Cycle C Sermons For Proper 23 Through Christ The King Based on the Gospel Texts
Molly James
For the weary soul looking for a drink of fresh life, Ordinary Gratitude will become a time-tested collection of sermons that renews a tired spirit again and again.

Cycle C Sermons for Lent/Easter Based on the Gospel Texts
Susan R. Andrews

Preaching is a privilege. To dare to proclaim the living word of God is to engage in the mysterious work of incarnation. And so, preaching takes both courage and humility. Nothing trivializes God more than a sloppy sermon or a lazy preacher. Our people are starving for a nourishing word, and we dare not feed them junk food.
— from the Preface

The reader of these meditations, based upon the gospel lessons for Cycle C of the Revised


Cycle C Sermons Based on Second Lessons for Lent and Easter
Mark Ellingsen
"Go against the grain."

This is what Mark Ellingsen wants your church to hear in A Rebellious Faith. It isn't merely odd or contradictory in the eyes of the world to live a Christian life. It is offensive.

To go against the grain – by discounting our accomplishments, carrying no shame in the light of grace, considering no one outside of God's love – is to sometimes make people who worship hard work, the quest for perfection and exceptionalism deeply uncomfortable.

And that is a very good thing.

Ellingsen begins with the irrevocable truth that the ashes we put on our living bodies at the beginning of the Lenten season represent the death we all deserve. From there, he leads your congregation through the brazenly offensive, un-American ideas presented in the New Testament.

Confession does not shame and isolate us, it liberates us. Bearing the cross of our sin is not a burden, but a blessing in the knowledge the Lord has paid the ultimate price for our sin. The Resurrection does not make anyone exceptional. It unites us all whether or not we are ready to enter Heaven together.

A Rebellious Faith reminds us that the war is already won, and we are to live as brave sinners whose Savior cannot be overcome.

Cycle C Sermons for Lent and Easter Based on the Gospel Texts
Schuyler Rhodes

Shouting Joy to the Storm reminds us that, just as the Father partnered with the Son to bring him through the storm of Calvary, so he will bring us through our storms. We are not in this for a mere lifetime. We are in it for the long haul.

"They shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts of the land devour them. They shall dwell securely, and none shall make them afraid (Ezekiel 34:28, ESV)."

Cycle C Sermons for Lent and Easter Based on the Gospel Texts
R. Robert Cueni
R. Robert Cueni brilliantly draws from over four decades of pastoral experience, blending a deep knowledge of historical events with beautifully written text as he invites the reader to consider how to live out a life of genuine faith.

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

First Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter, Cycle C
Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III
Jesus was so marred and unbeautiful that those who were like him were drawn to him, and he changed their lives forever. There was something about the blemished visage and form of Jesus that compelled these people to identify with him. Carlyle Stewart

Gospel Sermons For Sundays After Pentecost (Last Third), Cycle C
John E. Berger
John Berger’s lively and invigorating messages tell us that the path to true happiness is through God. From the man who remembered to thank Jesus for being healed of leprosy to the persistent widow, from the penitent tax collector to the forgiven thi...

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...

Gospel Sermons For Lent/Easter, Cycle C
John Brittain
During the season of Lent and especially around Easter, many people think about the life and times of Jesus, thanks partly to the glut of biblical epics on television. But the truth is that many of us bracket the biblical narrative off from our...