Fresh Inspiration for Sermons & Lessons

If you are a pastor, Wordsearch can help you quickly and effectively prepare sermons that are faithful to biblical text and compelling to your congregation. Expository Preaching Through the Old Testament and the Steven J. Cole Sermon Series are two sets that provide an endless supply of fresh material for preaching and teaching. Both of the preachers who created this content have been preaching for decades, and you’ll be inspired by their work.

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Get to Know Donald Cantrell – Author of 34 Preaching Helps

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 Baker New Testament Commentary

Perhaps there’s no such thing as “the perfect sermon,” but there are times when you preach or teach and you just know your message has connected in a personal way. It’s something special when the Holy Spirit gives you timely insight and uses your voice to stir the hearts of people towards God. Baker has kept this in mind while putting together the Baker New Testament Commentary.

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Discover the Biblical Illustrator Treasury

The Biblical Illustrator Treasury brings fascinating images and archaeological finds, that consistently confirm the truths in Scripture, to light. These articles and discoveries add a deeper layer to preaching and teaching specific books of the Bible and biblical topics. The 23 volumes in this series were compiled from over 40 years of a magnificent quarterly journal known as the Biblical Illustrator (published by our parent company, LifeWay Christian Resources).

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The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Greek & Exegesis

“Making the Scriptures plain is the aim of every biblical interpreter, but the Old Testament baffles many. The NIDOTTE is a major key to sound understanding of the Old Testament, its ideas that continue into the New, and its relevance for life today. Extensive cross-references and indexing direct the inquire to every aspect of the word or theme, and the entries have up-to-date bibliographies for further study. Sample articles carefully draw meaning from the text, not read modern ideas into it, while interacting with influential and current theories. Introductory essays helpfully survey basic methods of approach to the Old Testament as a whole, guiding the user through them. When dictionaries and encyclopedias are multiplying, NIDOTTE looks set to become the standard work in this field for all who respect the Bible.” – A.R. Millard, MA, MPhil, FSA, Rankin Professor of Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages, The University of Liverpool

The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Greek & Exegesis is a highly-praised, massive work that provides extensive research and explanation of each word in the Old Testament. Intended for serious exegetical study of the Old Testament by academics, pastors, and students of God’s Word, the exhaustive research put into each of the five volumes makes this immersive work key to a sound understanding of the Bible.

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Guide Believers Through Discipleship

Discipleship is an important part of our faith. Guiding believers to follow all that Christ commanded and modeled through God’s Word is a serious responsibility that can seem overwhelming. To help you as you disciple others, we are highlighting two discipleship studies available for Wordsearch.

Design for Discipleship – Used by Millions of Believers

This great resource will add an endless supply of wisdom and depth to your digital library. Over seven million Design for Discipleship books have already been printed and put into use. This tool has a proven track record.

You may notice the Design for Discipleship book covers show a large tree with roots that go deep into the ground. This is a good illustration for how this set works. The seven volumes of this program take believers on a journey, one step at a time, beginning with elementary aspects of faith, like who God is, why He loves us, sin, and redemption. One lesson builds upon another, and as students progress, more advanced elements of faith are introduced and explained. The result is that believers end up like that tree with roots deeply rooted in the Word of God.

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