Homiletics Online Your Sermon Preparation Resource

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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Should You Stop ‘Shoulding’?
Exodus 20:1-17
Should You Stop ‘Shoulding’?

A popular lo-cal ice cream maker thinks we should stop “shoulding” ourselves. But in the Bible, we are faced with many “shoulds” and “should nots.”

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Moving to Jesus
Ephesians 2:1-10
Moving to Jesus

We are dragging more and more of life’s baggage behind us as we move along, and the voice of God sometimes seems inexplicably silent. But that doesn’t mean we’ve somehow failed.

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Magnetic Jesus
John 12:20-33
Magnetic Jesus

If we feel the pull of Jesus in our lives and submit to his power, we’ll discover that our lives become magnetic, too. ... more

The Humble and Heroic Donkey
Mark 11:1-11
The Humble and Heroic Donkey

Today should be called Donkey Sunday, not Palm Sunday. The colt that Jesus rode can teach us valuable lessons about carrying our Lord in the world. ... more

Stone-Rolling and Doom-Scrolling
Mark 16:1-8
Stone-Rolling and Doom-Scrolling

The good news of Easter is that God has broken the vicious cycle of negativity. The stone has been rolled back, Jesus has been raised, and our risen Lord is ahead of us and waiting for us. ... more

Crowdsourced Christianity
Acts 4:32-35
Crowdsourced Christianity

The Christians of Jerusalem had one heart and soul in everything they did. Their success came not from individual heroism, but from collective action. ... more

A Holy Imagination
1 John 3:1-7
A Holy Imagination

Just as children develop a healthy imagination, children of God are called to imagine themselves being formed in the image of Christ, having power over sin and love for God and neighbor. ... more

Field Trip
Psalm 23
Field Trip

Anything can happen when school teachers take children on a field trip. Life sometimes feels like a field trip, but fortunately, we have Someone who watches over us. ... more

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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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Thanks for those great PowerPoint notes ... The impact of a sermon increases exponentially when you use something visual. Thanks for providing such a wonderful resource to already swamped pastors.

-Pastor Mark Dettmer


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-Clint Cottrell, Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church


Hi, your site is incredible. ... Keep up the great God-honoring relevant work you're doing.

-Delbert Baker


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Should You Stop ‘Shoulding’?

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