Logos Summer Training: How to Find a Verse You Don’t Remember

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. 

If you’ve spent real time in the Bible, certain phrases will stick in your mind. And mix with other phrases. And other translations. You end up with occasional mishmashes, making it difficult for you to find the verse that’s on the tip of your tongue. Scriptural statements also get transmogrified into cultural sayings: “Money is the root of all evil”—except that it isn’t.

With the new Fuzzy Search feature in Logos, you can search for the “wrong” words and still find the right verse. Enter the phrase above and you’ll get 1 Timothy 6:10, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.”

This week, we will learn how the Fuzzy Search feature works and how we can quickly search for references we don’t quite recall.

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Study Questions

  • Where does Scripture say “God is love”?
  • Can you find the passage where a king hits the ground with arrows three times?

How to Get the Most out of Seminary

Whether you’re just starting your studies or you’re headed back for your final year in school, making the most of your time in seminary should be a priority for every student. But not every student can foresee the realities, responsibilities, and challenges they’ll face while attending seminary. In Surviving and Thriving in Seminary (available for 20% off during the Back-to-School sale), two experienced professors (and former seminary students) tell you what to expect and how to navigate your years in seminary.

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Never Stop Learning with Back-to-School Savings

Even if you’re not headed for a classroom this fall, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning. We’ve pulled together dozens of resources to help you deepen your understanding of God’s Word.

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Get 30% off Tyndale Commentaries This Month Only!

Throughout August you can get 30% off the Tyndale Commentary Series. This massive collection from IVP combines the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary and the Tyndale New Testament Commentary to provide an exposition of Scripture that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship, yet at the same time loyal to Scripture as the infallible Word of God.

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The Important Detail We Forget about the Story of Naaman

Elisha’s healing of Naaman the leper, commander of the army of the king of Syria, is a familiar story to many (2 Kgs 5:1–27). Naaman hears that Elisha, the prophet of Israel, can heal him, so he makes the trip. When the two meet, Elisha tells him rather dismissively that he needs to take a bath in the Jordan River. Naaman doesn’t take this well and prepares to go home. At the behest of some servants, he consents to dip himself in the Jordan. He is miraculously healed by the simple act. The display of power, so transparently without sacrifice or incantation, awakens Naaman to the fact that Yahweh of Israel is the true God. Here’s where the story usually ends in our telling, but that would result in the omission of one very odd detail—what Naaman asks to take back home.

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How to Find Parallel Passages in Paul’s Epistles

Imagine we’re studying Philippians 1:27-30, where Paul mentions he may or may not visit the saints in Philippi. A logical question to ask during our reading of the text is: Did Paul ever mention uncertainty in visiting other cities or churches?

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A New Essential Resource for Ministry & Outreach

Do you remember when you first became a Christian? The joy of being introduced to Jesus is probably one of your most treasured memories. But do you also remember feeling overwhelmed by this completely new life? You probably had so many questions: What’s the Bible really about? What’s God like? And what does all this mean for how I live? These questions form the foundation for a healthy relationship with God and a strong Christian faith.

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How to Discover the Significance of Biblical Names

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. 

Names in the Bible frequently do something different than names in contemporary Western culture. Western names express cultural solidarity, but their etymological meaning is generally beside the point (how many “Jonathans” know that their name derives from “gift of God”?).

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Free This Month: John Stott’s Remarkable Memoir of Faith

This month only you can get John Stott’s Why I Am a Christian for free! Plus, add Stott’s The Incomparable Christ for just $1.99. Get both now.

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Get 30% off The Bible Speaks Today This Month Only

This month we’re shining the spotlight on IVP UK. Get 30% off some of your favorite commentary series and reference works! Here are the deals you don’t want to miss:

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