Lay Speaking

On Lay speaking.

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My bitly’s

Links and Resources Often, when I preach a sermon (I am a Lay Speaker) I like to provide some links and resources on a webpage. Here is a list of the links: Notes for January 2024 – Eyes, Nose, and Shoulder for the Sake of Christ – Notes for January 2023 – Wonderful Hymn …

Lay Speaking Resources

Lay Speaking Resources This is a listing of resources for lay speakers preparing sermons. UMC Discipleship – Ministry Matters – Excellent! Has resources (including sermons, litanies and prayers) for each Sunday. Can ‘store’ favorites/pins in bins. Sermon Illustrator. Lectionary Library from Vanderbilt – art, prayers, and more for each week of the Common Lectionary. …

Themes and Verses for Sermons

See this page Top 50 Sermon Themes of All Time

More Sermon Illustrations

In addition to the sermon illustrations found using Auguste Bartholdi Auguste Bartholdi traveled from France to Egypt in 1856….ended up making the Statue of Liberty. As told by Joe Stowell in  If, for Auguste Bartholdi, things that seem to be disappointing, difficult, and defeating can be processed into that which is magnificent and significant, …

Children’s Sermon Ideas

You are an Important Piece Have a jigsaw puzzle box (shake it, what is it, what’s in it). Talk about how each piece is important to make the beautiful picture (sky, mountains, etc.). In the same way, each of us is an important piece, important member of the church, even children. How do we, and …

Notes for My Sermons

Frequently I like to have a webpage corresponding to a sermon I preach. Those will be linked here.


Here are some sources of jokes: Tim Price: or


Prayers of Confession Prayers of Confession and Pardon Prayers of Confession Combo prayers of confession and repentance Assurance of Pardon We are forgiven. For 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” We are forgiven. For Psalm …

Preaching/Speaking Tips

Various tips for preaching sermons and speaking from various sources. Preaching Four Marks of Faithful Preaching By Dr. Jason K. Allen Preach Biblically Preach authoritatively Preach pastorally Preach persistently. 1 Timothy 4:1-2 1 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, …


This is a page with Hymn resources. Hymns With a Message – an Inspirational Hymn of the Week IS YOUR ALL ON THE ALTAR OF SACRIFICE LAID? See also Online Hymns and Hymnals See also: “Hymn” is a category for blog posts.

Sermon Delivery

Here are various sources on how to deliver a sermon Erwin Lutzer I already have this page, E. Lutzer – Decisions, choice, change, and growth. Other Resources The One Sentence – That Will Make You a More Effective Speaker