Butler calls these "sermon starters," but they are far more than that. Each concentrates on a single Bible verse and contains an outline of 4 to 6 crisply alliterated sermon (or lesson) points as only John Butler can do. With each alliterated point, Butler offers us a paragraph or two of concentrated material. These are not full-blown sermons, but they are carefully written, containing only the distilled material that you will actually use.
Volume 8 is composed of 200 sermon starters organized into six subjects. The first 40 texts are about the subject of Salvation and the next 40 texts are about Service the third 40 texts are about the subject of the Scriptures and the next 15 texts are about the Supplication (Prayer) and the next 15 texts are about the subject of the Second Coming—both the rapture and the revelation. The final 50 texts are on Sundry (various) subjects. Because of the subject matter of the book, some of the sermonettes will be found in other Sermon Starter books, though they are often revised to fit better in this book. Also because of the stated subject matter in the selection of texts, there is no Subject index in this book.
This book of Sermonettes is to help you get a sermon, sermonette, or devotional. If you need a sermon, sermonette or devotional, here is the place to get your ideas. Feel free to use the outlines, illustrations and anything else in these Sermonettes that you wish to use.
Most speakers may wish to personalize the sermon starters and use their own illustrations and outlines. They simply need a “starter” and that is what these Sermonettes are intended to be.
All Scripture used in this book is from the King James Version. Hebrew and Greek references are from the Hebrew and Greek MSS used for this translation.
About the Author
John G. Butler has been a Baptist minister for over half a century with "pastorates in Williamsburg, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and Clinton, Iowa. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, attended Tennessee Temple University and graduated from Cedarville University. Butler is also the author of the Bible Biography Series —a twenty-seven volume series about major Bible characters; the Studies of the Savior —a ten volume series about Jesus Christ; and, the Daily Bible Reading—a unique four volume devotional series that emphasizes expository Bible study.