All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
More ways into the text.
Unlike commentaries that offer only one perspective on the assigned texts for the day, this series will offer four distinct viewpoints on each Scripture passage, providing preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.
Four unique perspectives on each text.
For each lectionary text there are four brief essays from top scholars, preachers, and writers on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text.
For all preachers and teachers of the Word.
With a Scripture index in each volume, the series is ideal for lectionary and nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students.
When complete, the twelve volumes of the series will cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.
For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text. One might focus on the Gospel text, for instance, by reading all four essays provided for that text or explore connections among the Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Gospel, and Epistle texts by reading the theological essays for each one.
Each lectionary year consists of four volumes, one for the Advent and Christmas season, one for Lent and Easter, and one for each half of Ordinary Time. While the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume will contain an index of biblical passages so that non-lectionary preachers may make use of its contents.