How to Get the Most Out of Sermon Editor

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Some pastors spend 30 hours or more preparing a single sermon. Even if you treasure every moment of those hours, there are parts of the process of writing a sermon that take longer than they need to—and more importantly, distract you from focusing on the parts that matter. Logos 7’s new Sermon Editor feature helps you transition from studying to sermon writing, and from sermon writing to preaching.

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Get a Head Start on Savings with Early Black Friday Deals!

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The end of the year is fast approaching; put your book budget to good use with early savings for Black Friday! Get up to 60% off some of our most popular titles, including resources by John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, J.I. Packer, Jerry Bridges, William Barclay, and many more!

Then, come back on Black Friday (November 25) for even more deals!

Get started now with these highlighted resources, then browse all Black Friday Deals.

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How to Find Everywhere the New Testament Uses the Old Testament

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Years ago as a young Christian I was involved in a discipleship class. I remember very well studying Satan tempting Jesus in Matthew 4. My mentor emphasized how Jesus quoted Deuteronomy to counter the enticements of the enemy. He explained this wasn’t the only time Jesus quoted Scripture, but rather he often used the Old Testament in his life and ministry. My teacher concluded by encouraging the other students and me to do likewise.

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The Relevance of the Prophets for Today

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The books are long and complex. They include strange visions, speak of skeletons come to life, and frequently describe God’s wrath and judgment.

Studying the Major Prophets can be intimidating to say the least. The language, imagery, and poetry of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel can make it difficult to discern their message, let alone understand how their message relates to the lives of believers today.

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Everything You Need to Know about Dynamic Pricing

BuildYourLogosLibraryLogos 7 is here, and with Dynamic Pricing you could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

If you read that statement and you’re thinking “Okay, but what is Dynamic Pricing?” then this post is for you. But even if you’re thinking “Yeah I already know about Dynamic Pricing. I just haven’t looked into upgrading yet,” then this post is also for you. Because if you own an earlier version of Logos, you could get started with Logos 7 for a lot less than you might think.

Here’s everything you need to know about Dynamic Pricing, and how it makes upgrading to Logos 7 a very sweet deal.

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If the Bible Is Clear, Why Are There So Many Opinions?

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Leaders of the Protestant Reformation, particularly Luther but also Calvin, affirmed the doctrine of the clarity of Scripture. Basically, the doctrine (as it has developed) teaches that all Christians can and should read the Bible with spiritual profit, no magisterium necessary.

And yet one of the biggest arguments against this view is the sheer size of the Logos Bible Software products list: if the Bible is so clear, why do we have so many commentaries and journals and books and dictionaries, all of which by no means agree and some of which exist for the major purpose of disagreeing with all who have gone before?

In a series of three articles, I want to clarify the doctrine of the clarity of Scripture, show the value of Bible difficulties, and suggest a way forward in a world full of conflict over the Bible.

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How to Cure Pastor Burnout

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It’s no secret that being a pastor is hard. Your sermons can take 30 hours or more per week. Some people expect you to be available constantly. You’re often exposed to the worst moments and darkest secrets of people you care about. You don’t clock out at the end of the day. And it’s all too easy to fall prey to the feeling that there’s always more to sacrifice for the people you serve.

And still, statistics suggest that the vast majority of pastors love their jobs.

Despite that passion, the accumulation of stress and its negative impact on health leads some pastors to give up their calling. If you want to lead your church for as long as you can, you have to take care of yourself.

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How to Find Every Time Peter Addresses Jesus

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Throughout the Bible there are conversations or dialog that the Logos team calls Reported Speech. In a previous version of the software, the Speakers in the speech were identified, and now in Logos 7 the Addressees have been tagged, too!

Perhaps we think, and rightly so, that we don’t need assistance identifying senders and receivers in a conversation. A simple reading of the biblical passage usually reveals that information.

The real value of labeling Speakers and Addressees, however, lies in searching! For example, traditionally we say Peter speaks up to Jesus when others tend to remain silent. In Logos 7 we can test that claim by easily and quickly find where Peter speaks to Jesus.

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3 Ways Logos 7 Diamond Has Transformed My Life

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What would you be lost without? I could not imagine my life, ministry, or academic pursuits without Logos Bible Software. I’ve used Logos since it was on floppy disk! (Yep, you read that right.) Logos has been a faithful companion for over a decade. Logos and I have grown up together.

I’ve recently upgraded to Logos 7 Diamond. With over 350 commentary volumes and more than 600 theological journals, 25 volumes on biblical theology and 50 volumes in systematic theology—including Barth’s Church Dogmatics—it’s like having a theological treasure chest at my fingertips. I expect I will learn something new and helpful every time I use it.

I want to share with you how Logos has helped me personally, pastorally, and academically.

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Finding Truth in the Mysteries of Scripture

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Eternal. Infinite. Omnipotent. Omniscient. Holy.

We describe God in these abstract, maximalist terms, but how fully do we feel their weight? Each of these terms reaches as far as it can to describe our infinite God, but ultimately none can fully describe him, and we cannot fully comprehend him.

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