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Contact Us:  Jim Somerville, Co-Founder jim@asermonforeverysunday.com

David Powers, Co-Founder powers@asermonforeverysunday.com

This Week's Sermon:

Will Willimon is a former bishop in the United Methodist Church, a powerful preacher, and a prolific author. His most recent book is: How Odd of God: Chosen for the Curious Vocation of Preaching.

Our Preachers:

A Sermon for Every Sunday was founded in 2014 by Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond's First Baptist Church, and David Powers, President of Belltower Pictures, as a way to help churches that didn't have, or couldn't afford, a regular preacher.  They recorded sermons in high-definition video that could be projected during worship, and then made those sermons available to rent ($4.99) or buy ($9.99) in an effort to recover production costs.  For more than a year, that was the business model. 

About Us:

Michael Curry is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (USA), the author of Crazy Christians, and one of the most sought-after preachers in America.

But then a generous gift from an anonymous donor made it possible to offer the sermons free of charge, at least for the foreseeable future.  Now they are being used by small churches, house churches, Bible studies, small groups, Sunday school classes, and for individual viewing on laptops, tablets, and smartphones.  Click the buttons above to get a link to the weekly sermon delivered to your inbox, or--if you find this resource valuable--to make a donation.  We'd like to keep the sermons coming.

How It Works:

  • October 9: Jim Somerville preaches a sermon from Luke 17:11-19 called, "Saved by a Thank-You."
  • October 16: Jim Somerville preaches a sermon called, "Nag, Nag, Nag" from Luke 18:1-8: the parable of the Persistent Widow.

Amy Butler is the Senior Minister of the Riverside Church in New York City and a popular preacher, speaker, and writer. Her new book will be published later this year by Random House.

  • The simplest way to use these sermons in worship is to download them to a laptop, connect the laptop to a projector, and project the sermons onto a screen.
  • In a smaller space, you can download the sermons to a laptop and use an HDMI cable to connect the laptop to a large, flat screen TV (or burn a DVD).
  • With a group of four or five you can enjoy refreshments and Bible study at a kitchen table, and then watch the sermon on a laptop.
  • For individual viewing: start by reading the text (always!), and then stream the sermons to a laptop, a tablet, or a smart phone.

Lectionary-based video sermons for use in worship, Bible study, small groups,

Sunday school classes, or for individual use.  All you do is push the button.   

October 2, 2016

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Jim Somerville


Jim Somerville is Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia, and Co-founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday (see below).  His sermon from Luke 17:5-10 is called, "Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed," in which he challenges us to think of our faith not so much in terms of its size, but in terms of what we do with it, and where we "plant" it.

Brian McLaren is a speaker, an activist, and bestseilling author of More Ready than you Realize, A Generous Orthodoxy, and, most recently, We Make the Road by Walking.

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