So far it has only been released in Kindle addition, but print is sure to follow.
Obviously these sermons were originally preached for his congregation, but this book has a multitasking purpose, offering devotional reading for Christians, possible sermon illustrations for fellow pastors, and the general task of pointing us to Christ. As the Amazon blurb says:
In this sermon collection for Lent and Holy Week, Pastor Matthis invites us to follow Jesus in the shadow of the cross through suffering and death to eternal life.
Now, if you’re a lay person, you may not be aware of the profound scheduling crunch occurring to many pastors now. Maybe you think, “Oh, of course! Advent! Those extra Wednesday sermons!” But my own experience as a Lutheran pastor’s wife means I can share that my husband is actively trying to plan through practically the whole holiday-heavy section of the church year!
Lent follows Advent very closely. One just cannot widely separate the birth, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Anyway, you can consider this book. You can also say a prayer for your pastor, pastors, or pastors in general! 🙂 True story: pastors need and want your prayers.
Mary Jackquelyn Moerbe (rhymes with Furby) is an LCMS deaconess, writer, speaker, and homeschooler. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Letters, a combination of history, literature, language, and philosophy, and a BA in music. Her master of arts degree is in theology with deaconess certification from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. She and her husband, Rev. Ned A. Moerbe, have six children and live in Oklahoma.
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