Although Dr. Leininger does not preach frequently in retirement, recent sermons are available on this page or in the Sermon Library (filed according to scripture text). For access to the manuscripts, simply click on the title(s) in which you have an interest. Feel free to download them to your computer to read at your leisure. All sermons Copyright
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DR. LEININGER'S LECTIONARY TALES FOR THE PULPITfor years A, B and C are now available. From the publisher's back jacket notes, "Whether you pick up these books as relaxed devotional reading or are searching for a last-minute sermon illustration, you'll be delighted with the imaginative and inspirational stories in the latest installments of CSS' popular Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit series. David Leininger takes you right to the heart of the scriptures with a rich variety of captivating material illustrating the lectionary texts. His thought-provoking reflections are certain to enrich your spiritual life." Click here for ordering information.|
RELIGION AND POLITICS(11/6/16)
WORDS AND THE WORD(8/27/16)
500 BALLS BEFORE BREAKFAST(4/10/16)
WHY BOTHER WITH CHURCH?(11/15/15)
GOD BLESS AMERICA(7/5/15)
EL DIOS DE ABRAHAM, ISAAC, Y JACOB2/15/15 Felipe Carillo Puerto
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THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB2/15/15 Felipe Carillo Puerto
A WEDDING GONE WILD(7/13/14)
THE DIVINE MOM(5/11/14)
BECOMING A CHRISTIAN(3/16/14)
FOLLOW THE STAR(12/29/13)
OUR MAGNIFICENT, MYSTERIOUS, MISCHIEVOUS GOD(7/7/13)
A NEW LOOK AT AN OLD TREASURE(4/29/12)
"The Good Shepherd" is the Lectionary's focus today. Meet him in Psalm 23 and John 10. Read Psalm 23 in preparation. If you would like to hear the message as it was delivered, click here.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR CHURCH(6/12/11)
The Day of Pentecost - the "birthday of the church," the day the Holy Spirit empowered that little band of believers in Jerusalem to change the world in the name of Jesus. Read Acts 2:1-21 in preparation.
THE FORGIVENESS BUSINESS(6/13/10)
The lectionary gospel lesson this week offers us one of several versions of an intriguing story, the anointing of Jesus' feet by a woman of questionable reputation as he reclines at a dinner party. The Lord's response offers a powerful lesson concerning how the church should react when confronting similar situations. Read Luke 7:36-8:3 in preparation. (If you would like to listen to it, click here.)
FOR BETTER OR WORSE(4/25/10)
In the Spring, so they say, a young man's fancy turns to love, and as Spring continues on Hilton Head Island in all its splendor, we encounter the subject in all its glory. Read Ephesians 5:21-33 in preparation. (If you would like to listen to it, click here.)
THE FUNERAL OF ROSALIND H. LEININGER TINLEY(4/3/10)
The Mater Familia of the Leininger clan, Rosalind Hurt Leininger Tinley, mother of David, Grandmother of young David and Erin, went home to be with the Lord early on the morning of March 29 following a long illness. She was born on January 26, 1920 in Albemarle, NC, met and married Milton Leininger in 1942, was the mother of six and grandmother/great-grandmother to a myriad of others. A celebration of her life was held on April 3 at the Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore where her first husband served as pastor for 28 years. David presided jointly with Abbott's current pastor, the Rev. Paul Warren. How wonderfully fitting that the home-going of this quintessentially Christian disciple would be during Holy Week as the world anticipated the Day of Resurrection! Click here to listen to David's remarks as well as those of his sister, Jan Nelson, and brother-in-law Dennis Bouchard who reads a letter remembering "Rosie" from a long-time friend. Requiescat in Pace, Nana, requiescat in pace.
WOW!!! is the reaction of Peter, James, and John on the Mount of Transfiguration. Read Mark 9:2-9 in preparation. (If you would like to listen to it, click here.)
Other sermons are available in the Library filed by scripture text (Genesis-Revelation).
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