Saturday Roundup

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Quick links for what you might have missed this week:

5 Questions with Pastor & Author Josh Chatraw About Bible Study, Sermons & Apologetics

The LeatherTouch Bibles are Almost Sold Out! Don’t Miss This!

The Standard Lesson Commentary Is Now Available! A Year’s Worth of Adult Sunday School Materials for Only $19.95

Illustrate Your Lessons With Rose Publishing Graphic Resources – 54 Resources for only $99.95

Our Lowest Price on Barclay’s New Testament Commentaries – the Original and the Revised Versions

Staff Pick – The Youthworker’s Guide to Creative Bible Study

Have a great weekend!

    

Free Friday! Revitalizing the Sunday Morning Dinosaur

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Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s free book, usually $7.95 is Revitalizing the Sunday Morning Dinosaur: A Sunday School Growth Strategy for the 21st Century by Ken Hemphill.

The Sunday School is the finest integrated church growth tool on the market today!” I have begun numerous conferences in various denominational settings with this assertion. My bold declaration has elicited responses varying from mild amusement, to incredulity, to outright scorn, to enthusiastic endorsement. Often religious educators applauded because they felt a certain sense of satisfaction and job security. Many, however, were guarded in their endorsements because they had not seen their ministry in terms of church growth. Other educators were somewhat hostile because they feared that the emphasis on church growth through the Sunday School would compromise their commitment to educational excellence. In truth, their Sunday School programs were not resulting in church growth. Many pastors stared at me blankly thinking, If the Sunday School is a church growth tool, somebody unplugged mine!

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5 Questions with Author Josh Chatraw

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Josh Chatraw (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Executive Director of the Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement at the School of Divinity at Liberty University. He co-authored Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World, an important book, especially for students heading off to college in the fall. It will help anyone stand strong as it offers intelligent, reasonable answers to the difficult questions that will inevitably challenge the faith of every believer.

WORDsearch chatted with Josh about his Bible study tips, sermon prep, and apologetics.

WORDsearch: How do you make sure you don’t start viewing the Bible as purely academic?

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LeatherTouch Study Bibles – Almost Sold Out

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Last week, we offered a rare sale on physical, Holman LeatherTouch Study Bibles. In case you missed it, this sale included three Bible translations, each with two different sizes: personal and large print. The personal size retails for $59.99 and the large print for $89.99, but you can get them from us for $34.95 and $49.95, respectively. Each Bible includes free shipping and a free digital edition.

Why Should I Buy a LeatherTouch Bible from WORDsearch?
  • The best prices offered anywhere
  • Each Bible has a lifetime guarantee (if it ever falls apart, we’ll replace it with a brand new one)
  • Printed on a special “coated” Bible paper so they can be full color
  • LeatherTouch has the look & feel of real leather
  • 15,000 study notes
  • Maps, charts & study notes on the same page as the Bible text
  • Outlines, overviews, timelines & amazing graphics
  • Free shipping and free digital edition to use in WORDsearch on desktop and mobile device
Aftebibles_kjvr just one week, we have sold out of the HCSB Bibles, but still have a few KJV and NKJV Bibles. Hurry, before all these beautiful Bibles are gone! Read more about these Bibles over on our website.

Staff Pick – The Youth Worker’s Guide to Creative Bible Study

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Please note: The views & opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions & views of LifeWay Christian Resources.

Wondering what to read next? With the thousands of books on the WORDsearch site, it can be tough to decide on what book to add to your library. But we’re here to help! Today’s Staff Pick highlights one of our employee’s favorite books. And don’t miss the special discount, plus an excerpt of the commentary on John, at the end of this post just for stopping by!

Big or small, every youth ministry is dependent on parents and volunteers for success. An important skill to develop in volunteers is the ability to share and discuss the Word of God. If you are looking for a resource to help you train volunteers to study the Bible, I recommend The Youth Worker’s Guide to Creative Bible Study.

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