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Handfuls on Purpose

, 1971
ISBN: 0802881394

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Handfuls on Purpose is a well-respected and Scripture-focused pastoral tool written by James Smith and Robert Lee. These volumes have been utilized by pastors, teachers, lay-Christians, and students of the Bible for over seventy years. More than 2,000 outlines for Bible teaching give access to devotional insights designed to deepen worship experiences and increase knowledge and application. Helpful suggestions for Bible reading and study provide thematic intra-Biblical connections and inspire ideas for sermons and devotional talks. This work will provide a wealth of proven instruction useful for influencers and communicators whose calling is to point people to Christ.

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Key Features

  • Provides expository outlines for more powerful sermons
  • Offers a devotional emphasis on Bible texts
  • Suitable for use by pastors, teachers, and laity
  • Includes sermon notes, seed thoughts, poetry, and meaningful quotes


  • Volume 1: Series I-III
  • Volume 2: Series IV-VI
  • Volume 3: Series VII-IX
  • Volume 4: Series X-XII
  • Volume 5: Index

Top Highlights

“I. The Divine Request. ‘Let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them’ (Exod. 25:8). Who? Those who had been redeemed from bondage and separated for Himself. God can dwell only with a separated people. But notice that this proposal originated with God Himself. He so loves those whom He hath saved that He desires to dwell among them. This is but a fresh manifestation of a long-standing purpose in the heart of God. The great craving of the divine heart is to get an abode with man. He dwelt with man in the Garden, then in the Tabernacle, then in the Temple, then in the Person of His Son, now in believers. ‘Know ye not that ye are the Temple of God, and that God dwelleth in you?’ (1 Cor. 3:16).” (Volume 1, Page 10)

“The first peace is dependent on faith; the second is dependent on prayer” (Volume 12, Page 90)

“What harmony can exist between the Holy Christ and pure vileness and worthlessness” (Volume 10, Page 143)

“Happiness is found not in what we have, but in what we are. This blessedness belongs to every Christ-like character.” (Volume 1, Page 125)

“Trials make the promise sweet; there is no discipline of soul without them.” (Volume 1, Page 64)

Praise for the Print Edition

Unlike many books of this kind, the teaching is definite. Here we find food for the hungry, comfort for the perplexed, and weapons for the warrior. These pages show how practical the Bible is, and how vast the range of its Revelation.

The British Evangelist

There is a wealth and variety of suggestive thought and abundant outline and material for sermons and addresses.

Scottish Review

These are good handfuls, some almost too full; but gleaners will carry away from this field all they can hold, and return again for more.

Sword and Trowel

  • Title: Handfuls on Purpose for Christian Workers and Bible Students, Series I–XIII
  • Authors: Robert Lee, James Bryan Smith
  • Edition: five-volume edition
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 1971
  • Logos Release Date: 2018
  • Pages: 1444
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Commentaries; Bible › Homiletical use; Sermons › Outlines, syllabi, etc
  • ISBNs: 0802881394, 9780802881397
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:33:47Z

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  1. Denver Shelton
  2. Joshua Franklin

    Joshua Franklin


    This became a pre-pub a couple weeks ago, and I already committed to this during community pricing. However, I just purchased a base package that has this same book included. I am confused and prepared to cancel my pre-pub unless someone can share what is happening. I don't want to pay for the book twice. Should those who want it faster, just purchase a base package? -Thanks
  3. Andy Fischer

    Andy Fischer


    I've had the print edition of this for years and have always found great insights and useful commentary. I love it.
  4. Dr Jason Harris
    This product seems to have an artificially inflated baseline of $6. Can someone please explain why? I've cancelled my bid until this is cleared up.
  5. Robert Earl Houston
    When is this resource going to be made available? I really want to get a copy of this!!!
  6. Richard Labelle
    It would be very helpful to know who is James Smith! Please, could you include a brief bio about him.
  7. Dr. CJ Walker
  8. Fredd Adams

    Fredd Adams


    I purchased the printed edition some years ago. It was one of the best investments I ever made for bible study and ministry. A must have!
  9. DAL



    I have the Logos Spanish version and it's a great tool and time saver when you're pressed with time.
  10. Johnnie Ray Bailey
    I have used the Print edition ever since I started Boyce Bible School of the SBTS in 1984 Its full of Gold. You will receive a blessing from this set.


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