Faith and freedom sermon manuscripts
Busy Pastors deal with the challenges, responsibility, accountability, and demands of pastoral ministry which, as the late great Reverend Dr. Gardner C. Taylor once so eloquently preached in the afternoon Service of Installation for one of his many Sons-in-the-Ministry and my Seminary colleague at the Dellabrook Presbyterian Church in Winston Salem, NC. after I preached in the Sunday Morning Service, "There are two sides of the Church's life" - demanding priestly preaching, teaching, and healing among the flock, and the demands of prophetic leadership and service in the community to make the wounded whole."
Busy pastors need inspiration and direction when tending to the flock. These sermon manuscripts will help give pastors a head start as well as inspire them to preach from a place of passion and relevancy.
Busy pastors can sometimes become overwhelmed and find themselves burned out from all of their responsibilities. These manuscripts work to give pastors the motivation they need to endure.
It is within this time of challenges, conspiracies, contradictions, cults, and controversies that require the preaching enterprise to be forthright, provocative, and prophetic as it presents the gospel message of Jesus the Christ with all urgency, clarity, and correctness.
The Apostle Paul charged and urged his young apprentice Timothy in his time then, and his inspired words speak relevantly to us now. "Preach the word: be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths" (2 Timothy 4:1-14).
This urgency and charge is presented through seventeen (17) manuscripts of evidence-based sermons prepared with excellent hermeneutic and homiletic precision and preached by the author over a 50-year ministry and 40 years as a pastor that addresses real time challenges, conflicts, contradictions, controversies, and celebrations of victory in the congregations he served.
These well prepared sermon manuscripts will provide four (4) months of support of your great work and spiritual direction for busy pastors who sometimes must preach through "storms" within their churches while faced with the stress and strain of their multi-faceted ministry in the church and leadership in the community. This approach to that prophetic word which meets people where they are is understood to be and manifested in three (3) distinct but interconnected and interrelated stages of prophetic and priestly preaching - that is, preaching while heading "to a storm," preaching while "in a storm," and preaching coming "out of a storm" with celebration on the shore of deliverance by God "who is there, and he is not silent."
Each sermon unapologetically leads the reader intentionally to the Friday Cross of Suffering where Jesus died for the redemption of humankind but especially to the Sunday Resurrection of Power when victorious living was made possible for those who believe.