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How Do You Outline a Sermon? When to Use 3 Points—and When Not To

When it comes to preparing a sermon, you need a solid outline. Not only does a sermon outline help you pick your main points, having an organized outline helps keep your listeners’ attention and helps them see what’s most important. 

But how do you outline a sermon—and how does the number of points change your sermon? [Read more…]

3 Great Old Testament Prayers That Could Redirect Your Life

By Walter Kaiser Jr.

Prayer has always been the way God has chosen to show himself strong on behalf of those who called upon him. If prayer is that powerful and has that kind of value, then the practice and habit of prayer ought to set a whole new direction for each of us. 

The brief expositions that follow illustrate how three Old Testament prayers instruct us in this principle. As you continue reading, I suggest you have your Bible open to the appropriate passages, so you can refer to the text of each prayer.  [Read more…]

Bryan Chapell on How NOT to Preach a Message

Now, you’ve heard of the killer bees, but these are the “Deadly Be’s,” messages that, if they are preached just as I’m saying them, just by themselves, they actually become deadly spiritually.

1. ‘Be like’ messages

The first form of Deadly Be are what I will call “Be like” messages. We identify some biblical character for the good things that they are doing in Scripture, and we say, “Follow this example. Be like this person.”  [Read more…]

Pray for Your Pastor: 8 Prayers for Pastor Appreciation Day

Today is Pastor Appreciation Day, a special reminder to encourage and pray for your pastor. We’ve pulled together eight prayers from Scripture and respected pastors to guide your intercession. Feel free to use them as-is, drop in your pastor’s name, or adapt them to fit your context. [Read more…]

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How well do you know the Pentateuch? 

Most Christians don’t make its study a priority—but Professor Peter T. Vogt is an exception. The Pentateuch has been the primary focus throughout his academic career, and that’s clear in October’s free book, Interpreting the Pentateuch: An Exegetical Handbook [Read more…]

3 Simple Reminders to Encourage Burned-Out Pastors

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It’s the start of Pastor Appreciation Month—one that’s especially deserved after all the extra-long hours and last-minute adjustments COVID-19 brought this year.

Thank you, pastors! 

As you continue feeding your flock, may these three simple tips to help you lighten your load and powerfully share the gospel. [Read more…]

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We’re proud to announce that Wordsearch Bible is transitioning to Logos and that Wordsearch users are currently being migrated to the Logos platform.

As a result, we’ll be able to add thousands of Wordsearch titles to the Logos catalog—including B&H content—by the end of the year. [Read more…]

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