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Homiletics Online is your source for sermon preparation, inspiration, commentary and worship resources.

Admit it: You thrive on preaching. Sure, you get some fulfillment from other facets of ministry. But when it comes down to it, you've been called to preach — and doing that well really pumps you up. Equally important, you know that preaching can be life-changing for listeners, especially when it's the relevant, supercharged sort of preaching you strive for.

You realize, of course, that this kind of preaching must be constantly fueled by material that pushes the boundaries and breaks with convention.

Homiletics Online is that kind of sermon preparation resource. It’s not filled with word-by-word sermons; rather, it’s a tool for compiling better topical messages. Our mission is to help everyone who preaches — no matter your experience level — produce more effective sermons. The Homiletics Online editorial team holds fast to principles of biblical exegesis while crafting meaningful messages of biblical interpretation. These principles are sure to help anyone add a bit of spice — and certainly more punch — to sermons. As a preacher, your ultimate goal is to bring your congregation closer to God as you expound on the sacred Scripture, compelling listeners to action.


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We have more than 30 years' worth of weekly installments, with new material added monthly every week, to help build your sermon prep. Each installment online consists of the following categories to help bring God's Word alive for your congregation.

Sermon Inspiration

Relevant material designed to spark your creativity and help you write a sermon for Sunday morning worship, no matter where you’re preaching from these days. Each sermon treatment is built off a central idea that’s pulled from a lectionary-based familiar biblical passage.

Commentary

An exegetical probe into the cultural, historical, grammatical and contextual meaning of the week's Bible reading, providing a scholarly background for your sermon preparation.

Sermon Illustrations

Insights, anecdotes, quotations and references to current events that dovetail with the sermon material or your preaching point.

Children's Sermons

Simple stories help you reach the smallest members of your congregation. Perfect to create videos for social media or share on your church's website.

Worship Resources

Each installment includes ideas for calls to worship, prayer, hymns and responsive readings, benedictions, and more relating to the Scripture theme. These resources help you create a worship experience that ties in seamlessly with your message.

PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoint files with matching images for your sermon topic. Simply download, add your text and send to your media team!

Each of the above categories is fully searchable by keyword, topic, category, Scripture or Lectionary date to quickly find exactly what you're looking for. Want to preach beyond the lectionary about a specific topic? No problem, you can search our sermon archive for a specific Scripture or topic. Whether you're writing and building a sermon series or simply want sermon outline inspiration, Homiletics Online is a valuable companion in your weekly quest to make every sermon one that drives the message home in people’s hearts, minds and emotions.


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July-August 2021 Doing What Is Possible

Doing What Is Possible

Mark 6:1-13

Do you ever wonder if God is giving you a nudge to begin something in your life, but the task seems impossible? Don’t let perfection stand in the way of success.

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Sometimes Homiletics Online will make you laugh. Sometimes it will rip your heart out. Sometimes it will make you say, “Yes!” Sometimes it will make you say, “Hmm.” Sometimes it will make you ask, “Huh?” But along with great ideas and metaphors, Homiletics Online also paints word-pictures for conveying the gospel to today's audiences. You'll draw people in with titles like “The Naughty, the Nasty and the Nauseating,” “Red Bull Buzz” and “Engineering for Eternity.” And of course, Homiletics Online anchors the quest for truth found in the Bible.

As a church leader, you want to be able to expound on the main idea or passage in a way that engages and encourages your congregation. For thousands of pastors, our expository sermon ideas are a trusted resource to use during the sermon preparation process of working to share God's truth with church members and visitors.

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In the Current Issue of Homiletics Online

To get an idea of what you'll receive each month with your paid membership, here are some excerpts from the most recent issue. Our material helps you move seamlessly from a sermon idea to manuscript to pulpit.

Doing What Is Possible
Doing What Is Possible
Mark 6:1-13

Do you ever wonder if God is giving you a nudge to begin something in your life, but the task seems impossible? Don’t let perfection stand in the way of success.

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What Blessings?
What Blessings?
Ephesians 1:3-14

You are social distancing, you have masks in the glove compartment, jacket pockets, desk drawers and on hooks in the hallway, and you’re afraid to go shopping. Yet, the Bible says you’re blessed. Excuse me?

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The Compassion of the Christ
The Compassion of the Christ
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

What would you call a movie about Jesus’ ministry in the region of Galilee, as he healed the sick and needy? Do we feel the compassion of Jesus when people are in need today?

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A Quality Miracle
A Quality Miracle
John 6:1-21

Jesus fed 5,000 people with just a little fish and bread. But his focus was on quality, not quantity. He wants to satisfy our spiritual hunger by feeding the whole person, not just filling a stomach.

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We Are Food
We Are Food
John 6:24-35

When Jesus says, “I am the bread of life,” he certainly wants to feed us. But just what is in this bread and how can we bake it for others? 

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How to Talk Like a Christian
How to Talk Like a Christian
Ephesians 4:25-5:2

They say talk is cheap. But the kind of talk Christ calls us to utter — kind, compassionate, caring discourse — is the rarest of commodities and the building block of true Christian conversation.

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The Hard Truth About Wisdom
The Hard Truth About Wisdom
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14

Solomon asked for wisdom at the beginning of his reign but finds out that wisdom is less about smarts and more about gaining experience in dealing with the difficult realities of human life.

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Personal Protective Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment
Ephesians 6:10-20

Paul, a spiritual health care professional, stresses the importance of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) so that we might be strong against “the wiles of the devil.” What can we wear to protect ourselves from dangerous spiritual viruses? 

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The Most Amazing Mirror in the World
The Most Amazing Mirror in the World
James 1:17-27

Most people look at themselves in a mirror more than 20 times a day. The apostle James has something to say about this habit.

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