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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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.

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In His Service,

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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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Free Monday! Messages on Prayer

CarrollMsgPryrHappy Monday everyone! Since we ran into some technical difficulties last week for Free Friday, we are going to make it up to you today with a free download. Today’s free book, usually $9.95,  is Messages on Prayer by B.H. Carroll. Click here to download.

I will close what I have to say today by referring to just one other class. Remember what the theme is, that Jesus Christ is to reveal the Father, that he is to reveal to you God’s approachableness; that God is accessible, and that anybody may come to him; that he hears prayer, and that all flesh may come; that you may come for yourself; come sick or well, rich or poor, great or small, man or woman, human or devil, for yourself, you may come directly and state your case.

Prayer is the life line of Christianity. Christian activity, devotion and achievement are all measured by the Christian’s prayer life. The whole scheme of redemption is keyed to prayer. Jesus said: “Ask, and it shall be given you; knock, and it shall be opened unto you,” and his invitation to wandering, burdened humanity was, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

These timeless sermons were written to reveal one of the greatest privileges Christians possess – our ability to gain direct access to our powerful God.

Benajah Harvey Carroll (1843-1914) was a pastor, educator, administrator, leader in the Southern Baptist convention and author. He began his walk in Christ after a bitter inner struggle and shortly thereafter began serving in different Texas pastorates. In 1870, he was called to minister at the First Baptist Church in Waco, Texas; and, in 1899, he left this position to serve as the secretary for the Texas Baptist Education Commission. Throughout both of these terms of service, Carroll taught theology and Bible at Baylor University, where he had earlier received his B.A. In later years, he would receive a M.A. and a D.D. from the University of Tennessee and a LL.D. from Keatchie College. In 1905, he organized the Baylor Theological Seminary and then went on to help found the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1908 until the time of his death.

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Free Friday! A Defense of Calvinism

calvinHappy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $4.95, is A Defense of Calvinism by Charles H. Spurgeon. Click here to download.

I am bound to the doctrine of the depravity of the human heart, because I find myself depraved in heart, and have daily proofs that in my flesh there dwelleth no good thing. If God enters into covenant with unfallen man, man is so insignificant a creature that it must be an act of gracious condescension on the Lord’s part; but if God enters into covenant with sinful man, he is then so offensive a creature that it must be, on God’s part, an act of pure, free, rich, sovereign grace. When the Lord entered into covenant with me, I am sure that it was all of grace, nothing else but grace. When I remember what a den of unclean beasts and birds my heart was, and how strong was my unrenewed will, how obstinate and rebellious against the sovereignty of the Divine rule, I always feel inclined to take the very lowest room in my Father’s house, and when I enter Heaven, it will be to go among the less than the least of all saints, and with the chief of sinners.

Defense Of Calvinism: Examined And Refuted With Holy Scripture is Charles Spurgeon’s best sermon defending Calvinism and God’s sovereignty in man’s salvation.

Few people in history can be known by one name and have it ring true with their audience, and “Spurgeon” is one of them. Over time, Spurgeon has become known and revered as the “Prince of Preachers“. In the last 200 years he has been one of the most influential men for not only Preachers of the Gospel but for those who have not had the opportunity to hear and receive the Gospel message. He wrote tirelessly over his life, and WORDsearch Bible Software is committed to bring as many of Spurgeon’s works as possible to you in electronic form.

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Free Friday! The Palestine Sermons

PalestineSermonsHappy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $12.95,  is The Palestine Sermons by Thomas De Witt Talmage. Click here to download.

So, I thought, will be the going off of the storm and night of the Christian’s night. The darkness will fold its tents and away! The golden feet of the rising morn will come skipping upon the mountains, and all the wrathful billows of the world’s woe break into the splendor of eternal joy. And so we come into the harbor. The cyclone behind us. Our friends all before us. God, who is always good, all around us. And if the roll of the crew and the passengers had been called, seven hundred souls would have answered to their names. “And so it came to pass that we all escaped safe to land.” And may God grant that, when all our Sabbaths on earth are ended, we may find that, in the rich mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, we all have weathered the gale!”

This book chronicles sermons that Talmage preached during a pilgrimage to the Holy land with a group of Christian pilgrims. Talmage used this as an opportunity to bring to light to Christians worldwide the value of coming and experiencing the Holy Land for themselves. This book includes graphic descriptions of sacred places; vivid delineations of gospel truths; interesting local reminiscences; and varied miscellany through these sermons. Talmage’s hope was that his visit and his writings of his experience would spark an interest in American Christians making pilgrimages themselves to the Holy Land. At the time of these addresses, only 5000 pilgrims had visited the Holy Land.

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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