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Early in 2019, Sermons That Work and Sermones que Iluminan will move from the Episcopal Digital Network back to episcopalchurch.org. We have worked hard to make that transition as seamless as possible, and to that end, our site on the EDN will remain updated through early January 2019. We hope you will find the new site visually appealing and easy to navigate. Make sure to update your bookmarks in the coming weeks, and in the meantime, visit our new pages at episcopalchurch.org/sermons-that-work!

Sermon on Deck

How to Be Beloved, Epiphany 1 (C) – January 13, 2019

[RCL]: Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 I want to talk a bit about the Baptism of Jesus, about what it means. The place to start, of course, is with the story we just heard. We heard the first part of it just a few weeks ago. Remember how John was at the Jordan River (the place where the people of Israel crossed over into the promised land), and how he preached about repentance and judgment? He promised that the ax was … read more...

This Week’s Bible Study

Bible Study, Epiphany 1 (C) – January 13, 2019

[RCL] Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Isaiah 43:1-7 As we remember Jesus’ baptism in the River Jordan, the prophet Isaiah’s words speak to us about the profound faithfulness of God. In this passage, God promises his chosen people that he will be with them no matter what. During my undergraduate days […]

Sermons for Advent and Christmas 2018

Sermons That Work, a ministry of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication, has provided free and high-quality sermons, Bible studies, and bulletin inserts since 1995. Every week, it is our pleasure to source, review, and publish these pieces; we hope they are edifying as you hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest these and their corresponding scriptures. It is our pleasure to present a compilation of this year's Advent and Christmas sermons from some of the best preachers in the Episcopal Church. Whether you use this book for private devotionals and inspiration, small group study, or reading from the pulpit, we pray that you will find this holy season brightened by the E … [Read More...]

This Week’s Bulletin Inserts

Advent bulletin inserts based on Journeying the Way of Love can be found here: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/advent-bulletin-inserts

Bible Studies

Bible Study, Epiphany 1 (C) – January 13, 2019

[RCL] Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Isaiah 43:1-7 As we remember Jesus’ baptism in the R … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Day of Epiphany – January 6, 2019

[RCL] Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7,10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 Isaiah 60:1-6 It’s Epiphany! This is the day … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Christmas 1 – December 30, 2018

[RCL] Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147 or 147:13-21; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18 Isaiah 61:10-62:3 It is clear … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Advent 4 (C) – December 23, 2018

RCL: Micah 5:2-5a; Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) Micah 5:2-5a Despite the hopeful tone in this … [Read More...]

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