Saturday, March 7, 2015

Fred Craddock Sermons

Fred Craddock passed away yesterday, March 6, 2015. I had his classic textbook, Preaching, open on my desk this week. Whenever I feel like I'm stuck in a homiletic rut, his book is one of the handful that helps me find some good traction to get moving again. His is a voice that will be missed.

Nobody could preach quite like Dr. Craddock, though many tried. Here are some sermons by Dr. Craddock from sources like Youtube and Vimeo. The first two are a couple of my favorites. If you know of others, let me know and I'll add them.

When the Roll is Called Down Here - a sermon from Romans 16

Though One Rise from the Dead from Hershael York on Vimeo.

Fred Craddock, DOC General Assembly, July 2011 from TEL PSR on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"Losing in Order to Find" - a sermon by Jim Somerville

Dr. Jim Somerville is the pastor of First Baptist Church, Virginia. I have admired his preaching for a while now. He is always succinct, always thoughtful. He proves a preacher need not be flamboyant to make a lasting impact.

This sermon has a clear catch, one that works well and could be adapted by any preacher. We all spend our life on something. Is what we spend it on a good investment or not?

Losing in Order to Find from Richmond's First Baptist Church on Vimeo.