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Prepare High-Quality Sermons, Fast

Pastors have an incredible number of job duties to perform. It’s amazing they find the time to juggle ministering to their congregation, meetings with staff and administrative work, and sermon prep every single week. Thom Rainer of LifeWay recently completed a large poll of pastors in the U.S. regarding sermon-prep time, a responsibility that is often invisible to typical church members. According to his results, the median sermon-prep time is 13 hours per week!

We created the Pastorum Series to provide pastors and other ministry leaders with practical resources that help them cut back on sermon-prep time without sacrificing quality. This 12-volume collection is 25% off during the Lexham Press Summer Sale!

Your best research assistant

Leveraging the amazing features of Logos, the Pastorum series jumpstarts your sermon-planning process and acts as an incredible research assistant. All of the resources in the Pastorum Series are tagged with Scripture references and preaching themes so that you can utilize them with the powerful Sermon Starter Guide.

There are 2,200 quotations and prayers ranging from Augustine and the early church to Charles Spurgeon and the modern church. All of these resources include professionally designed slides for every quote so that you can easily insert them into your sermon presentation.

If you’re looking to punctuate your sermon on “faith” with a great quote, search these volumes for that theme. You’ll find this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

RWE quote

You can even find great quotes based on specific verses. If you want to find the perfect quote on Romans 10:17, perform a search and Logos will pull up the Emerson quote above—along with many others.

Introducing the newest Pastorum volume

300-Illustrations-for-Preachers_Vol-01_Wilson 2Communicating the message of the ancient Scriptures to a contemporary audience is a challenge pastors face every time they preach. Finding fresh, engaging ways to help people understand and apply the meaning of a sermon can be daunting.

That’s where 300 Illustrations for Preachers comes in. Each illustration is tagged with Scripture references and preaching themes so you can quickly and easily find the perfect complement to your sermon. Where it’s applicable, we’ve linked to the original sources so you can perform your own research.

The same searches from above return this apt illustration:

Officials Being Sworn in on Tablets

Romans 10:17; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12

Preaching Themes: Scripture

When the newest ambassador to Switzerland was sworn into office, she did not place her hand on a Bible. Instead, Suzi Levine placed her hand on an open Bible app on her Kindle when accepting the oath of office. Levine is part of new trend of officials being sworn in using apps on electronic devices rather than an actual paper Bible. While some support the use of the new technology, others say they are concerned that print version of the Bible was not used. The main issue is that the Bible may be one of many programs on the portable device. Levine said she used the Kindle because it was what she had at the time, and she thought it was a symbol of the very best of her nation.

Walter Kim, an associate minister at Park Street Church in Boston, said, “I don’t think it’s sacrilegious. In fact, during our own worship service it’s a regular experience that people are pulling out their iPads and iPhones, looking up the passages that are being read or preached from the pulpit. We recognize that the most important thing is that people are engaged with the Bible. In whatever form it comes, whether it’s electronic or print.”


Get 300 Illustrations for Preachers today, or dive deep into Pastorum Collection (12 vols.).

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Jake Mailhot is the product manager for Lexham Press. He also writes about baseball and lives in Bellingham, WA.

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