Blog entries tagged Sermons


1. New Message: “What is Your Life?”

February 12, 2018

We have just posted a new sermon called What is Your Life? from James 4:13-17. We need this message because life is short for all of us. That picture was taken at the cemetery outside Philadelphia Baptist Church in Etta, Mississippi where many of my relatives are buried. This is the grave of my grandparents on […]

2. New Message: “Are You a Verbal Assassin?”

January 25, 2018

We have just uploaded a brand-new message called Are You a Verbal Assassin? We need this because reckless words ruin lives.

3. New Message: “Six Ways to Jumpstart Your Spiritual Life in 2018”

January 9, 2018

We have just uploaded a new message called Six Ways to Jumpstart Your Spiritual Life in 2018. You might like this message because we all need a fresh start.

4. 50 Sermons for New Year’s Day

December 27, 2017

We have put together a page with 50 Free Sermons for New Year’s Day. Use this material as you prepare your own sermons and Bible studies.

5. 51 Free Christmas Sermons

December 6, 2017

We have created a page with 51 Christmas Sermons because we want to encourage pastors and Christian workers around the world. All the sermons are free. Use this as part of your own preparation for Christmas.

6. 30 Free Thanksgiving Messages

November 17, 2017

We have created a page with 30 free Thanksgiving sermons. You are welcome to use this material in any way that might be helpful to you as you prepare sermons and Bible studies or simply to increase your own gratitude to the Lord for all his blessings.

7. New Message: “Why Can’t We All Get Along?”

September 15, 2017

We have just uploaded a new message called Why Can’t We All Get Along? According to James 4, we face three battles all the time. You might like this message because God still loves us even when we keep on messing up.

8. New Sermon: “Neither Do I Condemn You”

August 18, 2017

We just posted a new sermon called Neither Do I Condemn You based on the story Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. You might enjoy it because we all need God’s mercy.

9. New Sermon: “How to Quench the Thirst in Your Heart”

August 12, 2017

   I have just started a new sermon series called Five Women Who Met Jesus. I We just uploaded the first sermon: How to Quench the Thirst in Your Heart. It’s about the story of Jesus and the woman at the well from John 4. We learn lessons about crossing barriers, breaking down walls, and […]

10. New Message: “Seven Marks of God’s Wisdom”

July 15, 2017

  We have just posted a new sermon called Seven Marks of God’s Wisdom from James 3:17-18. You might enjoy this message cause if we want to do anything useful in the world, we need God’s wisdom.

11. New Message: “Heart Disease on the Body of Christ”

June 29, 2017

We have just added a new sermon called Heart Disease on the Body of Christ. Based on James 3:14-16, this message explores how good churches go bad. The problem always starts in the heart. You might enjoy this message because we all need a “heart check.”

12. How to have “Mega-Faith”

June 1, 2017

Lately I’ve been studying the story of Jesus telling the Canaanite woman that you shouldn’t give the children’s bread to the dogs (Matthew 15:21-28). I wanted to know why Jesus would say something that seems shocking and perhaps even cruel. Out of that study came a message called Mega-Faith. Along the way I discovered that […]

13. My Sermon on the Sunday After 9/11

September 11, 2016

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...

14. How Can I Love My Enemies?

June 23, 2016

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.

15. “If I Believe, Why Do I Doubt?” Founder’s Week Video

February 9, 2016

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 […]

16. Start Again in 2016

December 29, 2015

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 […]

17. 58 Good Friday/Easter Sermons

March 28, 2015

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.

18. Twenty Sermons for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

January 13, 2015

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 […]

19. 50 Christmas Sermons

December 7, 2014

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 […]

20. My Sermon Prep Idea

September 26, 2014

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 ...

21. Cutting It Straight

September 23, 2014

  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 […]

22. How Many Will Be Saved?

August 18, 2014

  Here’s the video of How Many Will Be Saved?, the message I preached yesterday at the First Baptist Church of Dallas.

23. “A Time to Remember” Airs on Memorial Day

May 23, 2014

A few days ago I recorded a Memorial Day message called “A Time to Remember.”

24. What’s Wrong with the American Church?

May 10, 2014

First, give the Bad News.

25. My Favorite Books on Preaching

January 9, 2014

A young man going into the ministry asked me about my favorite books on preaching.

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