Volume 12, Number 2
A Painful Privilege: Proclaiming Law and Gospel Effectively at a Funeral
One of the privileges serving in the parish ministry affords is preparing and preaching funeral sermons. Some funeral sermons are very difficult to preach; others are not so difficult. But all present the preacher with opportunities.
He Did What?
This article is an excerpt from a funeral sermon preached by Earle Treptow at the funeral of Nathan Ebert, son of pastor Kurt Ebert.
Reflections on a Difficult Assignment
What am I going to say , Lord? … to my brother in the ministry whom I love and respect to help him in his painful situation … to my sister in ministry whom I love and respect to comfort her?
A Listener Responds
Pastor Kurt Ebert, Nathan’s father, summarizes his thoughts after hearing Pastor Treptow’s funeral sermon for Ebert’s son.
Transitions: The Forgotten Middle Child
We spend time early in the week studying the text in the original language. We carefully craft a theme and parts… . But what about the transition between the parts? It’s easy to give short-shrift to this part of the sermon.
A Sunday Advent Sermon Series
You might want to consider setting your Advent Sundays apart, and thereby enhance your members’ preparations for the coming of Christ, by crafting your worship around a four-part sermon series.