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Don’t Miss Out: Spring Sale Ends May 20!

base packages

If you’re looking to purchase a base package, now is the time. Through May 20, you’ll save 15% on any base package purchase. Just use coupon code SPRINGSALE at checkout to get your discount.

A massive library at a remarkable price

Not only is buying a base package a great investment—when you look at the pure volume of resources you’re getting, it’s an incredible deal.

Christ the Redeemer StatueFor example, Gold contains nearly 1,100 resources. If the average book spine is about 1 ½ inches wide (and many of these resources are much larger), this library would stand nearly 138 feet tall—8 feet taller than Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue! That’s a library your home office most likely wouldn’t fit, a library that would cost you thousands of dollars in print—about $21,000, to be exact. Just imagine adding the additional 900 resources in Diamond (a $52,500 print value total), or the additional 1,400 resources in Portfolio (a $78,000 print value total). Continue Reading…

The Faithlife Study Bible Just Got Better

FaithlifeWe promised that we would continue to add relevant, up-to-date content to the Faithlife Study Bible and accompanying resources, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.

For example, the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the world’s most advanced Bible dictionary, is getting bigger and better. And since the Lexham Bible Dictionary comes with the Faithlife Study Bible, this means the FSB is getting bigger and better, too.

We’re excited to announce the addition of 58 new articles to the Lexham Bible Dictionary. This update includes articles written by scholars such as Alan J. HauserDouglas Stuart, and many others.

These articles cover topics like war in the New Testament, sacrifice in the Old Testament, biblical languages, the history of Mesopotamia, and more. Since October, we’ve added over 150,000 words, making the Lexham Bible Dictionary over 1.7 million words total—all currently free of cost. Continue Reading…

Call Today for Saturday-Only Discounts

BargainsWe recently extended our hours! We’re now available to take your calls and emails from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pacific) Monday–Saturday.

Saturday-only sales

To kick off our new hours, we’re hosting one-day specials every Saturday in May. Each week, we’re featuring 10 Saturday-only sale items. Call or email our sales team each Saturday to find out what they are.

Today we’ve got some hefty commentaries, collections, and study resources on sale. Among them are:

A. W. Tozer CollectionA. W. Tozer Collection (57 vols.)

Regularly $399.95—call or email us for the sale price!

A. W. Tozer was a dynamic preacher, prolific writer, and influential man of God. The A. W. Tozer Collection consists of 57 books written by A. W. Tozer or compiled from his sermons and editorials. Get to know Tozer, and hear his message for the church today. Continue Reading…

Get 15% Off a Base Package—Take up to 12 Months to Pay!

Logos 5 Spring SaleIf you’ve been thinking about buying Logos 5, now’s the time to act. With Logos’ Spring Sale, you can take 15% off the price of a base package.

Take advantage of a payment plan

Choose which base package is best for you, use coupon code SPRINGSALE to lock in your 15% discount, and pay with up to 12 easy payments. You don’t have to wait to start digging into God’s Word. We’ll split your bill up into a manageable, interest-free payment plan, and you can get started using Logos 5′s smart, intuitive features right away.

Is Diamond or Portfolio what you have in mind? For every purchase over $1,900, we offer an extended payment plan of 18 months—that’s an extra six months to pay! You’d have to make a $1,105 price jump from Platinum to get Diamond in a one-time payment. However, when you factor in an 18-month payment plan, Diamond costs just $10.62 more per month*—that’s 658 more books for just a few extra dollars per month. Continue Reading…

Jesus the Revolutionary

Revolution

Today’s guest post is written by Michael L. Brown, author of Revolution: Jesus’ Call to Change the World and Revolution in the Church: Challenging the Religious System with a Call for Radical Change.

“We socialists would have nothing to do if you Christians had continued the revolution begun by Jesus.” These words were spoken by a leading socialist in the 1920s, yet more than 90 years later, they remain foreign to many Christian ears. What “revolution” did Jesus begin? And was Jesus in any sense a “revolutionary”?

The answer is that Jesus came into our world to launch God’s revolution—a kingdom revolution, a revolution of the Spirit, a world-changing movement that would overcome evil with good and hatred with love, and Jesus himself was the most radical revolutionary leader who ever lived.

Jesus called for revolutionary commitment

All too often, however, we look at Jesus as the founder of a lovely home and garden religion,” called Christianity, a harmless spiritual leader who left behind some lovely platitudes and inspirational thoughts, a man whose memory we celebrate at the annual Easter egg hunt.

But that is hardly the Jesus of the New Testament. His message was a threat to the religious establishment. He called for dramatic, sweeping—yes, revolutionary—change. He taught his followers to pray radical prayers like, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”—meaning, the displacement of the corrupt kingdoms of this world by the perfect kingdom of God. He called his disciples to revolutionary commitment, urging them to leave everything and follow him, and in his platform message, he promised freedom to the captives (Luke 4:18–21).

That is the language of a revolution, and that is the language we must recover today, as our nation teeter-totters on the verge of moral and social (not to mention economic) collapse. We need a Jesus-based cultural revolution that will recover the fear of God, the respect of honor, the dignity of family, and the beauty of morality.

Join the revolution

That is why I wrote Revolution: Jesus’ Call to Change the World, a life-changing book filled with challenging examples from saints and martyrs of the past.

However, before there can be a revolution in this society, there must first be a revolution in the Church, since the world has been changing the Church of America more than the Church of America has been changing the world. As Dr. Martin Luther King warned decades ago, “If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.”

That is why I wrote Revolution in the Church: Challenging the Religious System with a Call for Radical Change—to examine our present methods of leadership and ministry against the biblical grid. For those bold enough to take the challenge, the rewards will outweigh the difficulties.

There is reason for great hope. As expressed by the late Vernon Grounds, former chancellor of Denver Theological Seminary, “A Christian who . . . becomes a revolutionary will serve as a revolutionary catalyst in the Church; and by the multiplication of revolutionized Christians, the Church will become a revolutionary catalyst in society; and if society is sufficiently revolutionized, a revolution of violence will no more be needed than a windmill in a world of atomic energy.”

Download Revolution: Jesus’ Call to Change the World and Revolution in the Church: Challenging the Religious System with a Call for Radical Change today.

Get the NIV Free until April 8!

NIVThe world’s most popular Bible translation, the NIV, is now available for free—but only for a limited time.

Download the Faithlife Study Bible by April 8, and you’ll get the NIV, along with the FSB’s several daily devotionals, three layers of in-depth study notes, custom highlighting and note-taking, and more.

The Faithlife Study Bible can be read on your iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, or online at Bible.Faithlife.com. It’s the perfect resource to bring with you to church and Bible study, and allows you to study no matter where you are. The FSB is always growing and improving, and by downloading it today, you own the FSB and the NIV for life.

Already using the Faithlife Study Bible? Just open your app by April 8 to get your free copy of the NIV.

This offer ends April 8—get yours today!

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The Trials of This Earth Shall Pass

Isaiah 33

“This too shall pass” a phrase commonly heard by those going through periods of mourning or struggle. When viewed in an earthly sense, it can be difficult to believe, since we know struggles often pass only to bring forth different struggles. This life is never free of suffering. Instead, we move through life and its trials, attempting to make it through by leaning on God, and doing our best to glorify him in the process.

Throughout Isaiah 33, a beautiful reminder is painted. A glorious image of the future, paired with the mournful present—a reminder that though we will struggle tremendously throughout this life, we will someday rejoice in the presence of God’s glory.

Rejoicing through forgiveness

Not only will we live in the most perfect place, in the presence of God; we’ll be completely forgiven of our past (Isaiah 33:24). We will be completely free to rejoice and enjoy life in God’s presence, free of guilt and regret. And this all began on the cross with Jesus.

Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, we are able to look forward to one day living in total happiness. We are able push onward because the mourning and sadness that this world holds for us are only temporary. We know that this won’t last forever, so we are able to push forward each day, looking forward to the day when we meet our father and live in the glorious home he has prepared for us.

Looking forward to heaven

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”—Colossians 3:1–4

If it were not for Jesus coming to die, death would be something to dread—a terrible ending to a difficult life. However, we have been given a gift leading to an even more beautiful beginning. Because of God’s grace and forgiveness, we are able to look onward to the place where the Lord in majesty will be for us (Isaiah 33:21).

Easter is an amazing reminder of the fact that “this too shall pass.” Though we go through dark times, times of mourning, loss, and disappointment, we get to look forward to living forever as though we are blameless and perfect, just as we appear because of what Jesus endured for our sake.

Looking for resources for study or meditation this Easter season? Check out our specials for Holy Week

Redeemed through His Blood—Ephesians 1:7

Ephesians 1.7

“Forgiveness costs us nothing. All our costly obedience is the fruit, not the root, of being forgiven. That’s why we call it grace. But it cost Jesus his life. That is why we call it just. Oh, how precious is the news that God does not hold our sins against us! And how beautiful is Christ, whose blood made it right for God to do this.”
—John Piper, 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

All sin is serious, because even in its simplest forms, sin attempts to work against God

His glory is hindered when we disregard or disobey him, and this is why Christ suffered and died for us. Our sins couldn’t be justified through simply being forgiven; instead, someone had to repay our debts.

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses”
—Ephesians 1:7

Jesus has shown his love for us both through sending his son to die for us and through forgiving the great amount of sin and unworthiness that previously separated us from God. When we pair the depth of our sins with the horrific death Jesus endured for such a seemingly unworthy cause, his love for us becomes even more apparent than before.

We can take Jesus’ death on the cross personally

The great news about the love displayed through Jesus’ death is that we can take it personally. Those who were alive to witness were amazed by his personal sacrifice, saying things such as “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

We can rest in the fact that he died for each of us individually. This Easter, remember that not only did he die for us; he died for you specifically.

We’ve received the greatest gift possible

In order to bring glory to God and forgiveness to his people, Jesus paid the highest price possible. And because of this, we receive the greatest gift we could ask for—to be free from our imperfections, and to live forever in the presence of God’s glory.

“Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory.”
—John 17:24

Jesus’ death secured a place for us, and the best is yet to come.

 

Looking for resources for study or meditation this Easter season? Check out our specials for Holy Week.

How to Memorize Scripture with Logos

When Jesus was asked, “Which commandment is the most important of all?,” he answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:28–30).

One of God’s deepest desires is that we love him, but how can we continually grow in our love for God if we don’t know his Word? If our knowledge of God is shallow, how can our love be deep? His greatest command is for us to love him with all our heart, soul, strength and mind—and memorizing Scripture is a great way to keep our love for God and his Word at the forefront of our minds.

Many of us want to be memorizing Scripture, but can’t seem to find the time. And even when we do find time, we aren’t quite sure where or how to begin.

Logos 5 makes memorizing Scripture easier than ever.

 

Strengthen your knowledge of the Bible with Logos’ Scripture Memory Tool, and be sure to check out all of Logos 5’s new features.

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See It All: from Genesis to Our Time

Logos’ Timeline maps out every major event and time period in biblical and church history—from Adam to our time. You’ll see how all of the Bible’s people, places, and things interconnect with events that span millennia.

Both events in your preferred Bible and dates in select Logos resources link to the Timeline, so you can get the big picture fast.

Learn more about Logos’ Timeline, and be sure to check out all of Logos 5’s new features.

Discover connections you never knew existed—get Logos 5 today.

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