Read More – The Biblical Illustrator

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Without question The Biblical Illustrator comprises the greatest amount of biblical exposition ever assembled. It contains sermons, outlines, quotations, anecdotes, similes, emblems, and illustrations. Originally published in 1887, The Biblical Illustrator is one of the most robust commentaries ever published, covering every chapter and verse of the Word of God by some of the best preachers and teachers of the 19th century.

These contributors include Charles Spurgeon, D. L. Moody, Alexander MacLaren, Matthew Henry, Adam Clark, John Wesley, Joseph Parker, J.C. Ryle, and hundreds of others.

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Free Friday! Messages on Prayer

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Happy Free Friday everyone! Today’s free book, usually $9.95, is Messages on Prayer by B.H. Carroll.

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The Pastor/Teacher’s Toolkit: Bible Dictionaries

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The Bible is full of names, places, and terms that aren’t familiar to modern readers. But Bible dictionaries provide important background information to illuminate these, including:

  • Concise definitions of unknown words
  • Cross-references to other occurrences in Scripture
  • Historical and cultural information
  • Original language insights
  • Customs and descriptions of daily life
  • Theological observations and practical applications.

Delving into this material helps us understand what the Bible is actually saying. Bible dictionaries in print are helpful and informative, but using them in WORDsearch unlocks their potential even more.

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Guest Post – It Is Finished

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Have you ever sat and read through the New Testament and read only the words Jesus’ words (the words in red in some Bibles)? For a completely new perspective, I challenge us to do just that. I know context  is everything, but let’s step out of the exegesis box (interpreting the Scriptures)  for a brief moment, to get an amazing snapshot of Jesus. His strength, authority, love, and compassion.

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Free Friday! Easter Edition

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

You can find it over on the Easter sale page over on our website.

Thanks so much and have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Guest Post – Habit or Habitable?

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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.

Churches on the brink have an interesting decision to make. They can sit on the precipice of irrelevance, close their eyes and pretending things will get better if they do what they have always done, choosing to believe that eventually what used to work will work again. They can choose to quit, just walk away from the community and the calling that started it all, or they can make a decision to change, to take a long hard look at who they were, who they are, and who they want to become. This third one is what the church we pastor has chosen. There is a constant struggle at our church to move forward; some still think the way it was is how it will be again if we do things like we used to, others don’t mind if some things change, but others just can’t be touched. It’s a catch 22 at times, but it’s also a wake up call for all church leaders.

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