Most useful sermon collection

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Raymond Urne | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 8 2014 11:57 AM

I have a question especially for you preaching pastors:

Which sermon collection is most useful to you? And why?

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Everett Headley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 8 2014 12:37 PM

I'm a Piper fan and have his sermon collection.   My only problem with it and other collections I have is that they become too much to go through for individual sermons.  I also don't want to copy someone else, so I like to take some milk from everyone and make my own butter.  But on difficult passages they are very useful.  Those passages you want more development on I really enjoy them. For those rare times I have free reading time, I take my favorite passages and read those sermons.  

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papa_gowgow | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 8 2014 1:03 PM

Spurgeon every time.  As Everett said, you never want to copy a sermon, and with Spurgeon you can't, without sounding exceptionally dated.  But his commitment to sharing the word, and his love of God and neighbour shine through ever time.  Reading his sermons is a comfort, a history lesson and an inspiration all in one.

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mike | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 8 2014 2:29 PM

John MacArthur's sermon collection is my number #1.

lots of golden nuggets & his sermons sounds like his famous commentaries. (Double dips for me)

http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/scripture

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Raymond Urne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 8 2014 11:42 PM

Thanks for sharing your experiences!

The only sermon collection mentioned that I have is Spurgeon. I will look into Piper. Are MacArthur's sermons available in Logos? 

I would be thankful if others also are willing to share which are their favorite sermon collection and why.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 9 2014 12:11 AM

Raymond Urne:
Are MacArthur's sermons available in Logos? 

No

But Mark Barnes was working on a personal book which will index them - https://community.logos.com/forums/p/80179/568454.aspx#568454 for some context

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Raymond Urne | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 9 2014 12:32 AM

Graham Criddle:

Raymond Urne:
Are MacArthur's sermons available in Logos? 

No

But Mark Barnes was working on a personal book which will index them - https://community.logos.com/forums/p/80179/568454.aspx#568454 for some context

That's great news! Mark Barnes has already blessed me a lot with his PB projects!

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 9 2014 5:02 PM

Raymond,  I agree with the recommendations made for Spurgeon and Piper.... you won't want to overlook Ray Pritchard's PBB sermon collection which won't cost you a thing, and has outstanding content. 

"I read dead people..."

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Charles | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 9 2014 5:08 PM

Dr. Alan Carr.   http://www.sermonnotebook.org

Good old fashion preaching!Yes

In Christ,

Charles

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Raymond Urne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 10 2014 8:43 AM

Brother Mark:

Raymond,  I agree with the recommendations made for Spurgeon and Piper.... you won't want to overlook Ray Pritchard's PBB sermon collection which won't cost you a thing, and has outstanding content. 

Thank you, Brother Mark! This is highly appreciated!

Charles Scaglione:

Thanks for this recommendation, Charles! Do you know if anyone has made a personal book out of these sermons?

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 10 2014 9:15 AM

Raymond Urne:

I have a question especially for you preaching pastors:

Which sermon collection is most useful to you? And why?

I really like the Preaching the Word series, and the Preacher's Commentary series. It's billed as a set of commentaries, but they are actually expository sermons organized by Scripture passages (which makes them easier to use than most sermon collections). They are mostly American Evangelical in style and content, but their expository style means there's usually some good homiletical insights for expository preachers.

Also some of the commentaries by N.T. Wright and of Martyn Lloyd-Jones are actually sermons, perhaps reworked for publication in their current form.

Another one that's often good (and hasn't been mentioned - unless I missed it) is the Tim Keller Sermon Archive. He has a practical, intellectual approach that I often find appealing.

Any collection is going to have some gaps in it, so several collections can be more helpful than a single one. Also usefulness depends as much on your style, preferences, and context as it does on the sermon collection you might buy. Again, a variety of collections can be very helpful.

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Charles | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 10 2014 9:22 AM

Hi Raymond:

Not that I know of, however, it would be a great project for someone.  Wish I had more time to put into personal books but with doing two formal Bible Studies a week and service on Sunday, I spend most of my time putting all that together.  By the way, Dr. Carr has links from his main web page to other sermon collections.  It takes some time going through all of them, but well worth the effort.

In Christ,

Charles

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Raymond Urne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 10 2014 9:44 AM

Richard DeRuiter:

I really like the Preaching the Word series, and the Preacher's Commentary series.

Richard DeRuiter:
Also some of the commentaries by N.T. Wright and of Martyn Lloyd-Jones are actually sermons, perhaps reworked for publication in their current form.

Thanks, Richard! I have also benefited from these, especially from Preaching the Word series and the N.T. Wright commentaries. They often have good illustrations.

Richard DeRuiter:
Another one that's often good (and hasn't been mentioned - unless I missed it) is the Tim Keller Sermon Archive. He has a practical, intellectual approach that I often find appealing.

I will check out this one.

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 10 2014 9:52 AM

Peninsula Bible Church maintains a Sermon Library - including the works of Ray Stedman:

     http://www.pbc.org/authors/ 

Blessings,
Floyd

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 10 2014 2:29 PM

Floyd Johnson:

Peninsula Bible Church maintains a Sermon Library - including the works of Ray Stedman:

     http://www.pbc.org/authors/ 

FLoyd, I scanned the site and a couple of the messages.  This looks like a great resource. THANK YOU!

"I read dead people..."

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Raymond Urne | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 11 2014 1:03 PM

Floyd Johnson:

Peninsula Bible Church maintains a Sermon Library - including the works of Ray Stedman:

     http://www.pbc.org/authors/ 

Thanks, Floyd!

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