What Passage Should You Study This Easter?

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If you’re the kind of Christian who is now wondering, “Here’s another Easter; what part of the Bible do I study/teach this year?”—then let me admit that I’m in the same boat. I’ve got to write a blog post about Easter; where do I go?

Let’s steer this boat together, guiding it from the shoals of our mutual ignorance to the high seas of knowledge and joy, while fishing for the 153 fish of insight and avoiding the storms of bad hermeneutics.

Sometimes I have trouble picking a passage to study or preach on (that’s one reason I prefer expository series). When that happens, I look for a responsible path to serendipity. “Responsible,” meaning I don’t close my eyes, open my Bible, and stick my finger down. But “serendipity,” because I’m open to whatever insights jump out at me through responsible means.

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Using Logos with Your Mobile Ed Courses Just Got a Lot Easier

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Mobile Ed’s new Activities resource gives you two new ways to experience our courses. If you’re the kind of Mobile Ed student who likes to simply sit back and watch through the videos and skim the transcripts, we’ve streamlined that process for you by getting some things (like screencasts, guides, and tools) out of your way so you can focus on the course content. But if you like to click on every link, dig into the software, and actively work through a course’s ideas, the Activities resource will be a great option for you. It’s free and has been included for the first time with our Easter compilation course: NT156 Understanding Easter: The Significance of the Resurrection.

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How to Highlight Passages Across Multiple Bibles

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I recently blogged about highlighting and note files which generated a few questions like this:

How can I highlight text in one Bible and have those highlights show up in other Bibles?

Until recently that ability didn’t exist, but you’ll be happy to know it’s currently available in Logos Now That feature, Corresponding Notes and Highlights, works like this:

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The New Testament writers used a variety of literary and grammatical devices to help guide the reader. Known as “discourse devices,” these elements attract your attention to key information, alert you that something surprising is about to happen, and perform many other tasks. However, discourse devices are often not apparent in English translations—or easily understood even in the Greek text—except with years of language study.

Our understanding of the Greek New Testament is based almost entirely on English translations, but how would our understanding of the Greek text change if we read it for what it is—as Greek? That’s the power of understanding these discourse devices.

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3 Ways to Bring Your A-Game to Your Easter Sermon

2016_Easter_Pastor_Blog-Header_620x325As Easter Sunday approaches, promising a more-than-usually packed house, now’s a great time to ask how to make sure your sermon connects with your audience. Here are three ways to do just that.

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25 Resurrection Sermon Ideas for Easter Sunday

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More people go to church on Easter than any other day of the year, and churches around the world are preparing for more visitors. There are lots of ways to make sure your Easter service is great, but what about the sermon itself? With all the time and energy you’re investing in the service—extra parking, extra seating, extra childcare, extra ushers—what can you do to be sure your Easter sermon is as strong as possible?

For this post, we’ve pulled together 25 Resurrection sermon ideas for Easter Sunday. But we don’t want to just give you ideas for the sermon, we want to help you make your Easter sermon truly connect with your listeners.

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Is the Word “Easter” in the Bible?

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Why is the most important Christian holiday nowhere mentioned by name in the Bible?

Actually, the word “Easter” does appear in the Bible, but only once—and only in one translation. Among all major English translations of the Scripture, only the King James Version uses the word “Easter.” I won’t go into the history of that particular translation choice, but I will go into how to use Logos to puzzle out what’s going on—even if you don’t know Greek. And if you don’t have Logos, stick around: I’ll explain why this important word doesn’t show up in other English translations.

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Journey to the Resurrection with 10 Free Easter Video Reflections

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It’s hard to overplay the importance of the Resurrection of Jesus. When you read the Gospels closely, it becomes clear: the Resurrection isn’t just an afterthought; it’s not some narrative flourish wrapping the life of Christ in a neat theological bow. It’s the culmination of Christ’s ministry, and it points to the climax of history itself.

Everything leads to the Resurrection—the day the Son of God burst forth from the grave, declaring victory over the powers of darkness, and even death itself. As N.T. Wright has said, the Resurrection of Jesus is the first step in God’s program to “colonize earth with the life of heaven.” Nothing could be more momentous, more potent, or more transformative for the life of the Christian.

Get 10 free video reflections for Easter here.

The Resurrection is so pivotal that a single day of reflection, Easter Sunday, just isn’t enough to truly appreciate its riches. And the Resurrection shouldn’t be understood in isolation either—every event in the life of Christ leads to the Resurrection, every day in the life of the church is shaped by its power, and every event in history pales in comparison to its significance.

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The Biggest Upsets and Best Deals from Logos March Madness So Far

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Round 1 is over, the results are in, and only 32 authors have made it to Round 2 of Logos March Madness. But even if your first-round picks didn’t make it, that’s no reason to take your ball and go home. After all, you can save 30% on selected works by authors eliminated from the competition. So, even if you lose, you still win. Score!

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A New Way to Help Your Kids Understand the Bible

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There are plenty of kids shows out there, but precious few that plunge deep into God’s Word . . . without boring kids to death.

Faithlife has helped grownups understand the Bible for decades with Logos Bible Software. Now, we want to help your kids grasp the truths of the Word with Bible Sounds. Bible Sounds is a new kids show that combines the depth you expect from the creators of Logos Bible Software with music and zany humor that keeps kids enthralled.

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