The Best Sermon

Open_micTwo questions:

1) What is the best sermon you’ve ever heard and who preached it?
2) Can you remember what the sermon was about last Sunday?

Highland Oaks members, please don’t answer that second question.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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7 thoughts on “The Best Sermon

  1. 1) What is the best sermon you’ve ever heard and who preached it?
    I have heard so many good sermons. My favorite preachers are hands down Billy Graham and Tim Spivey.
    2) Can you remember what the sermon was about last Sunday?
    I wasnt at church last sunday.

  2. I heard Bro. Jakes preach a sermon based on Abraham’s near sacrifice of Isaac. His point was that all the time Abraham was climbing up that mountain, the ram was also climbing up the other side. God provides solutions to our problems that aren’t always apparent while we’re struggling with them. But in the end, the ram is always provided.

  3. Of course other than every one of yours I’ve heard, I would say David Fleer’s sermon on the Samaritan woman at the well from last spring’s ACU lectureship.
    Some preachers just read the text in better ways than others. I don’t think I could ever do it quite like Fleer.

  4. Brock…Mark’s a terrific preacher. I missed that particular sermon, but I’ve heard Mark preach on a number of occasions and have been blessed every time.
    Andy Stanley is one of the most consistent preachers on earth…which is frankly more important than hitting the long ball. Andy could probably hit the homer if he chose. However, his consistency inspires me to the same. His podcast is great.

  5. At the ACU Lectureship about 5 years ago, Mark Love preached from Ephesians 1. He talked about how Christ has poured “every spiritual blessing in the Heavenly Realms” into the church, and asked if we thought the church was even aware of that as she participated in communion every week. He shared stories of reconciliation, and shared visions of where reconciliation could happen. I do not get tired of hearing that sermon…

  6. In the summer of ’04, Andy Stanley was on vacation and had someone scheduled to preach for him at North Point Community Church. On Friday afternoon, the guest speaker had a family emergency, and Andy had to come home and preach with no preparation. Rather than pull something out of the files, he just sat down and talked about what kind of advice he’d give to us if he had the chance to sit one-on-one and talk.
    His sermon that Sunday was called “Wishful Thinking”, and it was the best sermon I’ve ever heard.
    Well…I’ll say it’s the sermon that had the most impact on me personally. There are better sermons, homiletically speaking. Campolo’s “It’s Friday…but Sunday’s Comin'”. Kenneth Ulmer’s “The King Still Has One More Move”. And, of course, E.V. Hill’s “When God Was At His Best”.
    Clearly, I have a fondness for African-American homiletical form!
    Still, Andy’s quiet passion as he pleaded with his church to be the kind of people who take risks for God…. There was something about that sermon that Sunday.
    Last Sunday was the conclusion to a four-part series called “On Location”. This last installment was titled “Road Trip”, and it was about taking your faith into the marketplace. It was the first time in a while that I got to hear someone other than me preach!