Sermons and Presentations

Ideas for preaching and presenting about member mission.

Moral Animal Sermon, The By Rabbi Johnath Sacks

“Not survival of the fittest” but building a community and supporting the common good make a species survive. “Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age.”

Moral Conviction and Our Christian Responsibility By The Rev. J. Barney Hawkins, IV

Ask the hard questions within the church for the sake of the world.

Not Members, but Missionaries By The Rev. Michelle Puzin Mooney

“Friends in Christ, I believe that I stand on firm ground when I say that ‘to be an Episcopalian is to be a missionary, not a member of a particular denomination of the Church of God.'”

Our Six Mission Fields By The Rev. A. Wayne Schwab

“Our lives have six arenas we are in every week – our homes, our work, our local community, the wider world, and our leisure, as well as our church. We are called to be on mission in each of them.”

Palm Sunday is always a favorite day By The Rev. A. Wayne Schwab

I discovered this verse recently. The RSV has it right – “deeds of power” – dunamis – our word “dynamic” comes from it. “As he was … Luke 19:37.

Preaching and Politics: A Talk By Ronald D. Sisk

The last paragraph lists questions for the preacher can ask herself.

Proclaim the Good News By The Rev. Louis Tonsmiere

The familiar lighthouse parable leads to the story of a man who cannot read finding a tutor.

Re-Centering Congregational Life around Members’ Daily Missions By The Rev. A. Wayne Schwab

Posted on July 14, 2006 by Alban Rather than a single “vocation” or calling to some specific work or task in Christ’s name, experience has led me to see that each person has many vocations or tasks and that they are in constant change.  We need to look at each area of daily life—home, work, local community, […]

Repent to Live More Justly By The Rev. A. Wayne Schwab

Try a Celtic repentance –work to make life more caring and fair.

Saint Mary the Virgin By The Rev. Anne Michele Turner

Give up the idols of money, power and success; hold fast to the real power, God and God’s ways for us.