Outlines include Lenten, Easter texts

March 1Building-Block Christianity(I Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23)Thomas A' Kempis wrote: "The loftier the building the deeper the foundation be laid."Paul views the Corinthian Christians as "God's building" (v. ...

Outlines feature I Corinthians texts

January 4, 1987What God Has Done For Us(Ephesians 1:3-7, 15-18)Since the family lived so far apart, Grandpa had never had a chance to spend much time with his grandchildren. When the big day finally arrived for...

Isaiah series offers Advent focus

November 2Is There Any Hope For Me?(Luke 19:1-10)Susan's life was shattered. Her marriage had fallen apart. Emotionally she was a wreck. She came to me asking, "Is there any hope for me?" I suppose that Zacchae...

Hosea, Luke texts highlighted

September 7Counting the Cost(Luke 14:25-33)You don't have to listen to religious radio or TV very long before coming across "health and wealth" theology; that's the notion that if you will just contribute to so...

Outlines provide sermon starters

July 6Your Present Makes Your Future(I Kings 21:1-3, 17-21; Luke 10:1-12, 17-20)You've heard more than one coach say "you play like you practice." That's easy to say in the off-season, but there's many a footba...

Outlines offer helpful sermon starters

May 4"Promises of the Savior"(John 14:23-29)A promise is a special, sacred thing. When we receive a promise from a friend or a loved one, we hold it as something we can trust. Likewise, few of us hand out promi...

Outlines feature Lenten, Easter themes

March 2The Limits of God(I Corinthians 10:1-13)It seems that spiritual pride was one of the major problems faced by the church at Corinth. Several times Paul has confronted these Corinthian Christians with this...

Outlines include Advent texts, more from Mark

November 3Love God With Your Mind(Mark 12: 28-34)The human mind is an amazing thing. Its millions of cells form an intricate insturment which is more complex than any man-made computer. Yet we don't often think...

Mark Offers Variety of Truths for Preaching

Beginning with this issue, Preaching will regularly include sermon ideas, outlines, illustrations and other helps related to the texts suggested in the Common Lectionary used by pastors in several denominations...