Where’s Jesus in the Old Testament? Start with These 12 Verses.

We often read our Bibles as if Jesus made his first appearance in this world as a baby in the New Testament. Our story as Christians, we sometimes think, starts with the book of Matthew.

But the Bible’s witness to Jesus did not begin there. A common thread runs throughout the pages of our Bibles from the beginning of Genesis to the last page of Revelation: Christ.

Here are 12 New Testament verses that point to Jesus in the Old Testament. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Create a Passage List from Search Results

In preparation for a recent webinar, I was researching the subject of anointing with oil as a part of daily grooming. So I executed a Bible search for any form of the word anoint in the ESV.

I then wanted to save some (not all) of the results in a Passage List so I could easily move through them as I taught the webinar. [Read more…]

Lexham Black Friday Deals: 3 for under $15

Normally, there’s not much you can do with $15. You can buy lunch or a book . . . 

But this week, you can do a whole lot more. [Read more…]

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The Lord’s Prayer Reminds Us: God Doesn’t Need Our Prayer

This excerpt is adapted from The Lord’s Prayer: A Guide to Praying to Our Father by Wesley Hill, a new release from Lexham Press.

At the center of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew, He offers to his disciples a model for prayer. This would not have seemed at all unusual to Jesus’ followers. Many teachers who attracted crowds in Palestine, like Jesus did, were expected to pass on their insights about how best to beseech God, and Jesus wouldn’t have raised any eyebrows by conveying his. In the Gospel of Luke, for instance, Jesus’ disciples are the ones who prompt His instruction: “Lord, teach us to pray, as John [the Baptist] taught his disciples” (11:1). [Read more…]

Free Commentary on Mark, Plus Savings on Beth Moore, John Piper & More

Whether you’re asking deep, theological questions that would be Greek to most people, or you’re studying actual Greek, or you want to know “What’s God’s will for my life?”, you’ll find something for you in November’s deals. [Read more…]

Darrell Bock on Why We Need Cultural Scripts to Understand the Gospels

Can we properly interpret the Gospels without cultural scripts? That is, without knowing their historical and cultural background?

Dr. Darrell Bock says no. 

Dr. Bock is the Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He’s a pillar of contemporary evangelical scholarship that students of the Word turn to for theological expertise on topics like Luke-Acts, Jewish studies, and dispensationalism.  [Read more…]

I Didn’t Think I Could Learn Much from the Puritans. I Was Wrong.

In my senior year of Bible college, I had two electives to choose from for my final theology class. I saw the option for Puritan Theology but thought, “This will be a very boring class. What could I glean from the Puritans?” [Read more…]

Facing Rejection in Your Calling? Remember Mark 6:1–6.

Pursuing your calling brings victories—and rejections. 

If downheartedness tempts you to lose focus, remember this thought from beloved rector and Bible scholar R. T. France: “Not everyone was impressed by Jesus.”1

Consider Jesus’ rejection as told in Mark 6:1–6 in the below excerpt from November’s free book of the month, R. T. France’s commentary The Gospel of Mark (NIGCT). [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Organize Your Files in Favorites Folders

logos favorites blogRecently we’ve received several inquiries at MP Seminars asking about the possibility of organizing Documents and Saved Layouts into folders. Currently we can’t create a folder system on the menus, but we can in Favorites folders! [Read more…]