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June 7, 1891: Charles Spurgeon Preaches His Last Sermon

On June 7, 1891, Charles Spurgeon stood before the congregation gathered at London’s Metropolitan Tabernacle and began his Sunday message with these words: “Those who associate themselves with a leader must share his fortunes . . .”

Spurgeon’s brilliant message equated the spoils shared by David’s men with the spoils we share through our affiliation with Christ. But to those associated with the Metropolitan Tabernacle, this message would go on to hold special significance. Unbeknownst to anyone one at the time, this would be Spurgeon’s last sermon.

Spurgeon preached his first sermon in December 1853 to London’s largest Baptist congregation at New Park Street. It wasn’t too long before his powerful messages caused the church to outgrow its 1,200-seat auditorium. The church moved a couple times before the 1861 dedication of the current Metropolitan Tabernacle at the intersection of Elephant & Castle. Spurgeon  spoke to 6,000 attendees every Sunday for 30 years, preaching to more than 10,000,000 in his lifetime.

It’s hard for modern readers to grasp how popular and controversial Spurgeon’s preaching was for nineteenth-century listeners, many of whom wrote Spurgeon off as overly dramatic and sacrilegious. Spurgeon never feared causing contention when he felt the topic deserved it. In a sermon titled “Baptismal Regeneration” (June 5, 1861), he challenged the validity of child baptism. This sermon sold more than 350,000 copies and created such a public uproar that Spurgeon withdrew from the ecumenical Evangelical Alliance.

The “Prince of Preachers” struggled with illness for most of 1891. Some time after preaching his last sermon, he went to the French Riviera to rest and recover, but he died the following January. More than 60,000 people attended his funeral on February 9, 1892.

Spurgeon’s last sermon, delivered 121 years ago today, ended with these words:

“Those who have no master are slaves to themselves. Depend upon it, you will either serve Satan or Christ, either self or the Saviour. You will find sin, self, Satan, and the world to be hard masters; but if you wear the livery of Christ, you will find him so meek and lowly of heart that you will find rest unto your souls. He is the most magnanimous of captains.

“There never was his like among the choicest of princes. He is always to be found in the thickest part of the battle. When the wind blows cold he always takes the bleak side of the hill. The heaviest end of the cross lies ever on his shoulders. If he bids us carry a burden, he carries it also. If there is anything that is gracious, generous, kind, and tender, yea lavish and superabundant in love, you always find it in him. These 40 years and more have I served him, blessed be his name! and I have had nothing but love from him. I would be glad to continue yet another 40 years in the same dear service here below if so it pleased him. His service is life, peace, joy. Oh, that you would enter on it at once! God help you to enlist under the banner of Jesus even this day! Amen.”

The Complete Spurgeon Sermon Collection

We have the Complete Spurgeon Sermon Collection (63 vols.) available on Community Pricing right now. You can add over 3,550 of Spurgeon’s sermons to your library for a fraction of their actual value. Bid now!

“I have turned to Charles Spurgeon in these days for help, and I have not been disappointed. . . . I think the word ‘indefatigable’ was created for people like Charles Spurgeon.”—John Piper

“The greatest Bible preacher outside of Scripture.”—Mark Driscoll

“As sermons they stand alone. Unequalled by any other published sermons, by men now in the pulpit or by those of other generations.”—The Standard

Get a Full Scholarship—Your DMin Could Be Free!

Knox Theological Seminary and Logos Bible Software have teamed up to provide the one-of-a-kind Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Teaching—the optimal degree for deepening your knowledge of Scripture and advancing your ministry to new heights. Getting your doctorate is a huge commitment, and depending on the school, it can be staggeringly expensive.

Now it doesn’t have to be.

This Scholarship Makes the Knox DMin Free

Knox Theological Seminary and Logos Bible Software are covering the entire academic cost of the program with the Haddon Robinson Scholarship. If you win and you have an MDiv equivalent, and if your application is accepted by Knox, your entire DMin education is free!

Never heard of the Knox/Logos DMin? It’s a new program that completely changes the game when it comes to doctoral-level education. You can explore the reasons why it’s the best DMin out there—but here’s the executive summary.

  • You’ll learn from some of the world’s foremost Bible scholars, including Dr. Haddon Robinson, one of Christianity Today’s “Top 25 Most Influential Preachers.”
  • You’ll become a Logos expert—we’ll train you in the use of our software.
  • You’ll be equipped to teach, preach, and lead the Church in the digital age.
  • You’ll get your own Portfolio Editionour largest base package—included in the price.
  • You could win your entire DMin education for free!

A $20,000 Value—Free!

The Haddon Robinson Scholarship lets you earn your Doctor of Ministry at no cost. It covers the whole shebang:

  • Tuition—$12,750
  • Fees—$2,750
  • Logos 4: Portfolio Edition—$4,290 (Actually, this massive library would cost over $35,000 if you were to purchase every title in print!)
  • Logos 4 book credit—$1000
  • Estimated total value—$20,000+

The scholarship is named for Dr. Haddon Robinson, one of the faculty members you’ll learn from in the Knox/Logos DMin program. Preaching Magazine named him one of the 25 most influential preachers of the past 25 years in 2010. He was ranked by Christianity Today in the top 10 of its “Top 25 Most Influential Preachers” from 1956–2006. A 1996 Baylor University poll named him as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, and in 2008 he received the E. K. Bailey Living Legend Award.

The Haddon Robinson Scholarship could be your ticket to getting your DMin for free—and becoming a stronger preacher and teacher yourself!

How to Get the Haddon Robinson Scholarship

It’s simple: enter to win before June 28. On August 17, a winner will be selected to receive their entire Knox DMin in Preaching and Teaching at no cost.

The more you share this opportunity, the better your odds will be. So jump in—enter to win the Haddon Robinson Scholarship and earn your DMin for free!

Show Dad Some Love with These Father’s Day Deals!

Looking for a special Father’s Day gift for Dad? How about a  present for that significant father figure or mentor in your life? Look no further! We have gifts that’ll make his Father’s Day amazing.

Base Packages

If your dad doesn’t already have a base package, this is the perfect time to get him get into the Word like never before.

Imagine Dad opening up his own copy of Scholar’s Library: Platinum. With more than 1,200 resources worth nearly $18,000, the Platinum base package will propel his Bible study forward by leaps and bounds. And with our free Android and iPhone apps, he’ll be able to take his study (and most of his resources) on the road! He can even access his resources online through Biblia.com.

Don’t miss an opportunity to save big on a base package for Dad!

Special Father’s Day Discounts

You can save big on these bestselling resources for fathers. These deals end June 18.

B&H Marriage and Family Collection (19 vols.)

Retail: $336.81 Regularly $249.99 Only $212.49 with coupon code DadsDay01!

What does the Bible teach about maintaining healthy marriages and reconciling broken families?

The 19-volume B&H Marriage and Family Collection offers you the tools to help your marriage and your family not merely survive—but flourish. These books provide practical relationship advice from a biblical perspective. You’ll learn about wise parenting, love and sex, wedding planning, dealing with divorce, and caring for aging parents—and you’ll get it all from the best Christian counselors and the most experienced pastors.

Men’s Ministry Catalyst Collection (5 vols.):

Retail: $74.75 Regularly: $67.95 Only $57.76 with coupon code DadsDay02!

Written by avid outdoorsman and former television personality, Jim Grassi, these books go beyond biblical basics and dive deep into focusing on Christ and his calling in our lives. Grassi uses stories from his personal adventures and the experience of other figures in the sports world to show God at work in an arena where he is rarely mentioned or given credit.

This series is perfect for those driven to experience Christ in their daily lives. With study questions and personal applications at the end of each chapter, Grassi both challenges and encourages. This series is not only a riveting read, but a call to share Christ with others and seek him for direction in overcoming our obstacles, whether large or small.

Morris Proctor Father’s Day Bundle (PC) or (Mac)

Regularly: $82.85 Only $59.95 with coupon code DadsDay03!

The Logos 4 Bible Software Training Manuals help you get the most out of your Logos software. Written and compiled by certified and authorized trainer Morris Proctor, these manuals are made up of 51 total sections, each covering a specific Logos 4 topic. Morris opens each section with practical introductory comments, then gives step-by-step instructions for using Logos’ many advanced features.

With this bundle, you can pick up both volumes of the Logos 4 Bible Software for PC Training Manuals (for either PC or Mac) and also get the Logos QuickCard Set and the Logos 4 Keyboard Shortcuts Mousepad!

Even More Father’s Day Deals

Visit our exclusive Father’s Day page to see all these special savings—and more! But hurry—Father’s Day is right around the corner. Don’t get caught scrambling at the last minute for that perfect gift. Get your dad something he is going to love.

Receive your gift in time for Father’s Day by choosing overnight shipping for your DVD order, or call us at 1-800-875-6467 to order a gift download instead of delivery.

Top 5: Logos Talk’s Most Popular Posts for May

Logos Talk brings you the most important news about Logos products, company culture, and promotions. In case you missed them, here are the top 5 posts for May 2012.

1. 5 Reasons You Need a DMin from Knox

Logos has teamed up with Knox Theological Seminary to create an amazing DMin program. If you’ve ever mulled over pursuing a doctorate in ministry, you owe it to yourself to check out the new DMin in Preaching and Teaching. This post will give you a strong overview of the program.

2. Kick Off Summer with These Special Deals

Many people took advantage of the special deals Logos offered over the Memorial Day weekend. Due to some technical difficulties with our email system, some people missed out on this sale. We’ve decided to continue this sale through June 1. So if you missed the sale over the weekend, there is still some time to get in on these bargains.

Never miss out on a sale again. Subscribe to the Logos Talk RSS feed today!

3. Exclusive Deals from Christian Companies—Sign Up Now!

Want to receive coupons and deals from your favorite Christian companies through Logos? This post explains the new partnership we’re working out with our best partners. As an added bonus, you can sign up to receive these exclusive emails right in the blog post.

4. Logos High 5: What’s Your Favorite Bible Translation?

We asked our Facebook fans for their favorite Bible translations, then compiled those favorites into a top 5 poll. We got a lot of suggestions for translations that shouldn’t have been left off the list (including the Lexham English Bible). Don’t let your favorite translation go unrecognized—if you haven’t had a chance to vote in our poll, do so now! We’ll be doing a follow-up post next week.

Make sure to tell us about the translation that shouldn’t have been left out!

5. The Expositor’s Bible Commentary Just Got Better!

Zondervan has updated the classic Expositor’s Bible Commentary with 60% more content! Check out this post to see why the Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Revised Edition (13 vols.) is perfect for you.

How to Pick the Perfect Graduation Gift for Your Grad

Run a Google search for “graduation gift ideas” and you’ll find all kinds of stuff: T-shirts, jewelry, picture frames, personalized candy tins—plenty of neat trinkets.

Unfortunately for grads that plan to enter vocational ministry, these have nothing to do with their future in Bible college, seminary, preaching, or teaching. But you can give them something that will set them up for lifelong ministry! We’ve put together four graduation gift ideas for the grad who wants the best in Bible study tools.

Then we reduced the prices on this list to make them more appealing.

1. A Logos Base Package

Your grad will be able to dig deeper into the Word with Logos 4, the world’s most advanced Bible study tools. Check out all Logos will empower your grad to do in future studies and ministry.

A Logos base package gives grads the tools they need to pursue their calling.

  • They’ll build better sermons, faster.
  • They’ll disciple and counsel their followers well.
  • They’ll find quick answers to tough questions.
  • They’ll take massive theological libraries anywhere with our apps.

2. The D. A. Carson “Love of God” Collection

(15% off through June 14 with coupon code Grad01)

This 900+ page collection deals with questions about God’s love—something that’s often distorted in today’s popular culture—by bringing together three books by noted evangelical scholar Donald A. (D. A.) Carson. The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God looks at God’s love from a biblical perspective and really digs into this vitally important doctrine. For the Love of God volumes 1 and 2 each offer systematic 365-day plans that take readers through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the rest of the Old Testament once using the M’Cheyne Bible-reading schedule.

3. The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer (5 vols.)

(50% off through June 14 with coupon code Grad02)

Francis Schaeffer deeply affected a generation of readers; this is the definitive edition of his books. This set includes 22 titles divided into five areas of study: Christian views on philosophy and culture, the Bible’s truth, spirituality, the church, and the West.

4. Don’t Waste Your Life

(15% off through June 14 coupon code Grad03)

Most people slip by in life without a passion for God, living for comfort and pleasure. In this book, John Piper warns readers not to get caught up in a life that counts for nothing.
These deals end soon, so don’t wait—give your grad the world’s best Bible software today and set them up for future ministry! Check out all these deals and more graduation gift ideas at our graduation gifts page .

Moving On to Doctorate Studies?

If you and/or your grad are looking to enhance your ministry and get that “Dr.,” now’s the time to check out the new Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Teaching from Logos and Knox Theological Seminary. If you apply by June 1, Logos will fly you to your first onsite class free!

All these deals end soon, so don’t wait—give your grad the world’s best Bible software today and set them up for future ministry! Check out all these deals and more graduation gift ideas at our graduation gifts page.

Kick Off Summer with These Special Deals

UPDATE: Get Memorial Day deals now through June 1!

We had some technical difficulties with our email system last weekend, so we’re extending the Memorial Day sale so everyone can get in on the opportunity to save big! 

Summer is nearly a month away. But for many, Memorial Day weekend means setting up lawn furniture, dusting off the barbecue, and pulling out the summer clothes.

And that means it’s time to get ready for summer reading, studying, and library building. Logos is here to help—with special Memorial Day weekend prices on some of our most popular products!

Super Savings on Books and Collections!

These special offers are only available

Nelson Bible Reference Bundle (200 vols.)

Retail: $6,000  Logos Price: $899.95

Pay only $599.95 with the coupon code: MEM01


John MacArthur Bundle (98 vols.)

Retail: $740.84  Logos Price: $349.95

Pay only $319.95 with the coupon code: MEM05

Lenski’s Commentary on the New Testament(LCNT) (12 vols.)

Retail: $595  Logos Price: $299.95

Pay only $199.95 with the coupon code: MEM06


Christian Origins and the Question of God Series (3 vols.)

Retail: $119.90  Logos Price: $99.95

Pay only $89.95 with the coupon code: MEM02

Theological Lexicon of the New Testament (3 vols.)

Retail: $149.95  Logos Price: $89.95

Pay only $59.95 with the coupon code: MEM04

Christian Theology, 2nd ed. by Millard Erickson

Retail: $49.99  Logos Price: $29.99

Pay only $22.95 with the coupon code: MEM03

Don’t Miss This Free Resource!

Get Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation absolutely FREE!

Pick up Albert Frederick Pollard’s classic biography of this important English Reformer (valued at $25.00FREE when you use coupon code MEM07.

Multiple items with more than one coupon code will need to be purchased separately; we apologize for any inconvenience. These coupon codes are only available for a limited time, so take advantage of these sales by midnight, June 1 (PST).

Want a more personal experience? Our sales team will be open Monday–Friday, 6 am to 5 pm (PST)! Call us at 1-800-875-6467.

Get Free Airfare to Your First Class—Just 4 Days Left!

Big things are happening with the remarkable new  doctor of ministry from Knox Theological Seminary and Logos Bible Software. In a nutshell, we’ve teamed up to offer a revolutionary new theology degree in preaching and teaching that’s completely rooted in Logos 4—and that even includes your own Portfolio library  in the cost. That’s a pretty big deal.

But the deal gets sweeter.

Logos will fly you to your first onsite class for free if you apply before May 30*!

Get Your Doctorate Using Logos

The Knox DMin in Preaching and Teaching is the first DMin out there to combine first-rate theology with first-class technology. You’ve got plenty of reasons to get the Knox DMin, including the amazing professors (like Drs. Bruce Waltke and Haddon Robinson), the fantastic price and payment plan (just $18,000 over three years), and the Logos 4: Portfolio Edition—our largest base package—lumped into the cost! The entire program is built around Logos Bible Software, so you’ll graduate with a powerful theological library and the skills to use it to build life-changing sermons, curricula, Bible studies, and more.

Fly to Your First Class Free!

If you’re about to start earning your “Dr.,” the last thing you need on your mind is securing a plane ticket. So let Logos take care of it! If you apply to the DMin program before May 30*, your airfare to your first class is free. The deadline for this opportunity is only days away, so apply now—before it’s too late.

*Update: 

We are extending this exciting offer through Friday, June 1! This gives you two more days to apply to for the Knox DMin program and receive free airfare for your first class. What are you waiting for? Apply now!

 

Exclusive Deals from Christian Companies—Sign Up Now!

One of our most popular email lists offers news about freebies, contests, giveaways, promotions, and special discounts from Logos. Recently the thought occurred to us, “What if we gave Logos users discounts and promotions from other Christian companies too?”

We’re working with our best partners to offer outstanding deals on your favorite Christian products. You’ll get coupons and deals from exceptional Christian companies emailed directly to you.

This is an opt-in only email list! If you aren’t signed up to get these exclusive offers, you’ll miss out. Once you’re signed up, you will receive sales, special offers, and discounts.

These emails will come directly from Logos; we will not give your private information to third parties.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for exclusive savings now.

It’s Not Too Late! Register for Pastorum Live

Pastorum Live is coming to Chicago June 5–6. There is still time to register and spend two days with 21 of the world’s leading Bible scholars examining scriptural themes like covenant, God’s kingdom, and the mission of the church.

Check out Pastorum Live’s speakers for this event. We promise you will leave challenged and equipped to go deeper in your studies thanks to sessions like:

Take Advantaged of Discounted Prices

Logos is now offering special discounts for Pastorum Live! Registration costs range from $99 to $149, with special rates for students, faculty, and church staff. So register for Pastorum Live today!

And Don’t Forget the Kindle Fire Giveaway!

Pastorum Live’s Kindle Fire giveaway ends May 28. If you have already entered to win, share the giveaway with friends and let them enter too! Jump over to the giveaway page and enter to win now!

Get Published!

Kirkdale Is Looking for New Authors

Kirkdale Press, a new publishing imprint from Logos, is specifically seeking out Christian storytellers in fiction and nonfiction genres. You wrote a mysterious spiritual thriller? Send it to Kirkdale. You’ve got a heartwarming romantic novel? Send it to Kirkdale. You penned down your mother’s advice and want to share it with other parents? Send it to Kirkdale (and get Mom a new Women’s Library as a thank-you for the inspiration). You wrote a cookbook full of delicious cupcake recipes? Don’t send that to Kirkdale. We’re only taking fiction and nonfiction now, but you can always send us cupcakes!

4 Reasons to Get Published with Kirkdale Press

You’ve probably looked at several publishers in your quest to get your book out to the world. Here’s why that search will always end at Kirkdale Press.

  1. Your book will immediately reach an audience. Lots of people have asked us for updates on new resources and promotions, and we’ll tell them all about your book.
  2. You’ll learn how to market yourself. The experienced Kirkdale team will help you strategize your marketing approach, so you’ll be able to get the word out about your contribution to Christian literature.
  3. Your book can integrate with Logos. A Kirkdale book is available in Vyrso format. You’ll be able to read your book in Logos 4 as well as on Vyrso apps and Biblia.com. Your book will also be available on ereaders such as the Kindle Fire or Nook.
  4. You’ll catch the benefits of Logos’ ebook expertise. We’ve made electronic Christian resources for 20 years. We’ve got developers anticipating new trends in the publishing industry, and we’re keeping on the cutting edge of publishing technology.

All these factors give Kirkdale authors the advantage in the growing ebook market. Here’s what some of our early authors have to say about working with Kirkdale Press.

“I had no idea how to market my work. . . . But Kirkdale does.  Now my book is being read all over the place, and I love it.”—Naomi Dathan, author of Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go

“Kirkdale Press is on the cutting edge . . . . They impressed me right away with their attention to each resource.”—John Bornschein, author of The Front Line: A Prayer Warrior’s Guide to Spiritual Battle

“From acquisition to editing to publicity, every person I worked with was wonderful. As a new author, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but all of my questions and concerns were addressed, and I was given a great deal of encouragement.”—Lucie Ulrich, author of Broken Vessels

You Could Be Kirkdale’s Next Author!

You did the hard work of writing a book—now it’s time to get your masterpiece out to the world. Kirkdale Press starts accepting submissions today. If you’re ready to publish your Christian fiction or nonfiction, send a query letter to Kirkdale Press.