Staff Pick – The Sermon Notebook

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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.

Wondering what to read next? With the thousands of books on the WORDsearch site, it can be tough to decide on what book to add to your library. But we’re here to help! Today’s Staff Pick highlights one of our employee’s favorite book sets. And don’t miss the special discount at the end of this post just for stopping by!

The Sermon Notebook is my second favorite product we have at WORDsearch, after the Preacher’s Outline and Sermon Bible. It’s sermon outlines, but it’s way more than just sermon outlines.

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Staff Pick – The All Series

Staff Pick

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.

Wondering what to read next? With the thousands of books on the WORDsearch site, it can be tough to decide on what book to add to your library. But we’re here to help! Today’s Staff Pick highlights one of our employee’s favorite book sets. And don’t miss the special discount at the end of this post just for stopping by!

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Saturday Roundup

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Hi there and happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to today’s WORDsearch Roundup, everything you might have missed this week, all in one place.

An “aggressively researched” commentary

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Saturday Roundup

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Happy Saturday everyone! As you were busy preparing sermons or deep into Bible study, you may have missed a few emails or social media posts from us here at WORDsearch. Here’s your weekly email to catch you up on what is going on.

“The Stimulation of Christian Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Scholarship Toward Further Inquiry into the Scriptural Interpretations of the Ancient Christian Writers.”

We have been excitedly waiting this release – The Ancient Christian Commentary on the Scriptures (ACCS) from InterVarsity Press. The editors of this set have hit a home run in our humble opinion. They’ve edited, translated, footnoted, and reorganized truly ancient material in a way that is fresh, usable, teachable, and preachable.

The ACCS is a massive project that was started in 1993 and only recently completed. Dozens of expert Bible scholars worked to translate and sift through thousands of ancient writings from the early church. Many refer to this work as “the Christian Talmud.” It’s a carefully crafted commentary that pieces together the works of serious Christian writers from 95 A.D. to 749 A.D. Thousands of commentary segments (mostly in the form of a paragraph or two) are placed exactly where they belong connected with Scripture.

Hundreds of volumes of patrisitic writings (or early church fathers) have never been translated into English and remain in Latin and Greek. The editors of the ACCS have combed these works, translating into English for the first time, the parts that are relevant or useful. 293 ancient authors contributed to this work, and they are arranged in the ACCS to be able to reflect on one another. Read more and check this commentary out, especially while it is on sale.

Dr. John MacArthur’s Excellent Study Resources

MacArthur is one of our most requested authors here at WORDsearch. His outstanding scholarship is sought by preachers, teachers, and serious students of God’s Word. This week, we introduced a limited time sale on three of his most helpful tools. These three volumes are full of MacArthur’s study notes from 35 years of scholarship, precise commentary for every passage of Scripture, accurate answers for the questions that often perplex our personal study, along with maps, charts, word studies, and more. It is hard to explain the value of these books in a way that does them justice - you’ll just have to check them out for yourself.

Quick Reminders:

The Christ in the Bible Commentary Sale ends Monday, Dec. 22

 Don’t forget to use your $10 coupon for the Christmas sale before the end of the month.

Blog Posts You Might Have Missed This Week:

Quick Tip – Docking Windows

Guest Post – Why Should You Join a Small Group?

Saturday Roundup

roundup, wordsearchHappy Saturday everyone! We’ve had a pretty cold week down here in Austin, but some of our WORDsearch team have been over in San Diego at the Evangelical Theological Society Meeting (ETS 2014). Hope if you were there you stopped by and said hi! Here is what else you might have missed this week at WORDsearch.

Dr. Boice’s commentary series is a treasure for the church and for her pastors. No expository preacher can afford to be without it.” – Dr. R.C. Sproul

As a student of God’s Word, you’re probably familiar with James Montgomery Boice. Dr. Boice was a reformed theologian and pastor who passed away in 2000, but he left us with a wonderful collection of his expository commentaries.

Boice has long been known for combining careful scholarship with clear communication on a personal level. Boice’s work is extremely thorough, leaving no stone unturned. He really did his homework, saving you time in research. As you know, the book of Genesis has 50 chapters. Boice’s commentary on Genesis is 3 volumes with 180 chapters! His commentary on the Gospel of Matthew is 2 volumes, with an additional volume dedicated to the Sermon on the Mount. In addition to his own insights, Boice also quoted J.I. Packer, H.C. Leupold, Leslie C. Allen, Alexander Maclaren, Arthur W. Pink, A.W. Tozer, and Roy Clements. Boice delivers exactly what you need in ways you don’t even anticipate.

Get the Boice Expositional Commentaries now while they are at such a low price. The sale ends November 24!

Doubt is a real feeling most  of us who follower Jesus go through at some point in our lives. We face hard questions about our faith, sometimes from others, but often from within. The Fortify Your Faith Library was assembled to help you tackle these questions head-on. These tools can help you in your ministering to others. Learn to understand, defend, and proclaim your belief.

Quick Reminders:

The Preaching the Word Series sale ends Monday. (That’s in 2 days!)

The WORDsearch Pick 4 Sale Ends November 30

The $1.99 Commentary Sale Ends November 30

Blog Posts You Might Have Missed This Week

Guest Devotional – You are a New Creature

Quick Tip – Carousels

Oh, and P.S.! Be on the lookout next week for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Have a great weekend!

Saturday Roundup

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Happy Saturday everyone! Here is what you might have missed this week at WORDsearch.

First, we released some new volumes in the Preaching the Word commentary set. The series is edited by Dr. R. Kent Hughes, who is a highly regarded Bible scholar who also pastored a church in Wheaton, Illinois for 27 years. The Preaching the Word Series is an award-winning commentary, specifically written to serve those who preach. This 36-volume bundle now covers all of the New Testament, except for 1 Corinthians, and much of the Old Testament.

In his introduction, Hughes has a lot to say about preaching in a way that is pleasing to God. He says that with the right frame of mind, “we will not be preaching our own thoughts about God’s Word, but God’s actual Word, his logos. This is fundamental to pleasing him in preaching.” Hughes certainly practices what he preaches.

Hughes is not only a respected Bible scholar, but he is also a gifted writer. Some commentators feel the need to dissect each and every word, and, although this is helpful, sometimes it can be difficult reading. Hughes never stumbles. His thoughts flow effortlessly as he describes each Bible passage in a way that’s easy to visualize. Read more about this series.

Second, we created a $1.99 Commentary Sale to help you try out some of our best commentaries without having to buy the entire set. If you find that you love a certain commentary and want the whole set, for the month of November you can give us a call and we’ll set you up with our best price to complete the set.

Blog Posts You Might Have Missed This Week

Guest Post – The Ripple Effect of Ministry

Quick Tip – The History Window

Have a great weekend!