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.

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 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...

Series I, Cycle C
Steven E. Albertin; Charles D. Reeb; Richard E. Gribble
Filled with wit, insight, and inspiration, this anthology includes sermons for every Sunday and major celebration throughout the Christian year based on the First Readings from Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Three outstanding preachers from diverse denominational backgrounds interpret texts from the Old Testament and Acts in fresh ways that proclaim the Good News for the 21st century. Their powerful messages remind us that the Hebrew scriptures are much more than just ancient history and

Series I, Cycle C
Robert S. Crilley; Dallas A. Brauninger; Gary L. Carver
Wherever you are in your walk with Christ, this anthology offers practical, scripture-based wisdom as well as delightfully serendipitous surprises on every page. Three outstanding preachers from diverse denominations provide a complete set of sermons for each Sunday and major celebration throughout the Christian year based on the Second Reading from Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Weaving together illustrations that enlighten

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.

Series III, Cycle C
Cynthia E. Cowen, Frank Ramirez, Arley K. Fadness, Rick McCracken-Bennett, Scott Bryte

Series III, Cycle C
Richard Gribble CSC, Steven E. Albertin, April Yamasaki, Charles L Aaron Jr., Scott Suskovic

Gospel Sermons For Lent And Easter, Cycle C
John M. Braaten
”To read John Braaten’s sermons is to discover a preacher whose life breathes biblical truths in the language the laity yearn to hear. They connect with life -- the way people today live life -- they pronounce the Word of life to those who are hun...

Series III, Cycle C
Derl G. Keefer, David J. Kalas, Stephen P. McCutchan, Chrysanne Timm, R. Kevin Mohr

This essential resource is useful for:

ᆬ Fresh homiletical approaches to the lectionary texts
ᆬ Inspiring preaching illustrations and sermon starters
ᆬ Understanding scripture passages
ᆬ Bible study and discussion groups
ᆬ Personal devotions and inspirational reading

Some of the captivating sermons included in this collection are:

ᆬ Finding Redemption in the Midst of Judgment
ᆬ Hidden Potential
ᆬ Lessons from a Hurricane
ᆬ Anatomy of a Testimony
ᆬ The Gospel According to Pronouns
ᆬ A Tale of Two Peters
ᆬ The Naaman Syndrome
ᆬ When the Fruit Is Spoiled
ᆬ Parenting - Not for the Faint of Heart!
ᆬ In the Potter's Hands
ᆬ Not Another Rerun!
ᆬ Thanksgiving Is Nine-Tenths of Possession
   ...and many more!