Prepare for Fall Preaching Right Now

preaching resources from Lexham Press
During the summer, church life slows down. Many small groups go on hiatus, and schedules fill up with travel plans and other adventures. During this downturn, pastors and ministers look forward to fall and winter when things start to pick up again. Summer is the perfect time for long-term planning—including your preaching ministry.

Are you looking forward to the next ministry season? The Lexham Press Preaching & Teaching Bundle includes 40 practical resources focused on sharing God’s Word with others. Built for pastors, teachers, and other ministry leaders, this bundle has everything you need to make your teaching more efficient and more effective.

With this bundle, you’ll save 60% off what you would have spent to purchase all the titles individually. And if you preach or teach in the church, you’ll find these volumes to be invaluable as you study, prepare, and present your lessons.

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3 Tools to Navigate Challenging Passages

Vasari Corridor

Perhaps Cosimo I de’ Medici was right to be paranoid. After all, he only became the Duke of Florence after his predecessor was assassinated by a distant cousin. Then, after claiming the title, de’ Medici had to endure the petty manipulations of some of the most powerful men in Florence. Everyone was eager to use him for their own personal and political gain. And of course, members of the aristocracy were regularly the target of assassination by fellow noblemen vying for titles, wealth, and political clout. Suffice it to say, sixteenth-century Italy was a hornet’s nest of conspiracy, intrigue, and shifting alliances. So when de’ Medici purchased one of the most extravagant palaces in Europe, he required safe passage from his new home to government headquarters. To pass through the crowded city streets would be treacherous at best, not to mention common. He wanted to commute in style.
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Why Should Christians Study the Apocrypha?

Martin Luther on the Apocrypha
Martin Luther described the Apocrypha as “books which are not considered equal to the Holy Scriptures, while at the same time . . . are profitable and good to read.” Luther translated these books and included them between the Old and New Testaments in his German Bible, even though he didn’t include them in the canon. Why would a Protestant like Luther be interested in the Apocrypha if he didn’t believe it was on the same footing as the Old and New Testaments?

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Understand Jonah through Ancient Literature

Ancient Literature Collection (25 vols.)One of the most exciting features of Logos 6 just got better.

With the Ancient Literature Tool, you can study ancient Near-Eastern manuscripts, church fathers, and other relevant literature. We’ve hand-selected the very best ancient sources so you can connect passages with ancient Jewish and Christian parallels and allusions. They’re all included in the Ancient Literature Expansion Collection.

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See Bible Search Results at a Glance

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

I remember years ago as a young Bible student reading that John, the beloved disciple, used the word love more than other New Testament writers. Back then, of course, it was difficult at best to verify that claim. I just relied on input from trusted authors. Now with Logos, however, substantiating most any biblical claim is just a few clicks a way. For example, let’s apply a feature known as Graph Bible Search Results to the above statement regarding John:

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Study Wright, Brueggemann, and Others with Logos Now

With a Logos Now subscription, your Logos 6 base package gets new content and features added every six weeks. But did you know that in addition to new features, Logos Now also gives you access to several additional titles for no extra charge each month?

This month only, Logos Now members get full access to five books from Fortress Press, including titles from N.T. Wright, Walter Brueggemann, and Jürgen Moltmann. If you’ve been meaning to dig into any of these books, subscribe to Logos Now today for only $8.99/month, and get your first month free! Or keep reading to learn more about what you’ll get this month with Logos Now.
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Why Do Some People Buy Multiple Base Packages?

Group Meeting

Recently around the Logos office, I’ve heard a lot of chatter about crossgrading, upgrading, and even buying a second base package. I sat down with Taylor Blomquist, our denominational marketing expert, to explain all that terminology and help me understand why someone would want to invest in an additional Logos base package.

Okay, first things first: why in the world would anyone want more than one base package?
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Why Christians Need Knowledgeable Conviction

_DSF4175_630x420The history of Christianity is a long, winding river. At the source of the river stands Jesus Christ, along with the witness of the apostles through their preaching and writing ministries. As the river flows from the first century through the present day, it splits into the tributaries of diverse theological traditions. All of these tributaries trace their origin to the Source of the river while maintaining distinct beliefs and practices that distinguish them from the other tributaries. No matter what tributary you find yourself in, two things are essential: knowing what you believe and knowing the beliefs of other Christians. You need a knowledgable conviction.

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Free Gifts with Your First Base Package!

Get free prizes when you buy your first base packageScripture is a treasure trove of spiritual insight, fascinating stories, and powerful examples of transformation. And when you take the extra time to really dig into historical background, cultural context, original languages, and solid exegesis, you discover even more of the Bible’s riches. That’s why Logos base packages are so awesome–they provide a slough of digital tools to excavate Scripture.

If you’ve never owned a base package, we think you’re missing out. When you buy a base package you’re getting all those great tools and hundreds of great books for pennies on the dollar. For just a few more days, if you’ve never owned a base package before, get Logos 6 and we’ll throw in up to $800 in free gifts. Don’t miss your chance! Get started on your excavation!

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Instantly Build a Massive Biblical Encyclopedia

Factbook Expansion Collection
Out of a deep desire to help you study smarter, find exactly what you need faster, and simply understand the Word better, we created a brand new product that will make your Biblical research even more powerful—a hand-curated anthology from 38 authors, 11 publishers, and a few very smart Logos product specialists.
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