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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 right down to it, you’ve been called to preach — and doing that well is what really pumps you up. 

And equally important, you know that preaching can be life-changing for your listeners, especially when it’s the relevant, supercharged sort of preaching you strive for. 

You are only too aware, of course, that that kind of preaching needs to be constantly fueled by material that pushes the boundaries and breaks with convention. 

Homiletics Online is that kind of sermon preparation resource -- and for only $69.95 a year. Those looking for canned sermons should look elsewhere. It’s written for preachers who have their act together but who want yet more punch for their sermons — so that their preaching can bang through the disillusionment and disheartenment infecting those in the pews. 

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, “Hmmm.” Sometimes it will make you say, “Huh?” But always it will push you to articulate the gospel excellently in the life-vernacular of your people.  Along with great ideas and metaphors, Homiletics 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 anchors the quest for truth in Scripture. 

Yes, you thrive on preaching. Homiletics is a real companion in your weekly quest to make every sermon one that drives the gospel home in the hearts, minds and emotions of your people.

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Thoughts and Prayers
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Thoughts and Prayers

After a national tragedy, many people send their “thoughts and prayers” to the families of the victims. Some critics, however, say that such statements have little meaning if not accompanied by meaningful action. So, should we stop sending thoughts and prayers to grieving people?

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Zacchaeus at the IRS
Luke 19:1-10
Zacchaeus at the IRS

A first-person report from Zacchaeus, IRS agent, helps us understand how a visit with Jesus changed his life.

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3D Church
Haggai 1:15b-2:9
3D Church

A 3D printer can now build a very basic house in a matter of hours — an innovation that could be important in areas hit by natural disasters. Perhaps a 3D printer could build a church. Haggai, in our text, is concerned about the lack of progress concerning a place to worship.

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Accept or Decline?
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Accept or Decline?

When we install new software on our smartphones or laptops, we need to accept or decline the terms and conditions. But to read all of these conditions would take hours! Who reads this stuff? The epistle text reminds us that when we sign up to follow Jesus, there are terms and conditions to accept or decline.

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The First Carols: The Benedictus
Luke 1:68-79
The First Carols: The Benedictus

Zechariah endures months of imposed silence after being told of the impending birth of his son. But when the child is born, the mouth of Zechariah opens, and a song pours forth. It is the first carol. Part I of a three-part series.

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Kings Never Die
Luke 23:33-43
Kings Never Die

“What if” history has always had a certain attraction to many people. What if certain kings had not died when they did? What if Jesus had not died, but lived to be a senior citizen?

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RoboBlessing
Psalm 122
RoboBlessing

Yes, Jesus loves you; robot tells you so.

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Chainsaw Art
Isaiah 11:1-10
Chainsaw Art

Chainsaw artists are on the lookout for tree stumps. Then they do their magic. The text speaks of a stump, but there is something quite special going on here.

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The First Carols: The Magnificat
Luke 1:47-55
The First Carols: The Magnificat

Mary’s song blesses the Lord. It is the second carol. Part II of a three-part series.

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Unexpected Gift
Matthew 1:18-25
Unexpected Gift

Air-conditioned shoes and toilet nightlights are among the unexpected and perhaps unwelcome gifts you might receive for Christmas this year. The text, however, speaks of another gift — unexpected. Is this a gift that is also unwelcome?

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Homiletics Online has over 15 years' worth of weekly installments pulled from the preaching journal. Each sermonic installment online is comprised of the following categories:

  • Bringing the Text to Life >> Cutting-edge material designed to spark your creativity and help you write your sermon.
  • Commentary >> An exegetical probe into the cultural, historical, grammatical and contextual meaning of the weekly pericope that provides a scholarly background for your sermon preparation.
  • PowerPoint Presentations >> Linked to related articles, providing virtually everything you need to prepare compelling sermons, week after week.
  • Animating 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.
  • Worship Resources >> Calls to worship, prayers, responsive readings and hymns relating to the Scripture theme that help create a worship experience that ties in seamlessly with your sermon.
  • Preaching Column >> Ideas to help your preaching throughout the church year.
  • Participation Pointers >> Will help you make your worship experience interactive and meaningful.

Each of the above categories is fully searchable by keyword, topic, category, Scripture or Lectionary date to make it simple and fast to find exactly what you're looking for when you need it. Start reaping all the benefits today!

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Thoughts and Prayers

After a national tragedy, many people send their “thoughts and prayers” to the families of the victims. Some critics, however, say that such statements have little meaning if not accompanied by meaningful action. So, should we stop sending thoughts and prayers to grieving people?

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