How many of you all participated? I’m hoping that all of you did!
The great thing about WordPress is that what I write is still up there like back issues. I’d love for a Christian version of WordPress, where you could select book-chapter-verse where applicable for every blog post. That way you could simply go into the side menu, see where I’ve written on Leviticus 14:7 (which is almost nowhere, by the way), and you could see all my writings on that.
That is the one feature I like about sermonaudio, I can simply look up Leviticus 14:7…
“And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.” (Leviticus 14:7, KJV)
and it will show all the related sermons on that verse, or including it. Many of the bigger Bible Software packages include a way to listen to sermons from Sermonaudio on whatever passage you’re studying. Great idea. Bibleworks, Logos, E-Sword(!), and PC Bible Study all do it, Don’t know why Accordance isn’t.
The idea is, that while you’re writing your notes on the passage you’re studying, is you can see what I or Marc Monte or Dan Botterbrodt or Danny Castle have to say on it. And yes, even in Danny Castle’s terse manner, he’ll hit you with Bible truth while he’s preaching.
If all of you participated in the year o the Bible, then by now you know the importance of highlighting your Bible, different methods to do it, the importance of cross references, how and when to use a commentary, what to look for in a commantary, which ones to avoid, how to copy things that are important from commentaries, how to use Bible dictionaries and Encyclopedias, and how to use Harmonies.
The amazing thing is, there’s all kinds of Bible tools out there that many people don’t even know about or consider. I remember how I used to sit there with a Strong’s, my Bible, and a notebook and pen. I filled up notebooks with notes. Not being saved, probably very little of it was correct.
As I told the congregation I was associate pastoring 3 years ago, Bible software today contains tools and benefits – for free – that most of the great commentators and preachers would have died to own! Think of what Matthew Henry, Charles Spurgeon or Jonathan Edwards could have done with E-Sword or Theword or even Bible Analyzer! Think of what Matthew Poole or John Nelson Darby could have done with Accordance or PC Bible Study.
We take these things for granted. If you HAVE computer Bible software, and you are not opening it at least once a day, then you are almost a defenseless Christian. The great news is, it’s not too late to fix that. And since WordPress articles are always there, you can come by later on and start it up! Follow along!