On the Way with Jesus: Cycle A Sermons for Lent and Easter Based on the Gospel Readings (CSS Publishing, 2019)
This collection of sermons for Lent and Easter also works well for personal and group study. Each sermon focuses on a gospel text with commentary and ends with a brief prayer. Read an excerpt on the CSS Publishing website: On the Way with Jesus excerpt. A reflection and discussion guide is also available as a free download: On the Way with Jesus Reflection and Discussion Guide.
From the Back Cover
In this collection of messages, we follow Jesus on the way to the cross, through the terrible events of his arrest, torture, and execution, to the glorious good news of his resurrection and joyful reunion with his followers, and beyond.
We journey through the church year from Ash Wednesday through Lent and the Easter season, moving with the seasons as they change while holding on to the sure hope of God’s unchanging love.
At the same time, we reflect on our own way through life—our twists and turns through the wilderness, our seasons of doubt and questioning, our times of lament and celebration. Whatever roads we travel, whatever choices we face at the crossroads of life, Jesus leads the way and calls us to follow. — from the Introduction
The reader of On The Way With Jesus will appreciate the creative and descriptive writing style of April Yamasaki. Her passion and celebration for the craft of sharing the word shines through every message of this collection. Her love of God’s word and the people to whom it is preached is evident in the pages of this book.
Table of Contents
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
With Gratitude And Humility
In The Wilderness
On The Mountaintop
When The Way Means Staying Home
Liturgy of the Passion/Palm Sunday
When The Way Is Hard
John 13:1-17, 31b-35
The Way Of The Lord
Easter Sunday/Resurrection Of Our Lord
With Peace For The Fearful
With Burning Hearts
With Challenge And Invitation
The Way For Troubled Hearts
Framed By Love
Praying All The Way
On the Way with Jesus: Cycle A Sermons for Lent and Easter Based on the Gospel Readings is available from CSS Publishing, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and your favourite on-line or local bookstore. Download the free reflection and discussion guide: On the Way with Jesus Reflection and Discussion Guide.