Rediscover the joy of
getting ready for Sunday.


Make the most of your sermon preparation time with this powerful resource for pastors and teachers.

Hi, I'm Steve May, founder and editor of the Preaching Library.

Like you, I believe that the greatest honor on earth is to be called to preach the gospel.

It's the greatest honor, and at times it's an overwhelming challenge.

When you need to prepare this Sunday’s sermon — and tend to meetings, visits, planning, programming, plus your devotional life and time with your family — you don’t have the luxury of letting hours slip through your fingers. You need to make the most of every moment you spend in your study.

This is where the Preaching Library comes in. The Preaching Library is an practical resource offering hundreds of sermon starters, series ideas, message outlines and manuscripts, as well as thousands of sermon illustrations to help you put together dynamic, uplifting, life-changing messages, week-in and week-out.

The Preaching Library isn't a collection of "Saturday night specials." It's a complete research/resource library used by pastors and teachers world-wide to develop practical, uplifting, Biblically-solid messages from start-to-finish.

Maximize Your

Plan your preaching schedule weeks in advance; finish your message preparation earlier in the week. Take back your Saturday!

Maximize Your

This isn't about preaching someone else's sermon. It's about using solid resources to develop messages that you make your own.

Maximize Your

Preach with increased focus and greater effectiveness. Develop sermons that lead your listeners to make life-changing decisions.

Good ideas to
 get you going.

We offer practical sermons framed in solid Biblical teaching highlighted with contemporary illustrations.

Plus graphics and power-point presentations.

We’ve done the groundwork so that you can take an idea and run with it.

The end result is that, as you prepare your message, you're able to cover more territory in less time.

We prime the pump, so to speak; you can take your time filling the bucket. By Sunday the sermon is yours.

Sermons you can make your own

Designed to enhance your sermon preparation.

Our content is easily customizable.

Our illustrations and quotes cover 200 topics. 

Sermon & series ideas for every situation. 

Hundreds of articles on ministry, leadership, and preaching.

10,000 pages worth of resources: enough for ten years of preaching.

Simple to navigate: we've made it easy to find what you're looking for

Preaching that Makes a Difference

You don’t need anyone to write your sermons for you, but every preacher values a resource that helps them prepare.

Whether it's a creativity-jump-start, or an illustration or two to help you get to the finish line, or just to see a text from another preacher’s perspectiveyou’ll find it at the Preaching Library, week in and week out.

This is a resource that helps you get the job done.

With your Preaching Library membership...

The BASIC Preaching Library membership includes:
• 750+ sermons.
• 100 complete sermon series
• 5000 sermon illustrations
• Hundreds of devotionals and articles
• 24/7 access to our resources
• New sermons added each month 

The DELUXE Preaching Library membership includes all of the above PLUS:
• Powerpoint presentations, series graphics.
• Series graphics.
• Advanced Preaching Course (8 audio training sessions and follow-up lessons).
• Coaching Connection blog.


Learning from one another

And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2 HCSB)

The primary method of discipleship is that we take what we have learned and pass it on to others. Our messages reflect all of the resources and influences that have shaped us on our spiritual journey.

For this reason, I have always considered listening to (and reading) sermons from other pastors to be a crucial part of sermon preparation. It's not about preaching someone else's sermon. It's about getting good, usable ideas from preachers whose message resonate with you and your style of communication.

The most important investment a preacher can make is an investment in preaching: Resources that help you develop content and tools to help you sharpen your delivery.

The Preaching Library provides both, week-in and week-out.

The Preaching Library helps you solve your biggest preaching-related problems.

Solve the "blank page" dilemma.
Thousands of ideas to kick start your creativity.

Plan your preaching calendar.
Create your sermon schedule months in advance.

Prepare for special days / seasons.
Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc.

Get your media presentation ready.
Our power points are ready for your customization.
(with Deluxe Membership)

Sharpen your skills as a communicator.
The Advanced Preaching Course helps you preach with greater impact!
(with Deluxe Membership)

Two convenient membership options

The Preaching Library can help you prepare more efficiently and preach more effectively. You will notice a difference and so will your listeners.

Basic Membership $59. This includes access to 750 Preaching Library sermons and 5000+ illustrations.

Deluxe Membership $97. This includes access to all 750 sermons an 5000+ illustrations, plus series graphics, powerpoint presentations, and the Advanced Preaching Course.

When you sign up for the Preaching Library, we also include a bonus ebook Back to Basics Preaching: A Quick and Easy Guide to Mastering the Essentials.

A Preaching Library Membership includes:






750+ Sermons


100+ Sermon series


5000+ Sermon illustrations


New content added each month


Power Point presentations


Series graphics


Advanced Preaching Course


Coaching Connection Blog