Sermons On The Second Readings
- Publish Date: 2002-01-01
- Binding: Perfect Paperback
- Author: Frederick R. Harm;Paul E. Robinson;Glenn W. McDonald;Harold C. Warlick;Jr.
The sermons in this anthology reaffirm the hope that is ours through Jesus Christ, and challenge readers to a deeper and more intense faith relationship with the Almighty. The collection provides a complete set of sermons for each Sunday and major celebration throughout the Christian year based on the Second Reading from Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary. Outstanding preachers from across the denominational spectrum draw on texts from the New Testament epistles to explore how the practical and moral concerns of the early church offer lessons for modern Christian living. Each biblically grounded message confronts real issues with Christ-honoring solutions that bring challenge, comfort, and conviction to those who look at life with the eyes of faith.
This is an essential resource that's useful for:
* Fresh homiletical approaches to the lectionary texts
* Preaching illustrations
* A clearer understanding of scripture passages
* Adult study and discussion groups
* Personal devotions and Bible study on each Sunday's readings
Rarely is there such a wonderful blend of the pastoral heart and the scholarly intellect. Frederick Harm's sermons draw on a wide spectrum of literature, from Luther to Paul Harvey, from Seneca to Yogi Berra, from Epicurus to John Bunyan. Harm's illustrations, far from being contrived or trite, naturally illumine the truths of the scriptures. Permeating each sermon is the deep desire to share Christ and his love with the hearer. Pastors will find ample ideas and inspiration in these sermons as they seek to build their own message for the people of God.
Stephen A. Gewecke
Counselor, Circuit 5
New Jersey District, Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod