Preacher & Veteran
Resources For Preachers and Leaders
Welcome to all you preachers, Bible-study leaders or anyone looking for some resources. If you need to give a message, homily or sermon then I hope you will find these posts helpful.
I have been a preacher for over twenty years, and I am steadily adding messages from my back catalogue to this site. I have led worship and preached in Uniting Reformed, Methodist, Baptist and Anglican churches. I have also been privileged to worship with Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Seventh-Day Adventists and members of the Greek Orthodox Church. Therefore, I am confident that you will find Bible-based words here, without sectarian bias.
Finding what you are Looking For
There are three ways to find your way around these resources:
- By Title – every sermon has a title, which outlines its theme;
- By Tags/Categories – these describe the book(s) of the Bible that the sermon is based upon; and
- By Liturgical date – this captures wherein the three-year cycle the sermon belongs.
Hopefully, these three methods should allow you to find what you are looking for!
Revised Common Lectionary
These sermons are organised using the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). This is a three-year calendar of Bible readings used by many churches. Each year the RCL cycles through the Christian year – seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Easter & after Pentecost. Some churches label Sundays between Trinity Sunday and Advent as ‘Ordinary’ or ‘Proper’ Sundays.
If you want to know how Bible books relate to the readings in the RCL, a helpful resource is the Reverse Lectionary. This shows when Bible readings appear in the cycle.
Finding Sermons without the RCL
However, you don’t need to use the RCL at all, you can just find a sermon on any book of the Bible by using the post hashtags.