Summer Sermon Series 2

For anyone interested, here are the titles and texts from some of the summer sermon series I shared in the previous post …

Not Just Another Day at the Beach

The God Who Heals (2 Kings 5:1-14)

The God of Second Chances (Jonah 1:17-2:10)

The God Who Makes a Way (Exodus 14:10-31)

Life’s Defining Question (John 21:15-19)


Head for the Hills

Mt. Moriah: The God Who Tests (Genesis 22:1-14)

Mt. Sinai: Laying Down the Law (Exodus 20:1-21)

Mt. Nebo: Dying Well (Deuteronomy 34:1-12)

The Hills of Hebron: Wholly Follow the Lord (Joshua 14:6-15)

Mt. Carmel: Get Off the Fence (1 Kings 18:20-40)

Mt. Transfiguration: See the Glory (Matthew 17:1-8)


Here Comes the Sun

Hanging the Sun (Genesis 1-2:3)

General God (Joshua 10:1-15)

Is Anything New Under the Sun? (Ecclesiastes 1:1-11)

Of Sunscreens and Umbrellas (Matthew 5:43-48; Luke 6:32-36)

Ain’t No Sunshine When He Comes (Matthew 24:29-31)

Goodbye Sun, Hello God (Revelation 21:22-27)


Summer Blockbusters

Brave (Luke 1:26-38)

Despicable Me (1 Timothy 1:12-17)

Parenthood (Psalm 46)

Finding Nemo (Jonah 1:1-17)

The Lion King (Revelation 5:1-10)

The Sixth Sense (James 4:14)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (2 Corinthians 5:6-10)


I’m sharing this to illustrate how to flesh out a topical series. In choosing particular texts, I prayed through the needs in the church as best I understood them, and selected texts that might speak the gospel to their needs. This is one way the 23rd pastor becomes a 23rd preacher—shepherding the flock through preaching, applying the Scripture to their particular struggles, questions, joys, and Bible literacy needs. That’s why your series, even under the same series name, might have different texts. If you’re curious about the individual sermons, email me at, and I can send you a manuscript.

Before moving on to other matters, in my next post I’ll put bones on two other summer series I mentioned in the previous post: Summer Nights and Summer Songs.

Are you preaching a series this summer? Please let others know what your series looks like in the comment section below.

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