July 3, 2016
The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Joanna Adams, retired pastor in the Presbyterian Church and co-founder of Higher Ground, preaches a sermon from 2 Kings 5:1-14 called "The Ego and the Miracle." Rev. Adams has preached at the Washington National Cathedral, the Memorial Church of Harvard University, the Festival of Homiletics, and here, at A Sermon for Every Sunday!
As a little girl, Joanna used to preach to her dolls. Listen to how this groundbreaking Presby-terian got her start.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.