Sermon links is a website that contains lots and lots (around 10,000 at the time of this review) of links to sermons held on other websites. You can add links yourself which helps ensure a wide variety of inputs, and also the opportunity to add your own sermons or those you like.
Quality of sermons
Of course, any website of this nature is only as good as the websites it is linking to. 10,000 unscriptural or bad sermons would be nothing to be happy about! It is unclear what kind of vetting process there is but I assume that there must be one. There were no spam links or dead links on the sermons I checked. Also whilst I can’t vouch for all 10,000 links those that I looked through were theologically sound and well presented.
A key feature of the website is adding your own links to sermons. This is a great way to increase the number of people that read your sermons. Not that the motivation is to boost numbers and use a sermon to enhance your profile. But it is a great way to serve the body of Christ by making your sermons available. Also when I think about the amount of time it takes preparing a sermon I always think the more people that can benefit from it the better. Of course you could also link to someone else’s sermon, it doesn’t have to be your own.
Find sermons added to the website
The main benefit of sermon links is of course finding sermons on area you are studying or have an interest in. Most of the searching for resources is based on chapters of the bible. Therefore you simply select the book you are interested in, and then the chapter, and you will be presented with all of the available links for that section. A small summary is given of each link, and if you want you then simply click on the link to go the external website. It is very easy to use, and doesn’t take long to see if any of the sermons are relevant for you.
The sermons and links are held in a variety of ways as follows:
- Sermon outlines
This gives a top level review of the sermon preached including the structure and additional verses used with only a brief commentry. The sermon outlines are grouped by books and then chapter of the bible.
These tend to link through to a fuller and more descriptive version of a preach. Often these pages will also include mps as well. These are also searched for by selecting a chapter from the bible.
Basically the same as the first two options but sorted by topic (e.g.
Rather than actual sermons these are more like commentaries on a bible verse or portion of the bible. Once again the main search is by selecting a chapter from the bible.
similar to articles, although these will tend to be shorter and often just 1 verse.
If you are not after a specific topic or section of the bible then the ‘cool links’ section is a good starting point as it shows the most popular/most viewed preaches. You can also subscribe to an email newsletter to advise you of updates.