Don Cummings Preaching & Worship Resources
Don Cummings shares his fifty years of experience in preaching and worship planning
This website is designed to be a resource for pastors, worship planners, and anyone who seeks inspiration and wisdom from scripture through time-tested preaching. The sermons here are organized by seasons of the liturgical year as well as by non-lectionary based topical messages and sermon series. The collection includes sermon manuscripts, audio and video recordings, prayers, meditations, bulletin reflections, and other worship aids.
What you will find here
Sermons for the Liturgical Year by Don Cummings
Topical Sermons & Sermon Series by Don Cummings
Resources to Enrich Your Preaching & Worship Services
"What People Are Saying"
It has long been debated whether the sermon has seen its day as an effective means of communication. Someone observed years ago that eventhough he could not remember what his wife served him for dinner last week, he knew he has been nourished by her cooking through all the years they have been married. He said that preaching is ike that. Ongoing exposure to the preached Word of God nourishes our soul.
Paraphrased from a letter to the editor in Christianity Today in the early 1970s
How do we find God? Many have asked this question only to discover it is God who finds us. God's prevenient grace prepares our hearts to receive him before we even know we are seeking him. God's saving grace brings forgiveness and redemption from sin. God's sanctifying grace leads us into increasing conformity to the character of Christ. The life with God is nurtured through means of grace which are prayer, searching the scriptures, attendance at the Lord's Supper, fasting, and Christian conference (small group accountability).
Adapted from John Wesley
The church that lives in and with the Gospels testifies to a sense of being directly addressed by Jesus.
Fred B. Craddock