Series VI, Cycle C
H. Burnham Kirkland
Preparing to lead a congregation in worship each Sunday is a formidable and pressure-filled responsibility. That's why busy worship planners will love this all-new edition of a favorite CSS reference. It's a handy, easy-to-use resource with several prayers and a worship theme relating to the assigned scriptural passages for every Sunday and major observance in Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. For each First Lesson, Second Lesson, and Gospel text there's a call to worship, an invocation/collect, a prayer of

Series VI, Cycle C
E. Carver McGriff
Preachers must understand the teaching techniques of parable and hyperbole, not to mention having a good background in systematic theology, in order to understand what the Bible's writers really meant.... But our responsibility is also to reduce the complexities of Bible study to such simplicities that our many listeners, ranging from busy young professional people to aging men and women

Gospel Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (First Third), Cycle C
Glenn E. Ludwig
Stories are a powerful element in preaching. They have a way of triggering connections and bringing life to otherwise mundane illustrations. Stories capture our imaginations, pique our memories, and envelop us in the drama of life. Glenn Ludwig bring

Gospel Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Middle Third), Cycle C
Thomas A. Renquist
The world of the Bible is quite different from our own. According to Thomas Renquist, it’s a topsy-turvy world where guests become hosts, where masters are turned into servants, where hoarders are transformed into givers, where peace-making is experi...

With An Eye To The New (Cycle C)
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Prominent author and biblical scholar Elizabeth Achtemeier provides an outstanding preaching and study resource with this collection of brief expositions on all of the First Lesson texts contained in Cycle C of the Revised Common and Lutheran Lection

Applications For Contemporary Life, Cycle C
Richard E. Gribble


The parable is the most well-known literary form presented in the Gospels. And since narrative or story sermons are such a prominent element in the contemporary pulpit, pastors are preaching on the parable texts more frequently than ever.

Preaching The Miracles Of Jesus, Cycle C
John W. Wurster
The stories of Jesus’ miracles can be challenging to modern sensibilities, conditioned as we are to believe that there must be a logical explanation for water being turned into wine or nets suddenly overflowing with fish. But John Wurster suggests th...

Series VII, Cycle C
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Delivering a fresh, timely reflection every week on assigned scripture passages is a formidable challenge for even the most resourceful preacher. So when you’re short on time or need creative ideas to jump-start your sermon preparation, the ne...


Series III, Cycle C
Dallas A. Brauninger
Jesus used his parables to teach ordinary persons with mundane concerns about the kingdom of God; and because these simple stories contain universal truth that transcends time and culture, they still strike a powerful chord with us nearly two millennia later. Preaching The Parables provides a gold mine of background material on each of the eighteen parables appearing in Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Dallas Brauninger brings a fresh,