Get to Know Donald Cantrell

donald cantrellDonald Cantrell has been a preacher of the gospel since 1980. His goal in writing books is to be helpful to ministers who may need a simple thought to prompt them in developing a mighty message. His hope is to be practical, preachable, and accessible to the busy and pressured pastor.

In addition to preaching and writing, Donald has been active in personal sermon consulting and research, offering help with individual sermon development, subject research, Bible character studies, and sermon series. He has also helped various pastorates with the leading of revivals.

When he released Bible Commentary Snapshots to WORDsearch, we talked with the Florida Gators fan about his alliteration style, preaching, and his writing process. [Read more…]

The Pastor/Teacher’s Toolkit – Cross-Reference Explorer

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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.

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The Pastor/Teacher’s Toolkit: Bible Surveys

bible survey, student, pastor, teacher, wordsearch bibleWith 66 books written at different times, by different people, and for different purposes, the Bible can be confusing even to seasoned students of Scripture. One can easily get lost in the details and lose sight of the big picture—you can read an Old or New Testament book and miss its overall themes and messages. Fortunately, there exists a tool that can remedy this problem and bring clarity to potential confusion—the Bible survey.

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Saturday Roundup

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Welcome to today’s WORDsearch Roundup, everything you might have missed this week, all in one place.

This week we released an additional two volumes to the Sermon Starters set by John Butler. Even though they are titled Sermon Starters, these are far more than starters. Each concentrates on a single Bible verse and contains an outline of 4 to 6 crisply alliterated sermon (or lesson) points as only this master of alliteration can do. But why don’t you see for yourself what these sermons can do for you? Read an excerpt below from Volume 7 on Unbelief.

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Read More – How Is Jesus Superior to Moses?

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Want to know more about the Twenty-First Century Biblical Commentary Series Set?

On the other hand, the author argues, Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses. It is difficult to appreciate just how powerfully radical a statement that would have been to first-century Jewish ears. The author provides perspective, explaining that the builder of the house is necessarily greater than the house he builds. While Moses belonged to the house of Israel, the chosen family of faith, that household had been built by the Messiah. His faithfulness proved flawless.

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The Pastor/Teacher’s Toolkit – Morph Explorer

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Morphology, in regards to linguistics, is the the study of the internal structure of words. As a pastor, teacher, or student of God’s Word, word study is an important aspect of Bible study.

What did the author mean when he wrote the words? To find out and understand a text, studying the language, context, author, and audience of the human writers of the Bible can be extremely helpful. (Keep in mind that no translation will ever be perfect, because no two languages are perfectly identical.) While it might seem overwhelming, WORDsearch can help you get started with the Morphology Explorer window.

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