Living In Hope
Cycle C Sermons Based on the Second Lessons for Lent and Easter
Bonnie Bates

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 0788030248
Size: 6x9
Pages: 92
Lent is often viewed as a season of lament and despair. Living In Hope instead points readers to find the hope of the Lenten season in preparation for the death of Christ on Good Friday and the subsequent resurrection on Easter and the season that follows.

The messages of Living In Hope for Lent and Easter provide interesting perspectives on the texts for Cycle C and are a good resource for pastors as they prepare their own sermons.

Bates, having served as a local church pastor and now as a judicatory leader in the United Church of Christ, has extensive knowledge of and experience in framing useful and contextual sermon messages for congregations and larger church gatherings.

Chapters include:
  • “Love Lives” (Philippians 2:5-11)
  • “Visions of Hope” (Revelation 1:4-8)
  • “Peace in the Presence” (Revelation 7:9-17)
Bonnie Bates currently serves as the Associate for Congregational Vitality and Development for the Eastern Ohio and Western Reserve Associations of the Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ. A current contributor for Emphasis Preaching Journal (a component of SermonSuite), Bonnie received her M.Div. and D.Min. from Colgate Rochester Divinity School. She and her husband, Steve Vulcheff, have a son and two grandsons.