5 Early Black Friday Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

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We’re giving you a head start on Black Friday savings with brand new deals on some of our most popular resources. There are over 70 resources on sale, including these five can’t miss deals.

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Are You Preparing Your Church for Christmas?

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If you’re a church leader, by now you’re probably knee-deep in preparation for Christmas. From planning extra services to crafting upcoming sermon series to fit the season, there’s a lot to keep track of.

And there are plenty of resources out there to help you do it. With so many Christmas-themed books, small group and Sunday school curricula, workbooks, journals, and DVD series to wade through, how do you know what to trust?

How can you be confident that what you have is biblical, up-to-date with recent scholarship, and trustworthy?

Our brand new Mobile Ed & Faithlife TV Plus church subscription bundle includes thousands of videos on all the key subjects you want your congregation to master—discipleship, leadership, apologetics, theology, and much more.

And yes, we have videos that are perfect for Christmas, too!

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Get a Head Start on Savings with Early Black Friday Deals!

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The end of the year is fast approaching; put your book budget to good use with early savings for Black Friday! Get up to 60% off some of our most popular titles, including resources by John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, J.I. Packer, Jerry Bridges, William Barclay, and many more!

Then, come back on Black Friday (November 25) for even more deals!

Get started now with these highlighted resources, then browse all Black Friday Deals.

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The Relevance of the Prophets for Today

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The books are long and complex. They include strange visions, speak of skeletons come to life, and frequently describe God’s wrath and judgment.

Studying the Major Prophets can be intimidating to say the least. The language, imagery, and poetry of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel can make it difficult to discern their message, let alone understand how their message relates to the lives of believers today.

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How to Cure Pastor Burnout

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It’s no secret that being a pastor is hard. Your sermons can take 30 hours or more per week. Some people expect you to be available constantly. You’re often exposed to the worst moments and darkest secrets of people you care about. You don’t clock out at the end of the day. And it’s all too easy to fall prey to the feeling that there’s always more to sacrifice for the people you serve.

And still, statistics suggest that the vast majority of pastors love their jobs.

Despite that passion, the accumulation of stress and its negative impact on health leads some pastors to give up their calling. If you want to lead your church for as long as you can, you have to take care of yourself.

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5 Ways Logos 7 Will Make Your Bible Study Even Better

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Everybody’s Bible study workflow is different, but there are some key tasks we all have to tackle. When we created the latest version of Logos Bible Software, we wanted to address all of those steps in in-depth Bible study—from that initial spark of insight all the way to sharing what you’ve learned with others.

That meant creating brand new tools and datasets, as well as fine-tuning the features our users rely on every day.

Here are five Bible study tasks Logos 7 helps you take on with more efficiency and insight.

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The Faithlife Study Bible Has Been Completely Revised

FSBheader_1When you see the Bible in its ancient context, it comes to life as a body of literature that shaped God’s people. These are the people who were known first as the sons of Jacob, the people of Israel, and later as the Jewish people, and from them came Jesus and the Christian tradition. This is the true story of the whole world, of every person, and of our deep need for relationship with the God who made the universe. This is the story of how God sought to know us and love us—by sending His Son to die and rise for us, so that we may truly live.

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Recognizing God’s Transformative Presence

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The work of God’s Kingdom is never easy. For many ministries, crisis and chaos may seem like faithful companions. Facing the tension of this work is always challenging and it can be difficult to recognize God’s presence when the going gets tough. Stories of perseverance in the face of great adversity pepper the Bible and show us that God is with us in our endeavors, every step of the way. The two newest books in the Transformative Word series show us how God guides his people through trials and persecution, delivering them—and us—from destruction.

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4 Ways to Emphasize Text in Your Sermon Slides

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When you’re trying to make a point, the way you talk changes. Maybe you change your rhythm. You switch from long, rapid sentences to short, slow fragments where every word carries more weight. Or you might drastically change your volume. You drop to a whisper or raise your voice in excitement or passion to draw your audience in.

Great preachers utilize numerous techniques to make their main points resonate with the people who hear them. Likewise, your sermon slides can visually emphasize the main ideas you want to get across.

Here are four ways your sermon slides can make your main points pop.

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11 Inspiring Quotes from Tim Keller

Keller-blog-header-lastchanceWith his compelling, challenging, and poignant preaching and writing, Tim Keller has been likened to none other than C.S. Lewis—though the New York pastor is quick to deflect comparisons to his hero.

Keller’s words have inspired millions of believers around the world, and he’s written more than 20 books addressing topics including apologetics, marriage, work, prayer, and a dozen more. We’ve collected 11 of his most provocative, inspiring quotations, each from one of his most influential, best-loved titles.
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