There’s a great website that offers free Bible-study software for your computer for free. The man who wrote the software, Rick Meyers, says this on the opening screen:
“Freely you received, freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)
Jesus told us that since we’ve been blessed we should bless others. I am happy to provide a blessing to others in the form of free Bible study software!
As a Bible student and teacher I have experienced the necessary work involved in searching the Scriptures for the competent preparation of a Bible study, Sunday school lesson, or a sermon. There are volumes of books available as study tools (and the Christian community is indebted to the various authors’ perseverance and scholarship), but there is not enough time, money, or shelf space to properly take advantage of these resources. Computer software has changed the way we can study the Word of GOD. With a simple search or click of the mouse button, we now have access to these same volumes of scholarship within seconds!
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 software package. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the blessings and does not speak of the quality of the software. I make my living writing software and I believe I have put forth my best effort in this endeavor. The real work, however, was put in by the godly men and women who devoted countless years creating the texts that have been made available for our benefit.
In His service,
I have to say that while I have spent hundreds of dollars for my Bible software, it’s no better than e-sword. In fact, in many ways, the free software at www.e-sword.net is better.
And I love Rick’s thinking. He sees that God’s given him much – the ability to write great software. So he gives back to God by providing excellent Bible software without cost. Rick gets that thinking from Jesus’ words in Matthew 10. The following audio message expounds on how we can all do this.