Bible Study Magazine Goes Digital

The digital edition of Bible Study Magazine is here!

For a limited time, you can get the print and digital bundle of Bible Study Magazine for just $27.99—a 30% savings. [Read more…]

How to Make Your Logos Features Work Harder, so You Don’t Have To

Your Bible study used to start with pulling heavy books down from the shelf and combing through volume upon volume to find what you need. That can take hours.

Your Logos Bible Software features turns those hours into seconds.

But what if your features could work even harder, giving you more insights in the same amount of time? [Read more…]

The Bible Biography Series: June’s Featured Resource

Studying the lives of biblical characters is invaluable for growing in faith and maturing as Christians. Women and men in the Bible lived just like us—they experienced the same emotions, struggles, victories, and defeats. Each of their lives is recorded in Scripture, offering valuable spiritual lessons.

The Bible Biography Series brings Bible characters to life while providing verse-by-verse expository studies of passages. And you can get this 27-volume set for 49% off during the June Monthly Sale, for only $150.00.

Each volume is extensively organized and outlined in alliterated form, filled with gospel lessons and practical applications of Scripture to everyday life, and written in easy-to-understand layman’s language.

Here are just a few key figures you can learn from:

  • Abraham – Learn how to walk a life of faith from Abraham.
  • Joseph – Few men in Scripture give such an example of godly living as Joseph does.
  • Ruth – A life story, a love story, a historical story—and most importantly, a religious story.
  • Moses – Moses’ life models how to accomplish great things for God, by faith.
  • Noah – From Noah, learn how to live a holy life when surrounded by unholiness.
  • Jonah – Jonah’s story models the dangers of disobedience and God’s ultimate sovereignty.
  • Samson – A strong but weak judge of Israel, Samson’s life provides critical warning lessons.
  • Peter – Learn from Peter’s transformation from sinner to a saint, from fisherman to apostle.

These biographies are an excellent resource for pastors in providing material for sermons and lessons plans. They also provide insightful instruction for individual Bible study. Because of the organized structure of each Bible Biography, they are adaptable to Sunday school classes and Bible study groups. And with the advanced search features of Logos Bible Software editions, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “Noah,” or “Joseph.”

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Get 49% off the Bible Biography Series (27 vols.) through the end of June—and be sure to check out all the resources you can save big on during the June sale!

Who Took John 5:4 out of My Bible?

Most of us have read John 5:1–9—the story of the blind, paralyzed man at the pool of Bethesda—many times. But I’ll bet there’s something that escaped your attention.

Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” 7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.” (John 5:1–9 NIV) [Read more…]

Grow in Your Knowledge of Christ: Mobile Ed’s Summer Christology Conference

Deepen your knowledge of Christ this summer as you study who he is—his person, nature, and work—in the Mobile Ed Christology Conference.

Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith. And who we believe he is will determine how we know and worship him. But to learn more about him means having the time and resources you need and can trust.

That’s why Mobile Ed’s Summer Conference from August 20–31 lets you learn and study Christology from well-respected scholars such as Dr. Douglas Moo, Dr. Gerry Breshears, Dr. Craig A Evans and more, through interactive video courses you can access anywhere, anytime. [Read more…]

Wiser Than the Greatest Wisdom: 1 Corinthians 1:10–25 Explained

Even seasoned theologians are challenged with certain passages in the Bible.

The Logos Tough Topics 2018 Bundle was created knowing you might be, too. In this bundle, five leading theologians break down their seminary-level courses to help you untangle some of these perplexing passages. [Read more…]

How to Search for the Men-De Greek Discourse Feature

In a previous blog I showed how to use the reverse interlinear to identify the μέν – δέ construction in the New Testament. Please review that blog to fully understand the significance of this discourse feature that Faithlife scholar-in-residence Dr. Steve Runge refers to as Point-Counterpoint. style=”border: 2px solid #eaeaea;”

In today’s blog I’ll show how to execute a simple search in an English Bible to locate most occurrences of this construction. [Read more…]

Work Smarter, Not Harder with the J.D. Greear Sermon Archive

J.D. Greear, pastor of Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, is now the youngest president of the Southern Baptist Convention in nearly a quarter of a century. Additionally, Greear served for several years as a missionary with the International Mission Board in Southeast Asia and has produced a number of resources concerning missionary work among predominantly Muslim countries. [Read more…]

Rationality and Faith: An Excerpt from Escape from Reason

This month’s free Ebook is Escape from Reason, Francis Schaeffer’s classic examination of postmodernism and Christianity’s response.

Escape from Reason is justifiably ranked as one of the greatest apologetic works of the twentieth century, in part due to Schaeffer’s overwhelming compassion for those lost in humanism that engages the Christian heart and mind on every page. [Read more…]

The Two Most Overlooked Pauline Epistles

The letters to the Thessalonians are often overlooked within the Pauline corpus. Paul’s meatier theological writings, such as Romans or Colossians, often get most of the attention, but 1 and 2 Thessalonians are packed with theology, too. In his letters to the church in Thessalonica, Paul helps his brethren consider the true nature of Christ. They also contain some of the clearest eschatological teachings in all of his writings. [Read more…]