Sermons That Work

For more than 20 years, Sermons That Work, a ministry of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication, has provided free sermons, Bible studies, bulletin inserts, and other resources that speak to congregations across the Church. Our writers and readers come from numerous and varied backgrounds, and the resources we provide are used in small house churches, sprawling cathedrals, and everything between.

Christianity
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Pentecost 22 (B): What Do You Want Me to Do for...
9 min
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Pentecost 21 (B): Winners and Losers - October ...
9 min
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Pentecost 20 (B): Blocks - October 10, 2021
12 min
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Pentecost 19 (B): A Hard Saying - October 3, 2021
14 min
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Pentecost 18 (B): Risks We Can Take - September...
10 min
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Pentecost 17 (B): Divine Things - September 19,...
10 min
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Pentecost 16 (B): Ending - September 12, 2021
11 min
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Pentecost 15 (B): Crumbs for Healing - Septembe...
11 min
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Pentecost 14 (B): Distractions - August 29, 2021
9 min
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Pentecost 13 (B): Giving Thanks - August 22, 2021
10 min
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Pentecost 12 (B): Eternal Life - August 15, 2021
9 min
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Pentecost 11 (B): Abide in My Love - August 8, ...
8 min
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Transfiguration: Freedom - August 6, 2021
8 min
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Pentecost 10 (B): Food That Endures - August 1,...
7 min
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Pentecost 9 (B): Takers or Givers - July 25, 2021
11 min
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Pentecost 8 (B): Sheeple - July 18, 2021
10 min
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Pentecost 7 (B): New Narratives - July 11, 2021
11 min
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Pentecost 6 (B): Hometowns - July 4, 2021
11 min
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Pentecost 5 (B): Expectant Hope - June 27, 2021
6 min
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Pentecost 4 (B): Master of the Winds and Waves ...
9 min
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Pentecost 3 (B): Green Thumbs - June 13, 2021
6 min
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Pentecost 2 (B): Human and Divine - June 6, 2021
7 min
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Trinity Sunday (B): You Will See Yourself - May...
11 min
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Day of Pentecost (B): The Advocate - May 23, 2021
13 min
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Easter 7 (B): Pearls and Grit - May 16, 2021
12 min
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Ascension Day: After This - May 13, 2021
10 min
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Easter 6 (B): Abide in Love - May 9, 2021
10 min
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Easter 5 (B): How to Love - May 2, 2021
9 min
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Easter 4 (B): To Be a Sheep - April 25, 2021
7 min
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Easter 3 (B): Legacy - April 18, 2021
6 min
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Easter 2 (B): Showing Up - April 11, 2021
8 min
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Easter Day: In the Garden - April 4, 2021
8 min
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The Great Vigil of Easter: Keeping a Sacred Vig...
7 min
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Good Friday: Beloved - April 2, 2021
8 min
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Maundy Thursday: Shame and Wonder - April 1, 2021
8 min
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Wednesday in Holy Week: Joyfully - March 31, 2021
8 min
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Tuesday in Holy Week: Upside Down - March 30, 2021
11 min
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Monday in Holy Week: Closeness - March 29, 2021
5 min
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Palm Sunday (B): The Voice - March 28, 2021
8 min
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Lent 5 (B): The Voice - March 21, 2021
8 min
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Lent 4 (B): Fear - March 14, 2021
7 min
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Lent 3 (B): The Law - March 7, 2021
8 min
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Lent 2 (B): The Most Difficult Path to Follow -...
11 min
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Lent 1 (B): The Wilderness - February 21, 2021
10 min
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Ash Wednesday: Regarding Sin - February 17, 2021
11 min
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Last Sunday in Epiphany (B): Strange and Wonder...
11 min
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Epiphany 5 (B): Revealed - February 7, 2021
12 min
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Epiphany 4 (B): Building Up the Church - Januar...
6 min
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Epiphany 3 (B): How It Works - January 24, 2021
8 min
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Epiphany 2 (B): Draw Me A Sheep - January 17, 2021
6 min
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Epiphany 1 (B): Beginnings - January 10, 2021
6 min
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The Feast of the Epiphany: Drawn Deeper - Janua...
6 min
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2 Christmas: Will You Follow? - January 3, 2021
9 min
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Holy Name Day: The Semiotics of Jesus - January...
9 min
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1 Christmas: Right Relationship - December 27, ...
9 min
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Christmas Day (Selection III): Understanding th...
10 min
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Christmas Day (Selection II): The Shepherds - D...
8 min
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Christmas Day (Selection I): In the Flesh - Dec...
10 min
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Advent 4 (B): Here Am I - December 20, 2020
8 min
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Advent 3 (B): Emptiness - December 13, 2020
8 min
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Advent 2 (B): Pointing to Christ - December 6, ...
8 min
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Advent 1 (B): Waiting Upon the Lord - November ...
9 min
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A Special Message from Sermons That Work: Adven...
2 min
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Christ the King (A): Born to Be King - November...
7 min
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Pentecost 24 (A): Truth and Lies - November 15,...
8 min
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Pentecost 23 (A): Have You Been Transfigured? -...
8 min
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All Saints' Day (A): God's Work with Us - Novem...
8 min
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Pentecost 21 (A): Descendants - October 25, 2020
9 min
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Pentecost 20 (A): Render Unto God What Is God's...
6 min
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Pentecost 19 (A): Peace in Liminal Spaces - Oct...
9 min
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Pentecost 18 (A): Parables - October 4, 2020
8 min
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Pentecost 17 (A): Answering Jesus - September 2...
8 min
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Pentecost 16 (A): The Economics of God - Septem...
7 min
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Pentecost 15 (A): Forgiveness - September 13, 2020
12 min
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Pentecost 14 (A): The Ocean and Beloved Communi...
8 min
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Pentecost 13 (A): Unquenchable Love - August 30...
9 min
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Pentecost 12 (A): Totality - August 23, 2020
9 min
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Pentecost 11 (A): What's Wrong? - August 16, 2020
9 min
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Pentecost 10 (A): Why Did You Doubt? - August 9...
8 min
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Transfiguration: Clinging to the Light - August...
10 min
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Pentecost 9 (A): Which Party? - August 2, 2020
7 min
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Pentecost 8 (A): Perseverance and the Pearl - J...
10 min
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Pentecost 7 (A): Inheritance - July 19, 2020
9 min
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Pentecost 6 (A): Seeds and Soil - July 12, 2020
11 min
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Pentecost 5 (A): Come to Me - July 5, 2020
19 min
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Pentecost 4 (A): Even One Cup - June 28, 2020
"How long, O Lord? Although the psalmist’s plea seems to be echoing across our nation and indeed across our world, Jesus is still calling us to compassionate welcome."
10 min
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Pentecost 3 (A): Sent - June 21, 2020
"Christian identity and character formation are lifelong processes."
10 min
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Pentecost 2 (A): Twelve - June 14, 2020
"Twelve. Twelve is one of those rare numbers to which people have for centuries attributed special significance."
11 min
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Trinity Sunday (A): The Pandemic and the Holy T...
"The Trinity is not a mystery in the sense of a puzzle we can't solve; the Trinity is a mystery in that we see the truth of it, but there is more than we can fully comprehend."
10 min
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Day of Pentecost (A): Heaven - May 31, 2020
"What do you believe about heaven?"
9 min
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Easter 7 (A): Split Screen - May 24, 2020
"In every musical – and in many movies – there seems to be a moment when two or more main characters, are separated..."
7 min
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Ascension Day (A): Truth-Telling - May 21, 2020
"Six Sundays have passed now since we heard that Jesus was raised from the dead..."
8 min
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Easter 6 (A): Blessed Be God - May 17, 2020
"How great it is that our God – the same God who took on flesh and lived among us, who was betrayed, tortured, killed, and buried – rose again and still, in spite of our continuing sinfulness, loves us."
7 min
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Easter 5 (A): Rock Solid When Everything Feels ...
"It all feels so up in the air..."
11 min
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Easter 4 (A): The Gate - May 3, 2020
"Even though we are in the season of Easter, our lives may still feel like one long Lenten discipline of social distancing and fighting illness..."
10 min
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Easter 3 (A): Breaking - April 26, 2020
"We find ourselves in the middle of this Easter season, now on the third Sunday after the Resurrection, and we have a beautiful narrative of how new life breaks into the midst of shattered hopes."
8 min
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A Special Message from Sermons That Work: Homes...
Homesickness, by the Rev. Dr. Amy Richter
18 min
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Easter 2 (A): Faith: More than a Five Letter Wo...
"We pray today that we will shake away the doubt that traps us in a world of fear and celebrate that we have a great high priest who has risen from the dead to give us steadfast hope and eternal salvation."
8 min
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Easter Day (A): Resurrection Vision - April 12,...
“Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!”
10 min
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The Great Vigil of Easter: He Has Been Raised f...
"No candlelight vigil, no singing, no dramatic lighting effects, no fragrant flowers, not even any incense! Just two women, the pre-dawn chill of the desert, and the darkness of a cave..."
9 min