"Rejoice! It's Lent." If you have always felt that way, but have been taught that Lent is supposed to be a somber, mournful time -- if you've always believed that "Because Jesus lives in us, we face Lent with joy in our hearts" -- you will appreciate Carl Hoefler's new collection of seventeen refreshingly upbeat sermons for Lent and Easter.
Within this collection are sermons for every Cycle C First Lesson text during Lent and Easter in the Common lectionary, including:
• Names, Not Numbers
• The Secret of Survival
• Holy Hunger
• The Symphony of God
• No Grey Areas
• The Same New Jesus
and eleven more.
Use these complete sermons as they are presented -- or as creative inspiration for your own original messages.
Richard Carl Hoefler is Professor of Preaching and Worship and Dean of the Chapel at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Wittenberg University and Hamma School of Theology, both in Springfield, Ohio. He received a Master's degree from Princeton University and the Doctor of Divinity degree from Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia.