Monday, February 25, 2008

Best online resources for expository preaching

Every so often I share links to the best free online resources I've found for sermon preparation. Here are the ones I use week-in and week-out for help in preparing my own expository sermons and Bible studies:
  • These studies, arranged by book of the Bible, are often insightful and helpful--especially the work of Bob Deffinbaugh. I don't recommend simply appropriating another man's lesson as one's own. But Mr. Deffinbaugh's work, as with others listed here, usually contains some good, sound ideas worth using with proper attribution.
  • IVP commentaries. Sixteen NT commentaries are available online. While preaching through Philippians I've been blessed in using Gordon' Fee's commentary.
  • Piper's Notes. Sermon texts from John Piper, arranged by biblical text.
  • Ray Stedman's Expository Studies. Mr. Stedman had a tendency to not clearly separate biblical fact from speculation, but his observations are as a rule insightful and helpful.
  • The Sword Project. Several Bible browsers and their modules are available free online for downloading. This one is my favorite.
  • The Text This Week. This site offers resources for lectionary preaching, but the Scripture index is helpful for any expository preaching. The "Contemporary Commentary, Studies, and Exegesis" sections are especially rich and relevant.
There are many more that I use occasionally, but these are definitely the A-list. How about you--any links you'd like to share?


Blogger Alan said...

Logos Bible Software! I have over 2500 resources and this has revolutionized my study!

11:50 AM, February 25, 2008  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for the recommendation. Logos is indeed a fine product--I used it several years ago. If only the modules were free.

3:23 PM, February 25, 2008  
Blogger Alan said...

Here is a link to a great way to build your library quickly and cost effectively:

11:28 AM, February 26, 2008  
Blogger Alan said...

11:30 AM, February 26, 2008  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

OK. Thanks for the link.

12:05 PM, February 26, 2008  

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