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notesLogos makes tools for real people like you. The more we know about you, the better we can invest our time and energy into resources that serve you well. Your feedback is an integral part of our improvement.

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Find Exactly What You’re Looking For

With research, sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Maybe you want to become more knowledgeable in pneumatology, but you aren’t exactly sure where to begin. Or maybe you want to look up a word in its original language, but you can’t remember how it’s spelled.

Start out your research on the right foot with Logos 5’s Search Suggestions tool. Just begin typing a word to choose from a list of suggested words and phrases. Come back later, and Search Suggestions provides new recommendations based on your previous research. Even type a word or phrase phonetically in English, and see it automatically converted into Greek or Hebrew.

Whether you don’t remember how to spell a name or you’re not quite sure where to begin your study, Logos 5 helps you search the Bible faster and more effectively than ever.

 

Check out the rest of Logos 5’s powerful features, and start using the Search Suggestions tool today—download Logos 5.

The Ascension of Christ and Spirit of Pentecost

Christ's AscensionIn the Orthodox Church, the 40th day after Easter is celebrated as the day marking Christ’s ascension into heaven. The emphasis of this commemoration is our assurance not only that Jesus is truly the Son of God, but that he has not left his disciples without hope.

In the Gospel reading for this Great Feast, the Scriptures record:

“Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, ‘Peace to you. . . . Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.’

And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God.” —Luke 24:36–53 (NKJV)

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Is Satan Omnipresent?

Steven Furtick BSM CoverWe often have built-in assumptions about the way Satan works. But do these assumptions match up with Scripture? In his article in the July–Aug ’13 issue of Bible Study Magazine, Derek R. Brown poses four questions about Satan, like “Is he omnipresent?” and “Is he behind every temptation?” Some insights from Paul’s letters to the church in Thessalonica might surprise you.

It’s all part of the new July–Aug ’13 issue of Bible Study Magazine. If you subscribe today, you’ll also get the following:

  • An interview with Steven Furtick. This New York Times bestselling author shows how Bible study is transformative in “Beyond Baseline Christianity.”
  • A feature story on Christine Caine. The speaker, author, and human rights activist shares how Scripture and the Spirit motivate and drive her work.
  • A special article by John Piper. What does a life of faith look like? John Piper explains in “The Moment You Become a Christian.”
  • A new eight-week Bible study. How can the modern, fragmented church be Christ’s body? This new study on Ephesians explores what Paul says about unity in a broken world.
  • A themed section on the books of 1–2 Thessalonians. Find other challenging articles, like “Your Grace Is Too Small” and “How Many Times Is Jesus Coming Back?”

Subscribe today to get this issue!

Songwriters: Last Chance to Write and Record with Paul Baloche

Paul Baloche

Proclaim is partnering with  Integrity Music and LeadWorship.com to give someone the opportunity of a lifetime! Enter before June 15 and you could be writing a song with Paul Baloche, the man behind well-known worship songs like

  • “Open the Eyes of My Heart”
  • “Above All”
  • “The Same Love”
  • “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)”
  • And so many more!
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Who Should We Interview Next?

Who Should We InterviewLogos users are an involved community. Between blog subscribers, forum members, Facebook fans, and followers on Twitter and Google Plus, we have over 200,000 followers. It’s amazing to see the level of engagement among our users!

Photo contests and surveys, plus simple questions like “Who have you been reading lately?” and “Who do you think was the most influential pastor of the 20th century?,” have resulted in tons of responses.

So we thought we’d ask a new question: who should we interview next?

The Logos blog has featured quite a few interviews over the years, including:

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Take 20% Off Marriage and Family Books for Father’s Day

Father's DayFather’s Day is coming, and with it, the chance to take 20% off some of our most popular collections and titles on marriage and family. Pick up any of these resources by June 16 with coupon code DAD2013 and save!

Enjoy discounts on titles like:

Marriage and Family Bundle (25 vols.)

Regularly: $199.90 Get it now with coupon code DAD2013 for: $159.92

Which comes first: family or public ministry? How should a godly man treat women other than his wife? Find the answers to these and other tough questions.

The Essential IVP Reference Collection (18 vols.)

Regularly: $190 Get it now with coupon code DAD2013 for: $152.

Serious students of the Bible will appreciate Hard Sayings of the Bible, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, and more. Continue Reading…

Free Book: Spurgeon’s The Saint and His Savior

The Saint and His SaviorCharles Spurgeon’s The Saint and His Savior is free during June! Get your free copy today.

Spurgeon (1834–92) was one of the church’s most famous preachers and Christianity’s most prolific writers. It’s estimated that Spurgeon preached to more than 10 million people throughout the course of his ministry. The same conviction that animated his ministry shines through in his writing.

“With whom among men can you compare [Spurgeon]? He combined the preaching power of Jonathan Edwards and Whitefield with the organizing power of Wesley, and the energy, fire, and courage of Luther.” —B. H. Carroll

In The Saint and the Savior, Spurgeon offers counsel “to comfort the mourner, to confirm the weak, to guide the wandering, and reassure the doubting.” Download this free book today and explore Spurgeon’s introduction to the experience of God.

Visit the Free Book of the Month page to download Spurgeon’s The Saint and His Savior today! Then enter to win the entire Charles Spurgeon Collection (86 vols.) before the end of June.

Last Chance: Get $400 Off Our Top Commentary Series

the-new-international-commentary-on-the-old-and-new-testamentThe New International Commentary of the Old & New Testament, known affectionately as the NICOT/NICNT, has been our top-selling Bible study resource since it went on Pre-Pub in 2009. Many pastors and leaders have benefited from the series’ scholarship, and you can, too. Right now, you can get the NICOT/NICNT for $400 less than the normal price—but you’d better hurry. This deal goes away on May 31. Act fast to get $400 off!

If you were to commission the writing of a scholarly Bible commentary series, sparing no expense, the NIC is what you would get. Many of the collection’s 44 volumes have become classics in their own right.

Christianity Today called one volume in this series, Leon Morris’ commentary on the book of John, “the best commentary on any book of the Bible by an evangelical in recent decades.” The other volumes rise to the same level of excellence. Last summer, we sat down with Joel B. Green, editor of the NICNT. He offered some great insight into all the work that went into this treasured resource.

Our convenient payment plans mean you can get access to this resource right now and pay for it gradually over several months, interest-free. If you’ve been waiting to get this resource, right now is an amazing opportunity to get it on sale.

Get $400 off with coupon code NICOTNT today!

7 Encouraging Quotes from Charles Simeon

Horae HomileticaeHorae Homileticae, Galatians to Ephesians by Charles Simeon is free through May 31—get yours today!

This 12-chapter book is full of scholarly, spiritually rich writings on Galatians and Ephesians. Charles Simeon does a wonderful job of breaking down themes chapter by chapter, providing you with powerful insight into these biblical books. Here are seven encouraging quotes from Galatians to Ephesians:

  1. “Thus we, in our respective situations, may be called upon, by those who are in authority over us, to neglect or violate a positive duty: but we must not give place by subjection, no, not for an hour; but ‘must obey God rather than man;’ and must ‘resist unto blood, striving against sin;’ and glory in death itself, when sustained in such a cause.”
  2. “But the Lord Jesus Christ, by his obedience unto death, has both fulfilled its demands, and suffered its penalties, for us; and has thus freed us from it as a covenant, and has brought us into a better covenant, the covenant of grace.” Continue Reading…