Craft Stronger Sermons with the Sermon Starter Guide

Build better sermons, faster, with Logos 5′s Sermon Starter Guide. The Sermon Starter Guide pulls results specific to preaching and teaching: outlines, key passages, scholarly insights, topics, illustrations, and more. You’ll have everything you need to craft sermons that matter.

You can search your favorite commentaries, study original-language word meanings, and even listen to sermons from some of your favorite preachers. And when you’re finished, it’s easy to export to Proclaim or PowerPoint.

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Haven’t upgraded to Logos 5 yet?

Time is running out! The easiest way to get your discount is to use the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator at Logos.com/Comparison, but if you’d prefer to talk through your options, call us at 800-875-6467. Don’t wait—these discounts end September 30!

10 Compelling Charles Stanley Quotes

Charles StanleyCharles Stanley—senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta, founder and president of In Touch Ministries, and New York Times bestselling author—turns 81 today. For his birthday, through September 29, you can get 34% off the Charles Stanley Collection! Just use coupon code STANLEY27 to get it for only $98.95.

Here are 10 quotes from books included in this collection:

1.”God has a master plan for your life, and that master plan does not change either. It is a plan designed specifically for you. It is a plan that God intends for you to live out fully, beginning at the moment of your birth and never ending until the moment of your death.” (Discover Your Destiny)

2. “If we walk in the Spirit daily, surrendered to His power, we have the right to expect anything we need to hear from God.” (How to Listen to God)

3. “You may go through difficulty, hardship, or trial—but as long as you are anchored to Him, you will have hope.” (In Touch with God)

4. “After brokenness, our lives can be more fruitful, more purposeful, and more joyful. A genuine blessing can come in the wake of being broken.” (Developing Inner Strength)

5. “Apart from Jesus, there is no peace—not within a human heart, and not among human beings or nations. With Jesus, we can experience peace that passes our rational minds and settles deep within (Phil. 4:7).” (Preparing for Christ’s Return) Continue Reading…

Upgrade to Logos 5 and Get Top Commentaries

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As Logos 5 base packages grow in size, they increase in quality. Each step up gives you not only more resources (and all the titles from the previous level), but better resources—valuable content that can be hard to find anywhere else. The higher you go, the more powerful your library becomes.

Let’s look at some of the most popular commentary sets included in the higher base packages:

The United Bible Societies’ Old Testament & New Testament Handbooks

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Gold offers 26 commentary sets, including the UBS OT Handbooks (29 vols.) and UBS NT Handbooks (20 vols.). Created to aid Bible translators, the UBS Handbooks offer comprehensive, verse-by-verse guides to exactly what Scripture is communicating.

Preaching the Word Collection

Regularly $359.95 | included in Platinum and higher Continue Reading…

The Real Message of David and Goliath

Rethinking GoliathYou’ve known this story since you were a kid sitting in front of a flannel board in Sunday school. David, the Israelite shepherd boy armed with a sling and a few stones, defeats Goliath, the giant Philistine warrior.

This seemingly mismatched battle between a plucky little guy and an invincible big guy has captured imaginations to the point that even people who have never set foot in church know that a “David and Goliath” situation involves an underdog taking on a titan.

Rethinking David and Goliath

But what lesson should we take away from the story of David and Goliath? Is it about courage? Faith? Humility? All of the above? As is often the case with narrative portions of the Bible—and particularly the Old Testament—the message for readers is not explicitly stated.

In Rethinking David and Goliath, Lisa A. Eary brings the method of evangelical narrative criticism to bear on this familiar tale. Following OT scholar J. Daniel Hays, Eary describes evangelical narrative criticism as “a modified form of literary criticism that adopts the standard techniques of literary analysis to enhance close reading of the text but rejects the postmodern presuppositions.” It looks at a text’s literary features, history, and theological elements to help readers see how their own lives might be transformed. Continue Reading…

Get the Best Price on Matthew Poole’s Commentary

Matthew PooleRight now, you can bid on Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible at 67% off!

“If I must have only one commentary, and had read Matthew Henry as I have, I do not know but what I should choose Poole. He is a very prudent and judicious commentator . . . not so pithy and witty by far as Matthew Henry, but he is perhaps more accurate, less a commentator, and more an expositor.”
Charles Spurgeon

Who was Matthew Poole?

Poole was one of the seventeenth century’s most influential Puritan ministers and thinkers. A clergyman in England during a time of religious persecution, he fled the country because of death threats. Poole was a devoted Christian, full of integrity and perseverance, as well as a great theologian and writer. His commentary series continues to be a trusted resource for pastors and laity.

Poole’s exposition offers verse-by-verse insight into the entire Bible. Characterized by questions and answers, attention to cultural context, and cross-references, it includes a brief introduction and summary for each chapter and book of the Bible. Continue Reading…

Logos 5: Create Your Own Series

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

 With the recent release of Logos 5.1, we can now create a series of books that behaves as a whole, not as separate parts.

For example, the Hebrew and Greek texts are, in a sense, only “half Bibles” because they contain only the Old or New Testaments. If we opened a Hebrew Bible and typed John 3:16, we wouldn’t jump there because there’s no John 3:16 in the Hebrew OT.

The new 5.1 Series feature lets you join the Greek and Hebrew texts, forming a whole Bible.

Try this:

  • Open your library.
  • Click Browse (A).
  • Click the Resource Information icon on the library’s toolbar, which opens a pane on the right (B).
  • Type lhb in the library’s Find box, which lists the Lexham Hebrew Bible (C).
  • Click Set series in the information pane on the right (D).
  • Continue Reading…

Upgrade Sale: Your Last Week to Save!

Logos 5If you haven’t upgraded to Logos 5 yet, you have only a week left to take advantage of your special upgrade discounts!

Be sure to check out your custom upgrade discount, and then visit Logos.com/WhyLogos5 to see why so many people have already upgraded.

Limited-time extended hours

If you’d prefer to talk through your options, call our sales team at 800-875-6467 or send them an email. We’ve even extended our hours over the next week:

  • Monday, September 23: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Friday, September 27: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 28: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Monday, September 30: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Continue Reading…

Preaching Revelation: Learn from an Expert

Dr. Warren Gage headshotDr. Warren Gage, professor of Old Testament and senior advisor to the president at Knox Theological Seminary, will be teaching a one-week intensive class in Bellingham, WA, October 14–18. Dr. Gage would like to formally invite you to attend:

Join us in Bellingham, Washington, next month and learn to preach Revelation as it was intended: namely, as a great encouragement to the people of God to persevere through suffering in hope of the heavenly city. To that end, it gives us the two most magnificent visions of Jesus in all the Bible. We see him in his heavenly splendor, coming to John of Patmos with a glory that causes John to fall at his feet like a dead man. We see the Son of man coming on a white horse of victory as the fulfillment of all prophecy at the head of his heavenly hosts of armies. These visions of Jesus transformed John, and he wrote them with the intent that they should transform us! Continue Reading…

Your Best Deal: Upgrading vs. Buying Individual Collections

Did you know that if you purchase just a handful of the most expensive collections included in each Logos 5 base package, they can more than cover the cost of the entire library?

Here’s how the base packages break down:

Gold: four collections included in the base package cover the entire price ($1,549.95 before upgrade and ownership discounts)

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

Upgrade to Gold and you’ll get 1,072 additional resources! Plus, you can take advantage of Logos 5′s advanced features, like Timeline, Bible Facts, and Clause Search. Continue Reading…

Don’t Miss Out on These September Deals

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We have over 200 resources on sale all month long! You don’t need a coupon code to take advantage of these awesome deals—just be sure to get them before the month is over.

Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Letter to the Hebrews

Regularly $44.95: get it for $32.95 through the end of September (that’s 27% off!)

In this carefully crafted commentary, Peter O’Brien looks at the most recent scholarship on the epistle to the Hebrews. O’Brien views this letter as a “word of exhortation”—a homily or sermon that skillfully interweaves exposition and exhortation, encouraging faithful adherence to God’s Word. This commentary is both accessible and informative, making it perfect for experts and new students alike. According to D. A. Carson, “It would be difficult to find a more helpful guide than Peter O’Brien or a guide better endowed with his combination of competence and genial wisdom.” Continue Reading…