Learning Logos: How to Quickly Locate an Event in the Bible

Today’s blog focuses on a question I answer frequently. I’ve written about it before, but I thought a quick reminder would be helpful—especially if you’re new to Logos.

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Logos Tech Tip: What Did Peter Mean by ‘Sober-Minded’?

By Scott Gassoway

When studying a biblical text, you often encounter words that prompt questions about their original meaning. For example, in 1 Peter 5:7, Peter exhorts his readers to be “sober-minded.” This is not a common phrase in our culture. What did Peter mean by it? [Read more…]

3 Things ‘Lead Us Not into Temptation’ Might Mean—and Which Fits Best

In Matthew 6:13 Jesus teaches his disciples to pray, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Wait a second—what’s God’s relationship to temptation we face?

In this excerpt adapted from Navigating Tough Texts: A Guide to Problem Passages in the New Testament, author Murray J. Harris explores this controversial petition of the Lord’s prayer. [Read more…]

Are Demons Fallen Angels and 2 Other Common Misconceptions

Are demons fallen angels? Is the Satan figure as the archnemesis of God foreign to the Old Testament? Did a third of the angels fall from heaven before humanity’s fall?

The following excerpt from Demons by Michael S. Heiser is adapted from the book’s final chapter, where Heiser addresses these myths and misconceptions.

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Learning Logos: Senses in Bible Word Study

A Senses ring appears in the Guide, Bible Word Study. What are the numbers to the right of the senses underneath the ring?

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Logos Tech Tip: Never Type a Search Twice

By Scott Gassoway

Have you ever made a search and wanted to keep the results highlighted to continue to see them in the future? For example, Jesus called his disciples to teach others to do everything he commanded them (Matt 28:19–20). How can you identify these commands and save them as visible reminders? [Read more…]

3 Prayers for Independence Day

These prayers for Independence Day are taken from the Book of Common Prayer.

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5 Reasons the Ascension of Jesus Is Neglected

Many Christians reflect often on how the resurrection impacts the everyday life of believers. Because Jesus lives, we will live too. But what about the ascension of Jesus? Is it a doctrine we return to?

In the following excerpt from Patrick Schreiner’s forthcoming book, The Ascension of Christ: Recovering a Neglected Doctrine, we see five reasons that we sometimes overlook the ascension—and why Jesus’ resurrection isn’t complete without it. [Read more…]

What Psalm 84 Teaches Us about Home

Our family has made several major transitions in the past few months—from our home in the Middle East to Europe briefly and then to the United States—while also considering new options abroad for the near future. There has been so much change that when my elementary-age children were asked where they lived, they stared blankly and then turned to me for the correct answer. The primary question in our family right now is, “Where is home?”  [Read more…]

Free Course This July: The Believer’s Identity, Calling, and Destiny

“Sons and daughters of God” may not mean what you think it means. Explore its significance—and much more—with Michael Heiser’s course The Believer’s Identity, Calling, and Destiny, free this month only. 

Dig into often-overlooked context, believers as family, participation with God’s government, the meaning of “none beside me,” and more. [Read more…]