In the midst of this worrying world, in the midst of all our anxieties, Jesus speaks a very simple word to us. “Don’t be anxious,” Jesus says. “I have come to lift up the lowly. I have come to fill the empty with good things.”
-- from the chapter “I Fill the Hungry with Good Things”
In this volume of sermons from Richard A. Jensen, one will find stories that tie together the themes of the gospel texts for Pentecost, in a way that will help a preacher better present the readings to any congregation.
In Filling the Hungry with Good Things, Jensen’s sermons based on Luke’s gospel are shaped primarily in story form and explore his investigation of the relationship between storytelling and preaching. These stories can be helpful in many ways:
- Illustrations/sermon starters
- Bible study
- Personal devotions
Sermon titles included in this collection are:
- I Give You the Kingdom
- I Have a Plan For Your Life
- I Lift Up the Lowly
Richard A. Jensen is Professor of Homiletics, emeritus, at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. He is a member of the ELCA congregation, Easter Lutheran Church in Eagan, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa; Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Illinois; and Aquinas Institute of Theology in Dubuque, Iowa. His CSS titles include The Crucified Ruler (1987), Thinking in Story (1993), Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit (1994), Preaching Mark’s Gospel (1996), Preaching Luke’s Gospel (1997), and Preaching Matthew’s Gospel (1998). He is married with three children.