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 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.
The adult human brain has approximately 100 billion neurons. These cells can be regenerated and reprogrammed in a way that resembles the flexibility of plastic. On the Damascus road, the apostle Paul had a plasticity event that changed his life and changed the world.... more
English shepherds use the word “hefting” to describe the way in which a flock of sheep has become accustomed and acclimated to a particular patch of land. Shepherds can also be “hefted” in this way, their lives and fortunes tied to a particular place and a particular flock that they love.... more
People today seem to love handmade items. Many will pay extra for a small purse made out of yak hair from Tibet, a didgeridoo made by an indigenous Australian or handcrafted cabinets for the kitchen. Perhaps valued even more than a handmade teakwood jewelry box from Thailand is a personal act of kindness.... more
In his book, What the Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell profiles the dog whisperer Cesar Millan. What emerges in Gladwell’s study is that Millan has the ability to perceive what the dog sees when it sees its owner or provider. So what do the sheep see when they see the shepherd?... more
We need not wait to go to heaven; it’s possible that heaven will come to us.... more
In some emergencies, a first responder may be a child. Following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, leaders developed a program called “Stop the Bleed,” which teaches civilians — including kids — how to administer first aid after a shooting. The program even supplies “bleed kits.”... more
China is planning to upgrade the moon. It plans to launch a fake moon or even several fake moons over the city of Chengdu so that the light from these spheres can help illuminate the city after dark. The writer of Revelation tells us about a similar city — one that has no sun, no moon and no night!... more
Democracy disrupted monarchy, the automobile disrupted horse breeders, email disrupted the Postal Service and personal computers put typewriter companies out of business. When Paul and Silas arrived in Philippi, they had information that turned the town upside down.... more
Some cultural observers are saying that it’s getting more difficult to talk about God. Perhaps this is because politics and religion have become entangled in ways that make one’s faith an uncomfortable topic of discussion for fear of causing offense. One way to talk about God is to talk about values, not dogma.... more
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Some cultural observers are saying that it’s getting more difficult to talk about God. Perhaps this is because politics and religion have become entangled in ways that make one’s faith an uncomfortable topic of discussion for fear of causing offense. One way to talk about God is to talk about values, not dogma.