SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SERMONS & MEDIA FOR LENT

Our sermon ideas on Lent will help you preach a powerful message on fasting, prayer, devotion, and sacrifice during the season of Lent. Prepare your messages on the preparatory season before Easter with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series.


LENT SERMON OUTLINES

by Kerry Shook

"It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His love." John 13:1 (NIV) 1. DANCE BEFORE THE MUSIC STOPS. Principle #1: Live Passionately."Teach us to number our...

by Bob Wickizer

Philips Brooks the former rector of Trinity Church in Copley Square Boston and the author of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" preached on today's text in 1910. His sermon ran twelve pages. It was a good sermon even if it took him an hour to deliver it. Now you can be thankful that my sermons are only two pages. Have you ever watched one...

by Jeff Strite

OPENING: A fellow named Louie, deep in debt, was thinking of ending it all. "That's ridiculous," says his neighbor, who was a chemist. "Look, I can give you a pill that will put you in a state of suspended animation. I'll say you died - but then I'll ship your body to another state, where you can be revived and start a new life." Louie agreed, and the...

by Stan Coffey

Well, I am excited about this crowd tonight and about the subject I have for us. I have been talking on Sunday nights about the Biblical foundations of our faith. You know there are some things we can differ on, and we can still go to heaven. We can differ on the meaning of the seven horns and the seven crowns and the seven heads on the...

by Joe Alain

Because God has made us free, we have the ability to chose the path of light that leads to life, or the path of darkness that leads to death. How do we respond to Jesus and his message? Specifically, how do we respond to his death and resurrection? The chief priests and scribes on the one hand (vv.1-2) and Judas on the other (vv.10-11) were...

by Kenneth C. Kroohs

The Scriptural theme for this week is very appropriate both for Lent and for our series on "What does it mean to be a Christian and an Episcopalian?" The theme is being anointed by God...appointed...assigned by God and seeing our lives in a new way. The anointment theme is clearest in the calling of David to be king of...

by M. Jolaine Szymkowiak

When I was in grade school, as the season of Lent would draw near each year, the children in my primarily Catholic community would start asking what others had "given up for Lent." I always thought it such a strange custom. I had been raised in a protestant home and giving up something for Lent, especially since the family income...

by Marvin D. Patterson

A young lady visited a computer dating service and requested, "I'm looking for a spouse. Can you please help me to find a suitable one?" The matchmaker said, "What exactly are you looking for?" "Well, let me see. Needs to be good looking, polite, humorous, sporty, knowledgeable, good at singing and dancing. Willing to accompany me the whole day...

by Ronald H. Matthews

This first Sunday in Lent, we review the topic of sin. This is a subject we are presumably against, but one in which we are also heavily invested. It permeates our lives and our world. According to the Apostle Paul, there is one remedy for this otherwise incurable plague on humanity. Do you know the answer? You will be tested. An Early Grief. In the...

by Tony Nester

A little girl was riding along on her bike when she bumped her head on the low hanging branch of a tree. She ran into the house hollering, "Mom! Mom, Joey hurt me!" Mom looked up from what she was doing and said, "Sissy, Joey didn't hurt you. Joey's not even here. He went to the grocery store with your daddy." The little girl got this startled...