Cycles A, B, And C
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
The miracles of Jesus are some of the most striking passages in the New Testament -- they bring the power of God "up close and personal" by dramatically rearranging human situations and teaching us great spiritual truths. But how can we translate the

Series VII, Cycle A
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Providing a fresh, timely reflection every week on assigned scripture passages can be one of a pastor's most daunting tasks. But when time or inspiration is flagging and you need the jump-start of creative ideas, the latest edition of the classic CSS resource Lectionary Preaching Workbook is just what the doctor ordered! Prominent pastor, former seminary president, and prolific

Preaching In The Paperless Pulpit
William H. Shepherd, Jr.
Does the idea of speaking without a manuscript in the pulpit make you feel like a trapeze artist trying to negotiate a high wire without a net? There you are, balancing delicately in the stratosphere and holding on for dear life with nothing but you

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

A Narrative Approach
Richard A. Jensen
Jensen’s research and insights provide a stimulating resource on Matthew’s Gospel. Jensen provides ”Homiletical Directions” at the end of each chapter that will help the preacher find a focus and locate themes for preaching the text. Jensen points to

With An Eye To The New (Cycle B)
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Writing in a homiletical style, prominent Bible scholar Elizabeth Achtemeier provides expositions on all of the Old Testament texts contained in Cycle B of the Revised Common and Lutheran Lectionaries. Infused with her customary insight into the Hebrew scriptures, this collection of Achtemeier's contributions to the preaching journal Emphasis furnishes a plethora of fruitful starting points for preparing sermons rooted in the Bible yet

And Other Hints On How To Preach Great Sermons 52 Weeks A Year
Barbara G. Schmitz
A compelling preacher shares her unique method for creating memorable sermons in this practical, down-to-earth manual that’s chock-full of excellent ideas for homiletical preparation. It’s an engaging look at what characterizes outstanding preaching

And 149 Other Sermon Ideas
Terry Cain
If you want to stimulate your creative juices and avoid dull, cliche-filled preaching, then you’ll love this collection of 150 imaginative ”sermon starters.” Each idea consists of a clever title that’s sure to catch the interest of the person in the

Series II, Cycle C
Wayne H. Keller
The most impressive thing about Wayne Keller's body of ideas for worship throughout the Christian Year is his boldness. He is bold in demanding that we, his colleagues in liturgical leadership, plan worship which has to do with the reality of our congregations' experience in the world, rather than just leading people through a proper agenda of acts and words which have no bearing on what we do the rest

366 Language Tools For Preachers And Teachers
Douglas B. Bailey
Writing sermons and preparing Sunday school lessons can be a very frustrating experience when you just can’t seem to find the appropriate words, images, and expressions to add zest to an otherwise humdrum presentation. Douglas Bailey’s collection of