November 13, 2016 - A Warning, a Vocation

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text Isaiah (50:7) and Ezekiel (21:1-2) preceded Jesus in setting his face to go to Jerusalem (“he determined to go to Jerusalem,” Luke 9:51 CEB)… read more

November 6, 2016 - In This World, but the World to Come . . .

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text “Teacher, Moses wrote for us . . .” This is how many biblical arguments with Jesus begin. Jesus’s critics are attempting to frame him as a… read more

February 6, 2005 - Don't Miss the Trip

By William H. Willimon, Roger Lovette
Encountering Matthew Matthew’s gospel was written to convince his own people, the Jews, that Jesus was the new Moses. Moses led his people from bondage, through the Red Sea, … read more

October 30, 2016 - The Wrong People Saved

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text I remind you that Luke precedes today’s Gospel with the story of the banquet at Levi’s (Luke 5:27-32). From the first there is controversy… read more

October 23, 2016 - Sinners High And Low

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text Last Sunday we noted how scripture is God’s chosen means of getting to us, of showing us things about ourselves that we are loathe to see, of telling… read more

October 9, 2016 - Taught by a Foreigner's Faith

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text In last Sunday’s Gospel, we had the opportunity to reflect on the nature of faith in Jesus. We made two main points: (1) the amount of faith one has is … read more

October 2, 2016 - Faith: A Little Goes a Long Way

By William H. Willimon
Encountering the text Our Gospel today is drawn from a section of Luke that has a stream of parables and sayings that don’t appear to be connected at first. However, I think … read more

Biblical Preaching

By William H. Willimon
You’ll note that Pulpit Resource attempts to begin with scripture (taking our cues from the assigned lectionary texts), to explicate scripture (through confrontation with… read more

Preaching with a Hammer: Pursuing Justice in a Time of Fear

By Jacob D. Myers
Philosophy should be done with a hammer, Friedrich Nietzsche once said. So, too, preaching. Nietzsche penned these words in the context of his (in)famous attack on those… read more

Sermon Options: September 11, 2016

By Ministry Matters
RAGS TO RICHES: THE JOURNEY OF OUR FAITH 1 TIMOTHY 1:12-17 The words and experiences of Paul offer each of us a message of hope. These words remind us that no matter who we are… read more


By Scott Bullard
Luke 15:1-10 Luke 15 is recognized for “lost things.” In our passage for today, we see two parables—one about a lost sheep and one about a lost coin. These… read more

March 21, 2004 - All

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Luke We all know the story that Jesus tells in today’s gospel, one of Jesus’ most beloved, one of Luke’s great contributions to the literature of… read more
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