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An Instruction for All Time
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
An Instruction for All Time

The kilogram has just been redefined. Is there one constant in life that never changes?

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Soul Dysmorphia
Luke 14:1, 7-14
Soul Dysmorphia

Snapchat dysmorphia is a neurosis describing people who want to look their best by digitally altering their appearance. It’s a disconnect between the real and the virtual and sometimes spills over into our spiritual lives.  

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Making the Most of Our Regrets
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Making the Most of Our Regrets

When a pastor and one of his parishioners are offered a ride in a small plane, they accept. It’s a decision that plunges the community into tears and mourning. What if …?

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How Do You Spell "Koinonia"?
Philemon 1-21
How Do You Spell "Koinonia"?

Karthik Nemmani, a 14-year-old boy from Texas, won the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee. He won it by spelling one of the apostle Paul’s favorite words.

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From Worst to First
1 Timothy 1:12-17
From Worst to First

Presidential politics are heating up. Have you ever tried to rate U.S. presidents from worst to first? The apostle Paul always considered himself one of the worst. But, thanks to the grace of God, he went from worst to first.

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Have a Good Cry
Jeremiah 8:18–9:1
Have a Good Cry

Medical emergencies that occur in public result in a 911 call if possible. If not, as when on an airplane, the question is asked, “Is there a doctor on board?” or “… in the house?” and so on. The prophet Jeremiah is weeping. “Is there no physician?” We, too, sometimes need to have a good cry and then discover the only balm that can heal the sin-sick soul.

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In Case of Emergency
Psalm 79:1-9
In Case of Emergency

Mayday and SOS are emergency distress signals that have been around for a long time. Today, 911 is widely used to get emergency help. Smartphones, too, have special apps for summoning help. What if it’s your soul that’s wounded, not your body? What then? 

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The Price of a Clean Life
1 Timothy 6:6-19
The Price of a Clean Life

Have you checked out the cost of household cleaning supplies lately? If not, you might be in for a shock. They are going up. And up. Takes a lot these days to have a clean life. 

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Ghost Town Soul
Lamentations 1:1-6
Ghost Town Soul

Visit a ghost town, and you’ll see that only the skeletal remains of old hotels, saloons and stores remain, some of them barely standing. It’s a metaphor for the sometimes barren landscape of our souls.

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Missionaries of Charity
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Missionaries of Charity

Forty years ago, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a nun. Something that nun was doing attracted the attention of the Nobel committee. What was it? The epistle reading for today gives us a clue.

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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

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A.D. 536 — the worst year to be alive in the northern hemisphere, according to research by a group of history and climate specialists. Yet, if we listen to the prophet Amos, we learn of other dire circumstances.

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