Lectionary Preaching Workbook, Series V, Cycle B, revised
Publish Date: 2008-06-01
Author: Russell F Anderson
Bigger, stronger, better! This newly revised edition of Russell Anderson's best-selling Lectionary Preaching Workbook retains all of the great features that have made it an indispensable tool for busy pastors who need a helping hand with their weekly homiletic research and want to make the most of their limited preparation time. Combining concise but insightful textual notes with a wide range of creative preaching ideas, each chapter provides plenty of starting points for developing stimulating sermons that make the scriptures come alive for the people in the pews. In addition to a convenient sermon planning template plus overviews of Mark (the featured gospel narrator in Cycle B) and each liturgical season, every week's material includes:
a listing of applicable Revised Common, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal lectionary texts a theme for the day brief commentary on the Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospel lessons a prayer for the day theological reflections exploring the relationships between the texts several possible preaching approaches, each with a suggested title and sermon angle additional illustrations to assist in fleshing out the message
Crisp, tightly written lectionary helps that zero in on the critical themes of the texts, augmented with illustrative materials. The Prayer of the Day suggestions summarize and apply the themes in helpful language. Dennis Anderson President Emeritus, Trinity Lutheran Seminary Former Bishop, Nebraska Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Pastor Anderson's ability to relate eternal truths in the language of our 21st century society enables those informed by his writings to communicate the TRUTH in a way that will gain attention and guide the living of life. Reuben T. Swanson Former Bishop, Nebraska Synod, Lutheran Church in America Former Secretary, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Russell F. Anderson is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who has served parishes in Illinois and Nebraska. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha (B.A.), the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (M.Div.), and McCormick Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Anderson has published his own worship and homiletical resources under the banner Worship Windows.