Read More – And What of Joseph’s Faith?

“But like his father Jacob, Joseph believed the word of promise—that God was building a great people who would one day return to the land of promise.”

In Genesis 48, Jacob blesses his grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh. It might seem like just a nice moment between family, but the Preaching the Word Commentary on Genesis brings this passage to life.

Following along with the verses, the commentary explains the background information and meaning that might not immediately come to mind. For example, the author Hughes explains that by bringing his sons to be blessed by Jacob, Joseph was identifying himself with God’s people, thereby losing their Egyptian prominence. Why does that matter? Joseph was trusting God’s promise, even if it seemed crazy to outsiders. Understanding this can help bring to light the significance of Jacob’s blessing to Joseph.

Read the rest of the commentary on Genesis 48 below. The Preaching the Word Series is an award-winning commentary specifically written to serve those who preach.

We hope you’ll be blessed and inspired by the content in this commentary, and if you love this sample, the entire series is on sale for your Wordsearch library (much better than a PDF!) for only $149.95 until August 30. Individual volumes are on sale for only $7.95 each.

Read the Sample here.

Read More – Preaching Christ Expository Series


Once I realized the whole Bible, including the Old Testament, is about Christ, I was enthralled. I wanted to see all the symbolism throughout the books, and how it is all perfectly woven together in God’s plan revealed through Scripture.

The Preaching Christ Expository Series is a six-volume bundle focused on just that – helping you see Christ in any book of the Bible. What’s more is that these books help you preach and teach what you’ll learn.

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Read More – How Can We Rest in His Presence?


1 John 3:19 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

College Press NIV Commentary: Our love helps us to know whether we belong to the truth. John tells us that when we know that our hearts condemn us, our love is insufficient. Since God is greater than our hearts, then he can know who we are and what we are. Let us not try to deceive God by having only a “love with words or tongue.” God knows our hearts. We can set our hearts at rest in his presence if we are obedient to his command. We know that we “belong to the truth” when our consciences are at ease in his presence.

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5 Reasons to Love the BECNT

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The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological relevance.

All BECNT volumes feature each author’s detailed interaction with the Greek text. Each commentary admirably achieves the dual aims of the series—academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility—making it a useful tool for professors, students, and pastors. The user-friendly design includes shaded chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit.

5 Reasons to Love the BECNT (Click each image to zoom in.)

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Read More – Men of Purpose in LESSONmaker


Men of Purpose is an 8-volume systematic Bible study of godly men in the Bible who lived their lives with a driven sense of purpose. Delivering 100 Bible lessons, this series provides enough material for 2 years of weekly Bible study.

Using Men of Purpose in LESSONmaker in WORDsearch 11 allows you to make customized lessons in a flash. LESSONmaker simply makes any lesson even more powerful because of the access to additional discussion questions and material found in your digital library.

LESSONmaker is a tool for creating small group lessons and Sunday school lessons rapidly. Simply type in what Bible passage or topic you want to make a lesson from, and select the lesson materials you have in your library. If you are really pressed for time, you can hit the panic button, and a lesson will be instantly created for you.

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Read More – Expository Preaching Through the Old Testament


“God’s work and witness go on, the only question is whether or not we will be in on it…When God called me to preach and when He calls you to teach Sunday School or to form a witnessing club for neighborhood children or to be a nursing home visitor, or to go to the mission field, etc., that is a special call with your name on it. The only question is, have you found it and are you doing it?”

Expository Preaching Through the Old Testament is a 21-volume sermon collection by Rev. Bob Marcaurelle. For 54 years, Marcaurelle has pastored the Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina.

In these volumes, Marcaurelle takes you through the Old Testament, preaching on most every major story and character. He provides an endless supply of fresh material for preaching and teaching. Reading his sermons will make you want to sit and listen to him preach, they are that good. Excellent teaching flows from every paragraph.

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