Story Sermons

Weekly story sermons with image exegesis.

Holy Quail!

Holy Quail! Story Lectionary 22 October 2017 God’s Feeding of Manna and Quail in the Wilderness Through Moses (Exodus 16) God’s Promise of Abundance and the Call for Faithfulness (Deuteronomy 8) Elisha’s Feeding of the Multitude of People with Bread from First Fruits (2 Kings 2:42-44) The Story of Ruth…

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The Mustard and the Cedar

The Mustard and the Cedar Story Lectionary 1 October 2017 The Parables (My choices for this week are Ezekiel 17 and Matthew 13:31-32: The Cedar and the Mustard, but this lectionary is meant to give a wide choice of parables to use in preaching. These might also be used to…

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Elisha’s Bones

Elisha’s Bones (or Holy to the Bone) Story Lectionary 24 September 2017 The In-Breathing of Adam by the Holy Spirit and God’s Calling Out of Adam and Eve (Genesis 2-3) The Story of Noah and the Raising Up of New Life / God’s Salvific Power (Genesis 5-7) The Story of…

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Here Be Dragons

Those “Here I Am” Moments / Here Be Dragons Story Lectionary 17 September 2017 The Call of Moses (Exodus 4) Psalm 1: The Chaff of Sin Psalm 35: Chaff Before the Wind Psalm 91: God’s Protection Psalm 140: God’s Protection Psalm 121: God’s Protection The Call of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1)…

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One Stone Faith

One Stone Faith Story Lectionary 10 September 2017 The Egyptians Do Not Heed Moses’ and Aaron’s Miracles (Exodus 7-11) The Story of David, Goliath, and Saul’s Vendetta (1 Samuel 16-19) The Story of Ahaziah’s Bid to Baalzebub in Samaria (2 Kings 1) Psalm 1: Do Not Follow the Wicked Psalm…

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You are Anointed

You are Anointed Story Lectionary 3 September 2017 The Story of Noah and the Fragrance of His Faith / God’s Promise to Restore the Earth (Genesis 8) Spices Used in Anointing Oils and Incense / God’s Holy Fragrance (Exodus 30) The Anointing of Aaron by Moses (Leviticus 8) The Song…

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Song of the Sabbath

Song of the Sabbath Story Lectionary 27 August 2017 God’s Creative Power and Pause (Selah) / All Things in Relationship (Genesis 1:1-2:3) Keeping the Sabbath (Exodus 16:22-20; 20:8-11; 31:13-14) Keeping the Sabbath Becomes an Observance (Deuteronomy 5:12-15) Psalm 92: Song of the Sabbath Psalm 23: God’s Rest/Selah Psalm 104: God’s…

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Rain of Grace

Rain of Grace Story Lectionary 20 August 2017 The First Covenant Given to Moses (Exodus 34) The Story of the Bronze Serpent (Numbers 21) Psalm 41: God’s Grace Toward Those Who Sin Psalm 103: The Lord’s Compassion Psalm 116: The Lord is Gracious Psalm 147: The Lord Gathers the Outcasts…

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