How to Avoid Repeating a Sermon for the Same Audience

A Logos user presented the following scenario to me:

I’m a traveling itinerate preacher speaking in various churches, but do revisit the same churches periodically. If I start using the Sermon Editor to archive my messages, is there a way to search the files by location so I don’t preach the same sermon in the same church? [Read more…]

Save 25% on Audio Courses through July

 

From biblical languages to New Testament studies, Mobile Ed audio courses enable you to integrate seminary-level classes into your daily life.

Imagine learning Greek while taking care of chores or deepening your understanding of biblical interpretation on the drive to work. And with audio courses on sale at 25% off for a limited time, now’s the time to start. [Read more…]

Last Chance for Early Bird Pricing

Our guest author is Dr. Gerry Breshears, a professor of theology at Western Seminary and a Faithlife Mobile Ed instructor.

I was raised in a great Christian family going to church. But when I asked some basic questions like, “Why do you think Jesus was God?” I was told in effect, “Nice Christian boys don’t ask questions like that.”

As I sank deep into the despair of Ayn Randian selfishness, an intelligent Christian friend challenged me to look firsthand at Jesus. So I read the Gospels personally, something I had never done before. Jesus who had been a moral illustration for doctrinal sermons grabbed my imagination. I found him to be the most amazing human ever. I wondered, “Why didn’t someone introduce me to him?” and began a lifelong quest to know him deeply and personally. [Read more…]

How to Read OT Sources for NT Verses

I’m often asked how to easily locate Old Testament passages quoted in the New Testament. I’ve written about this before, but in this blog, I’ll show you yet another way to read OT sources right along with NT passages. [Read more…]

How to Easily Locate Paul’s Prayers

Through the years as I’ve taught discipleship and spiritual formation classes, I’ve encouraged people to pray Paul’s prayers for others and themselves.

For example, Ephesians 3:14-19 is one of my favorites in which Paul prays that Christ will dwell in the hearts of Christians. We’ll save the study of dwell for another day. [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. [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…]

An Introduction to the Men-De Greek Discourse Feature

I was recently studying 1 Peter 3:18 which in the ESV ends with:

being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit

Using the inline interlinear feature I observed at the beginning of the first clause was a Greek word (μέν or men) that wasn’t translated. Then at the beginning of the second clause was a Greek conjunction (δέ or de) which was translated but. [Read more…]

How to Identify Repeated Words in a Passage

During a passage study we’re taught to look for repeated words because repetition may indicate the presence of an important theme or topic. Since the Bible wasn’t originally written in English, we’re not really concerned with English words occurring more than once, but rather repetition in Hebrew and Greek. Several Logos tools assist with identifying repetition, but this blog focuses only one: Emphasize Active Lemmas.

Let’s take a look at this handy, but albeit under-used feature: [Read more…]

How to Study a Concept with the Senses Ring

Today’s blog question comes from a participant in our Camp Logos Inductive Webinar:

I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar! I especially liked the insights you offered regarding the Hebrew word translated “meditate” in Joshua 1:8. I’ve been doing my own study of the word, but I’m having trouble understanding the numbers under the Senses ring in the Bible Word Study Guide. Can you offer some help? [Read more…]