Better late than never…videos of presentations around the theme, “In Remembrance of Me: Memory and the Life of Faith.” (Videos from 2016 Theological Symposium coming soon.)
By Glenn Nielsen In this text Jesus doesn’t explicitly accuse someone of something that needs repentance. Rather, he says the unfortunate people in the tragedies were not worse sinners. So this sermon focuses on the second half of repentance—the turning toward Jesus in faith—although a short section does mention what we need to turn away from. ..
By Glenn Nielsen Paul urges the Corinthians to finish up their part of the collection for the church in Jerusalem. They started a year earlier, setting aside an amount each week. But it seems the giving had slowed down such that it would not be ready in time for Titus to receive it. But notice Paul doesn’t use the ..
By Glenn A. Nielsen The celebration of Christmas begins, in stores and media, months before December 25. Advent has led up to the church’s celebrations of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Now, three days later, the season of Christmas continues. But what is left to say? What is left now that the children’s program has brought the trip to ..
This sermon was prepared for Grace Lutheran Chapel in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri. It makes use of various pictures of Jesus’ face from the church and school. The approach combines verses from the text with the pictures. The goal is to give visual support to the sermon at key moments while also adding meaning to the pictures see ..
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host its 11th Annual Day of Homiletical Reflection on Wednesday, May 8, 9:15 am to 4:15 pm. Michael Duduit will be the featured speaker on “The Centrality of Application in Biblical Preaching.”
By Glenn Nielsen Goal: That the hearers are more confident in the hope we have in the One deserving of all glory. The writer to the Hebrews wants us to have confidence, and the courage to stand strong in our hope. A confidence that doesn’t back down in the face of opposition. A courage that ..
Relive, via video, Concordia Seminary’s Theological Symposium, held September 20-12, 2011, on “Rediscovering the Art of Preaching.” Featured presenters included Dean Nadasdy, Dale Meyer, David Schmitt, and Glenn Nielsen
Editor’s Note: In the Winter 2012 Concordia Journal, this homiletical help was published in a brief outline form. As indicated there, below is the full manuscript for the sermon outlined by the author in the Journal. Please consult the print edition should you wish to view the outline. by Glenn Nielsen Incredible Things Goal: that ..
“Rediscovering the Art of Preaching” is the title of the 22nd Annual Theological Symposium, to be held Sept. 20-21 on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. In conjunction with the Theological Symposium, Concordia Seminary will host its annual Day of Exegetical Reflection on Monday, Sept. 19, on the theme “The Bible in English: Its Present and Future.”
By Glenn A. Nielsen A Victory Parade—on a Donkey? Goal: That the hearers more firmly believe that Jesus is victorious over our greatest enemies. (The following is one approach that focuses Jesus’s victory over his/our enemies by way of riding into Jerusalem on a donkey.) Perhaps you’ve seen the old movie clips about the welcome ..
By Glenn Nielsen The approach for this sermon is a textual structure that uses key phrases in the text in the order in which they appear. What follows are brief comments about the key phrases with possible illustrations, applications, stories, and visual aids that could be used. The goal of this sermon is that the hearers ..