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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.

Preaching Today (from Christianity Today) has sermon illustrations. (requires subscription)

The Pastor’s Workshop – has sermon illustrations.

Jokes for Sermonsmore 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. – a free, comprehensive online theological library comprised of Reformed Christian resources designed to bring glory to Jesus Christ alone. Searchable.

Chuck Knows Church – humorous videos

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