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Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Unimaginable Words This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
3 Characteristics of Missional Preaching Can preaching within a multi-site venue be missional? David Fitch thinks not and gives three reasons. In the missional context, preaching is always local, demands a response, and is always better when we know the person. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Advent Waiting Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.... Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Global Worship
Advent in the Marketplace Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of... Resource type: Article | Source: Fuller Studio | Author: Cameron Lee
Why Ash Wednesday? An article exploring Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Preaching About Money David Fitch offers an outline for a six-week sermon series on "The Way of Jesus and Money." Each weekly topic is connected to a spiritual discipline. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Abortion, Matt Chandler, and How Not to Preach Ideology This article argues that a chief goal of preaching, as much as possible, is to disarm ideology rather than to incite it, because when ideology runs rampant, the gospel becomes confounding and infuriating. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Bill Walker Full Text Hymns on Preaching Preach the word, 'tis powerfulPD
Go preach the wordPD
Then go, preach the gospelPD
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Plagiarized Sermons? Dennis R. Edwards shares the pressure that pastors face preparing a sermon and how a sermon should be personal, telling our own story while studying the scriptures. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Dennis R. Edwards Preaching and the Shaping of a Church Into Mission: Theology On Mission Podcast In an image driven culture, why do we still have sermons? What is preaching for anyway? In this podcast, David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw discuss preaching as proclamation and how the imagination is essential for transformation. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch A White Response to "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America" Drawing numerous quotes from Michael Eric Dyson's book "Tears We Cannot Stop," MaryKate Morse presents a sermon on the perpetuating privilege of "whiteness" and how white people can make "reparation" for their systematic racism. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: MaryKate Morse Can Missional Be Multi-Site? 3 Characteristics of Missional Preaching By emphasizing the importance of missional preaching, David Fitch presents three reasons preaching within a multi-site venue cannot be missional. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Preaching with Brevity and Boldness Timing is critical for sermons. A bad sermon can be forgiven if it's short and a good sermon loses its weight if it's too long. The example of Jesus is preaching with boldness and brevity. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Otis Moss, Jr. Preaching like Parables Preaching, like parables, can have multiple meanings that can vary depending on the audience. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Mark Allan Powell
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