5 Essential Tips to Finding Treasures in Scripture

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In honor of our new release of 10 new Treasures from the Scriptures volumes this is a re-post of a previously posted guest blog from author Rod Mattoon. 

Let me say up front that I use Wordsearch almost every single day because I study every day. There are two main features that help me immensely.

1. The Topics button

A. Subject Research
This tool enables me to do in-depth studies on any particular subject I want to research. For example, if I am preaching through the book of Job and want to find material on “trials.” By finding verses and information about “trials,” I can then form an outline on this particular subject or incorporate the principles into my message.

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Free Friday! Eccentric Preachers

free_friday_medFilled with the same spirit of contrariety, the men of this world still depreciate the ministers whom God sends them and profess that they would gladly listen if different preachers could be found. Nothing can please them, their cavils are dealt out with heedless universality. Cephas is too blunt, Apollos is too flowery, Paul is too argumentative, Timothy is too young, James is too severe, John is too gentle. Nevertheless, wisdom is justified of all her Children. At this time, when God raises up a man of original mind who strikes out a course for himself and follows it with success, it is usual to charge him with being eccentric. If his honesty may not be suspected, nor his zeal questioned, nor his power denied, sneer at him and call him eccentric, and it may be the arrow will wound.

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $7.95, is Eccentric Preachers by Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

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The Bible Speaks Today


The Bible Speaks Today is a 55-volume commentary from IVP Academic Publishing, one of the world’s most respected publishers of Bible reference works. This complete set covers every book and chapter of the Bible.

Easy to Read – Excellent Scholarship

The editors of The Bible Speaks Today are trusted theologians known to evangelical preachers and teachers. John R.W. Stott is the executive editor of the New Testament and J.A. Motyer is the executive editor of the Old Testament.

A Detailed and Thorough Exposition of Scripture

Each commentator carefully reveals the meaning of every Bible passage. Reading this commentary is both refreshing and inspiring. The Bible Speaks Today contains many “aha” moments. The authors always seek to offer applications that are relevant to us today. This makes The Bible Speaks Today ideal for preaching and teaching. The bibliography for this set is impressive because it indicates how much research went into this work. For example, the book of John cites 31 other works. The book of Numbers cites 45 works!

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Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary

My continued hope and prayer is that you will find these volumes helpful in your own study and personal application of the Bible. May they help you come to realize, as I have over these many years, that God’s word is as timeless as it is true.” -Chuck Swindoll

Swindoll’s Living Insights New Testament Commentary brings the Bible to life. Newly revised and expanded, the 14 volumes draw on author and Gold Medallion Award winner Swindoll’s 50 years of experience with studying and preaching God’s Word. A self-proclaimed “addict” to the examination and proclamation of the Scriptures, Swindoll says his major goal in life is to “communicate the Word with accuracy, insight, clarity, and practicality.”

14 Volumes Full of Practical Insights

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Brilliant Selections of Commentary Offer New Lessons from the Past

Much can be learned from the 16th century preachers, writers, and scholars of the Reformation. With the Reformation Commentary on the Scriptures you have centralized access to treasures that very few can gather for themselves. The series introduces you to the great diversity of the Reformation, with commentary from Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Anabaptist, and even reform-minded Catholic thinkers. All shared a commitment to the faithful exposition of Scripture. Each volume consists of the collected comments and wisdom of the Reformers on each passage of Scripture. What you’ll have is a unique tool for the spiritual and theological reading of Scripture and a vital help for teaching and preaching.

A New Type of Commentary

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Written & Designed for Those Who Mentor Others in the Christian Faith

The Mentor Commentary Bundle combines two companion sets designed and written for those who mentor others in the Christian faith. This bundle of 21 volumes is ideal for anyone who preaches, teaches, or ministers to others.

The 17-Volume Mentor Commentary – It’s Exegetical

The Mentor Commentary is an exegetical commentary written by authors who hold a high view of Scripture. It takes a verse-by-verse approach to examining and explaining each text that comes from the ancient languages. Greek and Hebrew words are discussed, but no language training is necessary. What you get is refreshing new insight into each verse. In Wordsearch, these volumes contain tons of Scripture cross-references that are all hyperlinks. By simply hovering your cursor over each link, you can quickly read each reference in its entirety.

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