Pastor Helps

Ever wish you had paid more attention in seminary? Struggling with preparing a sermon? GuideStone President O.S. Hawkins wants to help pastors with useful resources to help them as they serve the Lord.

With more than a quarter century of pastoral leadership, Hawkins makes available some of his most popular sermon outlines for pastors, Sunday school teachers and other Bible study leaders. These free resources can help you as you prepare your sermon or lesson each week.

In addition to these sermon outlines, Hawkins offers his video Weekly Staff Meetings with insights on some of the most common issues pastors and ministers face.

 

Sermon Outlines

Title:Passage:
Thanksgiving Day: Where are the nine? Luke 17:11-19
Tracing the Rainbow through the Rain: Improper Self-image Exodus 3:11
Tracing the Rainbow through the Rain: Depression I Kings 19: 1- 18
Tracing the Rainbow through the Rain: Worry Matthew 6:25-34
Tracing the Rainbow through the Rain: Impulsive Behavior Matthew 6:19-24
Tracing the Rainbow through the Rain: Loneliness Genesis 28:10-16
Tracing the Rainbow through the Rain: Adverse Circumstances Revelation 1:9-10
Tracing the Rainbow through the Rain Habakkuk 1-3
Warts and All Jonah 4:1-11
What Can One Person Do? Jonah 3:1-10
You Can't Keep a Good Man Down Jonah 2:1-10
Jonah: Calming the Storm Jonah 1:11-17
Jonah: Lessons on Leaving the Lord Jonah 1:3-10
Jonah: Here am I... Send Someone Else Jonah 1:1-3
Communion Sunday 1 Corinthians 11:23-28
Deacon Ordination Sunday Acts 6:1-7
Money Talks - But What Is It Really Saying? For such a time as this 1 Chronicles 29:1-20
Money Talks – But What Is It Really Saying? Modern Money Myths 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Money Talks - But What Is It Really Saying? Lord, do it again Ezra 8:21
Money Talks - But What Is It Really Saying? Your money talks... what does it say? James 5:1-6
Money Talks - But What Is It Really Saying? Robbery Without a Weapon Malachi 3:7-12
Money Talks - But What Is It Really Saying? Economics 101 John 6
Money Talks - But What Is It Really Saying? A God-honoring offering John 12
Money Talks - But What Is It Really Saying? Setting the Stewardship Standard Proverbs 3:9-10
Father's Day Luke 15:11-32
The question for our time: Who do you say that I am? Matthew 16:13–16
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Reaching a new generation for Christ - Part 18 Ephesians 1:7
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Quake-proofing - Part 17 Psalm 119
Memorial Day Daniel 5:1-31
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Little is Much - Part 16 John 6:1-14
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: The God of the second chance - Part 15 Mark 16:1-7
Mother's Day Matthew 1:5
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: The call to restoration - Part 14 Philippians 2:12
Mother's Day: Modern day motherhood Genesis 21:14-21
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Rescue efforts - Part 13 Galatians 6:1-2
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Restoring Joy - Part 12 Psalm 51
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Washed Clean - Part 11 Psalm 51
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Transgressions, iniquities and sins - Part 10 Psalm 51
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: And then came conviction - Part 9 2 Samuel 11:1
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Going down - Part 8 Luke 22
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: The high cost of low life - Part 7 2 Kings 5:3
It is Palm Sunday...is Jesus still weeping? Luke 19:41; John 11:35
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Moral intersections - Part 6 Genesis 39
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Fight and flight - Part 5 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Gone Fishing Mark 1:17
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Root, shoot and fruit - Part 4 James 1
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Internal Source and External Force - Part 3 James 1
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Aftershocks - Part 2 Judges 16
Moral Earthquakes & Secret Faults: Living on the fault line - Part 1 Judges 13-14
GuideStones: The Propagation of the Gospel - Part 4 Acts 2:47
GuideStone: The Preservation of the Gospel - Part 3 Acts 2:41-46
GuideStones: The Proclamation of the Gospel - Part 2 Acts 2:14-40
Sanctity of Life Day: Choose life Deuteronomy 30:19
Approved or Ashamed? 2 Timothy 2:15
GuideStones: The Power of the Gospel - Part 1 Acts 2:1–13
Keeping Life in Focus Philippians 3:13-14
New Year's Day Joshua 3:1-17
New Year's Day: Crossing over...into a new year Deuteronomy 11:10-24
Christmas Day: Let us now go to Bethlehem Luke 2:15
Christmas Eve Hebrews 10:5-7
Missions: Moving out of our comfort zones Matthew 9:35-38
Oh, That Sagging Middle! Galatians 2:20
The Art of Connecting: Accountability: Don't leave home without it! - Part 6 Philemon 22-25
The Art of Connecting: Crossing the Rubicon of relationships - Part 5 Philemon 17–21
A New Beginning Ruth 1:16
The Art of Connecting: Burying the hatchet - Part 4 Philemon 12–16
The Art of Connecting: Win-win...the only way to play - Part 3 Philemon 8–11
The Art of Connecting: A pat on the back - Part 2 Philemon 4–7
The Art of Connecting: Part 1 Philemon 1-3
Rebuilding: Rebuilders finish strong - Part 6 Neh. 6
Rebuilding: Rebuilders never cut what they can untie - Part 5 Neh. 5
Rebuilding: Rebuilders understand "YAC" is what really matters - Part 4 Neh. 4
Rebuilding: Rebuilders let go without letting up - Part 3 Neh. 3
Rebuilding: Rebuilders build a team spirit - Part 2 Neh. 2
Rebuilding: Rebuilders get started right - Part 1 Neh. 1
Three Verses for Youth…and the Rest of Us! 1 Thes 5:18; Col 3:17; 1 Cor 10:31
Ultimate Love Romans 5:8
God's Recipe for Revival 2 Chronicles 7:14
Everyone has a Worldview Genesis 1:1
The Empty Tomb and the Second Chance Mark 16:7
You Can't Keep a Good Man Down Jonah 2:1-10
Lessons on leaving the Lord Jonah 1:3-10
Here am I... send someone else! Jonah 1:1-3
The Deacon Ordination Acts 6:1-7
Graduation Day Genesis 39:1-23
Never cut what you can untie Nehemiah 5:1-19
The Lord's Supper 1 Corinthians 11:23-28
A vision for the future Proverbs 29:18
The power of positive, productive, interpersonal relationships Philemon 1-25
Put your priorities in order Philippians 3:13-14
Giving thanks Psalm 100
The church in touch with a hurting world James 5:13-18
Modern day motherhood Genesis 21:14:21
A new year; a new beginning Deuteronomy 11:10-24
Where are the nine? Luke 17:11-19
The apostolic preaching model Acts 2:14-47
The second mile Matthew 5:41
The proof is in the pudding Ephesians 5:19-21
Roots of recession: The arrogance of our age James 4:13-17
For such a time as this 1 Chronicles 29:1-20
Four pillars of a healthy church Acts 2:1-47
Crossing over into a new year Deuteronomy 11:10-24
Economics 101 John 6:10-14
The question for our time: Who do YOU say that I am? Matthew 16:13-16
High Calling - High Anxiety James 1:1-12
At the Brook Cherith 1 Kings 17:1-7
Coming to Christ John 1:35-51
The Bible: God’s inspired Word 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Being before doing Matthew 5:3-10
Independence Day: America, an ecotonic moment in time Jeremiah 8:5-22
SOS: Solving our setbacks Joshua 7:1-2
The wonderful walk of victory Galatians 5:19-26
Father's Day Luke 15:11-32
Keep yourself in the love of God Jude 20-21
Recovering the cutting edge 2 Kings 6:1-7
The Call of God Acts 13:2
Picking up the pieces: the ministry of restoration Galatians 6:1-2
Counter-culture Christianity Ephesians 2:8-10
Broken dreams and new beginnings John 11:1-44
The family secret Romans 8:28
Setting the stewardship standard Proverbs 3:9-10
America: some “why” questions Jeremiah 8:5-22
A God honoring offering John 12:1-8
World Missions Day Acts 16:10
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