Proclaim , Sermons
10 Articles at Lifeissues.net

Proclaim is a leading resource used by thousands of pastors to help them with their preaching ministry every Sunday of the year. Our sermons are freshly written by our renowned staff of writers, based on the lectionary calendar, timed to today’s concerns and are always biblically relevant.

Website:https://www.proclaimsermons.com/

Articles

New! Get Dirty

Summary: Jesus told a parable about our ability to receive a seed from God and produce an abundant harvest. If we are good soil, we'll be amazed by what is created.

Date posted: 2020-07-07

Our Limited Minds, Our Weary Souls

Even though Jesus teaches us that we can never fully understand God, we can use our intellects to gain a deeper perspective on what God reveals. All people, despite education or sophistication, can find rest for their souls in Jesus.

Date posted: 2020-06-29

Like Water for Strangers

Hospitality is among the most ancient of human traditions. On the most basic level, it's about providing the essentials of life for another person, especially another person who's on a journey. Food, water and a roof over the head: the essentials.

Date posted: 2020-06-22

God Likes Sparrows - But Loves You and Me

As Jesus prepares his disciples to proclaim the Good News to the world, he reminds them to always remember that each human being is precious in God's sight. That truth should inform how we live today, how we do ministry and how we encounter every person we meet, including people we don't much like.

Date posted: 2020-06-18

All Together Now

Sometimes the desire to take all the credit means we're not good collaborators. No one was more qualified to take all the credit than Jesus, yet he made his disciples collaborators in the work of the kingdom, and even called out twelve apostles who would assume great responsibility for making choices as collaborators. If Jesus could share the credit with these ordinary people, shouldn't we do the same?

Date posted: 2020-06-10

From Death to Life

Our Christian celebration of Pentecost - remembering the Holy Spirit and the infant church - turns a harvest of death, the old way of living, into a harvest of life, an alternative way to live and love.

Date posted: 2020-05-29

The Sermon I Wish I Didn't Have to Preach

When we face suffering, we reject the prosperity gospel - the understanding of suffering as punishment for sin - as well as a martyr's complex. We seek God's strength in the midst of our suffering, and we hope for the resurrection.

Date posted: 2020-05-13

The Fulcrum of Our Faith

Our confession of Jesus as God's Son provides the firm foundation for our faith. It is to place ourselves in the position of having to make a decision, one way or the other, for him or against him - not so much to decide between competing medical theories of his birth, but to decide whether we are ready to stake our lives on him. Are you ready to do that today?

Date posted: 2020-05-04

Metaphors Galore: A Shepherd, a Gate, a Lamb

To the people who heard him, sometimes Jesus seemed to speak in riddles they just didn't understand. But even if Jesus' listeners were metaphor-challenged, we don't have to be. We can figure out the message of grace, love and abundant life that Jesus wants us to grasp.

Date posted: 2020-04-27

What Are You Worth?

We may wonder about how other people in our lives and in society in general evaluate us. A more important question, though, especially because of our sinfulness, is what value we have for God. Our text tells us that we are so valued in God's sight that the Son of God gave his life to restore us to fellowship with God. This was, in fact, God's plan "before the foundation of the world."

Date posted: 2020-04-22