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Preaching & Leadership Bundle (40 vols.)
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Overview

When being in a position of leadership causes you to be faced with offering counseling and support, knowing what to say and how to say it can be overwhelming. Additionally, the 40-volume Preaching & Leadership Bundle contains resources designed for the pastor, whether you are just beginning or are a veteran of the ministry.

Individual Titles

Anointed Expository Preaching

  • Authors: Stephen F. Olford & David L. Olford
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 385

Stephen Olford and David Olford, both widely respected preachers in their own right, define “expository preaching” as preaching that exposes Scripture instead of imposing upon it. In Anointed Expository Preaching, the authors teach its technique and equip and encourage preachers of all kinds to respect their calling and minister God’s inerrant Word. The Olford’s methodology of preaching makes this a deeply spiritual and intensely practical book, offering specific instructions to help preachers write, review, and rehearse their sermons, exposing the eternal truths of Scripture and clarifying the themes of their message. They are the authors of The Secret of Soul Winning in the Evangelism Collection (11 vols.)

If you are serious about preaching, study the masters in Anointed Expository Preaching.

—Paige Paterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

A veritable encyclopedia for preachers and their preaching. It is filled with practical, pointed, and pertinent guidelines that are clothed in seasoned counsel.

—Charles C. Ryrie, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary

Stephen Olford (1918–2004) was the founder of Olford Ministries International and the Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching. He was raised in Angola to missionary parents and after receiving ministry training was appointed an Army Scripture Reader during World War Two. After the war, he was involved in extensive evangelistic and preaching ministries throughout Britain and overseas. He and his family moved to Tennessee in 1985 to develop a training center that would equip and encourage preachers and teachers of God’s Word. As an ordained Baptist minister and a conservative evangelical, Olford ministered across many denominational, cultural, and racial lines. His books, sermons, and sermon outlines are available from Logos on the Olford Expository Preaching CD.

David Olford serves as Stephen Olford Professor of Expository Preaching and as Assistant to the President at Union University in Tennessee. He serves as Chairman of the Board and President of Olford Ministries International. As both teacher and preacher, David has shared his passion of God’s Word across the United States and in numerous foreign countries.

Handbook of Contemporary Preaching: A Wealth of Counsel for Creative and Effective Proclamation

  • Editor: Michael Duduit
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 607

The art of preaching is one of the most important acts of ministry. The sermon teaches, challenges and convicts. This handbook will serve as an invaluable resource helping the pastor, minister and preacher prepare and deliver effective sermons. The Handbook of Contemporary Preaching is perhaps the most encyclopedic text on preaching in any language. Michael Duduit has compiled the finest counsel from many of the acknowledged grand masters of the contemporary pulpit, including Calvin Miller, Joel Gregory, Stuart Briscoe, James Cox, Elizabeth Achtemeier, Thomas Long, James Earl Massey and many more.

Well conceived and artfully executed, this book brings together a collection of experts on preaching that tops anything published in decades.

—David Allan Hubbard, President, Fuller Theological Seminary

Michael Duduit has combined the wisdom and experience of some of the masters of the craft of preaching into a practical sourcebook of information and inspiration.

—Jim Henry, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Orlando, FL

Here is a superb and much-needed addition to the literature on preaching. The articles are well prepared by some of the best teachers and practitioners of preaching today. They offer not only a historical rootage in a theological center but excellent understanding of the act of preaching as well…this volume should be in the library of every church, pastor, and educational institution.

—William L. Self, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Chamblee, GA

Michael Duduit is editor of Preaching magazine and directs the annual National Conference on Preaching. He served as director of development and church relations at Samford University. Duduit received a B. A. from Stetson University, an M. Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph. D. from Florida State University.

Ryrie’s Practical Guide to Communicating Bible Doctrine

  • Author: Charles Ryrie
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 94

In this concise and compelling handbook, Ryrie writes to Bible students and practicing pastors alike about the importance of communicating the doctrines of Scripture. He clearly explains why doctrinal truth from the Bible must be a key part of every preacher's message. Using practical illustrations and applications, Ryrie offers helpful ways of embracing doctrine through the use of major Bible passages, systematic theology, biblical theology, concordances, and more.

Charles Ryrie is Professor Emeritus at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he served as professor of systematic theology and dean of doctoral studies for many years. He was also a professor at Philadelphia Biblical University and holds a Th. M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph. D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the annotator of the widely used Ryrie Study Bible, available from Logos as part of the 8-volume Charles Ryrie Collection, and the author of Ryrie's Basic Theology, A Survey of Bible Doctrine and What You Should Know about Inerrancy.

1000 Illustrations for Preaching and Teaching

  • Author: G. Curtis Jones
  • Publisher: Broadman Press
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Pages: 408

Jones offers a lifesaver for the busy preacher, teacher, public speaker and writer. In this vast resource are fifty categories of illustrations ranging from Action to Youth. Each section is highlighted by appropriate Scripture references and quotations. The text also includes indexes to persons and subjects.

G. Curtis Jones is a nationally known preacher and author. He has published over twenty books and hundreds of articles for magazines and journals.

My Favorite Illustrations

  • Author: Herschel H. Hobbs
  • Compiler: Ronald K. Brown
  • Publisher: Broadman Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 286

My Favorite Illustrations is gleaned from over eighty volumes of Dr. Hobbs’ Studying Adult Life and Work Lessons. Ronald Brown has compiled these illustrations into many categories, including age, atonement, evangelism, family life, praise, thanksgiving, and work.

Hershel Hobbs obtained a B. A. from Samford University and a Th. M. and Ph. D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored at First Baptist in Oklahoma City and served churches in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, and Louisiana. He is a coeditor of The Teacher's Bible Commentary in the Holman Reference Collection (11 volumes).

Ronald Brown is editor of Adult Life and Work. He received an M. Div. and D. Min. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His ministry experience includes pastor, associate pastor, and minister of education and administration.

Steps to the Sermon: An Eight-Step Plan for Preaching with Confidence, Revised

  • Author: H.C. Brown, Jr.; H. Gordon Clinard; Jesse J. Northcutt; Al Fasol
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 239

In the years since the original publication of Steps to the Sermon in 1963, audiences have become more sophisticated, preachers have learned to adjust their styles to reach today’s media saturated mindset, and sermon styles have shifted from deductive to inductive. In view of these changes Steps to the Sermon has been revised to help preachers communicate to the present generation. It will also prove to be an effective tool for college and seminary level courses in preaching. Its step-by-step approach to sermon development, coupled with features such as chapter outlines and an extensive updated bibliography, make it a practical resource for experienced preachers.

H.C. Brown, Jr. received his Th. D. degree from and was professor of preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1949 to 1973.

H. Gordon Clinard was professor of preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1955 to 1966. He received his B.D. and Th.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jesse J. Northcutt taught preaching, served as dean of the school of theology, and was vice president for academic affairs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his Th. M. and Th. D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Homiletical Handbook

  • Author: Donald L. Hamilton
  • Publisher: Broadman Press
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 207

Hamilton offers a primer for those who are called to preach. It is intentionally simple in its explanation of the homiletical task and straightforward in getting to the point. Solid in its theology and biblical in its approach, students, ministers, and teachers will appreciate and welcome this text. Homiletical Handbook explains the subject in three parts: understanding the homiletical task; developing homiletical technique; and utilizing homiletical treasury.

Donald Hamilton holds the Stephen F. Olford Chair of Biblical Preaching at Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions.. He holds an M. Div from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a D. Min. from Bethel Theological Seminary.

Speaking with Bold Assurance

  • Authors: Bert Decker and Hershael W. York
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 192

Whether preaching or witnessing, speaking is a critical communication tool in almost all facets of Christian life. This book brings the Bold Assurance concept to Christian leaders and laypeople, giving them the tools they need to communicate effectively. Topics covered in this book include: the three myths of communication, building trust in the messenger, nine behavioral skills, six content skills, and means for applying bold assurance.

Thankfully not everyone has the gift of gab or the world would be far too noisy. But, everyone does need to know how to communicate with clarity and effectiveness. In this respect, Bert Decker, through his outstanding material, helps all of us find our way toward successful communication. Better yet, his work is grounded in the very principles which the one who designed us in the first place has given to us in His Word.

—Joseph M. Stowell, President, Moody Bible Institute

Hershael York is Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He has written many articles and features for several publications.

Bert Decker is the chairman and founder of Decker Communications, Inc. He is a major figure in the communications field and is the author of the best-selling book You’ve Got to Be Believed to Be Heard.

Preaching with Bold Assurance: A Solid and Enduring Approach to Engaging Exposition

  • Author: Hershael W. York & Bert Decker
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 287

Preachers are under the biblical mandate to preach with conviction, passion, and in a way that the Word of God engages the audience and grips their hearts. Preaching with Bold Assurance will equip preachers to do just that. York and Decker provide preachers with a practical tool to help them use their minds, mouths, and beings to communicate effectively. Preachers will learn the tools for powerful and effective communication based on biblical truth and proven concepts from the business world so they can preach boldly and skillfully. The authors present three elements for effective preaching: understand the text; build the sermon; and engage the audience.

[This book] could well have been titled ‘The Answer’. Many Christians have long sought and desired an ability to communicate their faith in a powerful yet acceptable, non-threatening way. Bert Decker and Hershael York have combined their special expertise with powerful support from God’s Word to give Christians the courage and know-how to…let their faith shine through the power of Christ.

—Zig Ziglar, Author, Motivational Teacher

Hershael York is Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He has written many articles and features for several publications.

Bert Decker is the chairman and founder of Decker Communications, Inc. He is a major figure in the communications field and is the author of the best-selling book You’ve Got to Be Believed to Be Heard.

The Passion Driven Sermon: Changing the Way Pastors Preach and Congregations Listen

  • Author: Jim Shaddix
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 192

Seasoned pastor and educator James Shaddix presents pastors and listeners with a philosophical and theological argument for encountering God’s voice with integrity. He gives special attention to theological subjects such as the nature of revelation, the role of persuasion, and the effectual work of God’s Word. Crucial areas Shaddix focuses on are the biblical foundation, philosophical framework, and practical implications for shaping individual listeners and congregations into the image of Jesus. He also addresses numerous neglected subjects such as the purpose of the Bible, the unique roles of the pastoral preacher and his listeners, and the responsibility of preaching and listening for community development. For Shaddix, the preaching event is not primarily about sermon-making, but about proclaiming the Word of God rightly so that He gets the glory.

Jim Shaddix serves as the Senior Pastor of Riverside Baptist Church in Denver, CO. He was Associate Professor of Preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and directed both the Professional Doctoral and Field Education programs at the seminary. He earned a B.S. in Education from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, an M. Div. and D. Min. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He acquired a Ph. D. in Preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the co-author of Power in the Pulpit: How to Prepare and Deliver Expository Sermons.

Principle Preaching: How to Create and Deliver Sermons for Life Applications

  • Author: John R. Bisagno
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 208

Principle preaching, defined as preaching life-changing principle-based sermons, is the style of preaching that John Bisagno, recently retired pastor, has been using for nearly fifty years in ministry. Principle preaching takes biblical principles and infuses them into the narrative preached. As a result, the listener obtains life application principles they can put into practice in their daily life—immediately. Principle Preaching includes over forty chapters featuring principle sermons from both Old and New Testament characters such as Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Mary and Joseph, Peter, Pilate, and Timothy.

John Bisagno has spent nearly fifty years in ministry, pastoring for 35 years. He has recently retired from the First Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and continues to preach both in the United States and abroad. He has contributed a book to the Pastoral Ministry Collection (13 volumes).

The Moment of Truth

  • Author: Wayne V. McDill
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 203

McDill helps preachers discover how to make the maximum impact on their congregation from the pulpit, how to reach out to them with love and authority, and even how to fine tune the sermon “on the fly.” Using the unique method he has taught for over twenty years, McDill presents detailed steps for understanding how to read an audience by studying their faces and body language, how to respond to their subtle reactions, and get the sermon’s message across with power and confidence. His simple, yet specific techniques will help any preacher cultivate a dynamic, compelling preaching style that will penetrate and persuade even the toughest audience member. Theologically based and filled with practical applications, The Moment of Truth teaches preachers at every skill level how to make their special moment in the pulpit a profound moment of truth, turning people’s hearts to the glory of God.

Wayne McDill is Senior Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has taught the art of preaching for over twenty years. He received his Th.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and remains an active member in the Evangelical Homiletics Society and Evangelical Theological Society. Among his books is The 12 Essential Skills of Great Preaching.

Preaching from the Inside Out

  • Author: Charles B. Bugg
  • Publisher: Broadman Press
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 144

Bugg calls for a new emphasis on the spiritual vitality of the preacher. For him, preaching is more than a craft or an art or even a profession. It is more than the shaping of some words to entertain or dazzle. Preaching must grow out from the pastor’s personal experience with the Word of God. The preacher stands inside the faith, and it is from there the preacher is able to communicate to those who listen. The key word in preaching for Bugg is relationship. He strongly confirms that preaching cannot be separated from what a minister is. A sermon is not something one merely gets up and does, it is to be lived out in the preacher.

Charles Bugg received his Ph.D from Southern Seminary in Kentucky, and was the Carl E. Bates Professor of Preaching there. In August, 2005, he was installed as dean of the M. Christopher White School of Divinity at Gardner-Webb University. He has been the pastor of a number of churches, including the First Baptist Church in Augusta, GA. He is the author of Getting on Top When Life Gets Us Down. He is a sought after speaker in churches, state, and national meetings, and brings years of preaching and pastoral experience to this book.

The Power of Positive Preaching to the Saved

  • Author: John R. Bisagno
  • Publisher: Broadman Press
  • Publication Date: 1971
  • Pages: 126

The messages contained herein are richly illustrated and warmly spiritual in tone. Pastors and Sunday school teachers will find these sermons (originally preached in evangelistic campaigns) helpful for sermon preparation, and the layperson will find them well-suited for personal reading.

A Complete Guide to Sermon Delivery

  • Author: Al Fasol
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 160

Whether you have decades of preaching experience or just started your first course in homiletics, this guide can help you add power to your preaching by communicating your messages more clearly and effectively. Among the subjects Fasol addresses are: answers to the ten most commonly asked questions about sermon delivery; exercises to add depth to your preaching; and tools to help you evaluate your communication skills—everything you need to add power and conviction to your preaching.

Jesus the Preacher

  • Author: Raymond Bailey
  • Publisher: Broadman Press
  • Publication Date: 128
  • Pages: 1990

Bailey reveals the many facets of Jesus’ preaching ministry and demonstrates how Jesus is the role model for preaching. He begins by discussing who Jesus is, then paints a picture of Jesus’ audience. He explains how Jesus adapted His style and strategy of preaching to fit every opportunity to share His message, using images and stories his audience could understand. Let Jesus the Preacher challenge you to follow the Master Communicator as you share His message today.

Raymond Bailey was professor of preaching and director of the National Center for Christian Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He holds an M. A. from Texas Tech University and an M. Div. and Ph. D. from Southern Seminary. Bailey has served in numerous interim pastorates in Kentucky. He is the coauthor of Dramatic Monologues.

The Prophets as Preachers: An Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets

  • Author: Gary V. Smith
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Pages: 385

The prophets of the Old Testament times were among the most persuasive preachers in all of history. Smith uses communication theory and the sociology of knowledge to analyze how the preaching of the Old Testament prophets were able to change individual lives, influence the world’s greatest leaders, and cause entire nations to repent. He reaches beyond the traditional presentations of Scripture and historical data to look through the eyes of the Old Testament prophets, see their worldviews, examine their historical/social contexts, and explore the communications process and the dynamics of persuasion. Each chapter includes discussion questions concerning theological and social implications.

Gary Smith taught Old Testament at Bethel Theological Seminary in Minnesota, and Old Testament and Hebrew at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Missouri. He is the author of Broadening Your Biblical Horizons, Amos: A Commentary and contributed to the Biblical Essentials Series (10 titles).

My Sermon Notes, vols. 1 & 2: Genesis to Malachi

  • Author: Charles Spurgeon
  • Publisher: London: Passmore and Alabaster
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 690

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My Sermon Notes, vols. 1 & 2 contains hundreds of sermon outlines from the entire Bible, and provides a unique perspective on Spurgeon’s method of sermon preparation. In these four volumes, Spurgeon offers advice on selecting texts and themes for sermons, as well as frameworks for sermon plans. In this resource Spurgeon includes a model outline, illustrations, and anecdotes for sermons on the Old Testament.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born in Kelvedon, Essex, England on June 19, 1834. He converted to Christianity in 1850 at a small Methodist chapel, to which he detoured during a snowstorm. While there, he heard a sermon on Isaiah 45:22 and was saved—“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else.” He began his own ministry of preaching and teaching immediately, and preached more than 500 sermons by the age of twenty.

In 1854, at nineteen years of age, Spurgeon began preaching at the New Park Street Chapel in London. He was appointed to a six month trial position, which he requested be cut to three months should the congregation dislike his preaching. He gained instant fame, however, and the church grew from 232 members to more than five thousand at the end of his pastorate. Many of his sermons were published each week and regularly sold more than 25,000 copies in twenty languages. Throughout his ministry, Spurgeon estimated that he preached to more than 10,000,000 people. Dwight L. Moody was deeply influenced by Spurgeon’s preaching, and founded the Moody Bible Institute after seeing Spurgeon’s work at the Pastor’s College in London.

Spurgeon read six books per week during his adult life, and read Pilgrim’s Progress more than 100 times. In addition to his studying and preaching, Spurgeon also founded the Pastor’s College (now Spurgeon’s College), various orphanages and schools, mission chapels, and numerous other social institutions.

Charles Spurgeon suffered from poor health throughout his life. He died on January 31, 1892, and was buried in London.

My Sermon Notes, vols. 3 & 4: Matthew to Revelation

  • Author: Charles Spurgeon
  • Publisher: London: Passmore and Alabaster
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 600

My Sermon Notes, vols 3 & 4 contains hundreds of sermon outlines from the entire Bible, and provides a unique perspective on Spurgeon’s method of sermon preparation. In these four volumes, Spurgeon offers advice on selecting texts and themes for sermons, as well as frameworks for sermon plans. In this resource Spurgeon includes a model outline, illustrations, and anecdotes for sermons on the New Testament.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born in Kelvedon, Essex, England on June 19, 1834. He converted to Christianity in 1850 at a small Methodist chapel, to which he detoured during a snowstorm. While there, he heard a sermon on Isaiah 45:22 and was saved—“Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else.” He began his own ministry of preaching and teaching immediately, and preached more than 500 sermons by the age of twenty.

In 1854, at nineteen years of age, Spurgeon began preaching at the New Park Street Chapel in London. He was appointed to a six month trial position, which he requested be cut to three months should the congregation dislike his preaching. He gained instant fame, however, and the church grew from 232 members to more than five thousand at the end of his pastorate. Many of his sermons were published each week and regularly sold more than 25,000 copies in twenty languages. Throughout his ministry, Spurgeon estimated that he preached to more than 10,000,000 people. Dwight L. Moody was deeply influenced by Spurgeon’s preaching, and founded the Moody Bible Institute after seeing Spurgeon’s work at the Pastor’s College in London.

Spurgeon read six books per week during his adult life, and read Pilgrim’s Progress more than 100 times. In addition to his studying and preaching, Spurgeon also founded the Pastor’s College (now Spurgeon’s College), various orphanages and schools, mission chapels, and numerous other social institutions.

Charles Spurgeon suffered from poor health throughout his life. He died on January 31, 1892, and was buried in London.

Using Illustrations to Preach with Power

  • Author: Bryan Chapell
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 206

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If the apostle Paul had not punctuated his words with images of the armor of God or the racecourse, would we so easily remember his instruction? The march on Washington might have become nothing more than a ragged hike across a majestic mall if Martin Luther King, Jr. had not led us through a “dream” and onto a “mountaintop.”

Such is the power of illustrations.

They contain a hidden dynamic of living that captures our attention and furthers our understanding in a way that no other sermonic tool can match. Can they be overused and their purpose abused? Yes—and by many they are. But to eliminate them completely would be unwise, maintains Bryan Chapell.

Instead, he responds to those concerns by reviewing the theory behind illustrations, sharing why they’re important, and demonstrating how you can use them effectively in your biblical preaching. This book clearly affirms that illustrations are integral to powerful preaching—not because they entertain but because they expand and deepen applications in the lives of your listeners. They infuse your words with life without compromising the message, making the truth of the Word ring clearly in people’s hearts long after your sermon is done.

Bryan Chapell is a distinguished professor of preaching at Knox Theological Seminary. He has been the president of the seminary since 1994 and has authored several books, including the award-winning Christ-centered Preaching and Crossway's The Wonder of It All.

Preach for a Year #1 and #2

  • Author: Roger F. Campbell
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 1988 & 1993
  • Pages: 448

Each Preach for a Year volume provides the busy pastor or teacher with 104 sermon outlines, enough for two sermons every Sunday of the year. These outlines are biblical-a complete Scripture index leads preachers to specific Bible passages.

These practical and easy-to-use outlines are each structured in three steps. The first section is the Introduction which provides attention-getting thoughts for sermon starters. The Body follows, with several alliterated points of biblical exposition. The third section is the Conclusion, which suggests practical questions and devotional thoughts for application.

This is a complete and comprehensive resource to help you preach the Word for an entire year.

Roger Campbell has been in the ministry for more than thirty-five years, twenty-two of which were spent pastoring three Michigan churches. Since 1974, he has been engaged in writing and speaking in local church Bible conferences and radio ministry. Among the seventeen books he has authored are: A Place to Hide; Lord, I'm Afraid; Staying Positive in a Negative World; and You Can Win.

Bryant Sermon Outline Series (4 Titles)

  • Author: Al Bryant
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 2001

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Each book in the Bryant Sermon Outline Series contains thirty or more outlines focused on one theme. These outlines are designed to spark an idea, provide an initial structure, or furnish a fitting illustration.

The outlines for this series have been chosen from some of the most respected preachers in history, such as Jabez Burns, R.G. Lee, F.E. Marsh, John Ritchie, Charles H. Spurgeon, John Wesley, and many others. Each book includes topical and textual treatments as well as a Scripture index to help you find just the right material. Each book is published by Kregel and contains 64 pages of material.

  • Sermon Outlines for Evangelistic Services
  • Sermon Outlines on the Attributes of God
  • Sermon Outlines on the Life of Christ
  • Sermon Outlines on the Psalms

Al Bryant was editor in chief of Zondervan Publishing House for more than twenty-six years and also served as managing editor of Word Books and as director for Kregel Publications. His other books include Day by Day with C. H. Spurgeon, Sourcebook for Poetry, Climbing the Heights, and New Every Morning.

Charles Wood Sermon Outline Series (4 Titles)

  • Author: Charles R. Wood
  • Publisher: Kregel

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Pastors will appreciate these comprehensive, pulpit-tested sermon outlines prepared by veteran pastor Charles R. Wood. Each sermon is expository, offering a fully developed outline based on the Scripture text. These outlines are designed to help save time without cutting corners.

Each book in the series contains more than thirty sermon outlines, each focusing on a single theme. Whether you are a pastor or Bible student, these outlines will provide sermons or lessons that develop a deeper understanding of the truths of God's word. Each volume of outlines is published by Kregel and contains 64 pages of material.

  • Sermon Outlines on Gospel Passages
  • Sermon Outlines on Great Doctrinal Themes
  • Sermon Outlines on the Book of Proverbs
  • Sermon Outlines on the Sermon on the Mount

Charles R. Wood is pastor emeritus of Grace Baptist Church in Granger (South Bend), Indiana, where he served as senior pastor for twenty-two years. He is Adjunct Professor of Christian Leadership at Piedmont Baptist College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is also the editor and publisher of A Pastoral Epistle, a monthly journal for pastors and missionaries.

The Speaker's Quote Book: Over 4,500 Illustrations and Quotations for All Occasions

  • Author: Roy Zuck
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 438

Everyone who speaks or preaches needs a ready supply of thought-provoking and illustrative resource material. The Speaker's Quote Book provides the attention-getting story or that “just right” quote that adds depth to any sermon or presentation.

Most people are familiar with Emerson's remark about the person who "builds a better mousetrap." Pastors and speakers might be surprised to know that the full quote attributed to him states:

"If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door."

This and over 4,500 more quotes, stories, anecdotes, and illustrations in The Speaker's Quote Book will help the pastor prepare a better sermon or the speaker present a better speech. This new collection of both contemporary and classic material puts a wealth of interest-building illustrations at one's fingertips.

Roy B. Zuck (1932–2013)  was Senior Professor of Bible Exposition Emeritus at Dallas Theological Seminary and editor of Bibliotheca Sacra, the seminary's quarterly theological journal. A member of the faculty since 1973, Dr. Zuck served for a number of years as Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the seminary. Dr. Zuck authored or coauthored numerous books, including The Bible Knowledge Commentary, Adult Education in the Church, The Bib Sac Reader, and Creation: Evidence from Scripture and Science.

Practical Wisdom for Pastors

  • Author: Curtis C. Thomas
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 272/li>

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As a pastor your job is filled with blessings and satisfaction, as well as unique challenges and pitfalls. Here a ministry veteran covers virtually all of those areas with a wealth of practical insight culled from 44 years in the pastorate. Blending his deep love of the Word and commitment to biblical ministry, Curtis Thomas offers a rich source of help and encouragement that will enthuse and benefit you whether you've pastored for five years or 50.

The ten major sections include: personal life, family life, study habits, messages, church life, counseling, weddings/divorces/funerals, relationships with others, dangers, and miscellaneous issues.

Curtis C. Thomas served as pastor of several Baptist churches in the central Arkansas area before recently retiring after 44 years in the ministry. Most recently, he served as Executive Pastor of The Bible Church in Little Rock for 14 years. He has co-authored two books, Romans: An Interpretive Outline and The Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, Documented.

Lessons in Leadership

  • Editor: Randal Roberts
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 282

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With Lessons in Leadership, fifty respected Christian leaders share their wisdom from a lifetime of ministry. Whether you are currently training for ministry, have recently entered into a leadership role, or are looking for fresh insights on life and ministry, you will greatly benefit from the insightful counsel of these pastors, ministry leaders, and professors.

From the Introduction to the print edition:

Why another book on leadership? Hasn’t this topic been more than adequately addressed by both secular and sacred writers over the past three decades? What more could possibly be said without merely rehearsing the familiar?

As a faculty member and administrator at a seminary that exists to prepare evangelical ministry leaders, I am constantly seeking out texts and other resources that might help me contribute to the task of leadership development. As a result, dozens of books on leadership sit on my shelves. But there is one type of book that I have been unable to find, namely, a volume comprised of wisdom acquired “on the job” by a variety of respected evangelical leaders. For while some elements of leadership theory and practice can be learned in a classroom, other dynamics of leadership can best—perhaps only—be learned through “real life” interactions between leaders and those they are seeking to lead. I knew there would be significant interest in what lessons effective Christian leaders have learned in the school of life. But how might that wisdom be compiled and made accessible to others who will succeed them as the next generation of ministry leaders? Pursuing the answer to that question has led to this volume.

I began by developing a list of more than one hundred evangelical ministry leaders who I felt had something distinctive and important to share about leadership effectiveness. I sought to include representatives of the diversity found in contemporary evangelicalism...

I then sent invitations to this pool of potential contributors, asking them to consider prayerfully submitting a letter of response to the question: “What have you learned about ministry leadership that you wished you had learned earlier?” I asked them to imagine that queslion being posed by a person who was either preparing for leadership or who had just assumed that role. I suggested a potential response of approximately 1,500 words that could either develop a single topic in some depth or address a variety of topics more briefly.

Take Heart: Daily Devotions with the Church's Great Preachers

  • Editor: Diana Wallis
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 400

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

As Christians we long for truth that is relevant and wisdom that is reliable. In search of spiritual guidance, we often gravitate to the latest book by a popular author. But the feel-good stories and simplistic spirituality in many of these books just don't go deep enough to provide what we crave most—long-term, biblically sound spiritual direction.

We need more than a temporary bandage for the soul, and the words of history's spiritual giants are the timeless prescription. Take Heart presents daily devotions from some of history's greatest preachers and insights from their most thought-provoking sermons. Updated with contemporary language, these powerful excerpts from well-known Christians such as C. H. Spurgeon, John Bunyan, Augustine, and George Whitefield are rich in insight, solid biblical teaching, and practical counsel for today's believers.

This book challenges readers to rise above quick-fix theology and shallow spiritual experience and provides the needed encouragement to "be strong and take heart."

Diana Wallis enjoyed earning her degrees in Bible and Sociology, but she most loves editing and writing. While proofing manuscripts containing old sermons, she found the messages surprisingly relevant and started a collection that evolved into this book.

Christian Ministries And The Law: Revised Edition (What Church and Para-Church Leaders Should Know)

  • Author: H. Wayne House
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 238

In an age of lawsuits and red tape, legal issues can present a unexpected minefield for churches and ministry organizations. This timely book offers a glossary of legal terms, clarification of recent changes in legislation, sample contracts and sample agreements for arbitration and mediation making it an invaluable resource for every pastor, Christian school administrator and ministry leader.

H. Wayne House (Th. D., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; J. D., Regent University School of Law) is Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies and Apologetics, Fatih Seminary in Tacoma, Washington, and Professor of Law, Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, California. He is author or editor of more than twenty books, including The Christian and American Law and Israel: The Land and the People.

Ethical Dilemmas in Church Leadership: Case Studies in Biblical Decision Making

  • Author: Michael R. Milco
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 192

Infidelity, child abuse, AIDS, homosexuality, unexpected pregnancies--no church or church leader is immune from these difficult social problems. Ethical Dilemmas in Church Leadership presents case studies based on real-life situations and addresses the sensitive issues that pastors and church leaders deal with in any church.

Michael has addressed the top critical, complex, and sensitive church leadership problems of our day. If you desire more precious time with our Lord, get this book and eliminate countless hours of debate.

—Raleigh B. Washington, The Rock of Our Salvation Church, Chicago

Pastor Milco provides the issues, a process for decision making, ethical guidelines, biblical warrant, approaches to solution, and conclusions for each issue...the real value of the book is its process for the resolution of ethical crises.

—James M. Grier, Vice President and Dean, Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary

Church Communications Handbook

  • Author: Wanda Vassallo
  • Publisher: Kregel
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 303

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An experienced speaker and author on communication issues, Wanda Vassallo provides a comprehensive look at structuring all forms of communication in the local church. She stresses the importance of and shows how to develop an overall communications plan. She discusses issues such as how to advertise, how to talk with the media to get out your message, how to communicate effectively with church members, and how best to utilize technology. Chapters include:

  • "The Stranger in Your Midst"
  • "Structuring and Conducting Successful Meetings"
  • "Publishing a Dynamic Newsletter"
  • "Communicating in a Crisis"
  • "Special Evangelistic Events"

This new resource incorporates the developments of recent technology into a practical reference tool for pastors, parachurch ministry heads, church secretaries, and other church staff members. Helpful forms, checklists for planning and tracking progress, and examples of materials from cutting-edge churches make this an invaluable addition to your library

Preaching Evangelistically: Proclaiming the Saving Message of Jesus

  • Authors: Al Fasol, Roy Fish, Steve Gaines, and Ralph Douglas West
  • Publisher: B&H
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 156

The authors ask the poignant question: What is the point to preaching? There are so many agendas competing for pulpit time these days, it can be easy to forget the exact purpose of one’s calling to preach, which is to proclaim God’s salvation through Jesus who died and is now resurrected. Preaching Evangelistically looks at the different elements of gospel preaching and how they are best used to effectively proclaim Jesus. These elements include: sermon setting, text selection, preparation, preaching with biblical authority, giving an invitation, and "Hiding Behind the Cross As You Preach." The book also provides examples of evangelistic sermons from selected preachers. Fasol, one of the co-writers, states, “The purpose of our book is to provide information on preaching evangelistically with integrity, with biblical accuracy, with appeal to contemporary listeners, and absolutely for the glory of God.”

Al Fasol received an M. Div. and Th. D. from and is distinguished professor of preaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Roy Fish was distinguished professor of evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Steve Gaines is pastor of the Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN.

Ralph Douglas West is pastor of Brookhollow Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.

Product Details

  • Title: Preaching & Leadership Bundle
  • Volumes: 40