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In the last 24 hours I have an opportunity to revist the sermon I preached on the Sunday after 9/11. At that point America was still struggling with the enormity of what happened just five days earlier. In that sermon, called Living by Faith in an Uncertain World, I wrapped up by giving Five Lessons to Ponder.I share them here because ten years lat...
Of all the commands Jesus ever gave, perhaps none is so difficult as the command to love our enemies. In this message, given at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, North Carolina on June 19, 2016, Ray Pritchard offers seven practical ways we can love our enemies.
Last Friday I spoke at Moody Bible Institute Founder’s Week in Chicago. Here’s a video of my message entitled “If I Believe, Why Do I Doubt?” We also have the same message available as an audio podcast. You can help us by spreading the news about this message to your email list and on Facebook […]
We all need a fresh start now and then. To help you make a new beginning in 2016, we’ve put together a page with 47 sermons for New Year’s Day. We have messages on making a new start, growing your faith, doing God’s will, learning about God’s grace, hope for the future, spiritual growth. letting […]
We’ve put together a page with 58 Good Friday/Easter sermons. Feel free to use this material in any way that may be helpful to you, including sermon preparation or in Bible studies, or simply for your own blessing as we prepare our hearts for Holy Week.
Each year in January thousands of churches observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday to remember the value of all human life, including life in the womb. This year Sanctity of Human Life Sunday falls on January 18. Here are 20 sermons that may help you in your preaching and Bible teaching this week. The first […]
Here is a complete list of our Christmas sermons. Feel free to use this material in any way that may be helpful to you, including sermon preparation or in Bible studies, or simply for your own blessing as we prepare our hearts during the Advent season. Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned at Christmas […]
In my 27 years as a pastor, I am fairly sure that I never came up with any distinctively new approaches to sermonizing. However, somewhere along the way I developed one practice that, as often as I used it, always served me well. Before I describe it, I should say that it rests upon two assumptions.1) You don’t know a ...
Dear Praying Friends, We’re in the middle of a busy travel season. Last week while Ray was in Florida teaching James at Word of Life Bible Institute, Marlene was in California visiting Mark and Vanessa and getting some special time with Eli and Penny. On Wednesday Ray flies to Jacksonville, Florida to speak at […]
Here’s the video of How Many Will Be Saved?, the message I preached yesterday at the First Baptist Church of Dallas.
A few days ago I recorded a Memorial Day message called “A Time to Remember.”
First, give the Bad News.
A young man going into the ministry asked me about my favorite books on preaching.
Here are 50 sermons suitable for the start of a new year.
Here are 47 Christmas sermons to help with your message preparation or for your own blessing as we celebrate the Savior’s birth.
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Check out these 25 Thanksgiving sermons.
Last week I spoke four times at Dallas Theological Seminary for the Nathan Maier Series in Expository Preaching.
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Here are 52 sermons for Good Friday and Easter.
The following note arrived over the weekend:We have discovered that our pastor is preaching sermons directly from your website virtually verbatim. He has been confronted on this issue and doesn’t see it as a problem. How do you feel about this? Let me say right up front that I don’t know who wrote this or who the offending pastor migh...
22. Titles That TickAugust 15, 2012
Recently H. B. Charles Jr. offered some wise counsel about sermon titles. He says that preachers don’t give enough thought to their titles. In this day of extremely short attention spans, a well-thought-out title can be the door that opens the way for a biblical sermon to do its work.Here are three general principles for choosing a good title...
This week we added two new sermon libraries to our Recommended Resources page.The first is called Discipleship Library that I believe has been compiled by the Navigators. It contains a fantastic assortment of messages preached over the last 60 years by many of the greatest Bible teachers. As they point out, Messages presented by many outstandi...
Last night I happened to find a digital copy of an old book called The Gospel of Forgiveness, published in 1878 by Scottish theologian Robert Candlish. It is essentially a 19th-century “gospel book,” written to convince sinners to come to Christ. Within its cover the reader finds a great deal of warmhearted gospel appeal. One get the se...
One week ago the sermon email list went over the 10,000 mark for the first time. That’s a significant milestone that was 14 years in the making. I started sending out sermons by email in 1998 shortly after we returned from a trip to India. I started with about 20 names on my list, a handful of friends who wanted to read the sermon they heard ...
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