I’ve talked about this program before.
Here’s a list of sermons I did a few years ago.
I think this program is indispensable. The only problem is… the author gave it so much time for the Christian world to support his software. He didn’t get any support, so he withdrew it. To me it’s shocking that so many people can afford a cup of coffee on the way to work, but you couldn’t make your own for a week and then send him the savings? Twenty bucks donation is all it would have taken!
I keep my download files (most of the time) so I could offer it – but i’d need his permission. And there’s no way to reach him right now.
Anyway, it’s possible to write your sermon in this program, and then print out the pages. I never used it for that, I just used it to catalog all my sermons.
If you’re the author of this program, I’d love to hear from you.
Anyway, what I did was write it in Wordsearch (now that I’m used to Logos’s much better word processor, the Wordsearch one seems hideous to me), and then open The Pastor’s Study and enter it in there.
The interesting thing for me is to begin to see how I’ve preached the verses 1 Cor. 10:13, 1 John 1:9, 1 John 2:6, 1 Kings 19:4, 1 Kings 19:18, 1 Peter 1:23, 1 Peter 3:15, 1 Thess. 4:14, 1 Thess. 5:23-24, 1 Tim. 4:6, 2 Thess. 2:13-15, 2 Tim. 2:11-13… and many more.
I’m really tickled to see in my mind the outline of the Bible, and little checkmarks where I’ve preached. This can help you to focus and think, “Okay, I’m always in 1 & 2 Timothy, and Matthew…” and start looking at quoting other texts too.
If your church is actually in a building, and not a rented place or a house church, I’d make the report list and print it on the wall right next to my computer. Maybe in a guilded fancy frame.
Because it’s a huge thing, to me able to meet the Lord face to face and tell Him, “I’ve preached from every book of the Bible.”
And of course, to see His smile, and the gentle repsonse, “And you got every one of them wrong.”
But anyway, you tried!
I’ve sent screen captures, by the way, of this program to Wordsearch and the suggestion that perhaps they hire this guy? It went about as far as most of my suggestions! Even though they assured me my list of 48 suggestions I sent three years ago would form the basis of WS11…
And it didn’t
Well, anyway, enough of tormenting my fellow pastors with “see this cool program you can’t get anymore…”
maybe this time if I can bring this guy out of retirement, Christians could support his software this time?