Spark Your Creativity in Sermon & Lesson Creation

Bible Panorama, The Old Testament Express, and The New Testament Express are three books written by Terry Hall. Hall taught Bible study methods at Moody Bible Institute for ten years and now directs Media Ministries, an organization that specializes in creative ways to teach the Bible. Hard to find, these study helps will spark your creativity and help you to create exciting sermons and lessons.

Bible Panorama

We take in many messages about the Bible, either through sermons we hear, books we read, or podcasts we listen to. Taking in all these separate pieces of information is great, but knowing the big picture of the Bible and where to place what we learn into the flow of Bible history can help you feel more at ease with the Scriptures. Bible Panorama is filled with tons of information to guide you to see the big picture of the Bible, helping you to feel more at home in God’s Word. An amazing teaching help, this volume includes:

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Designed for Sermon & Lesson Preparation

The Welwyn Commentary Series is a respected series from Evangelical Press. What makes these commentaries different from others are the authors. Many of the writers are pastors and Bible teachers—people who are out there preaching and teaching on a daily basis. You’ll appreciate their clear and concise insight.

Welwyn Commentators Are “Well-Read” Commentators

Each author has aggressively researched what other scholars have written on the passage you’re studying. You may notice that Welwyn authors tend to write from the reformed perspective. Even so, Welwyn reviews different schools of thought and guides you to the most reasonable explanation, always based on the weight of biblical texts. You’ll find hundreds of footnotes that appear as hyperlinks in Wordsearch, instantly providing more detailed information from cited sources.

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Move Through the Bible with Heart-Engaging Questions

The Knowing the Bible Series was designed to help you better understand and apply God’s Word and then teach this knowledge to others.

These 12-week studies are made up of four basic components:

  1. Reflection Questions to help readers engage the text at a deeper level.
  2. Gospel Glimpses that highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book.
  3. Whole-Bible Connections that show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ.
  4. Theological Soundings that identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture.

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Faithful Exposition for Sermon Creation

The Founders Study Guide Commentary is a study guide and commentary in one. Marrying solid exegesis with clear explanations and practical insights, this well-loved series is a trusty aid for pastors preparing sermons, leaders teaching a Bible study, or the layperson looking to delve into God’s Word and apply it to everyday life.

Clear & Understandable

Each volume starts with an introduction that includes background on the Bible book, authorship, important themes, and an outline of the entire book. It then breaks the Scripture text into sections and clearly explains each verse. The commentary text is well-written and helpful to understanding the meaning of the Bible book. At the end of each book, a section called “For Further Study” includes thoughtful exercises that could lead to sermons or lessons.

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Feast in the Word of God

Designed to help you grow in your understanding, love, and appreciation of God’s Word, the Bible Feast Series is a practical and powerful tool for pastors and Bible teachers.

Great for Sermon Creation

Each of the ten books of the Bible covered is well outlined, alliterated, practically illustrated, and grounded in the Word of God. Each book starts with an overall outline of the major events and an introduction. The lessons that follow include the Bible verse covered, illustrations, related verses, and quotes before moving into the bulk of the lesson text. Each lesson is built into easy-to-read bullet points that will guide and encourage you in your sermon creation.

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A Unique Preaching Resource

Feasting on the Gospels is a new seven-volume series covering the most prominent and preached upon New Testament books—the four gospels. Taking a passage-by-passage approach, the commentary series provides you with practical insights for preaching.

Four Useful Sections on Each Passage for Sermon Preparation

Four perspectives are offered for each passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical. In Wordsearch, each of these perspectives is listed in the table of contents so you can navigate quickly to the one you want to see.

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