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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.

Start today. For only $69.95, you'll receive a full year of this valuable sermon preparation resource.

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Take a Breath, Paul!
Ephesians 1:3-14
Take a Breath, Paul!

This passage is comprised of 267 words, broken up into 12 verses. But in the Greek, it’s all one sentence, and a sentence in which the apostle apparently tries to touch on every conceivable blessing God has to offer!

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The Fault in Our Stars
Matthew 2:1-12
The Fault in Our Stars

BEYOND THE LECTIONARY

We know about the problem of artificial light pollution. An added concern is that this light pollution is not just coming from Earth — It’s coming from the sky itself! Long ago, the magi saw a light in the sky — not pollution, but the portent of a royal birth.

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What’s Your Why?
Isaiah 42:1-9
What’s Your Why?

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has a personal mission statement and it is “to have fun in [my] journey through life and learn from [my] mistakes.” This is what drives him. What drives us? The ancient prophet Isaiah has some suggestions. ... more

Alexa and Adonai
Psalm 40:1-11
Alexa and Adonai

Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, digital assistants like Alexa and Siri may soon be able to add psychotherapy to the benefits they offer. Thing is, though, that no matter how sophisticated the algorithm becomes, your digital assistant will never replace what God can do for you. ... more

Jesus and Airbnb
John 1:29-42
Jesus and Airbnb

When Jesus asked Andrew to “come and see” where he was staying, where did they go? Where was Jesus staying, anyway? What would it be like to visit Jesus in his own place? What is Jesus like as a host? ... more

Healing Divisions over Dinner
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Healing Divisions over Dinner

United through food! The “Dinner Church” movement believes that many conflicts can be settled over a nice meal. Maybe a good potluck with a chicken and bean casserole is precisely what the Christians at Corinth needed.

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Christianity 101
Matthew 5:1-12
Christianity 101

College students enroll in courses which are usually identified by a number. Any course numbered 101 is a basic course. When Jesus addressed the crowds in Galilee early in his ministry, he began with some basic concepts.

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God’s Protest Movement
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
God’s Protest Movement

Protest movements have been around for a long time. Many Christians are Protestants! Protesting is in the blood! Some protests even accomplished their goals. Have we forgotten that Jesus himself was a protester?

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Smartphones and the Smartcross
1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16)
Smartphones and the Smartcross

Digital devices have a way of changing the way we manage our time and do things. Sometimes we forget that they’re supposed to serve us, not rule us. The Corinthian church had forgotten who it served. Have we?

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Rap Sheet
Psalm 119:1-8
Rap Sheet

With a record of more than 1,500 arrests, Henry Earl literally has a rap sheet as long as his arm. In this sense, he has not been blessed. The ancient lyricist suggests that the truly blessed are those who walk according to God’s law.

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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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-Pastor Mark Dettmer


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-Clint Cottrell, Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church


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-Delbert Baker


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