Login / Signup

William Powell Tuck

Hold down Ctrl (Windows) / Command (Mac) for multiple selections (scroll list to see all options)



Are You Ready For Christmas? -- Isaiah 40:3-4, Luke 2:1-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
As we approach Christmas, the question will be heard on many lips: "Are you ready for Christmas?" A
Christmas Is For The Young -- Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 2:1-14 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Christmas is usually associated in our memory as a time of great joy.
The Sounds Of Christmas -- Isaiah 53:1-6, Luke 2:8-14 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Listen! Listen! Listen and you can hear the sounds of Christmas everywhere.
Joseph's Disturbing Dream -- Matthew 11:8-25 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
In our reading of the Christmas stories, the figures of Mary, Elizabeth, Zechariah, the angels, the
The Angels' Song -- Luke 2:8-20 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
We don't talk or even think much about angels anymore.
The Mystery Of Bethlehem -- Isaiah 53:1-6, Luke 2:1-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
A small boy, who was in a church kindergarten class, continued to go up to the nativity scene in his
What's In A Name? -- Isaiah 9:6-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
"What are you going to call the baby?" That is a question often asked of an expectant mother and fat
God's Inexpressible Gift -- John 1:1-5, 14, 2 Corinthians 9:15 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Gift buying has become a major business at Christmastime in America and in other parts of the world,
The Music Of Christmas -- Luke 2:7-14 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Have you ever thought how empty our celebration of Christmas would be without music?
Christmas And The Beast -- Isaiah 40:9-11 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
The passage in Matthew 2:13-20 about the slaughter of children by King Herod is usually bypassed by
Can There Be Peace On Earth? -- Luke 2:8-14, John 14:27 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Two thousand years ago an angelic chorus heralded the birth of Jesus with the words, "Peace on earth
Christmas Gifts -- Matthew 2:1-11 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
The words have been asked, will be asked, and you will respond in one way or another.
Holding On To Christmas -- Zephaniah 3:14-17, Luke 2:15-20 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Since I was a small boy, one of my most memorable experiences at Christmastime has been listening to
The Gospel According To Mary -- 1 Samuel 2:1-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Several years ago, the famous statue by Michelangelo, the Pietá, was vandalized, and the face
Making Room For Christ -- Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 2:1-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
The story of Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem is one of the most familiar parts
Gifts For A King -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
Several years ago, some small children were helping set up a nativity scene.
In addition to the lectionary resources there are thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
Signup for FREE!
(No credit card needed.)
Epiphany 4 | OT 4
26 – Sermons
160+ – Illustrations / Stories
28 – Children's Sermons / Resources
15 – Worship Resources
25 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Epiphany 5 | OT 5
27 – Sermons
80+ – Illustrations / Stories
26 – Children's Sermons / Resources
26 – Worship Resources
23 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Epiphany 6 | OT 6
25 – Sermons
80+ – Illustrations / Stories
25 – Children's Sermons / Resources
19 – Worship Resources
24 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Plus thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
Signup for FREE!
(No credit card needed.)

New & Featured This Week


John Jamison
He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.

Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’”

The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Katy Stenta
Quantisha Mason-Doll
For January 30, 2022:

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
Road trip. Books, movies, and songs often center on a story about a journey in which someone finds out who they really are, what they really want, how to become what they were meant to be. The journey may be literal — discovering about ourselves through travel — or symbolic — an inward journey or experience that crystalizes self-discovery. In these passages, Jeremiah’s journey is an inward dialogue with God, in which, despite his protestations, it becomes apparent he is to be God’s prophet in the worst of times.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, wrote, “'I have chosen you!' Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.” These words are powerful and, I think, reflect well the call of Jeremiah that we see in this passage. From before the time he was born, God had a plan for Jeremiah. He would be God’s prophet to the nations. 

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to worship:

Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. As we grow, let us too become strong, with the favour of God upon us.

Invitation to confession:

Lord, we would grow inwardly strong, as you were strong.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sometimes we are weak and do that which we later regret.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, may we hold fast to you and become filled with wisdom.
Lord, have mercy.



Argile Smith
C. David Mckirachan
Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

What's Up This Week
"Love Language That Hurts" by Argile Smith
"Whine And Cheese" by C. David McKirachan
"Moving On" by C. David McKirachan

What's Up This Week


Gregory L. Tolle
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.... Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (vv. 12-14, 27)

James Evans
(See Proper 16/Pentecost 14/Ordinary Time 21, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)

William G. Carter
I want to let you in on an industry secret. Ready? Most preachers have a difficult time preaching in the congregations where they grew up.
Steven E. Albertin
"The land of the free and the home of the brave." So ends our national anthem sung today at many large public gatherings in our society. It was originally penned in a time of war and has continually reminded us that this is a nation where people will bravely fight to defend their freedoms. But in this day of post-modern relativism, when there are very few causes left which anyone will bravely defend, "freedom" still remains as the great American ideal.

Special Occasion