One of the enduring legacies of the Revised Common Lectionary is 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 in Jesus 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.
Facing the Future with Hope is a collection of sermons that lives up to its title. Drawing on the gospel message in the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons, Richard Hasler brings readers to the joyous anticipation and celebration of this part of the Christian worship calendar. Hasler translates the joyful, anxious expectation of the coming king in Bethlehem to our Christian walk today, demonstrating how we can maintain that walk with hope and contentment.
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:
Believing the Impossible
Seeing Is Believing
Developing a Quiet Center
... and many more!
Richard A. Hasleris a retired pastor for the Presbyterian Church (USA). He was educated at Houghton College in New York (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.), the University of Pennsylvania (American History), and the Hartford Seminary Foundation (Church History). In over fifty years of ordained ministry, Hasler pastored Presbyterian and UCC congregations in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, and Ohio. He lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, with his wife. Together they have two grown children. His many hobbies include reading, walking, sports, and world traveling.