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?

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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

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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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How to Grasp the Flow of Thought in a Passage

LogosPro_blogThere are few things more frustrating than hearing Bible verses taken out of context, especially if you consider yourself a serious student of the Bible. You know what I’m talking about—some well-meaning Christian quotes a verse. He’s uncovered a spiritual truth that perfectly addresses a personal challenge. The only problem? He’s completely ignored the surrounding context! The New Testament wasn’t written in isolated, versified chunks of unrelated texts. Each verse flows from a greater context. When we ignore the logical flow of a biblical passage or book, we risk misinterpretation. Understanding the flow of thought of a biblical passage is essential to good hermeneutics and sound application of biblical principles.
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Got Questions? Tom Schreiner Has Answers in This Free Book

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July’s free book is here! Get 40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law by Thomas Schreiner, then add Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews for only $0.99. Get both now!
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The Most Affordable Way to Bridge the Gap to Logos 6

Blog header 630x175 16x9On June 26, 2007, the People’s Republic of China celebrated the opening of a monumental achievement. After meticulous planning and four years of construction, an unprecedented trans-sea bridge that stretched a world-record length of 22 miles was opened.
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What Makes a Sermon Biblical?

What is biblical preaching?Most Christians would agree that a biblical sermon is a good thing, but how many would actually be able to define what makes a biblical sermon biblical?

“The fact is, most people think biblical communication is a style,” says Dr. J. Kent Edwards, tenured professor of preaching and leadership at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and founding pastor of Oasis Community Church in Yorba Linda, California. “In many cases, people will think that to preach biblically means to work through verse by verse, through a biblical text: ‘This morning, we are at Romans 5:3c, and we’re going to continue by looking at part “d” of this verse, and we’ll see how far God takes us.’ That’s a style. That’s just a style.”

In contrast to a particular style of preaching, Dr. Edwards teaches in his new Mobile Ed course, CM102 Invitation to Biblical Preaching I: Theological, Historical, and Pragmatic Reasons for Preaching, that biblical preaching is an entire philosophy that extends to all different styles of preaching.

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