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.
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.
Preaching Today (from Christianity Today) has sermon illustrations. (requires subscription)
Jokes for Sermons – more here (including the left hand of God joke)￼
Sermon Humor –
Christian Cartoons – from The Back Pew, by Jeff Larson
100 Sermon Topics with Bible references (good, go-to list) from ProPreacher.
Chuck Knows Church – humorous videos
Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) (also found in the UMC Book of Worship)