Lay Speaking

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.

Bible.org – 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

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