Archives for May 2019

Include Systematic Theology in Your Bible Exposition

Remember always to go on to theology. — Mark Ward

In preaching and other Bible teaching, your big strength can become a weakness. If you are good at careful analysis of biblical texts, don’t stop there. Remember always to go on to theology. Analysis and synthesis belong together, like hot air balloons and magnifying glasses. [Read more…]

Last Chance to Save on Seminary-Level Courses

For just two more days, every audio course from Logos Mobile Education is 25% off.

Mobile Ed courses are where audiobooks meet seminary. As you’re exercising, doing chores, or lounging around, you can be learning about critical Christian doctrines, growing new ministry skills, or exploring Church history.

All you have to do is press play. [Read more…]

Only 2 More Days: All Logos Packages 20% Off

The final hours of the Logos package sale are upon us.

Right now every Logos package is 20% off, with no limits to how many you can stack on each other. That’s great news for current Logos owners (see points #2 and #4 below) as well as new ones.

Here are five quick reasons to jump on this sale. [Read more…]

10 Quotes on the Christian Life from John Stott

Nearly 50 years ago, the evangelical church was on the brink of shirking the call to global missions.

As framer of the Lausanne Covenant in 1974, John R. W. Stott (1921–2011), an Anglican priest, was on the forefront of the movement to preserve modern missions endeavors. He founded the Langham Partnership to equip churches with biblical resources and training for global missions. [Read more…]

Grab May’s Free Book before It Gets Replaced

May’s almost over, which means A Critical Exegetical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles moves over for June’s free book and goes back to full price.

So grab it now, plus two more commentaries for just $5: [Read more…]

Bible Interpretation: Let the Bible Be What It Is

As a biblical scholar, I’m often asked for advice on how to interpret the Bible. I could refer people to tools (like Logos Bible Software) and techniques for analyzing the original languages, even for people dependent on English. But neither of those are my go-to answer. My own journey has convinced me there’s one fundamental insight that, if faithfully observed, will help more than anything. It’s the best piece of advice I can give you:
Let the Bible be what it is. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Sometimes ‘Find’ Is All You Need

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As you well know, Logos has a powerful search engine that allows us to find almost anything we need in our books and Bibles. Sometimes, however, we just don’t need all that power. [Read more…]

A Simple Reason to Snag Logos 8 Bronze, Especially at This Crazy Price

Four commentary sets for roughly the price of one? Here’s why Logos 8 Bronze is such a good deal.

This month only, all Logos 8 packages are 20% off. [Read more…]

Preachers, Mobilize Your Language and Send It Into Battle

By Jeffrey Arthurs

It was said of Winston Churchill that “he mobilized the English language, and sent it into battle.” I exhort you, send your best words into battle against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Send language forth like soldiers massing for the charge, cutting the wire, and storming the stronghold. [Read more…]

A Commentary for the Most Neglected Part of Your Sermon

Every preacher knows it’s easy to explain a text without moving into theological reflection. It’s even easier to stop short of application.

Yet no sermon is complete without it.

The Treasures of Scripture commentary series (65 vols.), currently half-off on Pre-Pub, is designed especially for this crucial part of the sermon.

A preacher’s commentary

The Treasures of Scripture is truly a preacher’s commentary. It contains:

  • Historical information
  • Alliterated outlines
  • Topical studies
  • Original language word studies
  • Sermon illustrations.

For example, here’s a potent illustration on fearing God, taken from the Job volume:

Charlemagne, it is said, gave instructions to be buried in the royal posture of a king upon his throne, with the Gospels opened on his knees, his sword beside him, and his crown upon his head. When his tomb was later uncovered, there he was. The crown was still perched on his skull, and a bony finger rested on these words: “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”

What an image, and how easy it would be to launch from it into a charge to keep watch over our souls. Though Job had king-like wealth and stature, he feared God. Job, and apparently, Charlemagne, understood that the fear of God and the eternal destiny of our souls were more important than the praise of man or wealth of this world. Flesh may fail, but the word of the Lord stands forever.

The Treasures of Scripture is full of powerful illustrations, not to mention outlines, alliterative helps, and other commentary to aid in preparing for preaching.

What preachers say about it

The commentary is also edifying in its own right. Here is what some pastors and preachers say about it:

“This is excellent material. It is probably the most practical material for sermon preparation of anyone that I have read. I highly recommend it for pastors.”
— Roy Edgemon, former director of discipleship and family ministries, LifeWay Christian Resources

“The books are some of the best material I’ve read and studied. They fed me. It has been a joy and blessing to study these books.”
— Mike Oldham, pastor, Central Baptist Temple, Sanford, North Carolina

“I never thought the presentation of truth could be as practical, clear, timely, and satisfying. The books are like a prepared meal ready to eat.”
— David Tandoc, pastor, Dagapapn City, Philippines

Explore this well-loved pastoral resource, and get it now while it’s half off. The more interest it gathers, the higher the price, so get in early.

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