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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. – extensive (looks free) website. Including Children‘s messages (see graphic). Can search by author. Section for Pastors. Huge list of sermon illustrations.

Lumina – has Bible notes.

Jokes for Sermons

Sermon Humor

Chuck Knows Church – humorous videos

Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) (also found in the UMC Book of Worship)

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, …