Preaching is a privilege. To dare to proclaim the living word of God is to engage in the mysterious work of incarnation. And so, preaching takes both courage and humility. Nothing trivializes God more than a sloppy sermon or a lazy preacher. Our people are starving for a nourishing word, and we dare not feed them junk food.
-- from the Preface
The reader of these meditations, based upon the gospel lessons for Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary, will appreciate the style and enthusiasm of Susan Andrews. Her passion and respect for the craft of preaching shines through in every sermon of this collection. Her love of Godís word and the people to whom it is preached is evident in the pages of this book. The messages herein will be helpful in a variety of ways:
∑ Sermon starters
∑ Illuminating illustrations
∑ Group Bible study
∑ Personal devotions
Some of the sermon titles contained in this volume are
∑ Journey Toward Humility
∑ The Holy Must
∑ The Tears of God
Rev. Dr. Susan R. Andrews, the General Presbyter at the Hudson River Presbytery, is the daughter and granddaughter of Presbyterian pastors. Andrews served as the Moderator of the 215th General Assembly of the PCUSA. A graduate of Wellesley College, Andrews received her M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and her D.Min. from McCormick Theological Seminary. Prior to her current position, Andrews served as a parish pastor for 32 years in three different congregations located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. She is married to The Reverend Simmons Gardner and is the mother of Nathan and Anna.