The Benefits of Sundays and Seasons: Preaching

May 2, 2024 9:00:00 AM / by Augsburg Fortress

Sundays and Seasons: Preaching is an annual resource that serves as a companion to Sundays and Seasons: Guide to Worship Planning. The Preaching volume focuses specifically on sermon preparation. It includes the revised common lectionary readings, notes on the day, and two essays per lectionary day, newly written each year: one essay from a biblical scholar and one from an ELCA pastor, both addressing preaching on the text. This resource is both by and for ELCA pastors—it lets pastors benefit from the wisdom of their peers.

Sundays and Seasons: Preaching is designed to give pastors context and information about the texts for the day, along with promising leads for a sermon, tying in all three Revised Common Lectionary readings. From this resource, pastors can glean the latest scholarship and new perspectives, updated from what many of them learned in seminary. In addition to making it easier for the pastor to stay on top of advances in biblical scholarship, this benefits the congregation, which will get to hear more perspectives, both scholarly and pastoral, when their pastors use this resource.

By providing the lectionary, the latest scholarship, and preaching aids from other Lutherans all in one place, Sundays and Seasons: Preaching has become a one-stop shop for sermon prep. On its own, an annual volume of Sundays and Seasons: Preaching costs $35, but it can be bundled with Sundays and Seasons: Guide to Worship Planning for $68, which amounts to 15% savings compared to buying each volume separately. There is also a preaching module available on for an additional $49 per year. This is a great value for such a thorough resource.

Topics: preaching, Sundays and Seasons

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