I am a full time Southern Baptist pastor. I preach 3 times per week, and I also teach a class on Sunday nights. I use BibleWorks 9 when preparing sermons and teaching lessons. The main benefit of BibleWorks as compared to other Bible software programs is the exegetical framework it provides. BibleWorks is primarily a textual tool for those who want to interact with the original languages of Scripture.
When you hold your mouse cursor over a Greek or Hebrew word, you have instant access to its morphological parsing. Also, when you hold your cursor over an English word, you have instant access to the Greek or Hebrew and its possible meanings. Furthermore, you can compare and contrast with ease multiple Bible versions in English, Greek, Hebrew, and many other languages. Finally, you can cross-reference with ease as well by searching Scripture using English, Greek, and/or Hebrew words.
In our busy world, sermon preparation can often fall to the way-side due to a lack of time or a mismanagement of priorities in ministry. BibleWorks helps me to maximize the time I have so that when I stand in the pulpit, I can stand as “a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).
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BibleWorks 9 in action