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Pastoral Ministries

Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Massive digital library of Christian classics. Read books, articles, sermons, or daily devotionals. You will find options to search by title, author, subject, genre, and topic. Browse resources on catechism, history, hymns, sermons, theology, or apologetics. Ante-Nicene Fathers & Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers digital book series freely available here. Choose a passage of scripture in the “Bible Study” feature and view a list of sermons, commentaries, hymns, other Bible translations, and articles linked to that scripture.

Hundreds of free sermon illustrations organized by topic. The sermon illustrations are free. However, if you want additional helps for creating a sermon you can pay a subscription fee and access sermons for the week or by topic, commentaries, a Bible dictionary, what’s trending socially, or current news related to your sermon topic.

Convention Pulpit. Listen to over 100 sermons by Holiness preachers published by the Interchurch Holiness Convention.

Classic Holiness Sermons. Listen to classic holiness sermons from the past and present proclaiming the message of full salvation from sin.

Sermon Central. Enhance your sermons. Find sermon illustrations. Search for sermons by topic or scripture passage. Purchase items for your church media, read preaching articles, or search verse lists by topic.

Sermon Index. Access an index of a vast array of sermons by speaker, topic, or scripture. Read, watch, or listen to podcasts of hundreds of sermons. Read books and sermons written by Christian heroes. Take a look at some classic quotes from the past. View vintage photos of Christian figures or watch a powerful video interview of Leonard Ravenhill on revival. Choose from 10 translations to read the Bible, including KJV and Young’s Literal Translation. 

Sermon Audio Library. “Enjoy our library of more than 2,000,000 free sermons from churches and ministries worldwide.” Search for audio sermons based on scripture passage, topic, speaker, or language. Read the lyrics to over 700 hymns, and for some, listen to the tune, read the story behind the hymn, or find what Bible verse is mentioned in the hymn. Use the online Bible tab to search the Bible multiple ways as well as find quotes, information from Easton’s Bible dictionary, or Thompson-Chain Reference.