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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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PIT Maneuver
Romans 5:12-19
PIT Maneuver

Law enforcement officers often use a “Pursuit Intervention Technique” (PIT) to bring fleeing suspects to a halt. God also has a PIT maneuver, which brings us to our knees. ... more

God’s Fasting Plan
Isaiah 58:1-9
God’s Fasting Plan

BEYOND THE LECTIONARY

Ah, it’s Lent, when a sinner’s fancy turns to fasting. Yet, many people today fast throughout the year, not just during Lent. They do so, however, only intermittently. Good idea?

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A Psalm for Slippery Slopes
Psalm 121
A Psalm for Slippery Slopes

More often than not, the mountains that King David saw around him were cause for fear, not reassurance. But then, he knew that his true help came from the God who created the hills. This removed the fear of falling and sliding down a slope from which there was no salvation.

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Reflecting Redemption
Psalm 95
Reflecting Redemption

Humanity has almost eradicated famine. We’ve invented — in ways that would astound our ancestors — gadgets and machines to make our lives easier. Yet, why has there been no significant improvement or evolution in human character? ... more

Profiles in Courage
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Profiles in Courage

Is courage “grace under pressure,” as Hemingway famously asserted? History gives us some fine examples of courage, as does the Bible. ... more

Lazarus, Meet Winnie
John 11:1-45
Lazarus, Meet Winnie

If you had to pick a book that most influenced your life, what would it be? Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne?

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The Greatest Name
Philippians 2:5-11
The Greatest Name

A baby girl was given a name with more than 1,000 letters! It got the child into Guinness World Records. Does a greater name than this one exist? ... more

Peter’s Delusional Disorder
Matthew 26:31-35
Peter’s Delusional Disorder

Special Installment: Maundy Thursday

Peter insisted more than once that he’d never betray Jesus, even if it meant death, and even though everyone else might betray him. The man was delusional.

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Putting the “Fun” in Funeral
Acts 10:34-43
Putting the “Fun” in Funeral

Sometimes it is hard to know whether you’re attending a funeral or a wedding these days. On Easter morning, the disciples were prepared to mourn, but instead got reports that incited the most incredible joy!

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The Cross, the Tomb and the Stone
Matthew 28:1-10
The Cross, the Tomb and the Stone

Neil MacGregor of the British Museum has written a book about the history of the world based on artifacts found in the museum. It’s a good scheme, but unfortunately the British Museum does not have in its possession the most critical artifacts without which a history of the world cannot be properly written.

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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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-Pastor Mark Dettmer


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-Delbert Baker


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