Sermons That Work

Hosted ByChristopher Sikkema

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.

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.


All Episodes

Pentecost 2 (A): Twelve – June 14, 2020

“Twelve. Twelve is one of those rare numbers to which people have for centuries attributed special significance.”

Trinity Sunday (A): The Pandemic and the Holy Trinity – June 7, 2020

“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.”

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Sermons That Work
Trinity Sunday (A): The Pandemic and the Holy Trinity - June 7, 2020
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Day of Pentecost (A): Heaven – May 31, 2020

“What do you believe about heaven?”

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Sermons That Work
Day of Pentecost (A): Heaven - May 31, 2020
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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…”

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Sermons That Work
Easter 7 (A): Split Screen - May 24, 2020
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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…”

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Sermons That Work
Ascension Day (A): Truth-Telling - May 21, 2020
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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.”

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Sermons That Work
Easter 6 (A): Blessed Be God - May 17, 2020
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Easter 5 (A): Rock Solid When Everything Feels Up in the Air – May 10, 2020

“It all feels so up in the air…”

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Sermons That Work
Easter 5 (A): Rock Solid When Everything Feels Up in the Air - May 10, 2020
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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…”

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Sermons That Work
Easter 4 (A): The Gate - May 3, 2020
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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.”

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Sermons That Work
Easter 3 (A): Breaking - April 26, 2020
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