Those Preaching Women : A Multicultural Collection

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  • Copyright: 10/15/2008
  • Publisher: Judson Pr

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Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection appears at the urging of women who have been encouraged in their ministries by the previous contributors. As in previous volumes, these women reflect many church traditions and various ministry settings, and this time they represent the rich ethnic diversity of the United States in the twenty-first century.

Author Biography

Ella P. Mitchell was visiting professor of homiletics at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia, from 19882001. As editor of the original Those Preaching Women series, Dr. Mitchell has opened the pulpit to generations of women. Many of her own sermons, along with those of her husband, Dr. Henry H. Mitchell, appear in the book Fire in the Well (Judson Press, 2003). In 2005, Judson Press reprinted Together for Good: Lessons from Fifty-Five Years of Marriage, which chronicles the Mitchells' extraordinary journey together. Valerie Bridgeman Davis, PhD, MDiv, is associate professor of Hebrew Bible and homiletics and worship at Memphis Theological Seminary. She founded and directs the seminary's theology and arts institute. She is a performing artist and widely published poet. Rev. Dr. Davis is ordained by the Church of God (Anderson, IN).

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. xxi
Old Testament Sermons
Awaken to God's Dreams (Genesis 21:14-21)p. 3
Enough Is Enough! (Genesis 29)p. 9
Image or Reality (1 Samuel 16:1-13)p. 14
The Silence We Keep (2 Samuel 13:19-20)p. 17
Wash and Be Cleansed! (2 Kings 5:1-14)p. 21
Hell No! (Esther 1:1-12)p. 27
Gambling with God (Job 2:1-10)p. 32
Is God in the Dungeon? (Psalm 139:7-12)p. 36
What's for Dinner? (Proverbs 15:17)p. 42
It Does Get Better (Isaiah 43:1-4)p. 47
Called to Be a Dabar People (Isaiah 60:1-3)p. 51
A Cracked Cistern, a Living God (Jeremiah 2:1-19)p. 57
Managing Life's Challenges (Habakkuk 3:16-19)p. 61
New Testament Sermons
Good News for the Jews (Matthew 9:35-10:15)p. 69
Shimoni (Mark 12:38-44)p. 74
Overshadowed by the Power of God (Luke 1:24-56)p. 80
Mary's Song (Luke 1:26-56)p. 85
Blessed Are the Breasts (Luke 11:27-28)p. 89
Spiritual Alchemy (Luke 12:49-56)p. 93
At the Table (Luke 14:1, 7-14)p. 98
Stay in the City (Luke 24:36-49)p. 102
God Specializes in Comebacks (John 11:1-44)p. 106
The Fullness of Resurrection (John 11:21-27)p. 111
Three Moons in My Moccasins (John 12:20-33)p. 115
Behold! From the Other Side of Resurrection (John 19:26-27)p. 121
It Is Finished (John 19:30)p. 126
Peace and Power: For the Forgiveness of Sin (John 20:19-31)p. 129
Silent No More (Acts 2:1-12)p. 133
A Theology of Acceptance (Acts 11:1-18)p. 137
Unity in Diversity (Acts 16:16-34)p. 143
It's in the Seed (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)p. 147
Forging Prophetic Alliances (Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13)p. 152
"In Spite of" Discipleship (1 Thessalonians 1:2-7)p. 157
About the Contributorsp. 161
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