Summer Fruit: Sermons for Pentecost, Middle Third - First Lesson

Overview

... even as he singles out some of us, Amos is talking to all of us whose stomachs are full, whose bank accounts are full, whose calendars are full, but whose lives are often empty. They look full, says Amos, but they're like "... a basket of summer fruit."

-- from the Proper 11 sermon

Richard L. Sheffield writes that the prophets regularly call us, like the people of Israel, to account for our assumption that what is, is what should be. They ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $7.50   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

... even as he singles out some of us, Amos is talking to all of us whose stomachs are full, whose bank accounts are full, whose calendars are full, but whose lives are often empty. They look full, says Amos, but they're like "... a basket of summer fruit."

-- from the Proper 11 sermon

Richard L. Sheffield writes that the prophets regularly call us, like the people of Israel, to account for our assumption that what is, is what should be. They hold up in front of us what will be when God's will is done.

The prophets are usually read (and often misread) as those who foresee the future; those who tell it like it will be. They are really those who clearly discern how it is, which is how it will be if things don't change.

The ten sermons in the book are based on First Lesson texts. Many of the texts are from Jeremiah. The sermons follow the Revised Common Lectionary.

Richard L. Sheffield is senior pastor of Market Street Presbyterian Church, Lima, Ohio. He holds a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780788000409
  • Publisher: CSS Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Pages: 76
  • Sales rank: 1,073,782
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)