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Repost of Sermons to finish Year A

posted Aug 31, 2014, 8:47 PM by Tim Isbell
The morning after sending out that last post I reread it and was embarrassed the quality. To make matters worse, it included announcing that I now use an editor - whom I bypassed for that post! My mistake. So I cleaned up the post and gave it to my editor, then made the changes she recommended.

(By the way, I don't plan to use an editor in every post, but she puts her byline at the end of whatever she edits. So if you don't see it there, you know who to blame.)

Okay... here's the repost:

In the fall of 2010 I started posting sermons for Year A, attaching sermon files in Microsoft Word to webpages. In Year B I moved to posting sermon notes as links to Google Docs, making it easier for people to view and download them through any browser - regardless of any updates to the Microsoft Office suite. In Year C I polished the Google Doc format another notch. Finally, during this past year I converted all Year A and a few other sermons to Google Docs. 

Now you can browse short descriptions of all published sermons, organized by lectionary season as well as by sermon series, at >Sermon Collections. The sermon notes, including associated resources for each sermon, are available by the simple click of a link.

You can also access all these same sermon resources in one easily navigable chart at >Sermon Chart, where the default sort is by the Christian calendar date. Or you can sort this chart by biblical text, if that fits your preaching strategy better.

Occasionally I will add additional sermons from my 18 year stock. And my editor (Renee Biggar, a recent Seattle Pacific University graduate) is currently polishing up Year B so that by the time each lectionary season arrives they will be as clean as Years A and C. 

In 2010 the thing that triggered the creation of this website was to make these sermons available for others - especially preachers. Since then I've expanded this website's scope to include a wider range of Christian content. Plus I've added a couple of additional areas for the general viewer: 

  • Personal Finance section to help people manage their money.
  • A section for social-political commentary (packaged as IMHO).
Finally, a couple of years ago I built a completely separate Math Coaching website to support our work coaching under-resourced middle and high school students in math.

Back to the reason for today's post: 

We are currently in the last part of Ordinary Time for Year A. Ordinary Time began back on Trinity Sunday and progresses through several numbered weeks, labeled Proper 4, 5, 6... 26, 27, 28, and finally finishing on Proper 29 (Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday in the Christian Year).

Here's the Year A Ordinary Time (late) webpage that picks up the lection calendar on 9/7/2014 (at Proper 18) and goes through the last Sunday of the current Christian year (11/23/2014).



Edited by Renee Biggar