One of the enduring legacies of theRevised Common Lectionaryis its ability to draw different parts of scripture together to form a coherent narrative, drawing congregations from around the world into the life-changing message of faith inJesus Christ. Each element of the lectionary brings its own point of view into this message, giving us insights into its origins, the impact on its original hearers, as well as its relevance for our lives today. In the gospel message, we see the drama of Jesus' life and ministry and are challenged to join in it.
"God in the Present Tense"covers the middle third of the Pentecost season, examining the ministry of Jesus as presented in the gospels of Mark and John. In this collection of sermons, Carter endeavors to show how these passages are not confined to a singular moment in history, but instead are relevant and valuable in our own time, as well. Jesus' ministry was not just for first-century Palestine but for all people everywhere throughout time. These sermons will lift the stories off the page and give them new life in our present time.
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 sermon collection includes:
The Meal that Stays with You
Welcoming the Child
Welcome to the Household
... and many more
William G. Carter has been the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania for over twenty years. Prior to that, he served in the same role at Presbyterian Church in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY), as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including "Water Won't Quench the Fire "(CSS), "Praying for a New World"(CSS), and "The Gifted"(CSS). He is married with four children and is also a professional jazz musician.