How did the earliest Christians understand their relationship with the Old Testament? How did Christ’s first followers function as a body, even as opposing factions arose? And how did the early church first spread the good news of Jesus Christ to pagans and Jews alike?
Thu, June 11, 2015 | Misc.|
Multitasking—it’s something we do every single day.
At work, you might type an email while talking on the phone. At home, you might throw the tennis ball to the dog while barbecuing dinner for your family. At the gym, you might listen to music while running or lifting weights.
Let’s be honest: sermon prep is long, difficult work. When preparing a sermon or lesson, I would typically spend 95% of my time studying the meaning of a passage and the significance of the surrounding context. I’d consult commentaries, track down key terms, and perform in-depth word studies. But even after hours of grueling work, one of the most important steps still remained: application.
The hard task of exegesis often left me with little time to demonstrate practical ways the insights I uncovered connected to people’s lives. But with Logos I can discover how master preachers handled a particular text—and how they applied its message to the lives of their hearers.
In this video, one of our Logos Pros shows you how to incorporate both modern and classic sermons into your Bible study and sermon prep, using one of our most popular sermon collections: the John MacArthur Sermon Archive.
Wed, June 10, 2015 | Misc.|
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There is great significance to words—not only what is said but how it’s said. We often choose to say something a certain way for emphasis, to direct the conversation, or to better communicate our point. We don’t overtly think about these devices, but they’re incredibly important if we want to fully understand what is being said. There is a deep connection between the feelings of the heart and the words of our mouth. Our innermost feelings often find a way to be vocalized, whether we mean it or not. The connection between the tongue and the heart is a major theme in the book of James. In this excerpt from High Definition Commentary: James, Steve Runge shows how James emphasizes the power of our words—and draws out the implications for our digitized world.
Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.
Logos 6.3 recently released so please make sure to download it if you haven’t already. Among its new features is a redesigned Library Resource Information pane which includes a link to save selected resources as a collection. This shortcut link makes quick work of creating specialty collections which is illustrated below with a Favorite Bibles collection.
How did you start building your theological library? If you’re like a lot of pastors, scholars, or seminary students, you put it together one piece at a time—book by book. You began a study on a book of the Bible, bought the most respected commentaries (if you could afford them), rolled up your sleeves, and got to work. Then when the next paper or sermon series rolled around, you did the same thing.
That method often leaves huge gaps in your library. Maybe you have five commentaries on Romans, and Galatians, but how’s your Minor-Prophets shelf looking? Remember that study you did on eschatology? You bought 10 commentaries on Revelation and Daniel. But what about the book of Numbers, or Deuteronomy?
God is passionate about missions. As an influential textbook on missiology boldly declares, “The clear affirmation of Scripture is that our God is a missionary God.” Not only has God sent his Son Jesus to be the savior of the world’s sins, he has also given believers the privilege to share this message with our friends and enemies, neighbors and strangers, those at home and those abroad. The Bible is clear that God’s blessing goes with us as we take the message of salvation to others: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” (Rom. 10:15)
David Platt has spent years teaching and preaching on God’s heart for the nations to hear the good news of the gospel. His runaway best seller, Radical, inspired readers to abandon the American dream and pour themselves out for God. In 2014, sensing the call to equip the next generation of missionaries, Platt became the president of one of the largest missions organizations in the world, the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Platt’s desire to teach the gospel, “making disciples, sharing, showing, and teaching God’s Word in everyday life,” has led to a prolific preaching ministry at the Church at Brook Hills in Alabama.
Now, for the first time, hundreds of Platt’s sermons are available for pre-order on Logos.com!
This week’s Logos Pro post is by Andreas Köstenberger. Dr. Köstenberger is Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He’s also a long-time user of Logos Bible Software.
In most areas of scholarship—and biblical research is no exception—engaging the primary sources is exceedingly important. There is no substitute for interacting directly with the text of the Bible and contemporaneous literature in the original languages. I have found that Logos Bible Software is an excellent tool for doing careful original-language work.
If you’re a pastor, scholar, or church leader, you’ve probably experienced it. You spend hours in the Word preparing sermons, Bible studies, and Sunday-school lessons. Yet even as your understanding of the Bible increases, you find yourself slipping into a state of spiritual fatigue. Your congregation or students thank you for the insight you’ve provided, for the difference your study has made in their lives. But you know God has used you in spite of the distance from him you feel at the moment. You may have crafted the perfect sermon, but your spiritual well has run dry.
In this excerpt from Bible Study Magazine’s exclusive interview with Kay Arthur, the beloved Bible-study expert shares how she maintains vitality in her spiritual life through personal quiet time and by refusing to separate her lesson preparation from her own spiritual walk.