SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SERMONS & MEDIA ON HOMILIES

Many occasions lend themselves to preaching a short, concise message. Communion mediations, Christmas Eve messages, etc., are all perfect opportunities for a brief sermon. This collection of homilies are perfect for you to use as you create your own homily to use within your own context.


HOMILIES SERMON OUTLINES

by Vermon Pierre

Tonight, heard Christmas story through various Scripture passages. And then respond and reflect on Christmas story in couple of different ways. Lots of themes to explore in all heard. But one in particular. First passage, birth of Jesus is birth of Immanuel, ''God with us.'' You see, in coming of Jesus, find out that God is...

by Vermon Pierre

Tonight, starting with prophecies from Old Testament prophets and ending with writings from early founders of church, we heard story of Jesus, the Son of God who come to earth, born as human being.Lots of things in what read worth thinking about. But for tonight, for just short time want focus in on what apostle John says...

by Vermon Pierre

It's one of big mysteries from my childhood. Every year, on Christmas Eve, my parents take me and my sister to Christmas Eve service at our church. When we left, no Christmas lights were on. No presents under tree. Nothing in stockings. Go to the service and come back in about an hour and a half. And when we got back...

by Vermon Pierre

Tonight, for next 10-15 minutes or so, like talk about the ''politics'' of Christmas. Now, some of you might have just swore under your breath, thinking, ''Oh no. Just want for Christmas, some guy ranting about war against Christmas. Who invited me to this service anyway?!'' Others of you started smiling on inside...

by Vermon Pierre

Through various readings tonight reminded of what it is we celebrate during Christmas season. It’s the birth of a Savior for a self-destructive humanity. The birth of redeeming light in midst of deep darkness. The birth of new life for a decaying and dying world. Just several ways of describing what occurred with the birth of...

by Vermon Pierre

Really is true. Birth of child life-changing experience. Struck by several things. Danger (there is pain, effort). Vulnerability. Fragility. Neediness. Mention so as impress upon us this amazing truth - when Bible says birth of Jesus means ''God with us,'' means God coming into danger, vulnerability, pain and suffering...

by Vermon Pierre

Main plot of Bible: Started in OT, prophecy from ancient Jewish prophet Isaiah. Promise of ruler - Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, etc.. Then NT, humble birth of child named Jesus. Born in manager. Seems ordinary, but not. This is one promised back in OT. Angels appear to shepherds praising God for birth of...

by Vermon Pierre

Childbirth to me is very very strange event. Things tearing, stretching, pulling. Goo and blood and other strange slippery fluids coming out everywhere.Very strange. And also somewhat unpredictable. Bit of uncertainty behind any childbirth, even today with all our medical advances and technology. We can’t...

by Joe Alain

The Lord's Supper is not only an expression of worship for believers, but by its very nature it is evangelistic. In the Supper the work of Christ is held up as an invitation for people to trust in the Lord. For believers, the Lord's Supper is an occasion for spiritual renewal and refocusing of kingdom. It's hard for us 2000 years plus removed from...

by Jeff Strite

We have come together today to exchange pledges of love and faithfulness in the sight of God. This is an outward expression of your love for each other and your desire to please God in your commitment. Jesus Christ reminded us that in the beginning, the Creator made us male and female, and said ''For this cause, a...

by Jim Perdue

On behalf of the family, I want to take a moment to welcome you to our service today. We are here today to celebrate the life of Sgt.________. _________ was born in ______________ on August 13 in ______ and he was killed in the line of duty, serving his country and protecting our freedom on June 2, _____. Death is not the...