15% Off Logos 5: What You Really Save

15% Off Logos 5!For just a few more days, you can get 15% off a new Logos 5 base package. Just use coupon code L5CHRISTMAS to take advantage of Christmas savings!

The thing is, the bigger the base package, the better the deal. With a new base package, you’re saving way more than 15%—you’re also getting Logos’ bundling discounts, which increase as you add more books, as well as Dynamic Pricing for the resources you already own. In fact, just a few of the resources in each base package cover the entire cost.

Here’s how these amazing deals break down:

portfolioPortfolio—less than the cost of seven collections

  1. Sheffield/T&T Clark Bible Guides Collection (44 vols.): $849.95
  2. Second Temple Period Collection (19 vols.): $799.95
  3. The College Press NIV Commentary Series (40 vols.): $739.95
  4. Gnostic & Apocryphal Studies Collection (10 vols.): $649.95
  5. Hermeneutics Collection (12 vols.): $649.95
  6. Exegetical Summaries Series (24 vols.): $499.95
  7. Library of NT Studies: JSNTS on Paul (17 vols.): $449.98

With 15% off, you’re not just taking $747 off the regular price—thanks to Logos’ bundling discounts, you’re completely covering your costs with just these seven collections! Portfolio is the largest, most powerful base package we could put together: 2,500+ books for (with the 15% Christmas discount) just $1.63 each. You can even split up the costs with an 18-month payment plan—you’ll pay only about $240/month for a library worth $78,000 in print! Plus, when you’re a Portfolio owner, bundles are always 50% off.

platinumPlatinum—less than the cost of five collections

  1. Charles Simeon’s Horae Homileticae Commentary (21 vols.): $489.95
  2. Preaching the Word Commentaries (26 vols.): $449.95
  3. Believers Church Bible Commentary (24 vols.): $399.95
  4. The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter (23 vols.): $349.95
  5. Lenski’s Commentary on the New Testament (12 vols.): $299.95

With 15% off Platinum, you don’t just save $322.49—you cover all your costs with just five collections. Platinum gives you all of Logos’ advanced features, as well as a 1,370-book library with a print value of more than $28,000. But you won’t pay anywhere near that much: combine your upgrade discounts with Dynamic Pricing, and even break up your payments with a manageable payment plan.

Logos 5 GoldGold—less than the cost of four collections

  1. Exegetical Summaries Series (24 vols.): $499.95
  2. The United Bible Societies’ Old Testament Handbook Series (29 vols.): $399.95
  3. The Context of Scripture (3 vols.) $299.95
  4. The United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series (20 vols.): $274.95

With 15% off Gold, you’re saving $232.49—and covering your costs with just these four collections. Gold is the most affordable package that gives you all of Logos 5’s smart features—Timeline, Clause Search, Bible Facts, and more.

The bigger the base package, the more you save. 15% off adds up fast, and when you take advantage of the Christmas sale’s discount and a payment plan, you’re getting the library you really want at the best possible price. Don’t miss out—the 15% discount will disappear soon! Use coupon code L5CHRISTMAS and get 15% off Logos 5 today.

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For just a few more hours, you can get the one-time-only 500 Book Mega Pack. If you don’t pick up the Mega Pack before midnight tonight, you’re going to miss out on the best deal in Logos history.

Take advantage of this one-time chance to build your library and save 96%—get the Mega Pack before it’s gone forever!

Today Only: Extended Hours, Phone-Only Sales, and More!

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You’re running out of time to take advantage of our Christmas specials! That’s why, today only, our phone lines are open until 9:00 p.m. (PST). This is the perfect time to call and find out more about our phone-only sales, pick up the 500 Book Mega Pack (which disappears tonight at midnight!) for an amazing 96% off, or talk through your base package and bundle options.

Your very last chance to get the 500 Book Mega Pack

Today is your last day—ever—to get the 500 Book Mega Pack. If you’ve been trying to make up your mind, you can’t wait any longer—there’s simply no more time. This is your only chance to get $10,000+ worth of books for 96% off (or more!). If you’re still on the fence, you’re about to miss the single best deal in Logos history.

Call us right now at 888-875-9491 to find out how big of a Dynamic Pricing discount you qualify for, ask questions, or set up a payment plan. But don’t wait—tomorrow it will be too late, and the 500 Book Mega Pack won’t be coming back.

Phone-only sales: amazing deals on best-selling products

We’ve discounted over 30 special resources, but you’ll have to call us to find out what they are. The list includes many of our top-selling and most wished-for items, so there’s a very good chance you could save on something you’ve been wanting.

We’re not announcing the pricing here, but we can tell you this—these are some of the best prices we’ve ever offered on some resources that rarely go on sale. You don’t want to miss this! Call us today at 888-875-9491, or email us at sales@logos.com to find out what they are!

Christmas specials: 15% off base packages and more

Right now, you can get great discounts on Logos 5 base packages, new and improved bundles, some of our most requested products, and more. We’re open until 9:00 p.m. (PST) to answer your questions and help you find the perfect deal. If you’re not sure which base package, bundles, or add-on resources are right for you and your budget, call us and talk with one of our Logos specialists!

Don’t miss out. We’ll be here until 9:00 p.m. (PST)—call us at 888-875-9491 or email us at sales@logos.com today!

You’re About to Miss Logos’ Best Deal. Ever.

500-book-mega-pack-blogA couple weeks ago, we introduced the best deal Logos has ever offered: the 500 Book Mega Pack.

People who are already in on the deal love it:

But at midnight tomorrow, the 500 Book Mega Pack is going away—forever.

If you’re still on the fence, you’re about to miss the single best deal in Logos history.

Here’s why you don’t want to let that happen:

1. The Mega Pack is a smart investment

With the Mega Pack, you’re getting a $10,000+ library for less than $1 per book—that’s more than 96% off. Discounts that big add up fast: for example, two of the collections you’ll get are the Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, which Baptist Magazine called “one of the most popular and useful literary enterprises of the nineteenth century,” and the Works of George Whitefield, which gives you the beloved preacher’s writings, sermons, and correspondence. On their own, just those two resources already cost more than the entire bundle!

2. Dynamic Pricing gives you an even better deal

96% off is a stunning discount, but it’s actually the minimum you’ll save. With Dynamic Pricing, you’ll get a customer ownership discount based on your current library—if you already own some of these books, your price will be even lower.

And here’s the cool part: all 500 books set you up for more Dynamic Pricing down the road. You’re not just getting $10,000+ worth of books—you’re getting all the associated Dynamic Pricing on future purchases. You’ll never pay for the same books twice; why not make sure what you do pay is 96% off?

3. You’ll never, ever see it again

The 500 Book Mega Pack isn’t a regular product or sale—it’s an extreme, one-time occurrence. When it expires tomorrow, it’s not just the discount that’s ending; it’s the collection itself. You’re never going to get this opportunity again.

So why are you on the fence?

“$399.95 is a lot of money”

But $39’s a lot less—pick up the Mega Pack with a 12-month payment plan and that’s all you’ll pay each month. (And remember: if you own even one of these titles, your custom price will be even lower.) Payment plans let you move fast, lock in your 96% savings, start using your new books right now, and spread out the payments, interest-free.

“I don’t want some of these books”

Even if you’re not sure you’re interested in all 500 books, the 500 Book Mega Pack will make your library smarter. Your books are what power Logos’ features—when you build your library with the Mega Pack, you set yourself up for more productive searches and cross-references. You might never read all 500 books cover to cover, but you’ll start doing deeper study from day one. And, as we’ve seen, you’ll get not only $10,000+ in books, but also Dynamic Pricing savings down the road—all for 96% off.

“OK, but I’m just not ready”

Unfortunately, there’s simply no more time. This deal is going away tomorrow.

It’s going away forever.

But you can still try out the Mega Pack firsthand and risk-free: pick it up while you still can, and if it’s not for you, just return it within 30 days. Especially with a 12-month payment plan, this lets you make sure it’s the right choice: if you decide to keep it, you’re looking at monthly payments of just $39; if you decide it’s not for you, you’ll get your money back.

If you don’t pick up the 500 Book Mega Pack before midnight tomorrow, you’re going to miss out on the best deal in Logos history.

Take advantage of this one-time chance to build your library and save 96%—get the Mega Pack before it’s gone forever.

5 Great Ways to Put the Rest of Your 2013 Book Budget to Use

500-book-mega-pack-blogThe year’s nearly over—there are only a couple of days left! If you have more 2013 book budget than you have time left to use it, here are some suggestions to help you take advantage of your funds while you still can.

1. The 500 Book Mega Pack

This isn’t just the biggest bang for your buck this season—it’s the greatest deal we’ve ever offered. You won’t find these 500 books in any base package, and you’ll get an unbelievable discount—more than 96% off! That’s an even better discount than you get with Portfolio.

These are resources you’d normally pay more than $10,600 for—and right now, you’re only paying $399.99. But you’ll have to hurry: this offer is only good through December 31. Come January 1, this collection will disappear entirely—you won’t find it at any price!

2. Logos bundles

Another great option for putting the rest of your annual budget to good use is to pick up one of our new, improved topical bundles, which come in various sizes to fit your budget. Whatever your interests—theology, language, ministry, culture—the perfect bundle is waiting for you. And for just a little while longer, all bundles are 50% off!

If you’ve already purchased one of last year’s bundles, now’s the perfect time to upgrade—you won’t pay for the books you already own, and you’ll get all the new content for half the price.

3. A new base package

Not a Logos 5 user? Now’s the time to jump into a new base package! Pick up one up today for 15% off, and put the power of Logos 5 to work for you.

Josh McDowell calls Logos “a must-have for anyone who is serious about understanding the Word.” You’re going to love doing deeper study in less time. And, as with our other deals, you’ll get a discount based on the titles you already own.

4. Book Cache

Still not sure what to do with your leftover budget? Start a Book Cache subscription! You can invest the rest of this year’s budget—and some (or all) of next year’s—in a special account to use on future Logos products.

With Book Cache, you can stockpile Logos credit and always have the funds available to take advantage of amazing deals. If your school or church offers a regular book budget, Book Cache is the perfect library-building tool.

Start your subscription today!

5. More Logos deals

We still have quite a few Christmas deals available—check out all the 12 Days of Logos deals, or, with coupon code STOCKINGSTUFFERS, get special savings on favorite Logos resources.

Don’t forget: with an interest-free payment plan, you can take advantage of Christmas deals, start using your new books right away, and stretch out your payments for up to 18 months!

Don’t let your book budget go to waste—take advantage of Logos savings before the end of the year!

Call Today for Phone-Only Deals!

In addition to taking advantage of our Christmas sale, right now you can call in for amazing deals on some of our top-selling products! We’ve selected a variety of resources—commentaries, collections, study resources, and more—so there’s something for everyone.

We’re not announcing the pricing here: to find out just how much you’ll save, call us at 800-875-6467 or email us at Sales@Logos.com. But we can say that these are some of the best prices you’ll find on some of our best-selling products. Don’t miss out—call now!

Here are just a few resources you can save on:

the-essential-ivp-reference-collection-version-3The Essential IVP Reference Collection 

Call us at 800-875-6467 to get the sale price!

The Essential IVP Reference Collection gives you works from many of today’s best biblical and theological scholars—you’ll get not only commentaries but also dictionaries covering biblical studies, NT Greek, theological terms, and apologetics and the philosophy of religion.

Charles Ryrie Collection

Call us at 800-875-6467 to get the sale price!

Renowned writer and theologian Charles C. Ryrie, one of the most respected and prolific Bible scholars living today, is a widely influential voice in evangelical Christianity. The Charles Ryrie Collection gives you many of Ryrie’s key works on inerrancy, the rapture, and premillenialism—texts that have profoundly influenced dispensationalist theology for the past half century.

the-united-bible-societies-new-testament-handbook-seriesThe United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series

Call us at 800-875-6467 to get the sale price!

This 20-volume set of detailed commentaries provides valuable exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic information on the original texts. The series has been especially useful to translators worldwide.

Have a certain product in mind? These aren’t all the sale items: call us at 800-875-6467 or email us at Sales@Logos.com to find out what else is on sale.

But don’t wait—these prices won’t last much longer!

Don’t Miss Out: Christmas Deals End Soon

Last Chance for Logos Christmas Sale Deals

You’re running out of time to take advantage of Christmas savings! For just a few more days, you can get great discounts on Logos 5 base packages, new and improved bundles, some of our most requested products, and more.

500-book-mega-pack-blogGet our best deal ever: the 500 Book Mega Pack!

We’ve pulled together 500 classic titles into one amazing collection—and we’re offering it for over 96% off! If you were to pick up all these books at any other time, you’d pay over $10,000. But right now, you can round out your library with 500 new books for less than $1 a title!

Don’t miss out—the 500 Book Mega Pack disappears forever at midnight on December 31.

Take 15% off a new Logos 5 base package

Just use coupon code L5CHRISTMAS and you’ll save 15% on a brand-new library! You’ll get the most useful, in-depth commentaries, lexicons, language and grammar tools, and more, and with our bundling discounts and the Christmas sale, you’ll know you’re getting an outstanding value.

Instead of spending time and money putting together a collection piece by piece, pick from our carefully curated base packages at 15% off.

Master BundleGet 50% off new and improved bundles

Once you’ve picked a base package, customize your library even further: supplement it with topical bundles for 50% off! We’ve expanded our bundles—each includes all the resources from last year’s version, plus tons of new content. This means that if you already own a bundle, with Dynamic Pricing, you’ll save even more than 50%. For example, if you already own the XL Master Bundle, you’ll get 62% off the newest version!

Don’t wait—take 50% off bundles today.

All 12 Days of Logos deals are live!

For this year’s 12 Days of Logos sale, we put 12 top resources on sale, and right now you can save on as many of them as you’d like! Head over to 12DaysOfLogos.com to check out all of this year’s deals. Just use coupon code 12DAYS2013 to get your savings.

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Logos 5, special 12 Days savings, bundles on the topics you care about—these Christmas deals aren’t gone yet, but they will be soon. Take advantage of the Christmas sale before prices go up!

Celebrate Boxing Week: Get a Free Book & Save on Over 50 Resources!

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Why celebrate just one day when you can celebrate an entire week? Our Boxing Week sale offers huge savings on over 50 resources, plus a free book by A. W. Tozer. But, like all good things, this sale must come to an end, so don’t wait! All Boxing Week deals end January 6.

Get great deals on 50+ resources:

Free book! A. W. Tozer’s And He Dwelt among Us

Regularly $11.95—get it free with coupon code BOXING2013
Explore the Gospel of John in a whole new way. In this powerful volume, A. W. Tozer takes you on a unique, biblically grounded journey through the book’s dense descriptions and mystical nature.

Get 30% off the Theological Lexicon of the Old TestamentTheological Lexicon of the Old Testament

Regularly $99.95—get it for $69.95 with coupon code BOXING2013
In this remarkable reference work, top scholars provide in-depth, wide-ranging investigations of the historical, semantic, and theological meanings of Old Testament concepts. Unlike typical lexicons, this resource evaluates each term by clearly describing its actual usage in the language. It serves a wide audience, from professors and researchers to pastors and students.

Get 15%+ off Jesus: The Final Days

Regularly $13.95—get it for $11.62 with coupon code BOXING2013
Two of the world’s most celebrated writers on the historical Jesus share their greatest findings on Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Together, Craig A. Evans and N. T. Wright concisely and compellingly convey the drama and earth-shattering significance of Jesus’ final days on earth.

exegetical-summaries-seriesGet $240 off the Exegetical Summaries Series

Regularly $499.95—get it for $259.95 with coupon code BOXING2013 (that’s 48% off!)
Phrase by phrase, this series asks exegetical and interpretive questions and summarizes the content from every major Bible commentary and dozens of lexicons. Identify exegetical challenges, discover a text’s interpretive history, and survey the scope of nearly everything written about each verse and phrase in the New Testament. Don’t miss out on these great deals: save big with our Boxing Week sale!

Then sign up for the Canadian email list for even more deals!

Why I Did It—The Truth Comes Out

nevergiveupSee the frog? That’s me.

Whether it’s a good idea or not, I’m the guy that never wants to give up. When I see my favorite NFL team punting the ball or going for the field goal at “4th and goal” it drives me nuts—I would go for the first or the touchdown every time. Now I’m no football expert, and I am sure smarter, more experienced coaches than I, are simply playing the percentages, but there’s something in me that always wants to win now, or go out in a blaze of glory trying.

A few weeks ago it became clear, here at Logos, that we were within striking distance of a major milestone for our company, but it didn’t look certain that we would make it. Can you imagine how this messed with my head?

Instead of planning our work, and working our plan, I went into full on “bull-in-a-china-shop” mode to do whatever it took to hit the milestone. I knew there was no way my poor confused brain would be able to handle coming so close to the finish line, only to come crashing down in an unceremonious, yet spectacular, crash just inches short of crossing it.

Long story short: I “Mega Packed” Christmas.

The new 500 Book Mega Pack is my “blaze of glory” effort to end this year firmly across the finish line of our goals. Plain and simple, it is not normal, it is extremely rare, it is massively discounted, and it may be your only opportunity ever to take advantage of my obsessive compulsive desire to hit goals, and make you a huge winner too. I know that I can’t get there without you, so I had to do what it takes to reward you with an unbelievably compelling offer for helping me reach my goals.

With fewer than a dozen days left in the year, something spectacular had to be done to “move the needle” enough to guarantee victory. We had to do something extreme.

Mega Pack is extreme.

It is not just another product or promotion. It is the biggest discount we have ever offered. In fact, it is so good I actually asked my team not to allow dynamic pricing on it, because the discount was already bigger than anything we had ever done before. Credit to whom credit is due, and good news for you… my team fought for you, to make it even better, and pleaded to let you win twice and combine the best discount we’ve ever had with even further discounting from your dynamic price.

You’ll notice that Mega Pack doesn’t have the same look and feel of most of our marketing. It is hyped, sensational, and perhaps a bit cheesy. That’s my fault. I assure you I will back off the cheese and let our high standards of elegance return once this promotion is over. The reason for the cheese is to stand out and shake you by the shoulders and plead with you to realize the truth. We knew we had to make something this extremely incredible to get your attention and convince you to spend your money now—just so we could hit our goal for this year. We can both win, and that’s a good thing.

It really will go away, forever.

Now that you know the truth behind why this product is so incredibly discounted and hyped, you’ll forgive us for forcing everyone to place their orders for it before the end of the year, because the reality is we are really just trying to hit a goal, not make more money. As crazy as that sounds, it is the truth. That’s why we are discontinuing the product at the end of the year, even though we know it could make a lot of money in the future. The goal is right before us, and we need to hit it now, because once December 31 passes, it won’t matter anymore. I’d rather hit the goal now than make more money overall. I know, I have a problem. (Fortunately I know where to get some great biblical counseling books.)

Please don’t blame the team for my cheese.

Now I’ve been saying “me,” “my,” and “I” all over this post… but please don’t get it wrong, all the work that went into creating this massive product and promotion from scratch in just a few days was put in by the incredible team of amazing people at Logos, right before Christmas. All I did was be unreasonably obsessive compulsive and throw a wrench in the spokes of the well laid plans they were already executing on. Please reward the team’s work by buying the Mega Pack (and if you appreciate all their hard work, please show it with a kind word for them in the comments section below). Thanks!

So there you have it. The 500 Book Mega Pack is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get the best discount we have ever offered on a massive $10,000.00+ library of books, for a ridiculously small fraction of that price, and I can feel all warm and fuzzy about hitting a goal, (hmm I can’t help but feel that you are getting the bigger win here) but you have to act now!

Order the 500 Book Mega Pack online or call 888-875-9491 to order now!

You might not believe I’d say this…

I know it sounds crazy to hear me to say it, but the Mega Pack may not be for you. Really, you don’t have to buy it. Did you get that? One more time to be sure—don’t let the marketing hype push you into a bad financial position—seriously. It doesn’t matter how good the deal is if it is not a good idea for your finances. If you can’t afford this (or any impulse luxury you don’t need) don’t buy it. I’d rather completely miss this goal than push one person into dire financial straits.

Just because it is the best discount we have ever offered, doesn’t mean you have to have it. Yes it is a great deal, but if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it. I’d hate to think that you made a poor financial decision for you or your family because I felt a compulsion to hit a goal that was set just for fun. We are not a publicly traded company, we have no one to impress, we are doing great, we aren’t even talking about what the goal is. I just thought it would be fun to hit the goal, and I wanted you to be blessed with an unprecedented opportunity to get a huge library of books that are sure to help you continue to explore and discover the wonders of the Word of God, at an amazing discount, so we both win big. You get an incredible deal, I get bragging rights. Hey wait a second, now that I “say it out loud” it doesn’t seem like I’m making such a great call here, what I am I going to do with bragging rights? Oh well, that ship has sailed. It’s alright if you are winning more than I am, I don’t mind.

Why are you reading when you should be dialing?

If money is no object, or if a payment plan of $39 per month or less is not a strain, you should be dialing 888-875-9491 right now. If you don’t call right now (and please note the area code is “888″ not “800″) or add the Mega Pack to your shopping cart in the next sixty seconds, I won’t feel sorry for you when you realize you really did want it come January, and the only way you can get it is to meticulously add 500 books to your cart and shell out $10,000.00 or so. I guess it is your call, $399.95 now or $10,000.00 later, hmm, tough call. OK, honestly I will feel sorry for you, so maybe I’ll shave a few thousand dollars off that $10,000.00 order, but it still won’t be $399.95 like it is now while you still have time.

Buy the 500 Book Mega Pack online or call 888-875-9491 to order now!

In Christ We See God’s Glory

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We are flesh. We are limited by human bodies in a world cursed with sin. The strongest among us are still weak. The healthiest among us still become sick. Our bodies don’t always work the way they’re supposed to. And eventually, our flesh will succumb to that last enemy, death.

Contrast our condition with that of God. He is not bound by flesh, for he is spirit (John 4:24). He is the Alpha and the Omega, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8). God does not fear sickness or death, for he alone has immortality; he dwells in unapproachable light, and no one has ever seen or can see him (1 Timothy 6:16). He is the King of the Ages, our immortal, invisible God, and to him belong the honor and glory forever (1 Timothy 1:17).

God became flesh for us

But beyond all his power and greatness, God’s defining attribute is love (1 John 4:8). And that incomprehensible love caused him to give up everything for us. Jesus—the Word of God, who is God—became a human.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” —John 1:14

God, who is spirit, became flesh. The one who is, who was, and who is to come stepped into our time. The Almighty made himself weak. The immortal God made himself mortal. The invisible God made himself visible—in Christ we see God’s incredible glory!

Perhaps no one put it more poetically than Charles Wesley in a verse of his well-known hymn “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”:

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity,
Pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.

Yet even that has been criticized for being too imprecise. He was not merely “veiled in flesh”—Jesus actually became fully human. The author of Hebrews wrote that “he had to be made like his brothers in every respect” (Hebrews 2:17).

The greatest sacrifice

Still, becoming one of us was not Jesus’ greatest sacrifice: “And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:8). His entrance into this world as a human was just the first step leading up to the pinnacle of history, when Jesus—the immortal God—would die on a cross for our sins.

But Jesus did not stay dead! On the third day, God raised him back to life. And today, Jesus “is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven” (Hebrews 8:1). Christ’s body is now powerful, glorified, and imperishable.

One day, we who have placed our faith in him will be raised to a new body (1 Corinthians 15:42–44). Until then, let us praise God for the incredible gift we have been given—his Son, Jesus Christ, come in the flesh to dwell among us.

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Rediscover the wonder of God’s glory at Logos.com/Christmas.

Just Like He Promised

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As God was escorting Adam and Eve out of the only home they’d ever known, he paused for a moment to make a promise. They had eaten of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, breaking the only prohibition God had given them. They had sinned, and their punishment was to forfeit their perfect home and the peace they enjoyed there. God cast them into a life of pain and hardship, defined by labor. Sin permanently altered the world. But there was a single ray of hope—a promise (Genesis 3:15) that God renewed with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

God reminded each new generation that he’d not forgotten. He’d not forgotten their plight. He’d not forgotten his promise.

God keeps his promises

Theologians call this promise, the first of its kind, the Protoevangelium. I’ve often wondered if Joseph thought of it when the Angel of the Lord gave him the name of the child that Mary was carrying, renewing that promise yet again: “you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” —Matthew 1:21

Jesus’ arrival shouldn’t have surprised anyone. For years he’d been promising to come, but many people expected their God to arrive in a dramatic, victorious way. They believed the messiah should arrive triumphantly, astride a stallion, backed by the army of heaven. But God delivered on his promise in a humble roadside inn in one of the most modest towns in the whole country. There arrived the world’s hope. There, God proved once again that he keeps his promises.

Christmas: a reminder of his faithfulness

Even though God has kept all his promises throughout history, and preserved his Word in a compelling, error-free record; even though God has never given me any reason to doubt his faithfulness, power, or love; yet I still doubt—not always actively, but I’m often surprised when God keeps a promise to me. Why?

I don’t know all the reasons, but each year, the Christmas season reminds me that God’s faithfulness outlasts my belief in him. God’s goodness exceeds my expectations. Even though Adam and Eve were long gone, even though their descendants had long stopped believing, he fulfilled his promise.

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Rediscover the wonder of God’s faithfulness at Logos.com/Christmas.