Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B Part 1

By William H. Willimon Published
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Just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon!Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, “What will you preach next Sunday?”  Year B, Part 1 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary.  

Each week of sermon resources includes:

1.    Readings
2.    Theme title
3.    Introduction to the Readings
4.    Encountering the Text
5.    Proclaiming the Text
6.    Relating the Text


“Bishop Will Willimon is an artist at telling the timeless story in a timely way, making theological themes clear and biblical accounts pertinent to our daily lives. In this volume, that magic once again is evident. Any preacher using the Revised Common Lectionary will find this resource to be inexpressibly helpful not only in its demonstration of the craft of homiletics but also through exegeses and prayers. This book is A+!”

—Michael B. Brown, Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church, New York, NY

“Many of us have been shaped by the imaginative preaching of Will Willimon. Where we had become conformed to the world and its preoccupations, Willimon taught us to listen for the still, small, and strange voice of God. And where we had become compliant with the church and its limitations, Willimon modeled a prophetic way of loving our people and calling them (and us) out of darkness and into light.”

—Kenneth H. Carter Jr., Resident Bishop of the Florida Episcopal Area of The United Methodist Church

“When I think of the preachers I most want to listen to, who inspire, challenge, and move me, Will Willimon is at the top of that list. This book is like having Will Willimon sitting in your study sharing his best stories, ideas, and reflections on the text!”

—Adam Hamilton, Senior Pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS

About the Author

William H. Willimon

Feeling most at home behind a pulpit, Will Willimon’s deepest calling is to be a preacher and truth-teller of Jesus Christ. He is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School and retired Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, after serving for 20 years as faculty member and Dean of the Chapel at Duke University. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Will Willimon has published many books, including his preaching subscription service on MinistryMatters.com, Pulpit Resource, and Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love, both published by Abingdon Press.

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