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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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Unwritten Rules
Acts 2:42-47
Unwritten Rules

If you are playing in the major leagues, one thing you don’t want to do is bunt in the ninth inning, trying to spoil the pitcher’s no-hitter. Big no-no. It’s an unwritten rule of baseball. Perhaps the church has a few unwritten rules. What are they? ... more

Prayer Values
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
Prayer Values

Researchers recently discovered that some people will pay money to encourage a stranger not to pray for them. Clearly, prayer has no value for these folks. For Christians, however, prayer is highly valued. But why?

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The Seculosity Impulse
Acts 17:22-31
The Seculosity Impulse

There are the religious. There are the secular. And there are the religious secular or the secular religious. This latter group are novitiates of what some are calling seculosity.

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Final Instructions
Acts 1:6-14
Final Instructions

Suppose you were Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and you were now about to leave Earth and the disciples you have mentored for three years. What would you say to them? What would your final instructions be?

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Second Act
John 20:19-23
Second Act

Ken Jeong went to med school, completed his residency and started his career as a medical doctor. Today he is a standup comedian and actor. Wait … What? He launched himself into a second act, a practice that began 2,000 years ago when Jesus gave his followers a new vocation.

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Our Royal Ancestry
Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Our Royal Ancestry

If we go back far enough in our search for ancestors, we shouldn’t be surprised if we find a royal or two. But better yet, when we read the Scriptures, we discover the truth that we are all royalty and all of us have a royal vocation.

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Divine Compassion
Matthew 9:35-10:8 (9-23)
Divine Compassion

Could compassion be dangerous? Studies show that pastors, usually known for their compassion, are the most at-risk “white collar” professionals of all categories. Showing compassion can be stressful because compassion is always linked to compassionate, life-changing actions.

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Nobody Has Clean Hands
Romans 5:1-8
Nobody Has Clean Hands

The late Rachel Held Evans reminds us that the church is the perfect place for the weak and doubting, not the strong and confident.

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Swords and Crosses
Matthew 10:24-39
Swords and Crosses

Stephen Sawyer’s painting “Undefeated” depicts Jesus as a boxer standing inside a boxing ring. In his corner, we find the word “Savior” printed on the protective padding of the corner post and hanging from the ropes are the boxing gloves with the word “mercy” written upon them. It’s an image that seems to fit hand in glove with today’s gospel reading. ... more

The Forgetting God
Psalm 13
The Forgetting God

People who are diagnosed with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) can’t forget anything. Even if they want to, they can’t. Does this describe God? Does our Creator have HSAM?

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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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Unwritten Rules

If you are playing in the major leagues, one thing you don’t want to do is bunt in the ninth inning, trying to spoil the pitcher’s no-hitter. Big no-no. It’s an unwritten rule of baseball. Perhaps the church has a few unwritten rules. What are they?

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