The History and Purpose of The Sermon Notebook

Today’s post was written by guest blogger Alan Carr, creator of The Sermon Notebook, which is currently only sale for 50% off. Learn more about it here.

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Apostle Paul, in his words to Timothy, articulated the philosophy that brought The Sermon Notebook into being. Paul wrote, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2 KJV)

The Internet ministry of The Sermon Notebook began as a very small endeavor. In 1997, a friend suggested that I post a series of sermons I had prepared from the book of Revelation. I took his advice. When the initial response to the sermons was positive, and interest in my sermons grew, I developed The Sermon Notebook, and our ministry was born.

Since then, I have posted well over 1,100 sermons. Over the years, the ministry has grown beyond all of my expectations. The ministry of The Sermon Notebook is accessed by tens of thousands of visitors every day, and I regularly receive emails from every populated continent in the world. I am grateful to the Lord for how He has blessed this ministry and used our sermons since those humble beginnings years ago.

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Quick Tip – Special Book Features

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Have you ever opened a book in WORDsearch and seen the weird orange asterisk looking icon on the toolbar? If your book has that icon, you should be excited! This means that your book has special features. Commentaries and study Bibles are the most common books that include special features, but other books can have them as well. So always be on the lookout for that icon when opening a book.

Special features in WORDsearch is a catch-all term for groups of items that a reader might take particular interest in. Examples include maps, charts, timelines, and photographs.

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Quick Tip – Audio Pronunciation

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Even though this week’s Quick Tip is simple, it is incredibly helpful, especially if you are teaching or leading a study. The Bible is full of names and places that we don’t know how to say, but in with one click in WORDsearch, you can hear a word pronounced.

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Saturday Roundup

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Happy Saturday everyone! As you were busy preparing sermons or deep into Bible study, you may have missed a few emails or social media posts from us here at WORDsearch. Here’s your weekly email to catch you up on what is going on.

“The Stimulation of Christian Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Scholarship Toward Further Inquiry into the Scriptural Interpretations of the Ancient Christian Writers.”

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Guest Post – Why Should You Join a Small Group?

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Please note: The views & opinions expressed in any guest post featured on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions & views of LifeWay Christian Resources.

Why are small groups important? In Hebrews 10:19-25 we are told to not forsake meeting together to exhort one another. Verses 24-25 specifically say, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (ESV) If all you do is go to church on Sunday and sit in a service you are not fully doing what we are being told to do here. How can you stir someone up to love and good works that you are not spending time with? The answer is you can’t.

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Saturday Roundup

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Happy Saturday everyone! We hope you had a great week. Here is what you might have missed at WORDsearch recently.

This year for our Christmas sale, we’re trying something a little different. If you don’t see the book you want on the Christmas sale page, just email or call us, tell what book you want to see in the sale, and our customer service team will respond to your request with the best deal possible.

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