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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. 

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Janus and Jesus
Philippians 3:4b-14
Janus and Jesus

Beyond the Lectionary

Janus, the god of Roman mythology for whom January is named, is usually depicted as having two faces — one looking to the past and one to the future. It is this aspect of Janus that gives us an opening to talk about the new year, new opportunities and how Jesus, not Janus, can help us.

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Epiphany Glory: It's Good for You
Isaiah 60:1-6
Epiphany Glory: It's Good for You

The research is clear: Being a sports fan can be a good thing. Perhaps this is why we get an upbeat feeling when we encounter the words "arise, shine, light" and "glory" in this text.

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God Didn’t Say That!
Isaiah 43:1-7
God Didn’t Say That!

Abraham Lincoln did not say that “the problem about quotes on the Internet is that no one can confirm their authenticity.” And you’d be surprised to read what people erroneously believe God has said.

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Steadfastlove
Psalm 36:5-10
Steadfastlove

Compound words in German, such as Weltanschauung, Weltschmerz and Kühlschrank, inspire both awe and fear in students learning German for the first time. And then there’s the English compound word “lovingkindness.”

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Disaster Maps
Luke 4:14-21
Disaster Maps

Facebook has a feature called Disaster Maps and Safety Check. Does the church need to do a better job of targeting disasters and responding to them?

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Fake News and Fake in the Pews
Luke 4:21-30
Fake News and Fake in the Pews

So much spurious information is afloat on the seas of social media these days, that it’s sometimes hard to know who and what to believe.

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No Paid Leave
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
No Paid Leave

Thousands of federal and state employees are on paid leave pending some sort of investigation. The apostle Paul discovers that in God’s government, there is no such thing as administrative paid leave.

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Side Hustle
Luke 5:1-11
Side Hustle

Meet a Millennial, and chances are that he or she has a side hustle going. Maybe more than one. No wonder. This demographic is staring at $1 trillion of student loan debt. When Jesus invites some fisherman to follow him, is this what he’s offering? A side hustle?

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Flash Nonfiction
1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Flash Nonfiction

Flash fiction is short, short story — a tale told in just a few words. For example: “If Christ has not been raised, our faith is futile.”

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Your Cheatin' Heart
Jeremiah 17:5-10
Your Cheatin' Heart

God knows all about our cheatin’ hearts and offers help.

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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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Two Boys in Church

Kids in church. It’s the stuff of many a hilarious story. Some churches ban children from the worship service. Today, we have two texts — each relating a story of a boy in “church.”

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