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!

Gospel Sermons For Lent and Easter, Cycle C
Glenn E. Ludwig
Someday ... Someday ... perhaps the impact of God's grace and love and forgiveness will move us in the depths of our being to live the new life he offers for us. Someday. Maybe, this day.

Glenn E. Ludwig writes that Lent has often been called

Sermons For Lent & Easter Based on Gospel Texts, Cycle C
Lee Griess
”Pastor Griess’ sermons are the kind that make you keep coming back Sunday after Sunday .” Lee Griess knows how to keep his congregation listening. He draws his listeners (and readers) in with fascinating, contemporary illustrations, and then hits ho...

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 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.

Series II, Cycle C
John T. Ball, Richard Gribble, John B. Jamison, Clayton A. Lord, Jr., Donna Schaper
Paul and the other writers of the epistles were entrepreneurs for early Christianity -- and not only did they tirelessly spread the good news, but their pastoral letters are also a marvelous guidebook full of practical wisdom. Because their writers were called on to assist the early faith communities in coping with a variety of problems, the New Testament epistles are chock-full of timeless lessons on living the Christian faith. In this extensive anthology of enlightening sermons based on the Second Readings from Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary, five eminent preachers from diverse denominations apply the nourishing teachings of the epistles to today's complex challenges. With messages included for every Sunday and major celebration throughout the entire church year, there's a wealth of ideas and illustrative stories helpful for preaching, teaching, and meditation. These biblically grounded sermons shine the light of Christ on our often confusing world and proclaim the richness of God's truth, offering readers comfort and hope while challenging them to a more intense faith relationship with the almighty.

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


Based on Gospel and Second Readings in Cycle C
Schuyler Rhodes, Mark Ellingsen
These model sermons will bolster your preaching, reduce your preparation time and, more importantly, help to encourage and enhance the faith of your parishioners.