Does your church pastor have some vacation time coming up? Is your church currently without a pastor? Are you a seminary student looking for examples of great sermons? Or are you wanting to read some good sermons as a way of growing your faith?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Network has a collection of over 250 reading sermons available that can help! The sermons, collected over the years by the Sermons for Reading Services Committee, are posted on the Network under CRCNA Reading Sermons (or in an alternate list format here).
The committee was disbanded in 2015, but the sermon collection continues to be a valuable and well-used resource.
Sermons cover several seasons of the church year, such as Advent, Christmas, Palm Sunday, and Easter. Examples include An Advent Sermon: Matter Matters by Curtis Korver, Christmas: Doing God’s Will by Peter Janssens, The One Who Comes in the Name of the Lord by Vicki Cok, and When God Saw Creation's New Easter Order by Louis M. Tamminga.
Topics include baptism, the passage of time, the holiness of God, care and hospitality, suffering, grace, Sunday rest, and many more. For example, Look to Your Baptism by Melle Poole, Dwelling in the Lord Always by Gary VanLeeuwen, You Don't Mess Around with God by Bert Slofstra, People with Disabilities Dine With Jesus by Jim Vander Laan, Why Me, Lord? by Phil Stel, So, You Call Yourselves a Church by Joan DeVries, Sunday: Let Your Soul Catch Up With Your Body by John Heidinga.
For the benefit of the worship coordinator or service planner, many of the sermons include suggested songs, litanies, or orders of service.