5 Questions with the Editor of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary

Tony Merida is lead pastor Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He earned a Ph.D. in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as associate professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also one of the editors of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary volumes, showing readers how to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture.

We talked with Tony about his Bible study tips, sermon prep, and more.

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5 Essential Tips to Finding Treasures in Scripture

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In honor of our new release of three 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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Read Ancient Christian Thoughts in Modern Technology

Have you ever wondered how the ancient Christians interpreted Scripture and doctrines?

The leaders and writers within the early Christian church were known as the patristics or the early church fathers. The writings of these men are mostly in Greek and Latin, and they were central to the creation of Christian doctrine and the establishment of the Christian Church in the first five centuries. The purpose of exegesis in the patristic period was to humbly seek the revealed truth in the Scriptures, and these works have great value today for those who preach and teach.

Wordsearch has three sets of books, The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Ancient Christian Doctrines, and Ancient Christian Devotional that will help you get familiar with the early church fathers and their interpretations.

Why should you care? They contain ancient material that has been edited, translated, footnoted, and reorganized in a way that is fresh, usable, teachable, and preachable.

Plus, using the powerful searching and cross-referencing features of Wordsearch make these works even more useful.

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Read More – Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection

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Dr. Adrian Rogers is one of the most beloved pastors and preachers of all time. He was known for his bold preaching, humor, and inspiring challenges to the Christian.

Wordsearch has partnered with Rogers’ foundation, the Pastor Training Institute, to bring you the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection.

In this library, you’ll get over 1,300 sermons from Rogers – these are full transcripts, word-for-word and straight from the pulpit. In Wordsearch, these sermons are easily searchable. For example, if you want to search the phrase “grace of God,” you can open Search, type in the phrase, filter to only the Adrian Rogers Legacy Collection, and click search.

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Introducing Wordsearch Perks

At Wordsearch Bible, our mission has always been to equip and serve preachers and teachers for a lifetime of ministry. The brand new Perks program is our way of thanking our loyal users with more benefits than we have ever offered before.

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Build Your Wishlist

Welcome to our Tips & Tricks series! This series is meant to help you get the most out of using Wordsearch. Hopefully you’ll find out something new with each tip and be on your way to deeper Bible study. This week’s tip is about creating your wishlist.

The Wordsearch store has thousands of resources to choose from for your digital library. To help you keep track of the books you want to eventually purchase, our website has a wishlist feature. This way, you can save products you aren’t quite ready to buy yet to your wishlist, and easily come back to them (or send to others as a hint for a future gift!)

To build your wishlist:

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