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The secret to creating a great sermon is a good beginning, a good ending, and delivering the two as close together as possible — it’s humorously said. Of course, every preacher agrees that a great sermon requires a good beginning and ending. But what’s most important is the inspiration, direction, and encouragement offered in the middle.

What Makes a Great Sermon? 

There is no such thing as a one size fits all approach to preaching. Preachers differ from one another in talent in style and many other ways. So too, do the members of their congregations. And all come together to participate in the worship experience in their uniqueness. Different attitudes, different expectations, different degrees of interest, intensity, and enthusiasm. Different distractions. Moreover, these differences are subject to constant change — from moment-to-moment, from day-to-day, from week-to-week. Consequently, from Sunday-to-Sunday, there is in every church a new and different congregation, as well as a new and different preacher.

From week-to-week, for better or for worse, there is change. Nothing remains the same except the immutable Word of God, which comes into our midst. And from week to week, both the changing preacher and the changing congregation move in one of two directions — for better or for worse, depending on the state of their love affair with the Word that dwells among them.

“There is no changing the word of God,” wrote the apostle Paul. The Word of God is unchained: it issues commands; it predicts events; it consoles and reprimands; it stems off evil; it inspires; it blesses. In short, it makes things happen.

The Word of God is a creative force. It gives us life. And from moment to moment and week to week, it shows us the way to New Life.

From moment to moment and week to week, the question arises: are we ready to receive this message of new life that comes from God? Are we willing to position ourselves before God in a way that acknowledges our total dependence on Him — not only for life but for the way of life? Are we ready and willing to reverse our values and reorder our priorities to harmonize our life with the Will of God, who became one of us to show us how much he loves us?

God loves you. You have his Word for it. And he is waiting for you to respond lovingly to this healing message. That is the Word from God. You can proclaim it in a thousand different ways. But whether your sermon outlines evoke tears or generate laughter, the message remains the same. In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word is immutable, and the Word is now, and the Word is Love.

About Sunday Sermons Online Preaching Resources

For those who preach according to the ABC Lectionary cycle, this unique resource provides the busy preacher with weekly textual sermons, children’s sermons, prayers, powerful sermon illustrations, and thousands of additional resources designed to meet the needs of today’s preacher.

In survey after survey, it has been reported that a typical preacher spends 12-20 hours each week preparing and delivering their weekly Sunday Sermon. And some preachers spend significantly more time than that in preparing their weekly sermons.

Sunday Sermons has served tens of thousands of preachers worldwide in their pulpit ministries. Long recognized as a leading full-text sermon resource, Sunday Sermons provides Topical Sermons, Expository Sermons, well as Sermons for holidays and Special Occasions.

Each week, Sunday Sermons offers fresh insights, perfect for a variety of preaching styles, including narrative preaching and lectionary preaching. With our audio option, preachers can listen to sermons in the comfort of their office, home-study, automobile, or on any portable music device!

It’s been said that the secret of a great sermon is a good beginning, a good ending, and having the two as close together as possible! Of course, a great sermon includes a great beginning, a great ending, and great big middle! And that’s why the editors of Sunday Sermons have worked tirelessly for more than a half-century — to help preachers prepare more dynamic, spirit-filled, and powerful messages — from beginning to end!

Biblically sound

Keyed to the A-B-C Lectionary Cycle, Sunday Sermons is grounded in Scripture, theologically solid, and for many, life-changing. A resource that connects the timeless message of Scripture with today’s people, problems, and pursuits, Sunday Sermons —perhaps more effectively than any other pulpit resource— inspires, energizes, enriches, and uplifts the preaching ministries of those who turn to this valuable resource, week-after-week.

Remarkably relevant in an age of moral and social chaos, now more than ever, preachers face enormous challenges as they struggle to answer the call to effective preaching. Masterfully, Sunday Sermons will help you mix the vibrant palette of Scripture and storytelling, parables, and timeless Truths as you rise to answer your greatest responsibility to provide the spiritual nourishment your people hunger for.

How to find sermon illustrations

There’s nothing like a well-placed point maker, and every Sunday Sermon is packed with them. And finding additional sermon illustrations is easy when you search and select additional material from our ever-growing archive of more than 16,000 sermon illustrations!

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The Sunday Sermons subscription includes the weekly full-text Sunday Sermons, sermon audio, prayers, and children’s messages – plus access to the huge Sunday Sermons archive and much more!

We are excited about this opportunity to share with you the timeless truths of the Gospel in this contemporary setting. Please join us each week as we explore the Good News of a Gracious God who welcomes us into His Kingdom of Love. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome as we continue to add content to this important new resource.

Sunday Sermons delivers a host of reliable and consistent resources, including…

  • Full-text sermon for each week keyed to the ABC Lectionary Cycle
  • Weekly Children’s Sermons
  • Powerful, relevant sermon illustrations you’ll be excited to use
  • Full search access to our 2-million-word sermon database
  • Additional sermon downloads
  • Convenient library formats including text, word processing, e-mail, printer friendly, and Acrobat pdf
  • Listen to this week’s sermon with our new audio option
  • Comprehensive sermon resource bookstore providing downloads for immediate use
  • And much more!

…all for less than $1.50 per week!

Sign-up today to begin your Sunday Sermons Online membership. Your subscription includes the weekly full-text Sunday Sermons, prayers, and children’s messages – plus access to the 40-year Sunday Sermons archive and much more! And remember, your subscription to Sunday Sermons Online comes with a 30 Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you’re not absolutely delighted with the way, Sunday Sermons will transform your weekly sermon preparation, simply cancel for a full refund.

  • Convenient Formats • Sunday Sermons resources are provided in Text, Printer Friendly, Acrobat PDF, and Email for convenience and editing! Choose the format that best suits your needs.
  • Sermon Library • Your subscription includes fresh sermons for each week, children’s messages, prayers for worship, and an extensive back issue archive conveniently stored in your password-protected Sunday Sermons library.
  • New Audio Feature • Many of the current Sunday Sermons are also offered in audio format. Sign on and listen to a sermon or download it to Itunes or your favorite music app.
  • ABC Lectionary • Each Sunday Sermon is keyed to the ABC Lectionary Cycle. Back issues of Sunday Sermons are provided with your subscription, so you may choose from several sermons for each week in the Lectionary.
  • Sermon Illustrations • There’s nothing like a well-placed point maker, and every Sunday Sermon is packed with them. You may also search and select additional illustrations from our ever-growing archive.
  • Helpful Support • Whether it’s help with your account or special sermon requests, our subscriber services team is ready to answer your questions 7 days a week.

Never in the history of mankind has a study of the life of Jesus been more vital and rewarding. In an age of anxiety and despair, the ministry and message of Jesus speak more clearly than ever about God’s purpose for the world. Amid the chaos and confusion of our time, people the world over is hungering for the good news of God in Jesus.

Since 1970, Sunday Sermons has been delivering the good news of Jesus Christ, who offers us freedom from anxiety, the wholeness of life, and the opportunity to be beacons of hope in our families and in our communities in our world. We invite you to join us as you continue to deliver the timeless Truths of the Gospel message to your people.

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