the desire accomplished…

… is sweet to the soul.

So says Pr 13.19a. I wonder if we take that out of context, considering the parallel phrase in Pr 13.19b, but…

But I just finished a massive amount of re-coding our Thru the Bible html index project.

Between August of 2005 and April of 2007 we took our church through a marathon chronological Bible reading and preaching project. We read the same passages together, worked through study guides, and preached messages covering the material we were reading each week.

I created Thru the Bible 1.0 with just the Old Testament index. It was kind of clunky looking, basically really really old-fashioned HTML, back eons ago when the web was young (and ugly). This index contained only our written material.

Tonight I finally finished the re-write of the whole project, OT, Intertestamental period, and NT. It looks much better than the earlier effort, although I am not sure it reaches the level of what the geeks call “Web 2.0”. Anyway, it looks a lot better than the first version.

And it contains all the audio files.

I plan to burn these on DVDs, and will make them available to anyone who asks for the cost of postage. (These will be on basic cheap DVDs, if you want a “100 year” DVD, it will cost $5 plus postage.)

I still have to double check all my links, but praise the Lord, all the coding is done.

Now its time to go to bed. How many late nights has this been?


UPDATE: DVDs now available!


  1. Good to hear it… do you have a tool to verify your links for you? If not, email me and I can send you one.

  2. David Barnhart says:

    Sounds interesting. I look forward to it. And, now since you are so skilled, can I pay for it through PayPal? :)

    Seriously, I would like one of these when they are ready.

    • Hi Dave

      Well, I am just testing all my links. I found several faulty sound files, so I will have to re-edit them etc. I tested one, and the reediting solves the problems, so I should be good to go soon.

      Paypal… hmm… I guess that is easy enough to set up. I’ll look into it.

      Don Johnson
      Jer 33.3

  3. Oh, Dunky boy, I wish I had seen your post before I spent the evening click, click, clicking away!

    Well, I haven’t verified absolutely every link, but I think I fixed all the important errors. You can send the tool along anyway!

    Don Johnson
    Jer 33.3

  4. OK… gadget on the way. Probably should have emailed you directly.

  5. Bro Don, sounds like a good investment.

    For anyone who is interested, I do recommend Bro Don’s sermon outlines on the NT. I have gleaned much from them (plus the ones I have read from Leviticus and the current series on Romans). There are some minor points of disagreement, but overall these are worthwhile study materials.