Incorporate David Platt’s Sermons into Your Bible Study

David Platt Sermon ArchiveGod 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!

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Kay Arthur on Balancing Ministry and Your Spiritual Walk

Kay Arthur

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.

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Ben Witherington’s 2 Core Principles for Biblical Worship

worship serviceChristian worship is big business. From Christian radio stations to massive international tours to the entire Christian recording industry, worship is no longer confined within church walls; it has global reach.

But what does Scripture teach us about proper Christian worship? And how might this teaching speak to contemporary Christian worship?

In this sample clip from Logos Mobile Ed course NT221 The Wisdom of John, renowned New Testament scholar Dr. Ben Witherington III explains the single most important feature of proper Christian worship.

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Resource Updates: May 2015

Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that new content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout May:
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New Books Added to J.I. Packer Collection, NIC, and Pillar!

We recently expanded several key collections, including the Pillar New Testament Commentary series, the J.I. Packer Collection, and the New International Commentary (NIC). If you already own some of the included volumes, you’ll get a discount on these updated collections. If you’ve yet to benefit from any of these top-notch resources, pick them up in a collection today to get a better deal than if purchased individually.

New International Commentary (47 vols.)New International Commentary (47 vols.)

This top-rated commentary series now contains the 2014-released volume on the Psalms. The Book of Psalms is the most complete and detailed one-volume commentary available on the Psalter, reflecting the combined insights of three biblical scholars: Nancy deClaissé-Walford, Rolf Jacobson, and Beth Tanner.
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How Worldview Should Influence Biblical Interpretation

When we read something, that information is filtered through our own experiences and culture. This is no less true when we read the Bible. Our worldviews are important, but we rarely get a chance to see the Bible from another perspective. Because of language barrier and distance, we have limited access. Although it’s never appropriate to read something into the biblical text that isn’t there, unique cultural viewpoints can help draw out scriptural truth that might otherwise have been missed. The Transformative Word series is designed to help illuminate these diverse perspectives.

We’ve enlisted church leaders and scholars from around the globe to show us the transformative significance of each biblical book. Each contributor will write in their native language, and their book will be translated and published in multiple languages. The unique personal and cultural experiences of this diverse cast of contributors reveal biblical truth in a way you may never have seen before.

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Glimpse the Father’s Love with This Powerful Video

In Embracing God as Father, Dan Bush and Noel Due show us the loving heart of the Father towards his children. This love is revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and it is through him that we are adopted into God’s family. Both he and the Father are one in their love and joy and desire to bless us. Dan and Noel help us see God for who he truly is—and who we are as his sons and daughters.

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What Makes the Reformed Commentary Bundle Unique?

rcbIf you’re a frequent user of commentaries, you know that putting together a library of the finest sets and individual volumes is vital to making the most out of your Bible study.

The Reformed Commentary Bundle offers a unique opportunity to study Scripture alongside Reformed interpreters from the early days of the Reformation to today.

This bundle includes commentary on all the books of the Bible, but let’s focus on one book. What do commentators have to say about Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians? [Read more…]

Suffering: The Key to Spiritual Maturity

A mother buries the child she loves. A hardworking husband loses his job. A family goes hungry. All of these scenarios beg the same question: If God is good, why do we suffer?

For some—including many Christians today—suffering is a sign of God’s absence or anger. For others, it is a sign of Satan’s attack. But what does the Bible reveal about suffering? And how did those in the early church interpret their suffering?

In PD201 Introducing Spiritual Formation, award-winning author and internationally-recognized speaker Dr. Gary Thomas (author of Sacred Marriage) teaches the biblical response to suffering and addresses why Christians are encouraged—surprisingly—to rejoice in suffering.

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What’s New in Logos Now

What’s new in Logos Now
Everyday we’re working hard on innovative solutions to the problems you encounter in your Bible study. Our team regularly develops exciting new features, datasets, tools, and more to give you a deeper understanding of God’s Word.

In the past, you had to wait until the next release of our software to access extensive updates like these. But whether you’re a minister, scholar, student, or an everyday Christian with a passion for God’s Word, we recognize that you want the latest and best Bible study tools to help you dig deeper into God’s word, right now.

That’s why we created Logos Now.

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