The Wounded Healer

The Lester Randall Preaching Fellowship of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church presents A Toronto Festival of Preaching 2022, Theme: The Wounded Healer.

Register for a mix of workshops, lectures, private and public preaching events, networking and fellowship, led by keynote speakers and other well-known clergy and professors of preaching from across North America.

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This Week's Sermon Commentaries

Luke 17:11-19 Sermon Commentary

From standing at a distance asking for mercy to coming right up to his feet and lying prostrate with praise, our healed leper goes on quite the journey. The other lepers who are healed do too, of course, but they take a different direction upon the revelation that they are healed. I don’t want to…

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Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Sermon Commentary

It’s not often that a true prophet of God ends up having prophetic egg on his face, but just that had recently happened to Jeremiah.  In Jeremiah 28 a prophetic wannabe named Hananiah delivered what he declared was a true revelation from God.  Hananiah made wonderfully sunny promises about Israel’s being released from captivity very,…

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Psalm 111 Sermon Commentary

In a recent sermon commentary on another psalm, I observed that although the poetry of the Psalms and the wisdom literature of Proverbs or Ecclesiastes are distinct in terms of biblical literary genre, there is a lot of crossover between the Books of Psalms and Proverbs.  Psalm 111 is another example of this with its…

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2 Timothy 2:8-15 Sermon Commentary

Paul speaks repeatedly about suffering for the sake of the gospel. He does so not just in this Sunday’s Epistolary Lesson but also throughout his letter to Timothy. Yet that kind of suffering may be largely unfamiliar to many of the preachers who read this commentary as well as 2 Timothy. Of course, some North…

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