For Sundays In Lent And Easter Momentous Moment Ash Wednesday Through Good Friday
Jesus Is Still Alive Easter Sunday Through Easter 7
Ash Wednesday: Beware: Hypocrites On Premises, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 125
Lent 1: A Clock Or A Compass?, Mark 1:9-15 131
Lent 2: Unacceptable, Mark 8:31-38 139
Lent 3: No Substitute, John 2:13-22 143
Lent 4: It's About God, John 3:14-21 147
Lent 5: Seeing And Not Being Seen, John 12:20-33 151
Sunday Of The Passion, Palm Sunday: Momentous Moment, Mark 14:1-15:47 157
Good Friday: Where Are You From? John 18:1-19:42 163
The Resurrection Of Our Lord, Easter Day: Jesus Is Still Alive! John 20:1-18 169
Easter 2: When Faith Is Difficult, John 20:19-31 175
Easter 3: Really Believing In The Resurrection, Luke 24:36b-48 181
Easter 4: Those Other Sheep, John 10:11-18 187
Easter 5: Nothing But Plunging In, John 15:1-8 193
Easter 6: The Power Of Jesus' Death, John 15:9-17 199
The Ascension Of Our Lord: Using Scripture And Other Sources To Understand Jesus, Luke 24:44-53 205
Easter 7: Heaven Can Wait, John 17:6-19 211
Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (First Third): Living In The Spirit
The Day Of Pentecost: The Quiet Day Of Pentecost, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 219
The Holy Trinity: Water And Spirit, John 3:1-17 223
Proper 4, Pentecost 2, Ordinary Time 9: Lord Of The Sabbath, Mark 2:23-3:6 227
Proper 5, Pentecost 3, Ordinary Time 10: Brothers And Sisters Of Jesus, Mark 3:20-35 231
Proper 6, Pentecost 4, Ordinary Time 11: On Trusting The Work Of God, Mark 4:26-34 235
Proper 7, Pentecost 5, Ordinary Time 12: Where Is Your Trust? Mark 4:35-41 239
Proper 8, Pentecost 6, Ordinary Time 13: Caring For The "Little Ones", Mark 5:21-43 243
Proper 9, Pentecost 7, Ordinary Time 14: Anywhere But Home, Mark 6:1-13 247
Proper 10, Pentecost 8, Ordinary Time 15: The Cost Of Being A Prophet, Mark 6:14-29 251
Proper 11, Pentecost 9, Ordinary Time 16: Coming Apart So We Don't Come Apart, Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 255
Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Middle Third): A Healing Ministry For The Modern Church
Proper 12, Pentecost 10, Ordinary Time 17: The Word Behind The Text, John 6:1-21 261
Proper 13, Pentecost 11, Ordinary Time 18: Finding Jesus, John 6:24-35 267
Proper 14, Pentecost 12, Ordinary Time 19: Jesus - The Bread Guy, John 6:35, 41-51 275
Proper 15, Pentecost 13, Ordinary Time 20: Resisting Jesus, John 6:51-58 281
Proper 16, Pentecost 14, Ordinary Time 21: The Unsuccessful Jesus, John 6:56-69 287
Proper 17, Pentecost 15, Ordinary Time 22: Time For A Minimalist Faith, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 293
Proper 18, Pentecost 16, Ordinary Time 23: A Healing Ministry For The Modern Church, Mark 7:24-37 299
Proper 19, Pentecost 17, Ordinary Time 24: Generosity As The Clue To Life, Mark 8:27-38 305
Proper 20, Pentecost 18, Ordinary Time 25: The Inversion Of Ambition, Mark 9:30-37 311
Proper 21, Pentecost 19, Ordinary Time 26: An Inclusive Faith, Mark 9:38-50 317
Proper 22, Pentecost 20, Ordinary Time 27: Pay Attention To The Context, Mark 10:2-16 323
Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third): Belonging To The Truth
Proper 23, Pentecost 21, Ordinary Time 28: Living With Money - And Still Being Christian, Mark 10:17-31 331
Proper 24, Pentecost 22, Ordinary Time 29: The Strange Economy In The Kingdom Of God, Mark 10:35-45 337
Proper 25, Pentecost 23, Ordinary Time 30: Far From The Obscuring Crowd, Mark 10:46-52 343
Proper 26, Pentecost 24, Ordinary Time 31: The Kin Of Qoheleth, Mark 12:28-34 349
Proper 27, Pentecost 25, Ordinary Time 32: Giving Of Ourselves, Mark 12:38-44 357
Proper 28, Pentecost 26, Ordinary Time 33: Signs, Mark 13:1-8 363
Reformation Day: Why God Has No Grandchildren, John 8:31-36 371
All Saints: Showing Up, John 11:32-44 377
Christ The King: Belonging To The Truth, John 18:33-37 383
Thanksgiving Day: Lilies Of The Field, Matthew 6:25-33 391
Lectionary Preaching After Pentecost 397
U.S. / Canadian Lectionary Comparison 399
About The Authors 401
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