The fall season – beginning around mid-August or early September – is a great time to begin a new sermon series. It’s the period of time when families are getting back into the routine and rhythm of the school year and the Summer vacation season is winding down.
Oftentimes, this means that many churches are seeing an increase in attendance and engagement. This is often the time when small groups get going again and people begin to dial back into church life.
Since the fall season is so important in the life of a church, we thought we’d offer you a list of great sermon series ideas to consider. Some of the sermon series below are bundles that you can actually purchase. They include media for promotion and presentation as well as preliminary research on each week’s sermon – things like teaching points, illustration ideas, Scriptural insights, and more. Others are sermon series ideas we have seen churches do that are worth your attention. Use these as inspiration as you craft your own sermon series for this fall.
10 Great Sermon Series Ideas for This Fall
Sexuality is a fundamental part of what it means to be human. And yet, sex in our world today looks nothing like the way that God intended it to be. This four-week series, based on the book Sex in a Broken World by Paul David Tripp, explores the underlying causes of sexual sin and points to the only place we can find help for sexual brokenness—the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. Instead of blaming a hypersexualized culture or throwing up our hands in defeat over the pervasiveness of sexual content, we can have hope and faith in a God who holds to power to change our hearts. By examining the root cause of our sexual sin and confessing the real rulers of our hearts, we can find freedom in God’s grace and forgiveness.
This series is obviously on a topic that will pique people’s interest. The fall season is the perfect time to introduce this free sermon series to your congregation. Be sure to promote it ahead of time and even use Facebook ads to target the people in your community who may not have a church home.
American culture is a culture of comfort. It’s being sold to us everywhere we look. We’re encouraged to do what we want, when we want, with whomever we want. If something is uncomfortable, we want to avoid it at all costs. The Christian faith, though, is just that: uncomfortable. This four-week series, based on Uncomfortable by Brett McCracken, will help people embrace, understand, and see the beauty and hope in the challenging realities of being part of God’s people.
This is a great sermon series to accompany the launch of your small groups in the fall. We shouldn’t do life alone. Community can be awkward and challenging, but it’s worth it.
Unfortunately, there are erroneous beliefs about God and Christianity that have snuck their way into modern church culture. These popular phrases or ways of thinking are in direct conflict with what scripture actually teaches. This 5-week series looks at different phrases the Bible doesn’t actually say, comparing them to what the Bible actually does say.
Anytime there is a possibility that we have been genuinely wrong about something, many people want to know. This is a perfect way to teach what the Bible does say by coming at it from the angle of the negative. Promote this series ahead of time and you’ll likely see an increase in engagement and attendance because of this sermon series.
This four-week series explores the reality of supernatural forces—the spiritual attacks students will face, the temptation and fears, and the powerful resources that God provides for us. Ultimately, there is peace and hope in knowing that he is for us and will be eternally victorious over the forces of sin and evil in the world.
Good vs Evil is not only reality, it is a compelling storyline that we see time and time again in movies, books, and shows. Help your congregation see the reality of this battle and engage in it for God’s glory.
This four-week series redefines what makes up The Good Life when seen through the eyes of faith. Examining Jesus’s teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, this series wrestles with consumerism, fame, and fortune. Together, we will unmask our culture’s superficial ideas of a what makes one successful in life, and contrast them with the truths found in God’s Word.
There are many beliefs of things said in the Bible that are not actually there. We will cut through this “fake news” of the Bible and speak to the truth.
This is a sermon series idea similar to The Bible Doesn’t Say That above.
The most incredible thing about the Gospel is that we brought nothing to offer but our own sin. We were dead in our trespasses, but God chose to give us His life. His beauty for our ashes.
Sometimes we need to keep it simple and simply preach the gospel message.
Most of us have gotten used to the threat of silent killers. We’re used to being cautioned against diets that lead to high blood pressure and high cholesterol– illnesses that quietly wreak havoc on bodies of all ages. We know friends or family members whose homes have secretly harbored the hazards of lead paint and asbestos. And we’re all familiar with filtering our water and air for fear of ingesting fatal chemicals and bacteria. But what about emotional and spiritual silent killers? What about the lethal threat of things like guilt, shame, and low self-worth? How do we test for these? What can we use to protect ourselves against them? This sermon series idea is about unmuting the silent killers of our emotional and spiritual lives and learning God’s plan for effectively deterring, detecting, and defeating them.
The problem with religion is that it can become routine. Sometimes we find ourselves going through the motions and in need of a reset. Religion isn’t why God created us. He created us to BE someone. A person who reflects Him. God wants us to believe in Him, belong to Him, become like Him, and God wants us to build His kingdom. This is not just an event that happens, it is a life-long process and a continual work of God in our lives.
Reset, is a look at four ways that lead us and ensure that we will fulfill our vision of leading people to realize and reach their full potential in Jesus Christ.
We’re always trying to fill our hearts with anything and everything other than Jesus. Relationships, money, stuff, pleasure, etc…all of it will only satisfy for a short season. The only one who can truly quench the thirst of our souls is Jesus.