We accept: MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Nova. Our online system does not accept American Express. However, our office can process your order by phone or mail using your American Express card.
Your credit card information is Encrypted (scrambled) in a way that it cannot be lifted once it is sent to us. On our home page you will see a button in the bottom corner that indicates that sermonideas.com is a secure site and that information transferred is encrypted. You can click on that button and more information will be available to you about the security of your information.
If your credit card shows a double charge for the same item, it means that you click the "Click to pay" button more than once.
To avoid this problem only click once.
To get a refund for your double charge call our office.
If you go to sermonideas.com on your smartphone you will find that it has been configured to fit the screen on your phone. You can browse our catalog, make an order or listen to Preach Radio from any smart phone.
A general app that links your iPad to our website is "Sermon Ideas for IPad."
There is also a sermon builder app for the IPad. It allows you to build sermons from your iPhone or IPad then email them to yourself, or post to your Evernote or Google Documents accounts.
Both are free apps that are expandable and available from the Apple App Store.
To scroll lists on the IPad you must use TWO fingers. Otherwise nothing happens.
You will not able to login if any of the following situations apply:
1. You misspell either your email address or password. Solution: Retype them correctly.
2. Your subscription has expired. Solution: Renew your subscription online. If you feel there is an error, call our office a 1-800-347-6019.
3. Your card was declined. Solution: Call our office to get your password reactivated. If you choose to renew online, be sure to use a different credit card.
4. Your account has not be activated. Subscriptions can take as long as 24 hours to be activated. Subscriptions paid by check are activated after the check clears, which could be as long as five business days. Since our offices close on the weekend, subscriptions made over the weekend may not be activated until Monday mornings. Often a call to our office or an email using our contact us button, can alert us to your situation
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You can also click on "Free Services" on our home page or sign up for newsletters on the home page. The newsletter provides you with helpful insights as well as discount information.
The music tracks are standard mp3 files. They can be played on any device that plays MP3's. You can play them on Itunes on your computer or cell phone. You can also play them using Windows Media Player on your computer. You can also burn the files to a CD and play them in your automobile other mp3 player. In most cases, on you computer all you have to do is click on the file and your computer will find the appropriate player if it is installed and begin playing your selection
Yes. You will need to enter routing number from the bottom of your check and the account number.
Using a check does require you to wait until your bank clears your online check. It often takes a day or so, but we say five days to be safe.
When your check clears your order will be processed, you won't need to do anything else.
If you select "email" as your delivery method, your order will be available for download instantly. Since most orders have at least five files associated with each item, it is quicker to download them. When your order is complete, you will receive a thank you message and a link to download instantly. If you like, however, we can send you an email with the files attached.
FEDEX: Can be delivered in either three days or next day
PRIORITY MAIL: Generally, three business days.
REGULAR MAIL: Generally, five business days.
Subscribers must login into the control panel using your email address and password to get your free monthly sermons. You CANNOT get your free sermons by clicking "Browse our Catalog." Subscribers must login first. Follow these steps. Click Subscriber login on the home page, then enter your information. In your control panel, click the second item in the list "Free Sermons for the Month." A list of all sermons available for download will appear. You may not see but seven or eight sermons on your screen, scroll down to see the continuous list. Click the items you want, then click proceed to download. The screen will change and you will see the titles that you selected. You may see the same title more than once because the same sermon is presented in several different formats. Choose all of them or just the ones you wan
You can call our office and make your order over the telephone Monday -Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon
With quick pay you are able to make your orders quickly, without re-entering your credit card and address information each time.
You must register for the quick pay system. Give yourself a login name and password then your card information. This info is encrypted (scrambled) then stored on our system. The next time you order, you simply login and all of your card information automatically fills in for you.
In addition you can also see your order history with us in the quick pay section. You are not required to use quick pay; you can skip it and move straight to checkout.
Your order includes several versions of the same sermon. You can tell the difference by the three letters at the end:
TXT-Is a plain text version of your sermon that will work with any word processor, in case you don't use Microsoft Word.
DOC.-The sermon is formatted in a full sheet version in 12 point arial type with a 28 point bold headline. Usually in five sheets.
PDF-Your sermon is laid out in booklet form. You can cut the pages apart or fold them to fit inside of your bible. The titles are in color and the points are in bold letters.
PPT.- These are power point slides that have been keyed to the various points in the sermon. The transitions, fades and exits have already been prepared for you. Use these on your projector screen.
JPG.-This file can be used by the person who prepares your Sunday Bulletin. This the art work for a page in your Sunday Bulletin. It contains a photo, scripture and summary of the sermon you will be preaching. Give this file to your secretary, she'll know what to do with it.
MP3. - This file contains a couple of minutes of audio of Pastor Wright either closing or making a high point about the sermon.
Yes. Once you complete an online order, you given the option to click to download. The files can be viewed on an Ipad or Iphone.
Send us a CD or email us the audio file of your sermon. Be sure to identify the sermon title, speaker, location and date. There is no charge. Send to: Sermon Ideas, P.O. Box 4717, Monroe, La. 71211. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the home page click on the "Free preaching 24 Hours/Day" button. The player will begin to play one the featured sermons. However, you can scroll down the list and select the sermon of your choice.
When your selected sermon finishes, the next sermon in the que begins unless you select a different title or exit the radio player.
To use the promo codes for discount you should select your items and add them to your shopping cart. When you have selected all items that you want and you are ready to pay, "Click to pay" and this will take to a screen that will show you the items you have selected. Just above the "Grand Total" of your purchase you will see a block entitled "Promo Code." Enter the promo code word in this block. Your total will be recalculated after the promocode discount is applied.
From the home page Click "Sermon Resources" then click "Sample Sermon."
Once you have made it to the information page about the sermon you desire you will see a short summary of the sermon, and look at the art work that has been designed for you to use on your Sunday Bulletin.
You can click on the item labeled "Large View" and read the first page of the sermon.
In the New and Recommended sections on the home page you can review the first page of new sermons by clicking the "Preview Button." You can also hear a way that the sermon can closeout by clicking the "Listen" button. You will get about 2 minutes of audio that gives you a flavor for the way the sermon can be closed out.
Audio will start automatically when you are open the information page of a sermon you are reading. It can be stopped by clicking the square preceding the words "Audio powered by sermonideas.com"
Yes. Open the volume on screen. Highlight the section that you want to copy. Open your word processor to a blank page and select "Paste."
You can also print from the volumes as well. Select print and indicate the page numbers that you want printed. Be sure to indicate the page numbers or your printer will attempt to print the entire volume.
a. From the home page click on browse our catalog.
b. Click on "search our catalog by name or scripture"
c. Click on one of the alphabets that represents the first letter in the book of the bible you are seeking. It will open to show you all books of the bible that begin with the letter you entered.
d. Click on the word “scripture” and your list will be sorted to present them in order of the scriptures. If you click the word "ID" the list will be sorted by ID number.
Free sermon downloads are available to subscribers only. If you are a subscriber click this link for a two minute tutorial. Downloading Free Sermon
a. From the home page click on browse our catalog
b. Click on "search our catalog by name or scripture."
c. Click on the category heading "Product Title." The list in front of you will sort itself by sermon title. Remember sermons that by begin with a number such as "2 Legit to Quit" will come before those begin with Alphabets.
The "Amazing Sermon Builder" is an exclusive sermon building tool that you will only find at sermonideas.com. Use it to brainstorm your sermon ideas in perfect seminary styled format. Using our database of introductions, scripture expositions, talking points and cross based closings, you can assemble the basic thoughts for your sermon quickly.
Use the notes below or click here for a video tutorial:How to use the Amazing Sermon Builder
CHOOOSE A TOPIC: You will be able to choose from over 335 topics. A special dropdown box will allow you to pick the topic of your choice. Immediately you will see a list of possible introductions for that topic. Select the one you want and the "Amazing Sermon Builder" remembers.
CHOOSE A SCRIPTURE EXPOSITION: Next you can choose a scripture exposition for the text associated with the topic you selected. Immediately you will see a full exposition of the scripture you selected. If it's what you want, select it and the "Amazing Sermon Builder" remembers.
CHOOSE TALKING POINTS: Use the points section to select several talking points, illustrations and other information to be added to your sermon. As you select the category, immmediately you will see points that are associated with your topic or you can search the entire database by keyword. You can select as many points as you like. when you find what you want, select it and the "Amazing Sermon Builder" remembers.
CHOOSE A CLOSING: Choose a closing associated with your topic, any category you choose or from a key word or phrase. All of the closings are designed to fit any style: whether you are a "lecturer" or a "Whooper." They all will lead you to Calvary. Most end with the Southern tradition..."Early Sunday morning!" Select the closing you want and the "Amazing Sermon Builder" remembers.
COMPOSE AND PUT IT ALL TOGETHER: Click compose and the "Amazing Sermon Builder will assemble all of the items you selected and allow you to customize each section from the title to the close. You can edit, delete or insert information of your own, transforming your selected information into the sermon God has given you, just using facts information from our vast database. When you have finished making your changes, click "save custom sermon" and the magic continues. You can download your new sermon or email it to yourself. It will be in a Microsoft Word file that you can now save and make future changes.--It'll have YOUR name on it.
If you must stop, the items you selected will be there when you return, so you can work on a sermon a little at a time.
If you are NOT A SUBSCRIBER you can get the feel of it by clicking "Build a sermon" on the homepage. You will see a few of the topics (about 5). If you are interested, you can try it for free for a week. You'll be prompted to register just before you put everything together.
That's how it works.
If you get lost, call our office at 1-800-347-6019 Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 12 noon. We'll be glad to help you.
The sermon builder helps you build sermons from ideas God has given you, it does not focus on a specific text. It can help you build a sermon on LOVE but it does not help you build a sermon on John 3:16.
You can browse our catalog for the sermon title you want. When you click on title you will be presented with a detail page that will give you plenty of information about each title. Watch this 2 minute video for a tutorial:How to find details about a sermon
Our office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We close at noon on Friday. If you call, we will be happy to walk you through the steps of using our system.
We are not in a hurry. We will hold your hand and take you step by step, answering your questions along the way. (All of us are still learning this computer stuff) Our office staff can handle most of your problems. Since we take time with each pastor, you may have to leave a message and let us call you back. We will call back, then take as much time as you need to solve your problem.
Call us at 1-800-347-6019
You can get live support from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central) Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday. Our offices are closed on the weekends.
If you are having a problem, send us an email, you will get an answer or a callback if you leave a phone number, even on the weekends.