One of the best ways to interpret Scripture is by using Scripture, or in other words, using cross-references. In the Bible there are around 340,000 cross-references (OpenBible.info) that can help you explore the unity and common themes between the Old and New Testaments. On top of biblical cross-referencing, WORDsearch can help you explore your entire library to find mentions of the verse you are looking for to help you build out a sermon or lesson.
Romans 8:28 is all-inclusive, all-powerful, and always available. It is as omnipotent as the God who signed and sealed it. It’s as loving as the Savior who died to unleash it. It can do anything God can do. It can touch any hurt and redeem any problem. It isn’t a mere platitude but a divine promise. It isn’t a goal but a guarantee. It isn’t wishful thinking but a shaft of almighty providence that lands squarely on our pathway each day and every moment.
Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $14.95, is The Promise by Robert J. Morgan.
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Further, the metaphors for God’s messengers in the New Testament illustrate the preacher’s responsibility to the Word. God calls the messenger a “sower” (ho speiron), who sows the seed of the Word; a “steward” (oikonomos), who is entrusted with the mysteries of God; a “herald” (keryx), who proclaims the news of God; an “ambassador” (presbus), who represents God; a “shepherd” (poimen), who feeds and protects the flock of God; and a “workman” (ergates), who rightly divides the truth of God. Concerning these images, John Stott stated, “It is impressive that in all these New Testament metaphors the preacher is a servant under someone else’s authority, and the communicator of someone else’s word.” Young preacher, do not forget or forsake your responsibility. Keep sowing, stewarding, heralding, representing, feeding, and rightly dividing God’s Word. If God has called you to preach, then you have your instructions, “preach the Word” (2 Tim 4:2, ESV).
Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $18.95, is Faithful Preaching by Tony Merida.
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We can truly say that we delight in God. There was a time when we feared Thee, O God, with the fear of bondage. Now we reverence, but we love as much as we reverence. The thought of Thine Omnipresence was once horrible to us. We said: “Whither shall we flee from His presence?” and it seemed to make hell itself more dreadful, because we heard a voice, “If I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.” But now, O Lord, we desire to find Thee. Our longing is to feel Thy presence, and it is the heaven of heavens that Thou art there. The sick bed is soft when Thou art there. The furnace of affliction grows cool when Thou art there, and the house of prayer when Thou art present is none other than the house of God, and it is the very gate of heaven.
Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $6.95, is Prayers by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
Spurgeon’s prayers were full of doctrine and encouragement from Scripture. Believers will be enriched by this volume, and it will especially appeal to the pastor whose pulpit prayers tend to become stale, repetitious, run-of-the-mill, and virtually meaningless. Reading the prayers of great giants of the faith like Spurgeon aid in sharpening the prayers of those who pray publicly.