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Gospel Sermons for a Day of Pentecost through Thanksgiving
Ron Lavin, Rick McCracken-Bennett, April Yamasaki
If you're more a fan of reading full-length sermons and using them as spring boards for your own sermons or looking for great illustrative material, you can't go wrong with this series of sermons based on the Cycle B Gospel texts

Cycle B Sermons For Proper 23 Through Christ the King Based On The Gospel Texts
April Yamasaki

Yamasaki's Ordinary Time with Jesus presents ten sermons for the season after Pentecost (last third) that beautifully weave the gospel scriptures with our daily experiences. She reminds us to surrender our ideas, our hopes, and our expectations to Jesus as she closes each sermon with a simple prayer, emphasizing total dependence upon Christ.

Series II, Cycle B
William Keeney
Parables provide insights and lessons which are timeless. When they are employed in preaching the hearer receives images which are easy to remember. Preaching the parables provides a means of communicating the teachings of Jesus for modern Christians. Preaching the parables provides a means of communicating the teachings of Jesus for modern Christians. For each Cycle B parable Keeney includes

Cycle B Sermons for Proper 13 Through Proper 22
William Carter
In the gospel message, we see the drama of Jesus' life and ministry and are challenged to join in it. This collection of sermons is a valuable resource for Sermon starters and illuminating illustrations

Cycle B Sermons for Advent through Epiphany Based on the Gospel Texts
Richard Hasler
This collection of sermons is a valuable resource for:

- Sermon starters and illuminating illustrations

- Gaining a new homiletical perspective to the lectionary

- Offering a newer, deeper understanding and appreciation of scripture

- Using as a starter for adult Bible study groups or personal devotions

Cycle B Sermons for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany Based On the Gospel Texts
Charley Reeb
Throughout the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, we are often reminded of the importance of drawing near to God. But as the busyness of life absorbs into our homes, our relationships, and our spirits, it can be difficult to rely upon the grace of God and hear the voice of his Spirit. The promise of the season, though, is that through God's revelation to us in Christ, we can discover a hope that empowers a broken world.

Cycle B Sermons for Proper 16 - 29 Based on the Gospel texts
Frank Ramirez
Jesus told his apostles to "count the cost" of following him. For the twelve, it meant leaving their jobs, their homes and families. It meant literally taking up a new life and leaving the old one behind.

What is the cost of following Jesus today?

Frank Ramirez challenges the modern Church as he explores that question in Mark His Word: Cycle B Sermons for Proper 16 through Thanksgiving Based on the Gospel Texts. Using analogies from the space race to a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov to the diary of a Civil War-era abolitionist preacher, Ramirez paints a variety of pictures of what it looks like to act in allegiance to the cause of Christ, to answer the call of the Holy Spirit no matter the consequences.

The pastor who utilizes Mark His Word will see a church reinvigorated in time for Advent, prepared to step forth courageously into the world to live and speak truth to a world dying to know it.

Cycle B Sermons for Pentecost Through Proper 15 Based on the Gospel Texts
Dean Feldmeyer
The season after Pentecost has had several different names over the years.  It has been called "Ordinary Time," which meant that the Sundays were numbered, not that they were common or mundane.  It has been called "Kingdomtide" as the celebration of the imminent nature of God's Kingdom breaking forth in the world as both present and future reality.  And it has sometimes just been called "The Time after Pentecost."   Whatever we choose to call it, it is often felt as a slow-down, or a sag in the enthusiasm and energy of the church.  Rarely does anything new begin in the summer.  It's a time of waiting for vacations to end and school to begin again so we can get back to the business of doing ministry.  The sermons in Like A Phoenix offer the goal of bringing new vigor and vitality into the life of the church even in the hot months of the year when everything and everyone is calling us to slow down and take it easy.

Since the season after Pentecost is drawn out it may be more difficult to come up with sermon ideas. This book will help ease the burden. A busy pastor will have more time to focus things other than sermon preparation, especially during the summer, with vacation time in full-swing.

Cycle B Sermons for Lent & Easter Based on the Gospel Texts
Timothy W Ayers
Imagining the Gospels: Cycle B Sermons for Lent and Easter Based on the Gospel Texts is the latest from Rev. Timothy W. Ayers. As a pastor who writes his messages while also writing novels, children's books, and short dramas, Rev. Ayers found himself working hard to visually create the picture of what was happening in the gospel accounts. Why? These were people listening to Jesus. They would have had emotions about the topics. They would have had little things they recognized when Jesus spoke about lambs, shepherds, and vines. Much like our congregants, there would be nods of recognition toward experiences in their lives. His goal was to get the listener to imagine themselves, with their feelings, and their reasons for being in church, to better use their cognitive skills, inside the stories.

At other times, Ayers sought to take them on a week by week journey through the Easter season. He didn't assume they have a relationship with Christ. He didn't assume they are vibrant, serving members of the congregation. He only assumed that the listener is seeking something they do not have. He was attempting to take them one step further on a journey from week to week.

At times Rev. Ayers brings humor to the scene in order to lighten the mood of the listener. The body relaxes when we laugh and that helps us to hear the message. Imagining the Gospels hopefully will achieve this.

This book will make life easier for any busy pastor during the Lent and Easter season, by providing a sermon for each and every Sunday, when attendance is likely to be at its highest.

Cycle B Sermons for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Based on the Gospel Texts
Michael L. Sherer
Jesus is the embodiment of what God means for our world. The gospel writers who penned the first four books of the Christian scriptures have given us a variety of insights into who Jesus was and is, and why he matters for contemporary humankind. Every thoughtful person defines the world according to him- or her-self. This series of sermons aims to present 'the world according to Jesus.'