One cannot read the miracles of Christ reported in the Gospel of Mark without being convinced of the divinity of Christ. John Mark repeatedly records Christís divine powers over nature, illness, severe physical handicaps, and sin. These events in which Godís power entered into human situations had profound effects on those who witnessed them - and they continue to teach us great spiritual truths today.
Pastors will find this volume packed with valuable idea starters for their sermons. For each miracle in Cycle B, Harold Lentz shares background material, sermon approaches, and several illustrations. Instead of wondering, "What shall I preach on this Sunday?" youíll be thinking, "I canít wait to share all this information with my people!"
Harold H. Lentz served as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ashland, Ohio, prior to becoming the president of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. As a pastor he increased the active membership of his congregation from 725 to 1067. His Sunday morning sermons were broadcast and according to surveys were heard by more listeners than popular national preachers. As president of Carthage College, Lentz oversaw the relocation of its campus from Carthage, Illinois, to Kenosha, Wisconsin. This multi-million dollar effort resulted in a quadrupling of enrollment. The recipient of three honorary degrees, Dr. Lentz earned his Ph.D. with honors from Yale University, where he was named a University Fellow. He also holds degrees from Wittenberg University, Hamma School of Theology, and Oberlin College. This is his fifth publication.