How to Use the Concordance to Discover Themes in a Biblical Book

The subject of today’s blog I owe to a pastor-teacher, seasoned Logos user, Camp Logos alumnus, and especially my friend, Dr. Robert Dean. Allow me to set it up for you.

Before doing detailed exegesis of passages in a biblical book, it’s a good idea to get a bird’s-eye view of the book. We should read the book numerous times looking for possible subjects, themes, or important topics covered in the book.

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When it comes to the Bible, we can’t give in to fuzzy logic. We need the courage to have conviction; we can’t shy away from the perplexing passages or tough topics.

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Last Day to Save Hundreds on the WBC

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This is it: the last day you can get the Word Biblical Commentary for just $399.99. That’s 66% off! This is the lowest price the WBC has been in years, and a deal like this isn’t likely to come around again anytime soon. Get it while you still can.

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Save Time & Money with the Lexham Bible Guides

There are only so many hours in the day, and every one counts. For pastors, this tension is particularly difficult. According to research conducted by Thom Rainer of Lifeway, pastors spend around 13 hours per week on sermon preparation. With all the other church and ministry responsibilities on their plate, that’s a sizable chunk of time devoted to research and writing. How much of your time and effort would be saved by making the research process easier and more accessible? Just think about all the other things vying for attention that could be prioritized with all the time that was previously wrapped up in research.

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Why We Need a New Kind of Hebrew Lexicon

Most of the time you look up a Hebrew word you probably don’t want the extreme depth and complication afforded by the top lexicons. Neither do you want to wade through a tight paragraph of tiny print full of abbreviations you don’t use often enough to remember. Paper lexicons were not designed for easy reading but for saving ink and paper.

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If “Blood of Bulls & Goats” Can’t Forgive Sins, Why All the OT Bloodshed?

Hebrews 10:4 asserts, “It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins,” but Leviticus seems to tell a different story. Even casually reading the book, we notice that Israelites who bring proper sacrifices “shall be forgiven” (e.g., Lev 4:20, 26, 31, 35; 5:10, 13, 16, 18). Have we reached an impasse?

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Instantly Transform Your Logos Resources into Large Print

Often times it’s the little things that mean a lot. And the older I get, the more appreciative I am of a little thing in Logos that makes a big impact. With the click of a mouse we can have an instant large-print library!

This feature has been around a while, but with a recent update to the software it has improved and changed locations.

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A Glimpse of God’s Purposes in Childbirth

Christians follow a God who throughout Scripture claims to understand the experience of giving birth—both to believers and to a whole new creation. So shouldn’t Christians have a robust view of how the birth process shapes women and shows us the heart of our Creator? In this excerpt from Holy Labor: How Childbirth Shapes a Woman’s Soul, Aubry G. Smith draws on her own experiences to show us—expectant mothers, mothers, and those who know them—how birth can illuminate the gospel.

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How God’s Grace Frees Us to Take a Risk

This is a guest post by Dr. Daniel Bush. Daniel is the author of Live in Liberty: The Spiritual Message of Galatians, May’s Free Book of the Month.

Popular Science magazine ran an intriguing story in July 1999 about the first man in space, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Fearful that Gagarin would defect if his Vostok spacecraft reentered the atmosphere anywhere but over Soviet territory, the Russian space program rigged it with explosive charges that could be detonated by radio signal. Disarming those charges and activating the reentry system was possible only after entering a six-digit code into the onboard computer system. Gagarin had received the first three numbers before his launch. The last three were to be transmitted to him just before firing his retrorockets to slow his descent through the atmosphere.

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A Simple New Way to Search Your Bible Inside Logos

Good Bible readers have lots of questions. I wonder what other OT verses the author of Hebrews cites? Where was that other question Peter asked Jesus, the one I just read the other day? I wonder how often the NT authors refer to the fall of Adam?

And these questions lead to insights. In fact, you can’t usually get to insights unless you ask questions.

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