9780788023736

Pause Before the Pulpit : Personal Reflections for Pastors on the Lectionary Readings: Cycle B

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    9780788023736

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    078802373X

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  • Copyright: 2005-05-01
  • Publisher: CSS Publishing Company
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Summary

Today's busy pastors must cope with a diverse range of physically and emotionally draining tasks. Yet as they balance the many competing demands on their time, the essential element for maintaining a vital and successful ministry is carving out time for their own spiritual regeneration. Before pastors can effectively proclaim the Good News to the people in the pews, they must attend to their ongoing relationship with the God whom they serve. Based on each Sunday's epistle and gospel texts from Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary, this collection of prayerful reflections specifically addresses the spiritual needs of the clergy. Rather than a primer on how to preach the text, these devotions explore what the scripture passages have to say about the personal lives of pastors and their public ministry. It's an ideal resource to begin weekly sermon preparation with, as each thoughtful contemplation prepares the heart for faithful preaching of God's Word.

Author Biography

William W. Helland is a graduate of the Lutheran Brethren Seminary

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 11
Advent 1
Mark 13:24-37p. 13
1 Corinthians 1:3-9p. 15
Advent 2
Mark 1:1-8p. 17
2 Peter 3:8-15ap. 19
Advent 3
John 1:6-8, 19-28p. 21
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24p. 23
Advent 4
Luke 1:26-38p. 25
Romans 16:25-27p. 27
The Nativity Of Our Lord / Christmas Eve / Christmas Day (Proper 1)
Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)p. 30
Titus 2:11-14p. 32
Christmas 1
Luke 2:22-40p. 34
Galatians 4:4-7p. 36
Christmas 2
John 1:(1-9) 10-18p. 39
Ephesians 1:3-14p. 41
The Epiphany Of Our Lord
Matthew 2:1-12p. 43
Ephesians 3:1-12p. 45
The Baptism Of Our Lord / Epiphany 1
Mark 1:4-11p. 47
Acts 19:1-7p. 48
Epiphany 2
John 1:43-51p. 51
1 Corinthians 6:12-20p. 53
Epiphany 3
Mark 1:14-20p. 55
1 Corinthians 7:29-31p. 57
Epiphany 4
Mark 1:21-28p. 59
1 Corinthians 8:1-13p. 61
Epiphany 5
Mark 1:29-39p. 63
1 Corinthians 9:16-23p. 65
Epiphany 6
Mark 1:40-45p. 67
1 Corinthians 9:24-27p. 69
Epiphany 7
Mark 2:1-12p. 71
2 Corinthians 1:18-22p. 73
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord (Last Sunday After The Epiphany)
Mark 9:2-9p. 75
2 Corinthians 4:3-6p. 77
Lent 1
Mark 1:9-15p. 80
1 Peter 3:18-22p. 82
Lent 2
Mark 8:31-38p. 84
Romans 4:13-25p. 86
Lent 3
John 2:13-22p. 88
1 Corinthians 1:18-25p. 90
Lent 4
John 3:14-21p. 92
Ephesians 2:1-10p. 94
Lent 5
John 12:20-33p. 96
Hebrews 5:5-10p. 98
Sunday Of The Passion / Palm Sunday
Mark 11:1-11p. 101
Philippians 2:5-11p. 103
The Resurrection Of Our Lord / Easter Day
John 20:1-18p. 105
1 Corinthians 15:1-11p. 107
Easter 2
John 20:19-31p. 109
1 John 1:1-2:2p. 111
Easter 3
Luke 24:36b-48p. 113
1 John 3:1-7p. 115
Easter 4
John 10:11-18p. 117
1 John 3:16-24p. 119
Easter 5
John 15:1-8p. 121
1 John 4:7-21p. 123
Easter 6
John 15:9-17p. 125
1 John 5:1-6p. 127
Easter 7
John 17:6-19p. 129
1 John 5:9-13p. 131
The Day Of Pentecost
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15p. 134
Acts 2:1-21p. 136
The Holy Trinity
John 3:1-17p. 139
Romans 8:12-17p. 141
Proper 6
Mark 4:26-34p. 143
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17p. 145
Proper 7
Mark 4:35-41p. 147
2 Corinthians 6:1-13p. 149
Proper 8
Mark 5:21-43p. 151
2 Corinthians 8:7-15p. 153
Proper 9
Mark 6:1-13p. 155
2 Corinthians 12:2-10p. 157
Proper 10
Mark 6:14-29p. 159
Ephesians 1:3-14p. 161
Proper 11
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56p. 163
Ephesians 2:11-22p. 165
Proper 12
John 6:1-21p. 167
Ephesians 3:14-21p. 169
Proper 13
John 6:24-35p. 171
Ephesians 4:1-16p. 173
Proper 14
John 6:35, 41-51p. 175
Ephesians 4:25-5:2p. 177
Proper 15
John 6:51-58p. 180
Ephesians 5:15-20p. 182
Proper 16
John 6:56-69p. 184
Ephesians 6:10-20p. 186
Proper 17
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23p. 188
James 1:17-27p. 189
Proper 18
Mark 7:24-37p. 192
James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17p. 194
Proper 19
Mark 8:27-38p. 196
James 3:1-12p. 198
Proper 20
Mark 9:30-37p. 200
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8ap. 202
Proper 21
Mark 9:38-50p. 204
James 5:13-20p. 206
Proper 22
Mark 10:2-16p. 208
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12p. 210
Proper 23
Mark 10:17-31p. 212
Hebrews 4:12-16p. 214
Proper 24
Mark 10:35-45p. 216
Hebrews 5:1-10p. 218
Proper 25
Mark 10:46-52p. 220
Hebrews 7:23-28p. 222
Proper 26 (All Saints)
Mark 12:28-34p. 224
Hebrews 9:11-14p. 226
Proper 27
Mark 12:38-44p. 228
Hebrews 9:24-28p. 230
Proper 28
Mark 13:1-8p. 232
Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25p. 234
Christ The King/Proper 29
John 18:33-37p. 236
Revelation 1:4b-8p. 238
Textual Indexp. 241
Topical Indexp. 243
Lectionary Preaching After Pentecostp. 253
U.S. / Canadian Lectionary Comparisonp. 255
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