Best Links of the Week 11/17/2017

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John Newton on Suffering in the Pastor’s Life

Newton is wonderfully pastoral, lodging the truths of Scripture into the hearts of hurting people with pinpoint accuracy. Posted by LifeWay Pastors.

Seven Ways Being Nice Hurts Your Church

Church leaders and members sacrifice the health and good of the church for fear of hurting one or a few persons. Posted by Thom Rainer.

10 Clichés Pastors Should Keep

At the end of the day, some clichés still communicate well and serve a useful purpose. Posted by LifeWay Pastors.

6 Mistakes Leaders Make in Their First 90 Days

But no matter what context you find yourself in, there are six common mistakes you can avoid during your first ninety days. Posted by Eric Geiger.

Free Friday! Thanksgiving Sale Edition

Free Book Friday for Bible Software

Hi everyone! This week we are offering 3 free books for you to download for your library.

You can find them over on the Thanksgiving Sale page.

Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend.

Thanksgiving Sale Starts Now!

Happy Thanksgiving! Like you, the Wordsearch staff will be home next Thursday with family and friends, giving thanks for all of God’s blessings. Our customer service team will be unavailable next Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, but a super holiday sale begins today online.

FREE STUFF! (Valued at $79.85)
We have priced a few of these items at $0.00. Please take these free resources even if you purchase nothing else. It’s our Thanksgiving gift to you. To find these free items, click here to browse the sale selection.

Low-Cost Resources to Build a Strong Bible Library
For this holiday sale, we tried to select resources that can add depth and strengthen any part of your digital Bible study library. You’ll find resources that include:

  • Bible Commentaries (Lots of commentaries!)
  • History & Culture
  • Church & Ministry
  • Teaching Helps
  • Theology Works
  • Bible Surveys
  • Sermon Illustrations
  • Sermon Helps
  • Study Helps

These Sale Prices Are Good Through Nov. 30
Remember to save this link. These specials will last through the end of the month, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday (when we will add a few more specials). Click here to browse now. Have a blessed holiday!

Best Links of the Week 11/10/2017

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We Are First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas

My words are not adequate. Posted by ChurchLeaders.com.

Lessons for Rural Pastors from Bob Ross

You probably don’t talk a lot about happy clouds when you preach. Posted by LifeWay Pastors.

Distinguishing Between Holy and Unholy Discontent

A holy discontent comes from a deep belief that there must be something done to right a wrong with the world or to do all one can to ensure the gospel is brought to hurting people. Posted by Eric Geiger.

7 Things Great Leaders Do: Advice For Today’s Young Leaders

I’ve led in the business world, elected office, and now in ministry – and on dozens of non-profit boards. Along the way I’ve observed a few things about leadership. And, some great leaders have appeared along the way. Posted by Ron Edmondson.

Stop Telling People How Much You Love to Preach

No offense pastors, but nobody cares how much you love to preach. Posted by LifeWay Pastors.

The Bible Speaks Today

The Bible Speaks Today

The Bible Speaks Today is a 55-volume commentary from IVP Academic Publishing, one of the world’s most respected publishers of Bible reference works. This complete set covers every book and chapter of the Bible.

Easy to Read – Excellent Scholarship

The editors of The Bible Speaks Today are trusted theologians known to evangelical preachers and teachers. John R.W. Stott is the executive editor of the New Testament and J.A. Motyer is the executive editor of the Old Testament.

A Detailed and Thorough Exposition of Scripture

Each commentator carefully reveals the meaning of every Bible passage. Reading this commentary is both refreshing and inspiring. The Bible Speaks Today contains many “aha” moments. The authors always seek to offer applications that are relevant to us today. This makes The Bible Speaks Today ideal for preaching and teaching. The bibliography for this set is impressive because it indicates how much research went into this work. For example, the book of John cites 31 other works. The book of Numbers cites 45 works!

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Best Links of the Week 11/3/2017

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Four Key Words For Developing Church Core Values

Core Values are the guard rails that keep a church focused on its mission. Therefore, it’s important to take the time to get them right. Posted by Pastors Today.

Spiritual Disciplines in a Digital Age

The digitally connected world has given us access to more information and less understanding. Posted by Philip Nation.

Not Fair to Lead Everyone the Same

It is not fair for a leader to lead everyone the same way because every person on the team is different and needs different leadership. Posted by Eric Geiger.

Four Ways Pastors Can Invest in Themselves

Have you ever felt like your well has run dry or there is nothing left in your cup to pour out? If we say yes to everything, we lose the opportunity to give our best to anything. Posted by Pastors Today.