Resources on William H. Willimon

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What Does the Holy Spirit Do? Sermon (Complete) by William H. Willimon http://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/c28-the-day-of-pentecost-year-c-2019 Sermon (Complete) by William H. Willimon Topics: Pentecost , Knowledge of God , Holy Spirit Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday In this video-recording of a Pentecost sermon on John 14:8-17, William H. Willimon explains how the Holy Spirit helps us continue to get to know God and God's will for us and the world. First Things First Audio/Video by William H. Willimon https://idn.duke.edu/ark:/87924/r4qj78c6w Audio/Video by William H. Willimon Topics: Creation , God , Genesis , Faith Source: Duke University Chapel Archives William Willimon uses the creation story from Genesis to call for a return to the innocent/childlike faith in God like Israelites had in 500 B.C.E. when their civilization was fragile. The sermon starts at 24:09. The real miracle of Easter Sermon (Complete) by William H. Willimon http://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/b19-easter-sunday-year-b-3 Sermon (Complete) by William H. Willimon Topics: Jesus , Easter , Resurrection , Love Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday William Willimon says that the miracle of Easter (John 20:11-23) is not simply that Jesus rose from the dead, but that he came back for us. He keeps showing up, for people who don't deserve him. Let the Children Come Article by William H. Willimon http://day1.org/2120-bishop_will_willimon_let_the_children_come Article by William H. Willimon Topics: Worship , Children/youth , Sermon , Church Source: Day1 William H. Willimon shares problems with children's sermons and our tendency to retain children from worship. He then encourages churches to be determined and be creative to include young children in our Sunday worship. Obedient faith Sermon (Complete) by William H. Willimon https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-01/obedient-faith Sermon (Complete) by William H. Willimon Topics: Faith , Love , Obedience , Faithfulness Source: The Christian Century In his sermon on Matthew 3:13-17, William Willimon reflects on the importance of obedient faith. He urges us to take the obedience of Jesus, in his baptism and in his cross, as our model. A Waiting Church Devotional by William H. Willimon http://www.religion-online.org/article/a-waiting-church-isa-259/ Devotional by William H. Willimon Topics: Good Friday , Lent , Suffering , Salvation Source: Religion Online In this Lenten reflection on Isaiah 25:9, William H. Willimon considers how Christians must be present with those who are suffering and also have faith in the promise of salvation. The Cross: Our Way to God Article by William H. Willimon http://day1.org/3730-bishop_will_willimon_the_cross_our_way_to_god Article by William H. Willimon Topics: Love , Work of Jesus Christ , Incarnation Source: Day1 William H. Willimon writes about the mystery and wonder of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Through the incarnation we see the deep yearning and love that God must have for all of us. Come on Down Article by William H. Willimon https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2004-02/come-down Article by William H. Willimon Topics: Faith , Ministry , Faithfulness , Transfiguration Source: The Christian Century William Willimon reflects on Exodus 32, 34:29-35 and Luke 3:22, 9:28-36, how an experience on the mountain with God will help keep a minister faithful on the journey back into the valley of ministry. Walking with Jesus Sermon (Complete) by William H. Willimon https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6954/walking-with-jesus Sermon (Complete) by William H. Willimon Topics: Jesus , Sermon , Miracle , Death Source: Ministry Matters In this sermon on Jesus' raising of the widow's son at Nain, Will Willimon notes that journeying with Jesus is full of surprises, shocks, challenges to our way of thinking, and disruptions of our expectations. Dissing the Status Quo Book Quote by William H. Willimon http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=5158 Book Quote by William H. Willimon Topics: Courage , Comfort , INTEGRITY Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This quote from 'The Collected Sermons of William H. Willimon,' charges young people to pursue what is right rather than get absorbed comfortably into the "status quo." Words About the Cross Article by William H. Willimon http://day1.org/1891-bishop_will_willimon_words_about_the_cross Article by William H. Willimon Topics: Lent , Crucifixion , Cross , 1 Corinthians Source: Day1 In this short article based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, William H. Willimon shares that the message about the cross is foolishness for unbelievers, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.... Be Not Faithless, but Believing Audio/Video by William H. Willimon https://idn.duke.edu/ark:/87924/r4gf0nb1q Audio/Video by William H. Willimon Topics: Faith , Resurrection , Doubt , Profession of Faith Source: Duke University Chapel Archives Despite the 2000-year gap between our time and the first Easter, William Willimon claims that faith isn't based on the eloquence of eye-witness accounts but rather, on the Word of God, Jesus’ presence in one’s life. Last Word Sermon (Complete) by William H. Willimon http://day1.org/4027-bishop_william_h_willimon_last_word Sermon (Complete) by William H. Willimon Topics: Trinity , Attributes of God , Sermon Source: Day1 In this sermon, William Willimon reflects on 2 Samuel 23:1-4 by highlighting God's willingness to speak through us despite our weakness and how the mystery of the Trinity sets God apart from all other religions' deities. Preaching epiphanies Article by William H. Willimon https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-01/preaching-epiphanies Article by William H. Willimon Topics: Epiphany , Preaching , Sermon , Change Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on John 1:1-18, Will Willimon discusses the necessity of preaching, marveling at the heart-changing power of God who chooses to do some of God’s most miraculous work through nothing but words. Book 'em Article by William H. Willimon https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2004-01/book-em Article by William H. Willimon Topics: Preaching , Ministry , Suffering , Violence Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on Jesus' rejection at Nazareth (Luke 4:21-30), Will Willimon addresses the challenge of preaching, noting that "revelation often begins when a large book hits you on the head." Graciousness and Grumbling Audio/Video by William H. Willimon https://idn.duke.edu/ark:/87924/r4vq2sr7k Audio/Video by William H. Willimon Topics: Parables , Politics , Generosity , Good works Source: Duke University Chapel Archives In this sermon on the parable of the vineyard workers in Matthew 20:1-15, William Willimon argues it teaches salvation is not cheap-grace, but free-grace. Those who rely on their good work to earn salvation, grumble at... A Biblical Saint Sermon Illustration by William H. Willimon http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=5152 Sermon Illustration by William H. Willimon Topics: Sanctification, holiness , Calling/Vocation , God's Love , Holiness Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Noting that neither Israel nor Rahab were chosen for their virtue, this book quote by William H. Willimon illustrates that "biblical sainthood" is achieved by responding to God's call "to do something holy." Martin Luther King's Greatest Achievement Sermon Illustration by William H. Willimon http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2003/december/14723.html Sermon Illustration by William H. Willimon Topics: Death , Longing , Love , Memory Source: Preaching Today William H. Willimon relates how Martin Luther King Jr. wanted to be remembered as one who "tried to love somebody," illustrating 1 Peter 4:8, John 13:34, James 2:8, and similar passages. The Theology and Practice of Ordained Leadership Book Quote by William H. Willimon http://day1.org/7188-will_willimon_pastor_the_theology_and_practice_of_ordained_leadership_revised_ed__excerpt Book Quote by William H. Willimon Topics: Baptism , Ministry , Pastoral leadership , Calling/Vocation Source: Day1 In this excerpt from Pastor, William H. Willimon remembers his baptism as an infant and draws insights from Jesus' baptism in Luke 3:22-38. Our baptismal call leads us into ministry, which is often paired with temptations. Get Out of Here Article by William H. Willimon https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2004-01/get-out-here Article by William H. Willimon Topics: Easter , Church , Ministry , Missions Source: The Christian Century In an Easter discussion on the surprising acts of God found in Luke 4:21-30, 5:1-11 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, William Willimon shares the fearsome possibilities that arise when the Holy Spirit moves spontaneously in ministry.