Art of the Sermon: Design and the dangers of storytelling

By Dan Wunderlich
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January 15, 2012 - You . . . the Light of Christ

By William H. Willimon
Encountering John I recall James Sanders, great interpreter of the Hebrew Scriptures, saying that one of his guiding interpretive principles was, “Scripture always and… read more

January 8, 2012 - Now What?

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Genesis and Mark The highway that winds up from the sea to Jerusalem is a rapidly ascending road through picturesque but rugged terrain. The heat is high and the… read more

January 1, 2012 - God's Time

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Ecclesiastes and Revelation We often celebrate this Sunday as the Second Sunday after Christmas, or the Holy Name of Jesus. However, this is a rare Sunday when New… read more

Evangelistic Preaching

By William H. Willimon
The way I see it, most of the really big mistakes the church has made, theologically speaking, have been made in the interest of evangelism. In reaching out to speak to the world… read more

The worst church member ever

By Jim Somerville
Jim Somerville, pastor of First Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia, and co-founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches this week's sermon from Luke 10:38-42: the story of Mary… read more

Sermon Options: July 31, 2016

By Ministry Matters
HEAVENLY LOVE FOR A HELLISH WORLD  COLOSSIANS 3:1-11 Having established in chapters 1 and 2 that we are brothers and sisters with Christ and members of the family of God… read more

It's time for the end to our prayers

By James C. Howell
The human mind can’t process all this news. We feel dazed. A knot in the stomach. A kind of dark cloud has settled over the country. Orlando. Alton Sterling. Dallas… read more

A word for weary people

By Chris Andrews
Colossians 3:1-11 It is summer! Today is the last day of July, and for many it is tough going. No matter where you live in the United States, summer and August make for some… read more

Sermon Options: August 7, 2016

By Ministry Matters
A PARENT IN THE POOL HEBREWS 11:1-3, 8-16 Our younger son was learning to swim last summer. He felt comfortable so long as he had one hand on the concrete edge of the pool or was… read more

May 18, 2008 - Related to a God Named Trinity

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Matthew I know, I know, our congregations don’t want doctrinal preaching, theologically heavy sermons, and lectures on church dogma. But do they need preaching… read more

May 11, 2008 - A Pentecost Problem

By William H. Willimon
Encountering Acts Acts 2 contains the Lukan account of Pentecost — the day of the descent of the promised Holy Spirit and the birth of the church. Luke presents the Holy… read more
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