Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Series X, Cycle C
David O. Bales

Price: $59.95

ISBN: 0788028251
Size: 8.5x11
Pages: 508
Pouring out over three decades of wisdom in his newest Lectionary Preaching Workbook: Series X, Cycle C, David Bales invites teachers of the word to peer deep beneath the pages of scripture to consider broader perspectives and themes. In each lectionary day, Bales presents themes, summaries, exegesis, and a prayer as resources to guide sermon development, always attempting to expose preachers to different perspectives and deeper knowledge.

As Bales carefully unpacks his thoughts upon each selected scripture passage, he combines his personal ideas with the time-tested analysis of other great Christian thinkers, resulting in a thoughtful and critical exposition on God's word. This unique style empowers pastors to engage with God's word, and the end result is a resource that will equip congregations to be challenged through a deliberate, well-informed message.

Designed specifically as a sermon resource for Cycle C, the Lectionary Preaching Workbook will benefit any student of the word, and can be used for sermon starters, individual Bible study, and adult study groups.

Each chapter includes:

Revised Common Lectionary texts for the day

Scripture references and intensive exposition

Theme analysis and narrative illustration

Citation attributions to various apologists, teachers, and authors

A pastoral prayer

David O. Bales was a Presbyterian pastor for 33 years. After retiring he taught Introduction to Biblical Greek at the College of Idaho for two years. Formerly he taught Greek at Miles Community College, Miles City, Montana, as well as World Religions, Biblical Hebrew, and Ethics. He has researched, written, and edited for Stephen Ministries. His stories, sermons, and articles have appeared in Preaching, Pulpit Digest, Lectionary Homiletics, Preaching Great Texts, Emphasis, Feasting on the Gospels, and StoryShare. He is the author of Gospel Subplots: Story Sermons of God's GraceTo The Cross and BeyondScenes of Glory: Subplots of God's Long Story, and is co-author of Sermons on the Second Readings, Series II, Cycle A. Bales is a graduate of the University of Portland and San Francisco Theological Seminary.