Free Course Lectures: Fundamentals of Expository Preaching

The Master’s Seminary made lectures of one of their Masters of Divinity courses available free of charge. The course available for free viewing is Fundamentals of Expository Preaching. The course is presented by John MacArthur and Steven Lawson.

John MacArthur, founder of Master’s Seminary, defines Expository preaching as follows:

The message finds its sole source in Scripture. The message is extracted from Scripture through careful exegesis. The message preparation correctly interprets Scripture in its normal sense and its context. The message clearly explains the original God-intended meaning of Scripture. The message applies the Scriptural meaning for today.

Excerpt from John MacArthur’s book: Preaching

These videos can be a great resource and source of information for equipping those interesting in going into a teaching ministry. Or it could serve as a helpful refresher to those already serving within a teaching or pastoral ministry.

The lectures are available on the Master’s Seminary website. We hope you will find it inspiring and useful for your ministry.

Visit the course page to start (hosted on tms.edu).

YouVersion

YouVersion is a biblically centered ministry best know for their Bible App and Bible App for Kids.

For YouVersion, their mission is about more than only developing and distributing of mobile apps. Below is an excerpt from the ministry’s website that explains their mission.

We wholeheartedly believe a daily rhythm of seeking intimacy with God has the power to transform lives.

That’s why YouVersion creates biblically centered, culturally relevant experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God throughout each day. It’s through these experiences we create opportunities fit for anyone’s daily routine, ultimately helping them form a spiritually-rich rhythm of seeking God intimately.

Our hope is that each person in our community is on an active journey to become who God made them to be, abiding in Him, and drawing closer every day.

https://www.youversion.com/mission/
YouVersion Bible App
Bible App for Kids

We highly recommend these apps, for both adults and kids. Head to the YouVersion and Bible App for Kids websites to learn more about these great applications.

CrossExamined.org

CrossExamined.org

CrossExamined.org is a non-profit ministry started in 2006 that conducts dynamic I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist seminars on college campuses, churches, and high schools. Led by Frank Turek and other Christian apologists, CrossExamined.org exists to address the problem that 3-out-of-4 Christian youth leave the church while in college, many because they are intellectually skeptical. In addition to I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist, CrossExamined.org presenters address other topics faced by young people today.

Excerpt from About Section in CrossExamined.org

CrossExamined.org features free videos on their YouTube channel, free podcasts and, a blog.

Visit the ministries website for more information.

HisChannel Ministries

Visit HisChannel.com to watch the latest world news in light of Scripture and Biblical prophecy. The website also hosts videos on Biblical teaching, Church broadcasts, as well as Movies and Documentaries pertaining to Christian topics.

Bible.org

Bible.org is another excellent and free online resource that can be used for Bible study; for devotional or scholarly purposes. In addition to a multitude of articles, it also provides a free Bible study tool, called NetBible.org. Below is an excerpt from the website’s ‘about’ section.

We are a nondenominational Bible based site that exists to freely share the good news from God to the entire world so you can KNOW the Truth about life and eternity. This Truth comes from Knowing GOD and having a relationship with Jesus Christ as it says in John 14:6-7Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you have known me, you will know my Father too. And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”

To help you search and find these truths, we provide free access on the Internet to over 20,000 articles which represent the finest, most trustworthy biblical truths and materials from Pastors and Scholars around the world. 

We also desire to come along side the Church and help it fulfill the Great Commission commandment from Christ which is recorded in Matt 28:19-20.

In addition we provide for free, the best Bible Study Tool on the web  “NetBible.org“. This free tool has the NET Bible (2nd edition) with its 58,000+ notes, Greek, Hebrew, texts linked to Strongs numbers, and it allows you to search all the translations of the Bible to find your favorite verses. 

https://bible.org/book/about-bibleorg

Go and have a look at this great free resource.

Credit: Cover Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

BeliefMap

BeliefMap is an apologetics tool designed for navigating four main questions that the gospel depends on: “Does God exist?”, “Is Jesus a real historical figure?”, “Does Jesus stand out as if God’s chosen?”, and, “Did God raise Jesus from death?” We aim to produce a comprehensive research tool that maps academic responses and counter-responses to these questions. BeliefMap is designed as an encyclopedia to be quickly navigated, in an interactive choose-your-own path format that feels like conversation with an expert.

More broadly, BeliefMap aims to Equip, Encourage, and Evangelize.

• We Equip Christians working to share their faith with skeptical friends and family, by providing them with a sort of pocket-apologist to train them, as well as consult and guide their live discussions.

• We Encourage Christians who are doubting by providing a customized tool for addressing their personal concerns.

• We Evangelize seekers who are exploring the truth-claims of Christianity (particulary claims central to defending the the good news of Jesus Christ), to see if it is justifiable and defensible. BeliefMap aims to be an academically rigorous resource which demonstrates and advertises that Christianity is intellectually distinguished, so that the gospel of Jesus Christ cannot be rationally dismissed or ignored.

https://beliefmap.org/

Blue Letter Bible

Blue Letter Bible provides powerful tools for an in-depth study of God’s Word through our free online reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith.

Blue Letter Bible is designed around 4 pillars.


1. BIBLE-CENTERED: We view the Bible as central to our study resources. We intentionally designed the website to include study tools that are linked directly to Bible passages.


2. POWERFUL STUDY TOOLS: Dig deep into the Word using commentaries, encyclopedias, maps/images and much more. One of our most used tools is the Lexicon search, which gives users immediate access to the original Hebrew and Greek words.


3. QUICK AND EASY SEARCH FUNCTION: In one spot, you can search Scripture by word, verse or multiple verses.


4. PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE: Use some features more than others? Create a customized homepage and sidebar to include exactly what study tools you want.

https://www.blueletterbible.org/about/about.cfm
Blue Letter Bible co-founders reflecting on the ministry’s history and growth over the years.

e-Sword


e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free Bible study app. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the blessings and does not speak of the quality of the app. Below you’ll find a list of features that you will discover helps make Bible study both enjoyable and enriching.

https://www.e-sword.net/index.html

Download the e-Sword Bible Study application for PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad.