3 Reasons Preachers Shouldn’t Publicly Contradict a Bible Translation

I cringe almost every time I hear a preacher criticize a particular phrase from an English Bible translation in preaching—even and especially those times when I caught myself doing it before I could stop myself. We preachers and Bible teachers would do better not to publicly correct the Bible translations on people’s laps.

Here are three reasons why.

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5 More Reasons Bible Teachers Should Learn Greek & Hebrew

Why should Bible teachers go through the pain of learning and then using the original languages of Scripture? I gave you five reasons last week, but persuasion doesn’t occur solely because of reasons. Sometimes personal testimony is most effective. So here are five more, non-standard, non-reason reasons for learning the original languages.

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Find Everywhere Jesus Discusses a Subject

A friend and fellow Logos user called me recently with the following scenario:

I’m studying in Matthew 12 where Jesus referred to the Pharisees as a “brood of vipers.” It made me think of the fact that Jesus often referenced animals in his speech. How can I locate occurrences of His mentioning animals?

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Master Logos Bible Software: Camp Logos Videos Are on Sale!

Morris Proctor has spent over 20 years teaching people how to study the Bible better with Logos. He has trained thousands of users including pastors, Christian educators, military chaplains, professors, students, and more. Whether through blog posts, training manuals, or in person at one of his camps, Morris has helped people move past the beginner’s stage and do advanced study in the Logos platform.

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How to Get Free Logos Books and Other Swag

Want to see all the free Logos books you don’t already have?

Want to see what Logos books are on sale?

Want to see what’s cheap?

One of our users in the Logos forums recently shared with other users the links he uses to check all these things (and more) periodically on Logos.com. Here’s his full post. I’ll share with you a few of the highlights.

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5 Reasons Studying the Original Languages Is Worth the Pain

greek hebrewShould pastors and other Bible teachers bother to learn Greek and Hebrew? You can use Greek and Hebrew without having to memorize a single paradigm, let alone 3,000 vocab words, so why torture yourself?

I’ll give you ten reasons studying the original languages is worth the pain, five this week and five next.

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How to Find Every Time the Bible Mentions the Parting of the Red Sea

Several years, ago my good friend Rob Morgan asked me to write the small group study guide for his bestselling book, Red Sea Rules. This life-changing book discusses life principles he personally gleaned from the biblical event of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. In preparation for the study guide, I wanted to locate not only the passage in which the event was originally recorded, but also other places in Scripture it was mentioned. So I relied on numerous commentaries and Bible dictionaries to assist me in my search. This endeavor, while rewarding, placed me at the mercy of others authors’ research and was in fact tedious.

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How to Search Connections between Greek and English Bibles

Do you ever need to perform searches that connect English with Greek? For example, do you ever need to find out how a specific translation treats a given grammatical construction?

This is nearly impossible to do without the specialized tagging in Logos.

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How to Customize the Copy Bible Verse Tool in Logos

As a pastor or Bible teacher, you probably copy portions of the Bible into sermons, blog posts, academic papers, or Bible study notes all the time.

Recently I had a very specific Bible-copying need: I had to have the entire KJV New Testament text, one chapter at a time, with one verse per line, a verse number in front of each line, then a space, and no other formatting—no book names, italics chapter numbers, extra hard returns, footnotes, headings, nothing.

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How to Combine Search Collections in Logos

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been asked the same question by several Logos users so I thought I’d pass along the answer in today’s blog.

The question goes something like this:

I’ve created several different search collections. Can I create a new collection that’s a combination of 2 or more of the existing collections?

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