In each of Sunday's assigned lectionary readings -- the First, Second, and Gospel lessons -- we are invited to view the glorious narrative of scripture through three different, yet harmonious, perspectives. In the first reading, the congregation returns to the heritage of our faith as described in the Old Testament, as well as in the New Testament book of Acts. We travel with the children of Israel as they take their first steps in faith, reliving the highs and lows of that journey with them. Through studying this part of scripture, we can see our own journey of faith played out by an entire nation.
As part of the "Sermons on the First Readings, Series III, Cycle A" series, "Walking With God" guides us through the last third of the season of Pentecost as Argile Smith explores the first lessons from Proper 23 through Thanksgiving, bringing the lectionary cycle year to its conclusion. By taking us back to the beginning, Smith offers us a better understanding of what it is to nurture an intimate daily walk with God. As we see the faithfulness of God played out in history, we can come to trust God more with our own lives.
This collection of sermons is a valuable resource for:
* Sermon starters and illuminating illustrations
* Gaining a new homiletical perspective to the lectionary
* Offering a newer, deeper understanding and appreciation of scripture
* Using as a starter for adult Bible study groups or personal devotions
This insightful collection of sermons includes:
On Speaking Terms
Who's the Real Leader?
... and many more
Argile Smith is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Biloxi, Mississippi. Prior to his current ministry, Smith also served as a seminary professor as well as a university administrator. Along with contributing to the Lectionary Sermon Series, Smith has also written for "StoryShare," part of CSS Publishing's pastoral resource website "SermonSuite" (www.sermonsuite.com). He and his wife, Connie, have three grown sons.