PREACHING

Justin W. Tull

Resource Person for Preaching

Dr Tull has extensive experience in preaching (37 years of full-time ministry) and also wide-ranging training and academic work. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Perkins School of Theology. He was selected as one of the two United Methodist from the North Texas Conference to be a part of a three-year program entitled the “Academy of Preaching,” held in Nashville and in the Holy Land. In 2007 he was hired by the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church to teach preaching to course of study pastors in the Texas and Oklahoma area, a position he has filled six times.

In 2015, Dr. Tull created his own preaching textbook (Vital Preaching: The Art of Sharing God’s Word), drawing from his doctorate and the extensive reading he did in preparation for teaching preaching. In addition to the regional preaching course, Dr. Tull also led two preaching seminars offered through the Dallas Pastoral Counseling Center, Dallas, Texas. Tull’s preaching repertoire draws heavily from current preaching literature with particular emphasis on the writing of Dr. Fred Craddock, his preaching mentor.

BOOKS OF SERMONS By Dr. Tull

Listed below are books that contain manuscripts of Dr. Tull’s sermons, beginning with one published by Abingdon Press as a part of the Protestant Pulpit Exchange, a series that showcased how to preach on various subjects. Dr. Tull’s subject related to human suffering: Why God, Why? Sermons on the Problem of Pain.

In 2015, Dr. Tull created his own preaching textbook (Vital Preaching: The Art of Sharing God’s Word), drawing from his doctorate and the extensive reading he did in preparation for teaching preaching. In addition to the regional preaching course, Dr. Tull also led two preaching seminars offered through the Dallas Pastoral Counseling Center, Dallas, Texas. Tull’s preaching repertoire draws heavily from current preaching literature with particular emphasis on the writing of Dr. Fred Craddock, his preaching mentor.

Why, God, Why: Sermons on the Problem of Pain

Sermons

  • Why God, Why?
  • God of Pain or Compassion
  • Bad News, Good News?
  • Earthen Vessels
  • Blessed Thorn!
  • Living with Critics!
  • Overcoming Evil!
  • Beyond Positive Thinking!
  • Hanging On!
  • Getting It Together!
  • Letting Go!
  • Christmas at Ramah!

Biblical Text

  • Philippians 4:4-6
  • John 9:2; Luke 13:2
  • 1 John 1:9
  • 2 Corinthians 4:7-9
  • 2 Corinthians 12:7b
  • 1 Corinthians 4:3-4
  • Romans 12:21
  • Philippians 4:8
  • Romans 5:3-5
  • Mark 5:9
  • John 10:14
  • Matthew 2:18
Christmas Journeys

Sermons

  • Joseph: A Righteous Man
  • Mary: Most Favored One!
  • Shepherds: Common Folk of Uncommon Faith
  • Wise Men: Outsiders on the Inside

Biblical Text

  • Matthew 1:18-25
  • Luke 1:39-55
  • Luke 2:8-20
  • Matthew 2:1-12
Reflections on God

Sermons

  • Staircase of Heaven
  • God of All the Nations
  • Why God, Why?
  • Everything Working for Good
  • Tit for Tat, not That!
  • Who Is God?
  • Who Is Jesus?
  • Is Christianity the Only Way?

Biblical Text

  • Genesis 28:10-17
  • Genesis 12:1-3
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
  • Romans 8:28
  • Matthew 20:1-15
  • Exodus 3:13-14
  • Philippians 2:5-11
  • Acts 10:34; John 14:1-7
Reflections on Daily Living

Sermons

  • The Birthright Blues
  • The Parable of the Talents Revisited
  • Rat Race Retirement!
  • Clay Jars
  • Hey! Where's My Gold Star?
  • Enough About Me
  • Mary or Martha?
  • Forgetting What Lies Behind!

Biblical Text

  • Genesis 25:19-34
  • Matthew 25:14-30
  • 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
  • 2 Corinthians 4:7-9
  • Luke 17:7-10
  • Matthew 22:36-40
  • Luke 10:38-42
  • Philippians 3:12-14
Wrestlings, Wonders, and Wanderers

Sermons

  • Spirit Full or Foul?
  • Just You, Lord
  • Blessed to Be a Blessing
  • The Agonizing Provider
  • The Birthright Blues!
  • Stairways of Heaven
  • Hip Pointer
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Water Boy
  • The Burning Bush Within Us

Biblical Text

  • Isaiah 44:1-8
  • Deuteronomy 4:32-40
  • Genesis 12:1-9
  • Genesis 22:1-18
  • Genesis 25:19-34
  • Genesis 28:10-17
  • Genesis 32:22-32
  • Exodus 1:6-14; 1:22-2:10
  • Exodus 2:11-22
  • Exodus 3:1-12