Planning Sermons and Services for Fifty-Two Sundays by Scott Hoezee The preaching pastor’s go-to resource for weekly sermon and worship planning. Each week’s entry includes: Primary Theme Fleshed out with brief, pithy nuggets of thought, idea jump-starters, or questions These Continue reading The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2018
Who They Were and Why They Matter by Lynn Japinga Take an in-depth look at over twenty fierce, faithful, and strong women featured in the Old Testament with Preaching the Women of the Old Testament. Inside this unique resource author Lynn Japinga interprets the Continue reading Preaching the Women of the Old Testament
Preaching to Confront Racism by William H. Willimon Effective 21st century preaching demands a more perceptive understanding of both race and Christian faith. How do pastors of white, mainline Protestant churches preach effectively in situations of racial violence and dis-ease? Even Continue reading Who Lynched Willie Earle?
5 Simple Steps to Your Best Sermon Ever by Charley Reeb A good pastor and a good preacher are not necessarily one and the same. And when you’re honest with yourself, you know you don’t really engage your congregation, even Continue reading That’ll Preach!
Alban Institute offers insight into preaching in times of transition. On Friday afternoon, Pastor Souris is sitting in her office, working on Sunday’s sermon, when the telephone rings. The caller tells her that the major employer in the community has Continue reading Preaching the Transition
The North Carolina Preaching Festival engages clergy in the excellence of preaching and nurturing excitement for the work of proclaiming the word. This three-day festival will draw in pastors planted in local congregations, who understand the weekly challenges and blessing Continue reading The NC Preaching Festival
What separates good preachers from great preachers? Charley Reeb, a Florida pastor known as a gifted preacher, says talent is less important than approaching the task with the right perspective and preparing effectively. He outlines ten things that you can Continue reading 10 Things Great Preachers Do Differently
by Adam Hamilton Imagine announcing a new series of sermons and seeing worship attendance increase by 1,000 people on the first Sunday of the new series. Or consider a pastor developing sermon plans two to three years out. What kind Continue reading Unleashing the Word: Preaching with Relevance, Purpose, & Passion
by Robert Kaylor I’ve never really been a lectionary preacher. That particular statement may cause disdain when read by some of my mainline church colleagues, and perhaps an equal measure of applause from my more evangelical friends who prefer to preach Continue reading Why You Don’t Have to Choose Between the Lectionary and the Sermon Series
Articles about and ideas for sermon series can be found on Ministry Matters, offering resources for United Methodists. There are articles with ideas for sermon series. Some suggest a theme, some give an outline, and a few have full-text sermons! Continue reading Sermon Series Ideas from Ministry Matters