Sermons


Some of the sermon materials listed in Palestine Portal may not deal directly with the Holy Land, although most of them do. All have clear applications to the issues and concerns of those who seek a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.  A few are not actually sermons, but provide rich subject matter from which to develop one.

Whether you are clergy or laity, whether you expect to preach in church or speak in another venue, we hope these resources will inspire you and enable you to move your listeners to deeper reflection and prophetic action.

Materials are grouped by the sources from which they came, but all should be useful and worth investigating across denominations. We are eager to expand our listings of sermons; please send submissions to: info@palestineportal.org.

Coming soon: brief descriptions for each resource below


EPISCOPAL

Get In The Boat
When faced with acts of hatred and violence in our society, rather than passively withdraw, our faith calls require us to face the storm and be a witness for his love and for justice. (Following a mass shooting at a church in Charleston, SC) by Lara Stroud.  Source: http://insearchofthinplaces.blogspot.com/2015/06/get-in-boat.html?m=1

 

ISRAEL/PALESTINE MISSION NETWORK of the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)
http://new.israelpalestinemissionnetwork.org

Chosen For Righteousness, by Lisa Lopez

Eat, Drink and Overturn the Tables, by Addie Domske

I Will Not Keep Silent, by John Cole

IPMN_Opening Worship sermon, 2010, by Craig Hunter

IPMN Opening Worship sermon, 2011, by J Herbert Nelson

Learn about the IPMN Hosanna Preaching Seminars

 

Latin Patriarch Emeritus Michel Sabbah

KAIROS PALESTINE

Sermon at St. Etienne Church, Jerusalem, March 2016, by Michel Sabbah

 

SABEEL
The Challenge Of Jubilee, Advent message 2016, by Naim Ateek

 

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Found at UCC Global Ministries: http://www.globalministries.org/meinitiative

From Fear To Joy, by Munther Isaac

How Can I Not Sing, by Jean Zaru

Justice and Peace and Peacemaking, by Nora Carmi

Rebuke, Disrupt, Shout
A sermon based on Matthew 25:14-30, presenting the Parable of the Talents as a lesson about power, greed, and corruption, by Rev. Loren McGrail

Seeing God’s Glory, by Dale Bishop

The Escape To Egypt, by Munib Younan

 

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
What Does Lord Require of the Ecumenical Community?
Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions as Nonviolent, Loving Actions, By David Wildman

 

“Reconciliation” sculpture by Margaret Adams Parker, at Duke Divinity School

UNITED NETWORK FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE IN PALESTINE & ISRAEL (UNJPPI),
UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
Banquet of Reconciliation

 

WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
Lent Sermon Resource 2016
Thirst For Justice,
by Olav Tveit
OTHERS
Jesus Was No Stranger to the Cry for Justice, by Elli Atchison

Psalm 21 and the Human Predicament, by Richard Falk
(cited by IPMN)