Are You Parenting with Mercy?

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paultripp_bio2 Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and has written more than a dozen books on Christian living, including his newest book Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles Than Can Radically Change Your Family.

One of the biggest errors Christian parents make is to forget. Not forgetting the baby’s diaper bag. Not forgetting to pack the school lunch. Not forgetting to pick the teenager up after practice.

No, there’s something much bigger that we forget.

When we, as earthly mothers and fathers, forget the daily mercies we’ve received from the Heavenly Father’s hands, mercies we could have never earned, deserved, or achieved, it becomes much easier for us not to parent our children with mercy.

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How to Use This Delightfully Versatile New Passage List Feature

mopro-passage-listThe saying good things come in small packages is certainly true of today’s Logos 7 feature. This small enhancement is so subtle you’re apt to miss it, but it delivers a powerful, practical punch.

To appreciate the value this tool brings, first imagine these Bible study scenarios:
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900 Reasons (More or Less) To Consider a Logos 7 Base Package

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The newest version of Logos has arrived, and this time around, we have lots of upgrade options to match your needs and budget.

But there’s still no match for the savings you get with a Logos 7 base package. Not only does a base package get you the newest Logos features, it also includes brand new books for your library at an incredible discount.

But maybe you’re happy with your current library. “I have plenty of books,” you say. “I don’t need any more.” That’s totally understandable!

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3 Reasons Not to Panic over Bible Translation Revisions

dont-panic-esvCrossway recently released the English Standard Version in a 2016 “Permanent Text” edition (the updated text will be free for Logos users who own the ESV). The ESV, it was announced, would remain “unchanged forever, in perpetuity.” As Christianity Today rather cheekily titled its article on the new edition, “Bible Translation Becomes Unchanging Word of God.”

I wrote a lengthy article on this topic, most of which is below; but yesterday, after much internet chatter, Crossway reversed their decision.
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Explore All the Names of God with Ease Using Logos 7

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People’s names in Scripture are not merely labels to distinguish them from other people, but many times are expressions of their character. For example,

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How to Ask Excellent Bible Study Discussion Questions

ask-excellent-questionsLeading a group Bible study is deeply rewarding, but let’s be honest: it’s also a little terrifying. Once you begin a conversation, you give up a sense of control. You might travel from Exodus to the politics of Disney faster than you can say “talitha koumi.” Your efforts might produce unbearable silence, heretical comments, or topical whiplash that spins the group dizzy. For these reasons, many people avoid leading true discussions in their Bible study groups.

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In His Own Words: A Guest Post from Grant Osborne

osbornes-own-wordsI have the greatest job in the world. No, I actually have one of the greatest, if not the greatest, jobs in all of human history (apart from Christ’s, that is). My point is this: there is a God, and he raised Jesus from the dead, brought salvation to mankind, and spoke directly to us through his revealed Word. What can be better than proclaiming this salvation and teaching his Word to an incredibly needy world?
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Find Your Preaching Voice with Help from Matt Chandler and J.D. Greear

greear-chandler-sermonsWhen I was a seminary student, one of the hardest things I had to overcome was preaching class. Now, most people struggle with that particular course because of their fear of public speaking. Not me. I loved to give speeches in public—even as an introvert, speaking to a large crowd never phased me
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7 Powerful Logos 7 Capabilities You May Have Missed

BlogImage-F5By now, you’ve probably heard about exciting new Logos 7 features like the Sermon Editor and the Courses Tool. These flagship features are so compelling, we have a confession to make: we haven’t given due attention to some other, just as helpful Logos 7 features and capabilities.

What these other capabilities lack in flash, they make up for in complete and utter utilitarian glory.

The Sermon Editor and Courses Tool aren’t the only reasons to give Logos 7 a look. Here are seven other game-changing Logos 7 capabilities.

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Crush Your Exegesis Paper: 3 Secrets Every Student Should Know

tips-exegesis-papersI have written seminary-level exegesis papers, and I have graded them—dozens of them. And I’m going to tell you a few secrets I don’t think your teachers will mind me telling their students. They’ve already told you what you really need to know, namely how to exegete the Bible. Nothing I tell you will help you if you haven’t really listened to them first.

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