Grow in the Scriptures throughout the church year with David deSilva as your mentor.
Beginning with Advent and moving through the church year, David deSilva brings his years of experience as a biblical scholar to the church in the form of sermons delivered to his home congregation throughout the church year, now adapted into a thoughtful and inspiring collection of reflections.
These reflections will inform and inspire your understanding of Scripture, written with Dr. deSilva’s characteristic warmth and wisdom. In Season and Out makes for excellent devotional reading that will feed saints both in front of and behind the pulpit.
...an inspiring collection of heartfelt exhortations from a scholar-pastor.
–Ivor Poobalan, Principal, Colombo Theological Seminary, Sri Lanka; Co-Chair, Theology Working Group of the Lausanne Movement
...refreshing sermons for their clarity and constancy in articulating the call to follow the living Word as mediated by the church’s worship of God through the Christian year.
–Michael Pasquarello III, Beeson Professor of Methodist Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
“the giving of the Holy Spirit in fulfillment of Israel’s expectations of what would happen ‘in the last days.’” (Page 139)
“What, then, is the work that the master has laid upon us, to occupy us in this interim?” (Page 8)
“The old Pentecost celebrated God’s giving of the Law to regulate his people; this new Pentecost celebrated God’s pouring out of the Holy Spirit to inspire his people with all manner of divine communication and guidance, and to empower them for righteousness and mission—indeed, to make himself wonderfully present in their midst and, through them, in the midst of the world.” (Page 139)
“bear witness to and extend his kingdom, his hope, his love, his provision, his justice everywhere that there is need” (Page 9)
“a chance to examine ourselves and to realign our lives, both as individual disciples and as a church family” (Page 4)
David A. deSilva (PhD, Emory University) is Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. He is ordained in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church and has written numerous books, including An Introduction to the New Testament; Honor, Patronage, Kinship and Purity; and Sacramental Life: Spiritual Formation through the Book of Common Prayer.