Ask any preacher you know, and they will tell you that they have favorite sermons. What is really unfortunate, though, is that seldom are our favorite sermons anyone else’s favorites. So take this post with a grain (or shaker?) of salt. Your mileage may vary!
I hate self-promotion, so please forgive me if I come across that way.
Each year, there are a few sermons that I just really enjoy. Some weeks you see something you hadn’t seen before. Other times you are just grabbed by the power of an idea in scripture. For whatever reason, these are the ones that meant the most to me, so I thought they might mean something to you. Thanks for your time!
Your Church Is Too Small
Having to go virtual during a pandemic actually helps us remember some things we’ve always said we believe about the church, but we tend to forget. The church is bigger than a building, a name, a preacher… Your church is too small!
On the Third
The United States used to be covered by a network of beacon lights and concrete arrows that provided aerial navigation when cross-country flight was brand new. Those beacon lights, on their own, didn’t mean much, but strung together, they pointed the way home. The third day in the Old Testament keeps appearing, and when we get to the resurrection of Jesus, we and the men on the road to Emmaus learn exactly where they were pointing.
The Incomparable Christ Sermon Series
Forgive me for cheating–but I’m putting a whole series on the list. I’ve avoided preaching Hebrews for years because the book intimidates me. The depth and breadth of this Christ-exalting book were refreshing to me.