The observance of Lent says to all believers, "Remember Jesus Christ." And as they remember, they find themselves more closely identified with Him. In this comprehensive sourcebook for the Lenten season, best-selling author Dr. Herbert Lockyer helps believers to celebrate this significant time through...Explanations of the origin and observance of Lent, Meaningful preparations for the season, Program ideas for Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter, Parables and illustrations, Prayers, hymns, and poems, Passion plays, Sermon outlines. Here is a tremendous resource for church and Sunday school leaders, one that will help them to teach and lead believers in understanding and worshipping their Savior on the road to Calvary.
When Dr. Herbert Lockyer (1886-1984) was first deciding on a career, he considered becoming an actor. Tall and well-spoken, he seemed a natural for the theater. But the Lord had something better in mind. Instead of the stage, God called Herbert to the pulpit, where as a pastor, Bible teacher, and author of more than fifty books, he touched the hearts and lives of millions of people. Dr. Lockyer held pastorates in Scotland and England for twenty-five years. As pastor of Leeds Road Baptist Church in Bradford, England, he became a leader in the Keswick Higher Life Movement, which emphasized the significance of living in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. This led to an invitation to speak at the Moody Bible Institute's fiftieth anniversary in 1936. His warm reception at that event led to his ministry in the United States. He received honorary degrees from both the Northwestern Evangelical Seminary and the International Academy in London. In 1955, he returned to England, where he lived for many years. He then returned to the United States, where he spent the final years of his life in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his son, the Rev. Herbert Lockyer Jr., a Presbyterian minister who became his editor.