How to use PreachingToday.com
- How does My Cabinet work?
- What if I still have questions?
- How do I find content that fits a particular Bible text?
- How do I find content that fits lectionary texts?
- How do I find content for a certain topic?
- How do I find sermons?
- How do I search to get the best results?
- How can I refine my search or do an advanced search?
- How do I find the right topics to search on each type of content?
- How do I get only the content closest to what I really need? How do I use filters?
- How do I search by multiple words or phrases?
- How do I narrow my search when there are too many results to display?
- I think you have a lot of content for my topic, but I'm getting very few results. Why?
- How do I copy illustrations or other content from PreachingToday.com into my sermon manuscript?
- How do I get a sermon once I've found one I'm interested in?
- How do I set up an 'alert'?
I think you have a lot of content for my topic, but I'm getting very few results. Why?
First check to make sure you spelled the word correctly in the search field. If it's spelled correctly, check to see if we have indexed our resources using a different form of the word. For example, if you search on "Forgiving," you might not yield as many matches. If you search on "Forgiveness," however, you will get hundreds of matches. To check on possible forms of words, click on the "Browse" link at the bottom right of the Search box. This will take you to a landing page that lists all of our topics. Just below the "All Topics" box is a list of letters. Click on the letter associated with the keyword you have in mind, and check to see if your word is present or if there is a related word that will work. Also, try a search using synonyms and related ideas. For example, when searching "Easter," also search "Resurrection" or "Good Friday" or "Atonement" or "Cross." If you search by Bible reference (including lectionary searches) and get few results, try a topic search. For example, if you search on "John 3:3" and yield few matches, search on "Conversion."