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  • Zondervan 2022 Pastors Annual

    $24.99

    Countless preachers have turned to the Zondervan Pastor’s Annual to save them time in sermon and service preparation. This tried-and-true resource makes your demanding job as a pastor a lot easier. Use its contents as is, or tailor it to fit your unique approach.

    The Zondervan 2022 Pastor’s Annual supplies you with:
    *Morning and evening services for every Sunday of the year
    *Sermon topics and texts fully indexed
    *Definitive and usable sermon outlines
    *Devotionals and Bible studies for midweek services
    *Fresh and applicable illustrations
    *Appropriate hymn selections
    *Special-day services for church and civil calendars
    *Meditations on Lord’s Supper observance
    *Wedding ceremonies and themes
    *Funeral messages and Scriptures
    *Basic pastoral ministry helps
    *Messages for children and young people
    *Offertory prayers

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  • Art Of Preaching Old Testament Narrative

    $27.99

    A veteran pastor with thirty years of experience offers a ten-step process to preaching Old Testament narratives from text selection to delivery. The first edition received a Christianity Today award of merit and a Preaching magazine Book of the Year award. This edition, now updated and revised throughout for a new generation, includes a new chapter on how to preach Christ from the Old Testament and an exemplary sample sermon from Mathewson. Foreword by Haddon W. Robinson.

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  • Supremacy Of God In Preaching (Revised)

    $19.99

    Revised and Expanded Edition of John Piper’s Popular Book on Preaching

    Preach the word. The apostle Paul’s command to Timothy (2 Timothy 4:2) is also an exhortation for preachers today. Preaching-more than mere public speaking-is worship, and true worship happens when God’s people see and savor him through his word.

    In this revised and expanded edition of The Supremacy of God in Preaching, long-time author and teacher John Piper argues that the goal of preaching is to unify these two aspects of worship-seeing and savoring God. People are starving for preaching that is centered on the glory of God, grounded in the cross, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. With the preaching ministry of Jonathan Edwards as an example, Piper seeks to stir up a new generation of pastors and leaders to boldly proclaim the supremacy of God in all things.

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  • Draw The Circle Prayer Deck

    $18.99

    Inspired by Mark Batterson’s bestselling books The Circle Maker and Draw the Circle, these prayer prompts offer the perfect way to connect with God no matter where you are!

    Do you sense that there’s far more to prayer than what you’re experiencing? Do you want to draw closer to God in prayer, but can’t seem to find the quiet time you need? Do you have an impossibly big dream that God is calling you to pray about?

    Whether you are trying to build a consistent prayer habit or just looking for fresh inspiration and encouragement, these prompts will stir you to pray like never before.

    Each card features powerful insights from The Circle Maker and Draw the Circle, guiding you as you bring your boldest prayers and deepest dreams to the God who can do all things.

    Whether you’re at home or on the go, this inspiring 60-card deck will help you to experience more passionate, persistent, intimate communication with God.

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  • Preaching To People In Pain

    $24.99

    Offering an important corrective to a pain-averse culture that celebrates individualism and success, experienced preacher and teacher Matthew Kim encourages pastors to preach on the painful issues their congregations face. Through vulnerability and self-disclosure, pastors can help their congregants share their suffering in community for the purpose of healing and transformation. The book includes stories, shares relevant Scripture texts imparting biblical wisdom, and offers best practices for preaching on specific topics. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and a sample sermon.

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  • Your Old Testament Sermon Needs To Get Saved

    $15.99

    Every good sermon proclaims the gospel–even those from the Old Testament.

    From the miracles of the Gospels to the teachings of the Epistles, the New Testament is saturated with the saving work of Jesus Christ. But where is He in the poetry, prophets, and history of the Old Testament?

    Your Old Testament Sermon Needs to Get Saved is a practical handbook for preaching Christ from the Old Testament. The book provides a comprehensive but simple hermeneutic for discerning how Jesus is present on every page of the Hebrew Scriptures. You’ll learn why and how to preach Christ from the Old Testament while experiencing the beauty of discovering and teaching how the saving work of Christ permeates the first two-thirds of the Bible.

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  • Connections Complete 9 Volume Set

    $380.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780664266059Editor: Joel Green | Editor: Thomas Long | Editor: Luke PoweryBinding: Boxed SetPublished: 2021Connections – Westminster John Knox PressPublisher: Westminster John Knox Press

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  • Connections Year B Three Volume Set

    $130.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    This nine-volume series offers creative commentary on each reading in the three-year lectionary cycle by viewing that reading through the lens of its connections to the rest of Scripture and then seeing the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, and other aspects of contemporary life. Commentaries on the Psalms make connections to the other readings and to the congregation’s experience of worship.

    This set contains all three volumes for Year B.

    Connections is published in partnership with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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  • Consider My Servant Job

    $17.99

    Why do the innocent sufer? How should the faithful respond to inexplicable loss? Why should they keep serving God? These questions and others like them are addressed in the book of Job. Mining this timeless biblical masterpiece for preaching and in-depth teaching can be challenging. But with the help of a reliable and insightful guide, the riches and wisdom of this enduring book are readily accessible to preacher, teacher, and layperson alike. Written by Old Testament scholar A. Wendell Bowes, Consider My Servant Job combines scholarly expertise and practical experience into a handbook for interpreting and presenting the message of Job to parishioners and students. Along with dozens of sermon topics and overviews, this resource includes potential sermon titles, practical applications, and series ideas.

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  • Connections Year B Volume 3 Season After Pentecost

    $45.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary. This nine-volume series offers creative commentary on each reading through the lens of its connections to the rest of Scripture and then seeing the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, and other aspects of contemporary life. Commentaries on the Psalms make connections to other readings and to the congregation’s experience of worship.

    Connections is published in partnership with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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  • Preaching : How To Preach Biblically

    $29.99

    Many sermons preached today lack the divine knowledge and spiritual understanding available only through dynamic expository preaching. In Preaching: How to Preach Biblically, John MacArthur” well-known passion for the Bible combines with the expertise of faculty members at The Master’s Seminary to inspire and equip preachers in effective biblical preaching.

    Preaching: How to Preach Biblically flows from biblical foundations for expository preaching through a detailed process of developing expositions and creating sermons to the actual delivery of expository messages, connecting what pastors learn in seminary with the sermons preached in a local church. This volume shows how to progress purposefully from one phase to the next in preparing to minister to God’s people through preaching.

    This book answers these questions and more:
    *What is expository, biblical preaching?
    *What are the theological and historical foundations for insisting on expository preaching?*What are the steps involved in preparation for and participation in biblical preaching?
    *What models exist for expository preaching today?

    The Master’s Seminary faculty, with over thirty years’ experience in preaching and seminary training of preachers, contributes a treasury of expertise alongside insights from expositor John MacArthur. While united on their commitment to exposition, the variety of individual expressions and methodological preferences discussed offers beneficial assistance for any preacher seeking a higher level of expository excellence.

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  • Preaching Christ From Leviticus

    $35.00

    For pastors who take seriously the commitment to incorporate the entire Bible into their preaching, Sidney Greidanus’s books on preaching Christ from the major genres of the Old Testament have been a welcome gift. In his last such volume, Greidanus engages with the Old Testament genre of law and treats a book that is often seen as the most challenging of all: Leviticus.

    Preaching Christ from Leviticus reminds pastors and congregations that key christological themes-priesthood, sacrifice, atonement, holiness-first originated in Leviticus before they came to full flower in the New Testament with the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ and his call to holiness. Greidanus provides the basis for fully understanding these and other themes with an exacting analysis of Leviticus and then provides the foundations for ten sermons on Leviticus through topics such as the burnt offering, the ordained priesthood, the day of atonement, the sabbatical year, and the year of jubilee, as well as the commandments to be holy, to love your neighbor, and to love aliens and enemies.

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  • Preaching And The 30 Second Commercial

    $25.00

    At first glance, preaching and advertising seem worlds apart from one another. One tries to proclaim love of God and neighbor; the other tries to sell you something that you may or may not need. Yet both must compete with other ways we receive and process information in an increasingly distracted world. While most of the time preaching simply tries to muddle through this situation, advertising knows that it must continually relearn how to reclaim its audience’s attention-and keep it.

    Believing that preaching can benefit from advertising’s laser focus on how to make its message stick, O. Wesley Allen, Jr. (a preaching professor) and Carrie La Ferle (a professor of advertising) have written this first-of-its-kind book on what preachers can learn from advertising.

    Examples of these lessons include:

    – Sharpening one’s analysis to understand the congregation better

    – Encoding a message so that listeners can decode it for their individual lives

    – Understanding how the form of the sermon leads to greater or lesser effectiveness

    – Building the sermon around imagery and narrative

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  • Practicas De La Predicacion Cr

    $22.99

    Leading homiletician Jared Alacntara offers a Spanish edition of his practice-centered, intentionally collaborative, technologically innovative, next-generation introductory preaching textbook.

    The English edition broke new ground by adopting a practice-based approach to teaching preaching and by using innovative technological delivery to enhance the educational experience of learners. Now Alcantara brings his unique approach to Spanish-speaking pastors in training, Spanish-language Bible institutes, and bilingual classrooms.

    Alcantara introduces the basics of Christian preaching and emphasizes the skills preachers can cultivate throughout their lives. The book features the perspectives of a diverse team of collaborators, helping preachers stay attuned to the multicultural world we inhabit. Call-outs direct readers to a companion website for further information or practice. The online resources include audio and video sermons, video responses from the author, and contributions from collaborators. These ancillary materials are available in either English or Spanish, with reciprocal subtitles, to facilitate a variety of educational uses.

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  • Whatever Became Of Grace

    $13.95

    Have you noticed a decline of grace in Christianity, seeing corporate worship more as a stage upon which sinners are shamed for their deeds? Rev. John Pennington has taken notice of this alarming trend and takes the opportunity in these pages to reintroduce God’s disciples to the revolutionary concept of grace, freely given by God the Father.

    Despite the free gift of grace through Jesus Christ, many churches and even some preachers have unwittingly convinced their congregations that they must live a certain way; they must serve God in exactly the right way to earn his love and forgiveness. Through various stories and examples, Pennington shows how grace is active in our world-we just need to open our eyes to recognize and accept it. Pennington says, How can we change that connotation of preaching after people grew up hearing negative stuff? I think the clue can be found in the gospel according to Matthew where the Sermon on the Mount told us how Jesus preached…Jesus didn’t come to fuss at people. He came to bless them, and only when preachers follow his example are they preaching the gospel..

    Throughout Whatever Became of Grace?, Pennington relates his own experiences as well as stories from around the world to help preachers share the gift of God’s grace with their congregations. Pastors will find many stories and illustrations for preaching. Readers will be inspired to share God’s grace with others.

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  • Connection Year B Volume 2 Lent Through Pentecost

    $45.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary. This nine-volume series offers creative commentary on each reading through the lens of its connections to the rest of Scripture and then seeing the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, and other aspects of contemporary life. Commentaries on the Psalms make connections to other readings and to the congregation’s experience of worship.

    Connections is published in partnership with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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  • Womens Lectionary : Preaching The Women Of The Bible Throughout The Year

    $40.00

    In A Weary World, Escobar provides twenty-eight daily reflections paired with Scripture and prayer to tackle this difficult season. Weekly resources make this Advent devotional suitable for group study as well.

    During the holidays, so many of us can suffer for all kinds of reasons. The magnitude of our weary world weighs on our hearts and minds. We wrestle with chronic pain, broken relationships, shattered dreams, fragile faith, and unexpected losses. Our grief and sorrow feel particularly acute when compared to the festivity and joy everyone else seems to be feeling. More and more churches are acknowledging this fact with Blue Christmas services (also called Longest Night services) and offering resources to give particular support and comfort to those struggling during the most wonderful time of the year.

    Kathy Escobar has been leading Blue Christmas experiences at her church for nearly a decade and just experienced her bluest season of all following the sudden death of her son. In A Weary World, Escobar provides twenty-eight daily reflections paired with prayers and practices to honor our struggles during the holidays. Weekly resources make this Advent devotional suitable for group study as well.

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  • Connection Year B Volume 1 Advent Through Epiphany

    $45.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary. This nine-volume series offers creative commentary on each reading through the lens of its connections to the rest of Scripture and then seeing the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, and other aspects of contemporary life. Commentaries on the Psalms make connections to other readings and to the congregation’s experience of worship.

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  • Art Of Eloquence

    $19.99

    During his lifetime, Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor was hailed by TIME magazine as the dean of America’s black preachers. Newsweek honored him as one of the 12 greatest preachers in the English-speaking world. A civil rights leader, a Presidential Medal of Honor recipient, and a longtime pastor, Taylor was called the poet laureate of American Protestantism. In this critical volume, scholar and pastor Joseph Evans analyzes the art of Taylor’s preaching according to the five classical canons of rhetoric, celebrating in particular his excellence in narrative eloquence, which was the heart of his persuasive proclamation. Through a close reading of Taylor’s sermons and careful scholarship in the discipline of rhetoric, Evans provides homileticians and rhetoricians alike with an incisive and accessible understanding of the oratorical brilliance of the man whose eloquence transcended theological boundaries and sociopolitical and cultural constructs.

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Series 3 Cycle B

    $23.95

    The thing is, people have this incredible capacity for getting hung up on what they don’t have, instead of being happy with what they do have. We seem to be wired that way– it’s part of the brokenness of this world, I think.

    In the time of Christ and even today, people are always coveting that which others have, instead of realizing how blessed they are for what they do have. Jesus endeavored to teach this lesson and many others to his disciples and followers, though it is definitely hard to remember His teachings amidst the struggles of everyday life. Because of this, Keith Hewitt has adapted Jesus’ journey through ministry in his own words, retelling conversations between Jesus, disciples and bystanders to make it feel like they are right there in the crowd, hearing words directly from the Messiah’s mouth.

    Hewitt alternates these retellings with his own stories about a group of missionaries who are teaching the Gospel to inhabitants of a Native American reserve, battling the racist and unfair treatment from those who have not yet accepted the differences of others. By doing so, readers can see clear parallels between the time of Jesus and the modern world, despite the fact that His words have been around for centuries. Hewitt’s unique style of storytelling encourages readers to pick up the Bible once more, and read it carefully, doing our best to live the lessons that Jesus taught, and is still teaching even today.
    Stories include:
    – What Child is This? (Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-20)
    – The Gift (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21)
    – Rich Man’s Privilege (Mark 10:35-45)

    These stories can easily be adapted as vignettes or monologues, to be performed during worship. Depending upon the age of the students, other stories could be used in Sunday school as alternative texts to get students thinking about a particular passage in different ways.

    This book may be used for:
    – Preaching illustrations
    – Sermon starters
    – Stand-alone sermons
    – Teaching aids
    – Inspirational devotional reading

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  • Abingdon Preaching Annual 2021

    $27.99

    The Abingdon Preaching Annual is lectionary-based and follows the calendar year (January – December). Each week’s entry includes Primary Theme, Secondary Themes and Worship Helps. The volume also includes essays on preaching topics, full sermons, and sermon series ideas. The Abingdon Preaching Annual is designed to stir the preacher’s imagination; offer fresh, intriguing ideas; and point the preacher in a good direction.

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  • Surviving A Dangerous Sermon

    $17.99

    Preachers increasingly see the need to deliver sermons that are dangerous in a variety of ways: the way they challenge hearers’ comfort levels and challenge established powers and hierarchies. Author Frank Thomas helps readers understand those dangers–especially the forces of power and hierarchy that are so intrinsic in our everyday lives and in society as a whole. He teaches how to anticipate and navigate those forces, to open opportunities for dangerous preaching, and to mitigate negative impact on congregants, the preacher, and the preacher-congregation relationships.

    Surviving a Dangerous Sermon is a logical follow-up to Thomas’s previous book, How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon. It equips preachers to say what must be said, in a way that it is heard, so that the sermon has a chance to do its work on human hearts, without negative consequences.

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  • Hearing Pauls Voice

    $29.99

    Exegetical soundings in Pauline texts, illustrated by probes into 1 Thessalonians, Romans, Ephesians, and the Pastorals.

    Until we grasp the meaning of the text on its terms, Scripture is little more than a sounding board echoing the religious interpretations readers, all the while supposing this is what the Bible says.

    Gene Boring offers those who preach and teach methods of understanding Scripture contextually in Hearing Paul’s Voice. He begins by placing the reader in the position of a first-century believer, demonstrating how such a reader would understand the church and the letter we now call 1 Thessalonians. Our own culture, combined with familiarity of the Bible and church life, has conditioned us to suppose we already understand what the Thessalonian believer had to learn. Hearing the Bible through ears of a Thessalonians opens up the possibility of hearing it afresh in our own time. Boring also explores how Paul’s message was interpreted and heard in later generations. The theme throughout is coming within hearing distance of the text, for those whose ears may have been numbed by cultural familiarity.

    Hearing Paul’s Voice combines careful and reverent critical historical study of the Bible, assuming its results, with theological perception and openness to hearing the Bible as Word of God. Written with clarity and simplicity, Boring illustrates the relevance of the biblical text and is ideal for preachers and teachers in the church who want to deepen their understanding of the canonical Pauline letters.

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  • Sundays Sermon For Mondays World

    $19.99

    What can preachers do to help congregants navigate everyday life with the courage, imagination, and savvy it takes to testify in action and word to God’s mercy and justice?

    Christianity’s witness depends on credible Christian lives carried out in ordinary settings of everyday life. Sunday’s Sermon for Monday’s World helps preachers design sermons that equip believers to act with improvisational, creative courage in the ordinary settings of their Monday-to-Saturday lives.

    How can we who preach inspire the ordinary prophets of our time–those who, in Christ’s name, will act in great or small ways as agents of redemptive interruption? Sally A. Brown, with her extensive experience both in parish ministry and training others for ministry, shares preaching strategies that equip these ordinary prophets to take daring action.

    Brown begins by reconsidering the power and limits of the missional model of Christian witness and argues that Christian witness today must be adaptive, and therefore imaginative and improvisational. She then turns to the connection between the sermons our listeners hear on Sunday and their capacity to timely, inventive action in everyday situations.

    Sunday’s Sermon for Monday’s World will inspire both preachers and those who listen to them to move from sanctuary to street, week after week, eager to discern and participate in the ongoing, redemptive work of God already under way amid the ordinary scenes and settings of their Monday-to-Saturday lives.

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  • Connections Year A 3 Volume Set

    $125.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    This nine-volume series offers creative commentary on each reading in the three-year lectionary cycle by viewing that reading through the lens of its connections to the rest of Scripture and then seeing the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, and other aspects of contemporary life. Commentaries on the Psalms make connections to the other readings and to the congregation’s experience of worship.

    This set contains all three volumes for Year A.

    Connections is published in partnership with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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  • Connections Year A 3 Volume Set

    $125.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    This nine-volume series offers creative commentary on each reading in the three-year lectionary cycle by viewing that reading through the lens of its connections to the rest of Scripture and then seeing the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, and other aspects of contemporary life. Commentaries on the Psalms make connections to the other readings and to the congregation’s experience of worship.

    This set contains all three volumes for Year A.

    Connections is published in partnership with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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  • Whole Counsel Of God

    $22.99

    Expository preaching has been on the rise over the last five decades, with more and more pastors preaching through entire books of the Bible systematically. But few, if any, preachers have a long-term plan to teach every book of the Bible over a lifetime of ministry. Since the whole Bible is God’s Word to his people, all of Scripture is important for congregations to hear in order to grow as Christians. Written to make a case for the necessity of a long-term plan for preaching through the entire Bible instead of just randomly through individual books, this is not a book on how to preach, but rather on how to plan and prepare long-range preaching programs through the whole counsel of God.

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  • Connections Year A Volume 3 Season After Pentecost

    $45.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    This nine-volume series offers creative commentary on each reading in the three-year lectionary cycle by viewing that reading through the lens of its connections to the rest of Scripture and then seeing the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, and other aspects of contemporary life. Commentaries on the Psalms make connections to the other readings and to the congregation’s experience of worship.

    Connections is published in partnership with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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  • Say It : Celebrating Expository Preaching In The African American Tradition

    $14.99

    Expository preaching and African American style are partners, not enemies.

    Sadly, seminaries often function under the assumption that the African American preaching tradition is incompatible with expository preaching. They tend to believe that preachers who truly care about the text preach as white preachers traditionally have. This viewpoint is not only incorrect, but harmful. African Americans have a strong legacy of poignant, timely, impassioned preaching that is faithful to the text and reveals truth, justice, and power. In Say It! celebrated African American preachers teach young pastors how to do expository preaching in the African American style.

    Each chapter walks you through a sermon from a different African American pastor. That pastor will walk you through you his notes, his final manuscript, and explain how it all came together.

    This is an important and powerful resource for pastors and seminaries across the country, celebrating an often overlooked expression of faithful, biblical preaching.

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  • Will Willimons Lectionary Sermon Resource Preaching The Psalms

    $24.99

    Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. In Preaching the Psalms, he provides just what you need to begin the journey toward sermons based on the Psalms. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, What will you preach next Sunday? Preaching the Psalms is part of a seven-volume set that also includes lectionary-based preaching resources for Years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year: Part 1 and Part 2) of the Revised Common Lectionary.

    Sermon resources include:
    1.Readings
    2.Theme title
    3.Introduction to the Readings
    4.Encountering the Text
    5.Proclaiming the Text
    6.Relating the Text

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  • Will Willimons Lectionary Sermon Resource Year A Part 2

    $24.99

    Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, What will you preach next Sunday? Year A Part 2 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary. Part 1 includes the Pentecost through the end of the church year, Christ the King/Reign of Christ Sunday.

    Each week of sermon resources includes:
    1.Readings
    2.Theme title
    3.Introduction to the Readings
    4.Encountering the Text
    5.Proclaiming the Text
    6.Relating the Text

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  • From And Before God

    $16.99

    Imagine this scene. You are standing in the pulpit of your church preaching on a Sunday morning. Without your knowledge, the Lord Jesus himself is sitting in the last row, listening attentively to what you’re saying. How would this reality impact your preaching?

    The truth is that this is no mere illustration: the Lord is present in His churches every Sunday, listening to the preaching of His Word.

    The apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 2:17 that ministers are to preach as from God and before God. Those who preach God’s Word are commissioned by God to preach, and they do their preaching before God, for an audience of one.

    This, according to Sugel Michelen, is the biblical foundation for expository preaching–preaching that draws out what is in the Word of God. In this work, Michelen, regarded as one of the best preachers in the Spanish-speaking church, makes a biblical case for expository preaching and models for readers how to prepare and preach as from and before God.

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  • Hearing Johns Voice

    $29.99

    This book is written in the conviction that the church is called into being and nourished by the Word of God that comes through Scripture. But how can Scripture offer any specific guidance for hearers lives today? What are modern readers to make of the dragons and slaughtered lambs in the book of Revelation? What are we to make of a man who turns water into wine while comparing himself to bread? Can people today know what the Bible says and means?

    The world of the Bible is strange and distant, not only in time and space but also in language, culture, and in its basic assumptions about reality. The first task in both pulpit and pew is not to be in too great a hurry to overcome this distance, but to acknowledge it and respect it. Communication across the gap is the task of the church’s preachers and teachers.

    Drawing on his years of teaching and study, Gene Boring offers a way of opening the ears of those who take the message of the Bible seriously, a message from a world different from our own. Beginning with Revelation, Gene provides a historically informed and pastorally sensitive reading of the various Johannine voices in the New Testament for contemporary preachers and teachers.

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  • Connections Year A Volume 2 Lent Through Pentecost

    $45.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    For each worship day within the three-year lectionary cycle, the commentaries in Connections link the individual lection reading with Scripture as a whole as well as to the larger world. In addition, Connections places each Psalm reading in conversation with the other lections for the day to highlight the themes of the liturgical season. Finally, sidebars offer additional connections to Scripture for each Sunday or worship day.

    This nine-volume series is a practical, constructive, and valuable resource for preachers who seek to help congregations connect more closely with Scripture.

    This volume covers Year A for Lent through Pentecost.

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  • Beyond The Tyranny Of The Text

    $24.99

    Preachers and students of preaching need help communicating hope! They want their sermons to communicate the promises of scripture, so that people can envision a new world in which their lives will be transformed. Preachers want to experience a new sense of freedom in their preaching, and to extend liberation based on their reading and interpretation of the scripture.

    James Henry Harris introduces interpretation theory and continental philosophy as a resource for preachers to resist and overcome interpretive oppression, and lays out a new theory of scriptural interpretation. He analyzes philosopher Paul Ricoeur’s hermeneutics as a helpful guide for modern preachers, and incorporates in his analysis of the lived experience of the Black church. Harris highlights the preaching of several 19th and 20th century Black women, including Jarena Lee, Maria Stewart, and Mary Evans.

    Beyond the Tyranny of the Text develops a five-part method for preaching that stretches from preparation to proclamation, and demonstrates how this method for interpretational creativity emerges from fidelity to the text. Harris demonstrates his method with sermonic exegesis of the Book of Jonah. With this new process of reading, rereading, un-reading, writing, and un-writing the text, the author offers wisdom and tools for reflection and illumination.

    At its core, Beyond the Tyranny of the Text challenges the field of homiletics and all preachers to un-write like Jesus Christ: to get in front of the text, to understand preparation and preaching as a creative and transformative enterprise.

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  • Envisioning The Reign Of God

    $21.99

    How do you envision the reign of God on earth?

    What do you believe about God’s plan for the last days?

    What we believe about the kingdom of God deeply affects how we relate to the world we inhabit here and now. In this new book, professor and scholar Debra Mumford takes the Christian study of last things (eschatology) and makes it practical for pastors and church leaders today. Eschatology is not just about how humanity will be judged on the last day, she argues, but how we live our lives every day]?]. Eschatology is not simply about our ultimate destruction but rather how we construct and conduct our human existence daily. Eschatology is an existential endeavor that every pastor and preacher who wrestles with the will of God for all of creation must take up with earnest intentionality. Each chapter considers the eschatological beliefs of a different preacher and how those beliefs shape the style and content of that leader’s ministry.

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  • Lectionary Stories For Preaching And Teaching Series 3 Cycle A

    $27.95

    Storytellers who excel at their craft can draw readers or listeners into the worlds they create, using characters and situations to entertain and enlighten us. Jesus, the master storyteller, often spoke using parables — short stories that conveyed spiritual truths. By drawing his listeners into his stories, he unlocked their minds and hearts to hear the truth he was relating to them.

    If you’re looking for imaginative reflections that take you right to the heart of the scriptures, the newest edition of CSS’ popular Lectionary Stories for Preaching and Teaching series is the perfect resource for you.

    Some of the stories can easily be adapted as vignettes or monologues, to be performed during worship. Depending upon the age of the students, other stories could be used in Sunday school as alternative texts to get students thinking about a particular passage in different ways.

    This book may be used for:
    – Preaching illustrations
    – Sermon starters
    – Stand-alone sermons
    – Teaching aids
    – Inspirational devotional reading

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  • Preachers Guide To Lectionary Sermon Series Volume 2

    $40.00

    Both lectionary preachers and topical preachers will enjoy the best of both worlds with this second volume of sermon series ideas designed to frame consecutive weeks of lectionary texts into seasonal and short-term series. With contributors from seven denominations, this comprehensive resource offers new perspectives and fresh ideas for diving deep into biblical themes in ways that make congregants eager to come back for the next sermon and to invite others as well. Twenty-eight series plans include thematic overviews, sermon starters, and ideas for worship and outreach, honoring holy days and seasons and addressing typical patterns of church attendance to maximize visitor retention and member engagement.

    Contributors include: Amy K. Butler, Kyle E. Brooks, Carol Cavin-Dillon, Magrey R. deVega, Brian Erickson, Mihee Kim-Kort, Jasper Peters, Tuhina Verma Rasche, Bruce Reyes-Chow, Brandan J. Robertson, Martha K. Spong, and Anthony J. Tang.

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  • Connections Year A Volume 1 Advent Through Epiphany

    $45.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    This nine-volume series offers creative commentary on each reading in the three-year lectionary cycle by viewing that reading through the lens of its connections to the rest of Scripture and then seeing the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics, and other aspects of contemporary life. Commentaries on the Psalms make connections to the other readings and to the congregation’s experience of worship.

    Connections is published in partnership with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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  • Preaching To Teach

    $19.99

    Preaching to Teach merges the related functions of preaching and teaching, and equips the reader to accomplish both.

    Preachers stand up to speak each week in challenging times to unsettled congregations. Each week seems to bring a new difficult subject: mass shootings and other forms of violence; hard conversations around race, ethnicity, and multi-religious contexts; immigration; poverty; climate change; foreign and domestic terrorism; and bickering about it all on social media. Preachers are hungry for ways to envision the work of preaching in these times, as well as for tools that will help them speak to difficult and contentious topics.

    In a divided and weary world, preachers struggle with the choice of any number of images to describe their preaching identity. Responding to social crisis after social crisis, preachers most often lean toward the roles of pastor, prophet, or somewhere on the spectrum in between the two. Juggling between these images and their associated roles on a week-to-week basis can be exhausting. But there is an ancient image of the preacher that may help: the preacher as teacher.

    The image of teacher has traditionally focused on content and rhetorical aspects of preaching: the preacher is conveying information, modeling theological reasoning, or effecting a certain pulpit style. But rather than focusing on traditional concepts of teaching to determine the content, form, style, or delivery of sermons, the field of critical pedagogy (represented by notable figures such as Paulo Freire, Henry Giroux, Peter McLaren, and bell hooks) offers a way of re-envisioning the preacher-as-teacher. Recasting the preacher-as-teacher through the lens of critical pedagogy grounds the image of teacher in an ethical framework, inviting preachers to redefine their public roles, stand in relationships of solidarity with communities of faith, break the silences of taboos, tackle tough issues, and re-imagine the world in the shape of the kingdom of God.

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  • Will Willimons Lectionary Sermon Resource Year A Part 1

    $24.99

    Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, What will you preach next Sunday? Year A Part 1 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary. Part 1 includes the First Sunday in Advent through the Easter season.

    Each week of sermon resources includes:
    1.Readings
    2.Theme title
    3.Introduction to the Readings
    4.Encountering the Text
    5.Proclaiming the Text
    6.Relating the Text

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  • Teaching 2 Kings

    $14.99

    2 Kings begins with the succession of Elijah by Elisha and flows largely downward right up to the exile of Judah in Babylon. Amidst the numerous kings and serious failings there are always the vital signs that the true God is still on the throne and working out his purposes in his people and beyond. Like many other books containing Old Testament narrative, 1 and 2 Kings are both well-known and obscure. Certain stories are very familiar, others seldom preached or taught. It is our hope that this book will greatly help many people dig deeply into this epic narrative and serve people well by teaching it faithfully, relevantly and thoroughly.
    Teaching 1 and 2 Kings (of which this is the second volume of two) is an important contribution to our Teaching the Bible’ series. Bob’s guiding hand will be of great assistance to anyone seeking to understand the familiar passages better and explore the lesser known stories well.

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  • Connections Year C Three Volume Set

    $130.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    For each worship day within the three-year lectionary cycle, the commentaries in Connections link the individual lection reading with Scripture as a whole as well as to the larger world. In addition, Connections places each Psalm reading in conversation with the other lections for the day to highlight the themes of the liturgical season. Finally, sidebars offer additional connections to Scripture for each Sunday or worship day.

    This nine-volume series is a practical, constructive, and valuable resource for preachers who seek to help congregations connect more closely with Scripture.

    This set contains Year C, volumes 1, 2, and 3.

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  • Abingdon Preaching Annual 2020

    $26.99

    The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2020 is a source of inspiration and edification for pastors, who so rarely are on the receiving end of preaching.

    Each week’s entry includes Primary Theme, Secondary Themes and Worship Helps. The volume also includes essays on preaching topics, full sermons, and sermon series ideas. The Abingdon Preaching Annual is designed to stir the preacher’s imagination; offer fresh, intriguing ideas; and point the preacher in a good direction.

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  • Words That Heal

    $18.99

    Soul wounds are pervasive in our world, with a range of origins and characteristics. The field of trauma theory provides tools to unpack the dynamics associate with these wounds. Preaching with empathy for wounded souls can help with healing. Using the stories of wounded biblical figures is helpful, as is addressing the wounds that have been caused by the church. The book showcases worship practices, sermons and ministries that are actively engaged in supporting healing for those with wounded souls.

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  • Christ Has Set Us Free

    $19.99

    The New Testament book of Galatians deals with important truths that stand at the center of the Christian faith and are key to understanding what it means to be a Christian. They include justification by faith alone, the exclusivity of the gospel, and the relationship between good works and God’s grace. In this volume, 9 seasoned Bible teachers, including John Piper, Tim Keller, Thomas Schreiner, Gerald Bray, Sinclair Ferguson, and Don Carson, walk through the entire book of Galatians, pointing out key doctrinal truths and offering insights on how to preach and teach the book. This book will help pastors, teachers, and students of the Bible to better interpret and apply this book in order to better understand the heart of the gospel itself.

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  • Connections Year C Volume 3 Season After Pentecost

    $45.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    For each worship day within the three-year lectionary cycle, the commentaries in Connections link the individual lection reading with Scripture as a whole as well as to the larger world. In addition, Connections places each Psalm reading in conversation with the other lections for the day to highlight the themes of the liturgical season. Finally, sidebars offer additional connections to Scripture for each Sunday or worship day.

    This nine-volume series is a practical, constructive, and valuable resource for preachers who seek to help congregations connect more closely with Scripture.

    This volume covers Year C for the season after Pentecost.

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  • Practicing The Preaching Life

    $29.99

    Preaching is a way of life that can be beautiful and good; however, It can also be anxious, self-focused, and destructive. Preachers and teachers of preaching need a holistic view of preaching that not only paints the way to good preaching, but also to good living. They need a comprehensive practical theology of preaching that combines the ‘why’ and the ‘what’ with the ‘how’ and ‘whom’ of preaching. Practicing the Preaching Life unites Christian practices, contextual virtues, and the best of homiletical pedagogy to pave the way to a beautiful preaching life. Preaching is best learned as a formative Christian practice embedded within a web of other Christian practices that form a way of life from which great sermons emerge. Therefore, preaching requires not only a way of speaking well, but also a way of living well. This embedded nature of preaching requires the enrollment of Christian practices in the formation of the preacher and the pursuit of contextual virtues for preaching that avoid cultural relativism on the one hand and cultural imperialism on the other. These requirements lead to a new vision for the preaching classroom, the rhythms of the preaching life, and the definition of what it means to be a good preacher.

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  • Preaching The New Testament Again

    $37.00

    This book combines critical New Testament scholarship with homiletic concerns. Kim unravels complexities of the most prominent themes in the New Testament such as faith, freedom, and transformation, and brings them into dialogue with modern preaching contexts, ranging from personal identity to social justice to global issues. This book invites readers to reinterpret the most familiar themes that have not been thoroughly explored in scholarship and to make an informed choice about what to preach to whom in what context.

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  • Preaching The New Testament Again

    $17.00

    This book combines critical New Testament scholarship with homiletic concerns. Kim unravels complexities of the most prominent themes in the New Testament such as faith, freedom, and transformation, and brings them into dialogue with modern preaching contexts, ranging from personal identity to social justice to global issues. This book invites readers to reinterpret the most familiar themes that have not been thoroughly explored in scholarship and to make an informed choice about what to preach to whom in what context.

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  • Say Something : Simple Ways To Make Your Sermons Matter

    $15.99

    People looking for a church home value good preaching most of all – as shown by a recent Pew Research study. While tasty coffee, edgy technology, and flashy worship services are effective, if visitors don’t hear inspiring sermons they will not come back to your church. The lesson is clear: if you want to attract people to your church you must make preaching your number one priority. Now that’s a strategy for church growth! If great preaching is essential to church growth, how does one become a great preacher? This book will show you how.. Charley Reeb shows why so many sermons miss the mark – usually due to design issues, rather than poor content. He introduces 7 critical characteristics of effective sermons, how to capture the attention of the listener, the best method for having maximum impact with a sermon, and many other helpful ways to be an effective preacher.

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  • Preaching Romans : Four Perspectives

    $20.00

    First-rate scholars and preachers on four interpretive approaches to Paul and Romans

    Pauline scholarship is a minefield of differing schools of thought. Those who teach or preach on Paul can quickly get lost in the weeds of the various perspectives. How, then, can pastors today best preach Paul’s message?

    Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica have assembled this stellar one-stop guide exploring four major interpretive perspectives on the apostle Paul: Reformational, New, Apocalyptic, and Partici-pationist. First elucidated by a scholarly essay, each perspective is then illuminated by three sermons expositing various passages from Paul’s magisterial letter to the Romans.

    Coming from such leading figures as Richard Hays, James Dunn, Fleming Rutledge, and Tom Schreiner, these essays and sermons splendidly demonstrate how each perspective on Paul brings valuable insights for preaching on Romans.

    Contributors:
    *Michael F. Bird
    *Douglas A. Campbell
    *James D. G. Dunn
    *Timothy G. Gombis
    *Michael J. Gorman
    *Richard B. Hays
    *Suzanne Watts Henderson
    *Tara Beth Leach
    *Scot McKnight
    *Jason Micheli
    *Joseph B. Modica
    *Fleming Rutledge
    *Thomas R. Schreiner
    *Carl R. Trueman
    *Stephen Westerholm
    *William H. Willimon

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  • Power Of Preaching

    $12.99

    The No-Nonsense Preaching Manual Every Pastor Needs

    The first book in the Kingdom Pastor’s Library from Tony Evans, The Power of Preaching will help you be faithful to the Word of God and preach with power and conviction. From the practice of preparation to learning to choose subjects wisely, this book offers brings you a preaching education from one of the most trusted and effective voices in ministry. It also includes important lessons on:
    *Bible study methods & expository preaching
    *The development and use of illustrations
    *The cadence of delivery

    Learn the essentials of preaching a powerful message from the gifted, veteran pastor, Tony Evans.

    The Kingdom Pastor’s Library is a series of books that brings you a concise, complete pastoral philosophy and training from Tony Evans.

    Faithful. Powerful. Practical. Become a Kingdom Pastor today.

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  • Preaching About Racism

    $24.99

    Helping pastors preach about racism to white congregations.

    Of all the activities that come with being a minister, sermon preparation can loom largest – especially when racism is the subject. You’ve got to address racism with your white congregation from the pulpit. But, truthfully, you can’t wrap your head around how to preach about this topic thoughtfully and sensitively.

    In Preaching about Racism, preaching professor and pastor Carolyn Helsel speaks directly to other white preachers about how to address racism from the pulpit. In her first book, Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism, Helsel addressed the anxiety white Christians experience around conversations about race. In this follow-up, Helsel provides strategies and a theoretical framework for crafting biblical and theological sermons that incorporate insights from social sciences and psychology, gleaned from more than a decade of writing and teaching about racism.

    Written for the busy pastor, several chapters are quick reads – helpful reminders as you prepare a thoughtful and sensitive sermon – while others dig deeper on the theory behind the crucial work of dismantling racism.

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  • Homiletics And Hermeneutics

    $21.99

    Scott Gibson and Matthew Kim, both experienced preachers and teachers, have brought together four preaching experts–Bryan Chapell, Kenneth Langley, Abraham Kuruvilla, and Paul Scott Wilson–to present and defend their approach to homiletics. Reflecting current streams of thought in homiletics, the book offers a robust discussion of theological and hermeneutical approaches to preaching and encourages pastors and ministry students to learn about preaching from other theological traditions. It also includes discussion questions for direct application to one’s preaching.

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  • Connections Year C Volume 2 Lent Through Pentecost

    $45.00

    Designed to empower preachers as they lead their congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary.

    For each worship day within the three-year lectionary cycle, the commentaries in Connections link the individual lection reading with Scripture as a whole as well as to the larger world. In addition, Connections places each Psalm reading in conversation with the other lections for the day to highlight the themes of the liturgical season. Finally, sidebars offer additional connections to Scripture for each Sunday or worship day.

    This nine-volume series is a practical, constructive, and valuable resource for preachers who seek to help congregations connect more closely with Scripture.

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  • Preach Better Sermons

    $25.99

    The objective of this book is to address the following premises: Premise number one: The purpose and aim of Christian preaching/teaching is to produce spiritually faithful, biblically capable, and productively active disciples of Jesus Christ. Premise number two: Conventional preaching/teaching philosophies and methods are not achieving the desired effects in far too many cases. This is evidenced by the numbers of lukewarm churches and spiritually broad-but-not-deep Christians. Premise number three: A paradigm shift in how sermons and Bible lessons should be prepared and communicated will help alleviate the problem and is long overdue. This book addresses the shortcomings of modern Christian preaching, envisions the strongest and deepest approaches to biblical teaching and learning, and lays out specific steps to get churches’ classrooms and pulpit ministries from where they are to where they need to be.

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  • Preach Better Sermons

    $10.99

    The objective of this book is to address the following premises: Premise number one: The purpose and aim of Christian preaching/teaching is to produce spiritually faithful, biblically capable, and productively active disciples of Jesus Christ. Premise number two: Conventional preaching/teaching philosophies and methods are not achieving the desired effects in far too many cases. This is evidenced by the numbers of lukewarm churches and spiritually broad-but-not-deep Christians. Premise number three: A paradigm shift in how sermons and Bible lessons should be prepared and communicated will help alleviate the problem and is long overdue. This book addresses the shortcomings of modern Christian preaching, envisions the strongest and deepest approaches to biblical teaching and learning, and lays out specific steps to get churches’ classrooms and pulpit ministries from where they are to where they need to be.

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  • God VS Money

    $16.99

    1. The Realities Of The Situation
    2. The Preacher Must Be The Leader
    3. A Theology Of Giving – Why We Do It
    4. Preach It
    5. Competing Is Not A Dirty Word
    6. Start Now And Don’t Quit
    7. You Have To Have A Budget
    8. Basic Fundraising Principles
    9. Making The Ask
    10. Big Money – Capital Campaigns
    11. Succeeding In A Capital Campaign
    12. Easy Money – Planned Giving
    13. Building, Banking And Bonds

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    God and Money both make a lot of promises. God keeps all of God’s promises, while Money keeps none. However, Money has better advertising, and we keep falling for it. Here’s how to turn that trend around in your life and in the lives of those you lead. Get practical, up-to-date, expert advice on fundraising–one of the biggest challenges facing church and not-for-profit leaders.

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  • Ingenuity : Preaching As An Outsider

    $29.99

    Ingenuity introduces a theology and practice of preaching within the simultaneous existence of being Black and woman. This approach opens up new avenues to understand sermon development and design for every student and practitioner of the proclaimed word. Preaching is a creative expression forged at the intersections of tradition, life experience, and theological conviction. Every preacher negotiates these converging entities in an attempt to make way for sacred speech. Likewise, every pursuit of this process is textured by the particulars of culture and personhood. Ingenuity equips readers to navigate this complex task. This approach is helpful for black women who are learning to preach or are serving as preachers, because there is a vast gap in the literature available for them. Preaching is resourced and taught from a primarily white/male perspective. Black women are left to pioneer their own way, to ‘figure it out’ with very little help from the established academic sources. This book – finally – fills that gap. Ingenuity is also helpful for students and preachers who are not black women, because it enlarges their understanding, their language, their sense of shared experience. The best preachers are not just good at mimicking their (predominately white/male) teachers; they understand their own voices, and the voices of others. They stretch and grow, and this enables them to preach more effectively.

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