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List of Bible Books and Sermon Series


Since I enjoy book-by-book and verse-by-verse Bible teaching, especially in MP3 sermon format, I have created an Excel file to help organize the available resources, for future Bible study.  My list includes each book of the Bible and associated Bible teachers who taught through part or all of that Bible book.  For each teacher I list the number of messages in the series, and note if the series covered only part of the book.  For my purposes I looked at several preachers that I’m familiar with.  The list includes John MacArthur and S. Lewis Johnson, as well as the other teachers at Believers Chapel, plus material from preachers affiliated with John MacArthur (Don Green, Steve Lawson, Bruce Blakey, Lance Quinn), and a few other recommended names including Mark Hitchcock, Thomas Constable, and Ray Stedman.

A few observations from the complete list:

  • John MacArthur has the greatest number of messages, and the most complete coverage of the New Testament.  He actually has preached through all of the New Testament books (gospel of Mark still in progress), yet I did not include his sermons for books covered early in his ministry, especially since better series exist for those books, from more mature (better delivery style) preachers.
  • S. Lewis Johnson has the most coverage for the minor prophets — and when you include Dan Duncan, Believers Chapel has the most extensive coverage for all the Prophets:  all books except Lamentations, Nahum and Zephaniah.  Believers Chapel also generally has the most coverage for all the Old Testament: most of the history through the time of King David, plus most of the prophets, and decent coverage for Proverbs and even some Psalms.
  • Thomas Constable has audio sermons available for several Old Testament books, but in many cases the complete series are only available with payment for audio CDs.  Yet Constable also has a complete 66 book commentary of the whole Bible, in PDF format.
  • Thomas Constable, plus Ray Stedman and Mark Hitchcock nicely fill in some of the spots neglected by others, such as Ruth, Esther, 1 Samuel 1-15 (pre-David),  Nehemiah, Job and Ecclesiastes.  Yet a few gaps exist, books I could not find audio sermons for, including the Kings and Chronicles and some of the smaller Old Testament books.  Further study of those books can always be done with material from J. Vernon McGee, or through print resources such as commentaries from Thomas Constable and Alexander MacLaren.

Click the following link to see the actual list:

Bible Teaching Series List

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  1. June 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    W.A. Criswell, who was a dispensationalist and basically a 4 pointer, is well worth a listen as well. He preached through the entire Bible. http://www.wacriswell.org/ I’ve found the search engine on that site to be somewhat erratic when searching by topic, but it may be better when searching by passage. John MacArthur and Dr. Criswell were apparently fairly well acquainted earlier in MacArthur’s ministry.

    The website of Calvary Bible Church in Burbank, CA, which was founded by Jack MacArthur (John’s father) has a wealth of resources as well. http://www.calvarybiblechurch.org/

  2. June 30, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Thanks! I’d heard of Criswell, didn’t know too much about him yet, so I’ll definitely look into that. The Calvary Bible church also looks like a good website.

  3. Owen
    January 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I too have most all the references that you mention, especially enjoy S. Lewis Johnson’s messages. Skip Heitzig did a several year thru the bible covering all the chapters called 729 (the amount of teachings) http://www.connectiononline.org/teachinglibrary.asp

    from there you select each book. He also has done a series on John called Believe879 for each verse in John and the theme word.
    http://www.believe879.com/teachingarchive.asp

    I am not promoting Skip Heitzig, I have never met the man, he is affliated with the Calvary Chapel Churches, however I have enjoyed his messages.

  4. January 16, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks for the info on Skip Heitzig. The website looks interesting, a lot of material to look through there.

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