A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old and New Testament 

A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old and New Testament (BTION) is an excellent work to have open alongside your Bible and commentary. You’ll find it to be extremely helpful. This new resource was published for the benefit of preachers, teachers, and serious students of God’s Word. It was carefully researched and authored by the professors of the Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS).

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Create Your Sermons with the Message Builder

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The Message Builder Bundle is a massive collection of preaching & teaching materials that make sermon and lesson building faster, easier, and more effective.

Created by Dr. Bob Daugherty, who has been studying, preaching, and teaching since 1957, the sheer volume of wisdom gathered in this set is astonishing. His work is well researched and precise. Daugherty holds 3 doctorate degrees, and after 5 decades of preaching, he gets right to the point with clear outlines, elegant alliteration, and soul-searching questions and answers. Everything Daugherty offers is solidly anchored in God’s Word.

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Best Links of the Week 9/15/2017

The Pastor’s Reason for Joy

Stop wishing to be some place and look around and see the richness of God’s blessings where He has you! Posted by LifeWay Pastors.

3 Ways Pastors Struggle with Personal Application

If we want the solution, we only need to look to our God, who seeks to transform us first, and though us, transform our people. Posted by LifeWay Pastors.

Three Reasons to Keep Going in Ministry

There are hundreds or thousands of people in your city that are counting on you to keep “fishing.” Posted by LifeWay Pastors.

5 Fears of Experienced Leaders That Can Wreck Their Legacy

Experienced leaders are those who have been in leadership roles for a significant period of time. These experienced leaders have led well throughout their career. Their lives and leadership have impacted many, which is why they have remained in their role. Posted on ArtRainer.com

Free Friday! Essential Church?

Free Book Friday for Bible Software

The dropouts are not mad. Many still claim their faith. They can still have a positive view of their pastor and church. They aren’t losing their religion. Most just see no reason to stay; the church is not essential to them. It is just another social venue with which they have little in common. Dropouts feel this way because many within the church assumed that they would stay. Their parents assumed that the teachings of the church would be well received via religious osmosis. But the Great Commission explicitly commands us to teach and disciple. Neglecting this element of the gospel imperative creates an atmosphere of spiritual and doctrinal atrophy resulting in a nonessential church.

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $14.95, is Essential Church? by Thom Rainer and Sam Rainer.

Why do so many young adults (18 to 22) leave the church, and what will it take to bring them back? This important question is examined and duly answered in Essential Church?, a follow-up to Thom S. Rainer’s best-selling Simple Church, cowritten this time with his son, research expert Sam Rainer.

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The Fortress Commentary on the Bible – A New Approach

The Fortress Commentary on the Bible doesn’t tell you what to think. Instead, it offers a wealth of information that will help you draw well-informed conclusions on all passages of Scripture.

The Fortress Commentary on the Bible – A New Approach

The Fortress Commentary on the Bible takes a historical look at each passage of Scripture. It includes the contributions from 70 respected authorities in the historical interpretation of the Old and New Testaments. These scholars research and discuss the intention of the Bible authors, how scholars have interpreted these passages over the centuries, and how current scholars interpret them today. What is unique about the Fortress Commentary is this: No conclusions are offered. Instead, it highlights the unique challenges and interpretive questions raised by the text.

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5 Reasons We Love the LifeGuide Bible Study Series

Wordsearch has just released a massive addition to one of our most popular sets, the LifeGuide Bible Study Series. We’ve added 44 new topical volumes to this set. LifeGuides are one of the most popular Bible studies, with over 5 million sold in print.

Here are some things we love about LifeGuides:

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