Homiletics and Preaching Resources
In the Meantime
The blog of David Lose, containing resources for preaching, devotional materials, and much more. The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose is president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP). Lose assumed his duties at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. He was Marbury Anderson Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, before accepting the presidency at LTSP. Dr. Lose shares his thoughts on his blog …in the Meantime and on Day1.
Working Preacher is a ministry brought to you by Luther Seminary. The Working Preacher team believes that God uses good biblical preaching to change lives. We have enlisted almost 350 of our closest friends -- biblical scholars, theologians, homileticians and pastors dedicated to the craft of biblical preaching -- to provide you timely, compelling and trustworthy content for today's working preachers. On the site you'll find exegetical material geared to the weekly lectionary, resources and insights on the craft of preaching, and our recommendations for all things related to the preaching life. What you won't find is someone else's sermons, sermon outlines or illustrations. Our hope is to make you a better preacher, so that God's Word in Scripture comes alive every time you preach.
Feasting on the Word
Feasting on the Word products are the go-to resource for not only preachers, but also educators, worship planners, and individuals. Offering focused resources for sermon and worship preparation, education, and personal devotion, most of the resources utilize the biblical texts assigned by the Revised Common Lectionary, while providing an equally accessible resource for nonlectionary readers through the use of extensive Scripture indexes.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Daily Lectionary Page
On this page you will find the daily Mass readings as appointed for those using the lectionary of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman lectionary is in many ways similar to the Revised Common Lectionary. Readings are often close, if not identical. The USCCB site also offers the psalmody in responsorial form.
The Lectionary Page
Geared towards the Episcopal Church, and especially towards the Book of Common Prayer, this site provides the Revised Common Lectionary readings and collects for the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist, along with readings for principal feasts and other holy days.
The Revised Common Lectionary
A service of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, the Revised Common Lectionary is a three-year cycle of weekly lections used to varying degrees by the vast majority of mainline churches in Canada and the United States. The RCL is built around the seasons of the Church Year, and includes four lections for each Sunday, as well as additional readings for major feast days. During most of the year, the lections are: a reading from the Hebrew Bible, a Psalm, a reading from the Epistles, and a Gospel reading. During the season of Easter, the Hebrew Bible lection is usually replaced with one from the Acts of the Apostles. The lections from the Hebrew Bible are sometimes chosen from the Apocrypha.
The seasons of the Church Year reflect the life of Christ. Consequently, the gospel lections for each Sunday provide the focus for that day. The other lections for a given day generally have a thematic relationship to the gospel reading for that day, although this is not always the case. In Ordinary Time, the Revised Common Lectionary offers two sets of readings for the lessons from the Hebrew Bible. One set proceeds mostly continuously, giving the story of the Patriarchs and the Exodus in Year A, the monarchial narratives in Year B, and readings from the Prophets in Year C. In the other set of readings for Ordinary Time the readings from the Hebrew Bible are thematically related to the gospel lections.