December Deals You Shouldn’t Miss

Get Great Deals This December

December’s monthly sale ends soon—if you’ve been waiting to shop the deals, don’t wait any longer. And if you’re not sure where to start, check out the four biggest savings:

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What Does “There Was No Room in the Inn” Mean?

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In last week’s blog post I referenced the Faithlife video, How Accurate Is the Modern Nativity Scene?, in which the teacher said the word translated inn in Luke 2:7 also referenced the upper room where Jesus and the apostles celebrated the Passover.

How did he discover that information?

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One Week Left to Save up to 75% with Christmas Deals

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Christmas may be over, but there’s still time to save on resources to help you uncover the wonder of the Word. We’ve discounted over 130 Bible study resources: from commentaries and reference works, to theology, Mobile Ed courses, and even print books (perfect for any belated Christmas gifts)!

There are just seven days left to take advantage of these savings. Here are a few highlights you don’t want to miss.

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Reflect on These 5 Inspirational Christmas Quotations

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With Christmas just a few days away, all the preparations should be complete. The tree has been decorated, the stockings hung, the presents wrapped, and all the dinners planned. Amidst all these arrangements, take a moment to pause and reflect on the Christmas story.

This Christmas, we’ve been encouraging Christians around the world to look closer at God’s Word. Because when we study it, reflect on it, and meditate on it, we can get fresh insight and discover new meaning within this familiar story.

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5 Can’t-Miss Courses to Guide Your Bible Study This Christmas

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This Christmas, we’re encouraging Christians to look closer at God’s Word—to be intentional about the time they spend in Scripture. Because when you spend a little extra time and effort looking closer at God’s Word, familiar stories come alive with details you’ve never noticed before, and God’s Word takes on new power.

One of the best ways to get a fresh look at God’s Word is to learn from those who’ve spent a lifetime studying it. Mobile Ed courses provide expert guidance for your journey through Scripture. They take you step-by-step through important issues on a score of biblical books, topics, people, themes, doctrines, and more. Each course is taught by a trusted scholar and includes fascinating video lectures, reading suggestions, reflection questions, and more.

Here are five Mobile Ed courses we recommend to lend you a little guidance for your journey through Scripture this season. (And each one is 30% for a limited time!)

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Overcome Those Awkward Silences in Your Small Group

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Nobody enjoys an awkward silence—especially when you’re trying to lead a Bible study of small group. Plenty of issues could derail the conversation: everything from the temperature of the room to the mix of personalities.

While there’s no sure-fire way to avoid the sound of crickets in your next group discussion, one thing’s certain: you need prayer, and you need a plan.

A Mobile Ed Video and FaithlifeTV+ Church Subscription can help you with the plan. From apologetics and evangelism to discipleship and leadership; documentaries and dramas to music and even kid shows, there are over 8,000 videos to help prompt an engaging and edifying discussion during your next group study.

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What Pop Music Can Teach Us about Interpreting Scripture

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“Let It Go” from Disney’s animated movie Frozen (2014) was and is a megahit. The melody is both powerful and catchy, and Idina Menzel can sing icicles off reindeers. The piece won the Oscar for best original song, reached the top five in the Billboard 100, and sold 10.9 million copies. It has now also achieved the status of Christmas song in Spotify playlists, as was written long ago by a prophet on Reddit.

But like some Oedipal monster, the pop song has eaten up the movie that gave it life. Because the Frozen story as a whole stands firmly against Elsa’s choice in that song. And this raises interesting questions about authorial intent in interpretation—both of pop music and of Scripture.

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Mobile Ed’s 3 Favorite Things from 2016

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From the launch of our free Mobile Ed Activities resource to debuting a new subscription that lets you share the entire Mobile Ed video catalog with your entire church, and producing The Gospel Message in the Early Church (an exclusive Mobile Ed course for Logos 7 libraries), Mobile Ed has had a very busy and exciting year!

Learn more about our 3 favorite things from 2016.

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Was Jesus Really Born in a Barn?

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Christmas is of course a wonderful time of the year as we focus on and celebrate the birth of our Lord. Sometimes, however, if we’re not careful, Christmas cards and carols offer a version of the nativity scene that may or may not be in Scripture.

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Free Christmas Devotional to Help You Look Closer at the Christmas Story

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Wisemen. Angels. Shepherds. A virgin mother. A long-expected king.

Few biblical stories are as familiar as the tale of Christ’s birth. During the holiday season, we hear it sung in malls, we see it on television, and we tell it to our children. But the Christmas story carries riches that won’t be uncovered by a cursory retelling; it holds deep, eternal truths that we sometimes miss—precisely because we know the story so well.

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