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Jan

More Than A Years Worth of Sermon Ideas For You

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It’s one of the worst feelings in the world.  Your mind is blank, the sheet of paper on your desk is blank and you call out to the Lord, “What do I preach next?”  If you’re like me you have a sermon idea file that you have collected over the years.  Please allow me to add over 365 ideas to your file in just one post.

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When we first came to Towne Centre Church my first series was 4 weeks in Acts 2:42 with the title, “How To Have A Strong Church”.

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Our District has brought in Ed Stezter from LifeWay to share with us their research on Spiritual Transformation.  Here are the 8 elements they have seen as essential:

  • Bible Engagement
  • Obeying God and Denying Self
  • Serving God and Others
  • Sharing Christ
  • Exercising Faith
  • Seeking God
  • Building relationships
  • Unashamed (Transparency)

What a great idea for starting off the Fall or the New Year.  This could be a 8-week series or each item could be a series on its own.

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You can’t go wrong teaching on the Holy Spirit

  • The Fruit of the Spirit
  • The Gifts of the Spirit

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Great Chapters of the Bible

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How about preaching the 4 Square Gospel?  (Aimee Semple McPherson and Jack Hayford would be happy)

Jesus as:

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One of my Seminary Profs said that in each church you serve the following 3 series should be preached.

1) The Apostles Creed

2) The 10 Commandments

3) The Lord’s Prayer

More Than A Years Worth of Sermon Ideas

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  • Questions Jesus Asked
  • Give credit and have a series called “Sermons I Wish I Preached”
  • The Prodigal Story – Father , Son, Elder Brother
  • The Bad Characters of Bible Characters
  • 7 Deadly Sins
  • 5 Verses People Think Are In The Bible But Are Not There
  • Preach a sermon in “First Person” I done a few including: Gideon, the Centurion at the Cross and a Shepherd from Luke 2
  • 3 Part series on Evangelism – From the point of view of Matthew, Mark and Luke (I did this last year)
  • Over the years we have had “Preachers from the Pew” where we have asked congregation members to share the Word.
  • While I have never done a series like this myself, “God At The Movies” seems to be a popular Summer Sermon Series
  • The return of Jesus – whatever your theological bent (anything but pre-trib and you’re wrong)

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Sign up here at Rookie Preacher  and receive 56 sermon ideas, everything from “Jesus, Uncut & Unedited” to “God’s Great Stories” and Old Testament survey.  Well worth it for sure.

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Of course if you are an expository preacher the question is never “What series?” but “What book?”

Any other ideas to add to the list, please let me know.

 

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