Free Friday! 24 Hour Counselor

24_CounselorHappy Friday everyone! Today’s featured free download  is 24 Hour Counselor. Click here to download.

No matter how tough the problem or how low you feel or how inadequate you think you are for coping with life today and out in the future, there is always something that can be done. 1 Corinthians 10:13 in the Bible is an important verse that every teenager ought to know and remember every day. “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength. But with the temptation will also provide the way of escape that you may be able to endure it.” The temptation to take one’s own life is matched by God’s faithfulness in giving us a solution to the problem. Someone has said that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I think the problem often is that the teenager or the adult doesn’t see the problem as temporary and he is too impatient to wait for it to work out. But better to learn to be patient than to end one’s life.

Compiled by Richard Ross, developer of the True Love Waits campaign, the The 24 Hour Counselor features role-playing counseling sessions on 24 relevant issues that teenagers face today. Each session is scripted by an experienced licensed counselor.

Some of the topics include:

  • I No Longer Want to Live
  • My Friend May Commit Suicide
  • I Feel Terribly Lonely
  • I Hate How I look
  • Being Adopted Bothers Me
  • My parents are Divorcing
  • Someone Close to Me Has Died
  • I Feel Really Guilty

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Free Friday! Photographs of Israel

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download  is Photographs of Israel, the Holy Land. Click here to download.

When you read the Bible, do you try to imagine the geographical setting? This richly-detailed collection features over 204 Bible related photos. Seeing these photos can help paint the picture of the Bible, bringing it to life. It is also great for Sunday School or small group illustrations.

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Free Friday! Gathered Gems

GatheredGemsHappy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $19.95,  is Gathered Gems by Thomas De Witt Talmage. Click here to download.

Let there be no room in all your house for jealously, either to sit or stand. It is a leprous abomination. Your brothers’ success… is your success. His victories will be your victories; for, while Moses the brother led the vocal music after the crossing of the Red Sea, Miriam, the sister, with two glittering sheets of brass uplifted and glittering in the sun, led the instrumental music, clapping the cymbals till the last frighted neigh of pursuing cavalry horse was smothered in the wave, and the last Egyptian helmet went under.

Gathered Gems is a collection of Mr. Talmage’s most popular sermons. Practical in nature, the biblical advice found in these discourses is as applicable to the Christian life today as it was when it was first given by Mr. Talmage himself. Covering topics such as How to Choose a Wife, Marital Duties, Trials of Housekeeping, Dominion of Fashion, Parental Blunders, The Treatment of Employees, and The Worst Foe of Labor, these sermons are sure to bring fresh light on life decisions and day-to-day activities. Following the collection of sermons, a brief biography of Mr. Talmage is included covering the time of his birth through his trip to Europe in 1879 and subsequent return to the States.

Thomas De Witt Talmage (1832-1902) was born in New Jersey in 1832. He attended the University of New York, studied law for a brief time, and finally decided to enter the ministry. He studied theology at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary and began preaching in New Jersey and New York in 1856. In 1869, Talmage accepted an offer to pastor the Central Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, New York and then later at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.. Following his service as pastor, Talmage took up editing Christian magazines and journals, including: Christian at Work, Advance, Frank Leslie’s Sunday Magazine, and the Christian Herald. In addition to his editorial work, Talmage put to paper his sermons and several other writings; all of which are said to have reached over 25,000,000 readers.

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A Look Into the Spring Training Conference

For everyone at the training conference held last week in Nashville, the time was full of fun, fellowship and learning. Trainers Scott, Rick and Steve spent both Tuesday and Wednesday teaching all the different ways to use WORDsearch in order to save time and deepen the study of God’s Word. This included how to use the in-depth search feature, how to create different desktops, the morphology tool and much more. At several points in the advanced training, the attendees clapped and cheered in appreciation of what they were learning about the program. If you weren’t able to make it (or even if you did!) here’s a look into what the conference looked like. We hope to see you next time!

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The training was held in the beautiful LifeWay headquarters in downtown Nashville, and about 80 pastors drove or flew in to attend.

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helpAttendees help each other follow along in the advanced training.

scottTrainer Scott leading a full basics class.

rickTrainer Rick teaching on Tuesday in the basics class.

If you attended, what was your favorite part of the training? Is there anything we can do to improve your experience? 

A “Bundle of Bundles” for Powerful Preaching & Teaching

Here's a "Bundle of Bundles" for Powerful Preaching & TeachingAn interesting thing I’ve noticed about WORDsearch users (myself included) is that we tend to be content creators. We use this vast supply of resources to create new content, such as sermons and Bible lessons, for ministry to others. WORDsearch users understand that as our libraries grow, it expands our potential for new discovery, personal growth and ministry.

Introducing the WORDsearch Powerful Preaching Package

The Powerful Preaching Package will add a huge supply of preaching and teaching tools to your digital library for pennies on the dollar. You can always get more books for your money by investing in bundles, and this package is like a bundle of bundles. The retail value of all the titles included in the Powerful Preaching Package totals $1,249.65, but, for the next 14 days, it’s on sale for just $149.95Click here to learn more or download this package now. Or, take this package for 3 interest-free payments of $50 by calling us at 1-800-888-9898. Mention special offer 8092.

A Bundle of Bundles to Help You Preach & Teach

Here’s a partial list of what’s included in the Powerful Preaching Package:

  • Sermon Illustrations Bundle - 10 volumes containing tens of thousands of searchable sermon illustrations
  • Sermons and Bible Studies - Dr. Robert E. Neighbour’s 10-volume bundle
  • Meeks’ Preaching Notes Bundle - 10-volume bundle by Dr. Ronald Meeks
  • Spurgeon’s Sermons from the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit - containing 3,563 sermons by Charles H. Spurgeon
  • 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching by Dr. Wayne McDill
  • 500 Selected Sermons of Thomas De Witt Talmage
  • Fresh Sermons - 297 sermons by Dr. Jim Wilson
  • Wells of Living Water - a 14-volume bundle featuring 455 sermons
  • Plus more works from Spurgeon, Maclaren, Chappell, G.A. Smith, McGarvey, Olford, Moody and others!

WORDsearch Makes It Even More Powerful

You will quickly discover that WORDsearch makes each of these works more useful and valuable than the original printed editions. Any time you are studying a passage of Scripture or a biblical topic, WORDsearch instantly locates all relevant material from any of these volumes. Just imagine the treasury of discovery stored in this collection.

If you already own some of the works in this bundle, call us. We will adjust your sale price because you should never have to pay for the same works twice.

I hope you’ll take advantage of this limited offer which will expire on March 31. Click here for more details and to add the Powerful Preaching Package to your digital library today. I’m sure you’ll be delighted or I’ll be happy to refund your purchase. If you prefer to order by phone, or would like to take advantage of our interest-free easy payments, call us at 1-800-888-9898 and mention special offer 8092.

In His Service,

Jim Baird

Free Friday! Jesus of Nazareth

JesusofNazarethHappy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $3.95,  is  Jesus of Nazareth by John Albert Broadus. Click here to download.

The humility of Jesus stood in striking contrast to rabbinical and Pharisaic pride. Men often greatly wondered at his words and actions, his wisdom and power; they compared him to the most celebrated prophets, they expected him to become a more splendid king than David or Solomon; but he was gentle and humble. Moreover, he himself made the most extraordinary claims. “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory; and before him shall be gathered all the nations.” “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” “No one knoweth the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him.” Yet in immediate connection with this great claim he said, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart.” It was indeed Jesus who caused humility to be classed among the virtues. The Greek word thus translated had in Greek literature almost always a bad sense, at best sometimes denoting modesty, the absence of arrogance; the Latin word which we borrow made no approach to a good sense; Christianity gives to humility a notable position among virtues and graces.

Jesus of Nazareth is based on three series of lectures given at the YMCA of Johns Hopkins University in March 1890. Broadus touches on three aspects of Jesus’s Personal Character, Jesus’s Ethical Teachings and Jesus’s Supernatural Works. A warm and rich devotional reading that provides an overview of Jesus’s earthly life.

John Broadus (1827-1895) is best known for his Treatise On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons, it has been revised and edited many many times. He also published Lectures on the History of Preaching(1876, revised, 1896); A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (1886); Sermons and Addresses(1886); Jesus of Nazareth (1890); Memoir of James Petigru Boyce (1893); and the Harmony of the Gospels (1893). Served as Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Homiletics, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1859-1895.

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