How to Host a Marriage Retreat for Your Small Group

The Mingling of Souls Marriage Conference

Small groups help us take “community” from the abstract to the concrete. They allow our relationships with fellow believers to flourish into meaningful friendships as we grow and serve and study the Word together. They provide both a context for us to meet together and the intimacy we need to practically motivate one another towards acts of love and good works (Hebrews 10:24–25). And the better we know each other, the better equipped we are to speak wisdom into each other’s lives.

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3 Free Lectures from Elyse Fitzpatrick

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For decades, Elyse Fitzpatrick has helped Christians root their identities in Christ through a prolific counseling and writing ministry. In the lectures below—together over 20 minutes long—she guides you through the meaning of Christocentric identity and trains you in the important counseling topics of hope, desire, and transformation. Just click on the videos to start learning!

For a limited time, you can save 20% on Elyse’s Mobile Ed courses. Check out the clips below, and save on these courses when you buy them individually.

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A Simple Trick for the Observation Stage of Your Bible Study

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This 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.
Traditionally, Bible study consists of three primary phases:

  • Observation: Ask questions.
  • Interpretation: Answer questions.
  • Application: Apply answers.

In observation, we’re instructed to read the text numerous times from various Bibles while asking the journalistic questions: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?

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The Complexity of Common Grace

ComonGraceCalvinists believe in total depravity: no one is untouched by the effects of sin and we all have mixed motives in what we do. How then would one account for the goodness, the beauty, the mercies, and the glories we see in this depraved world?

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How to Search Your Entire Logos Library in a Flash

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At the local library

“Hi, I’m looking for all references in this library to William Tyndale.”

“Sure, I’m a reference librarian, so I’d be happy to help you with that. Hmm . . . . Looks like we’ve got two books in the religion section with ‘William Tyndale’ in the title or description.”

“Well, that’s great, but I was kind of hoping for any reference to William Tyndale within your books. And not just in those two. I’m sure he shows up elsewhere. And don’t forget journals, magazines, encyclopedias, visual media. Just anything you’ve got on Tyndale, thanks.”

“Um . . . ”

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On Christian Trinkets and Bad Exegesis

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Internet meanderings recently landed me on the Amazon product page for the bookmark below. It’s the kind of bookmark you’re supposed to give to a friend or loved one, and it bears two Bible verses. Notice the citation from Genesis 31 in particular.

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5 January Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

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January’s monthly deals are here, and you can save on more than 100 products: commentaries, biblical and theological works, preaching resources, and more. Not sure where to get started? Here are five of this month’s best deals.

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What Does It Mean to Meditate on Scripture?

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This 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.

As we begin the New Year with, hopefully, a determination to be students of Scripture, I want to share one of my favorite verses with you:

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
—Joshua 1:8 (ESV)

When I memorized this verse years ago as a new Christian I focused on the word meditate, which I naturally assumed meant “get in a quiet place and think about the Word.” So I set out to apply this text to my life by pondering a little of the Bible every day. Certainly that’s a worthy and rewarding habit, but is that precisely what the Hebrew word translated meditate means?

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Make Daily Bible Study Your New Year’s Resolution

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The New Year is a time for new beginnings. This year, challenge yourself to make Bible study a daily habit. Not only will you be meditating on the Word of God every single day, but hopefully new insights and reflections will become apparent as you engross your daily life with Scripture.

With Connect the Testaments and DIY Bible Study, you’ll have two invaluable tools to help you study the Bible and apply it to your life. To encourage you to take on this challenge, Connect the Testaments is free for anyone who has a Faithlife.com account and DIY Bible Study is 40% off for the first two weeks of this month.

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Start the New Year with a Free 30-Day Bible Study Course

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UPDATE: We’ve made this free training even better! Now you can learn the essentials of inductive Bible study in even less time with the 10-day Challenge. Learn more.

A pastor friend told me not long ago, “I have Logos, but I probably use only 5% of its capacity.”

This comment came from someone under 40, meaning that he knows how to turn a computer on without fear or antagonism. It hardly counts as “technology” to him; a computer is just “normal” and “useful,” like a hammer is to others. So if this 5% figure is true of a seminary-trained pastor born after the great technological generational divide, at what percentage are the less technologically inclined? Have they successfully even logged in yet?

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