Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Series VIII, Cycle A
Carlos E. Wilton

Price: $49.95

ISBN: 0788026259
Size: 8.5x11
Pages: 388
As a Presbyterian preacher for twenty years, I've seen a lot of "preaching helps" on the market. What lifts this volume to a superior level is the combination of intellect and practical skill that the author has to offer. Carlos Wilton has a masterful command of scripture and an encyclopedic memory for appropriate quotes and illustrations -- which is exemplified in this comprehensive -- and ultimately helpful -- work. We can be grateful for his contribution to the ministry of the church, and hope for further publications from him.
-- William G. Carter, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church,
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
and author of Praying for a Whole New World

With penetrating reflections on Cycle A lectionary passages and a thorough discussion of preaching themes plus a treasure trove of supporting illustrations, this comprehensive volume is the perfect starting point for your weekly homiletic research. Carlos Wilton combines a scholar's deep insight into the biblical texts with a pastor's practical understanding of how to make them come alive for the people in your pews, and his astute commentary is sure to stimulate your thought process and provide plenty of seeds for developing messages with maximum impact. A handy, easy-to-use sermon planning template is also included to facilitate the process of building your sermon. The Lectionary Preaching Workbook is an indispensable tool that helps you to powerfully proclaim God's Word while getting the most out of your limited preparation time.
    Each Sunday's material includes:
  • a listing of applicable Revised Common, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal lectionary texts
  • a theme for the day
  • commentary on the Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospel Lessons
  • possible preaching approaches
  • a pastoral prayer
  • numerous illustrations to flesh out the message

Carlos E. Wilton has been the pastor of Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church, in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey since 1990. He previously served as assistant dean and director of admissions at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Wilton is a graduate of Washington College (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (M.Phil. and Ph.D.). In addition to his parish responsibilities, Wilton is also an adjunct professor at New Brunswick Theological Seminary as well as the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Monmouth.