3 Ways to Quit Your Saturday Sermon-Writing Frenzies

It’s Saturday night, you’re halfway through writing tomorrow’s sermon, and you’re frantically searching Google for illustrations on prayer.

Help.

Sure, time management would’ve helped, but here you are and it’s time for the right tools.

Here are three ways the Logos Sermon Guide and Sermon Editor, paired with this steal-of-a-deal collection, can help you in this exact situation.

The collection contains 34 resources for better sermon preparation and it’s currently 40% off, which is amazing because it’s already a great deal at full price.

1. Expand your pool of illustrations—and make them easier to find

Of the many helpful resources in this collection, my favorites are the sermon illustrations—and how easy they are to find using the guide.

Let’s say I’m writing a sermon on Romans 8:18–30, an incredibly rich passage on glory, suffering, prayer, and more.

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My Sermon Starter Guide shows me some of those themes, and by clicking one I can open a guide just on that topic, which is good because it narrows my resources to a specific theme.

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When I click “Suffering,” I find the Preaching Resources section, and behold!—an extensive list of illustrations are there for my choosing. Three hundred of Charles Spurgeon’s sermon illustrations (all included in the bundle) catch my eye, and eventually, I find this perfect illustration for my passage:

I once heard a Welshman preach in his own native tongue. It was a sermon in which he got into the spirit of his subject, and spoke as one inspired. He used a very simple illustration when he said, “The mother has her dear baby on her knee. It is time for washing; she washes its face. The little one cries; it does not love the soap; it does not love the water; and therefore it cries. Here is a great sorrow! Listen to its lamentations! It is ready to break its heart!

“What does the mother do? Is she sorrowful? Does she weep? No, she is singing all the while, because she understands how good it is that the child should suffer a little temporary inconvenience in order that its face, all smeared and foul, should become bright and beautiful again. In this way does the great Father rest in his love and rejoice over us with singing while we are sighing and crying.”

How many illustrations do you get?

The Sermon Editor Collection has books containing well over 8,000 sermon illustrations. If you purchased these books individually, you’d pay $172.93, but right now you can get them all—plus $350-worth of more books—for just $146.99:

  • 300 Sermon Illustrations from Charles Spurgeon
  • Encyclopedia of 7,700 Illustrations
  • Illustrations for Biblical Preaching
  • 300 Illustrations for Preachers
  • 300 Quotations for Preachers, with Slides
  • 400 Prayers for Preachers, with Slides
  • The Preacher’s Notebook: The Collected Quotes, Illustrations, and Prayers of John Stott

Explore the collection.

2. See quickly how other preachers have treated your passage

Sometimes you stare and stare at a passage and nothing comes to you. That’s when it’s helpful to get a second opinion.

The Sermon Starter Guide has an Outlines section that lets you see with just a click how others break down the passage.

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And wonderfully, the sermon editor collection has a number of resources that fill that section out:

  • Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the New Testament
  • Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the Old Testament
  • Pulpit Outline Series (5 vols.)
  • Instant Bible Studies for Small Groups

Again, purchased individually these resources would cost most more than the whole collection. You can get these and many other resources for just $146.99.

3. Build your sermon slides where you study

So now that you’ve got that perfect illustration and airtight outline, how do you show the fruits of your labor?

The Sermon Editor in Logos is your friend. If you use presentation software in your preaching, you can build your slides right in Logos, including:

  • Outlines
  • Quotes slides
  • Handouts
  • And more

Even if you just want to use it to print out notes or prepare small group curriculum, it’s an excellent tool.

So here you have the trifecta of streamlined sermon prep: the Logos Sermon Starter Guide, Sermon Editor, and a temporarily discounted collection to fuel your Logos guides.

Grab this powerful resource while you can. And to make it even more useful, pair it with the latest Logos features—in a rare sale, all base packages are 20% off.

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