26 Women in Ministry Share Their Wisdom: Get It Free!

300x300 Sidebar AdExplore wisdom, advice, and encouragement from 26 of today’s most influential women in ministry: get the new book What I Wish I’d Known for free, exclusively from Vyrso.

The new anthology features insight from Kay Arthur, June Hunt, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Kasey Van Norman, Liz Curtis Higgs, and others. Each author contributed one chapter that reflects on their years in ministry and offers practical advice for applying the Word.

Get What I Wish I’d Known: Insight from Leading Women in Ministry for free!

Powerful advice from the women who know best

. . . I can’t get over the fact that God has chosen these brave women to pave the way and walk alongside me. They inspire me to believe God is greater, and they will do the same for you as you read this book! It was a joy and privilege to bare a small part of my soul in the wake of these beautiful women of God.

—Kasey Van Norman, bestselling author, blogger, and Bible teacher

Last summer, we had the honor of hosting a two-day conference for women in ministry in Dallas, Texas. The conference brought together bloggers, teachers, and leaders in an intimate setting and allowed them to share their joys, mistakes, and moments of grace.

This book offers a compilation of the most powerful and applicable insights shared at the conference. Explore Pam Farrel’s advice on following God’s compass, Elyse Fitzpatrick’s journey to get to the heart of God’s message, and Liz Curtis Higgs’ advice on taking criticism.

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  • Kay Arthur
  • Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • June Hunt
  • Gwen Smith
  • Elisa Morgan
  • Carol Kent
  • Kasey Van Norman
  • Pam Farrel
  • Michelle McKinney Hammond
  • And many others!

These women are relatable and courageous, and we couldn’t be more proud of the finished product.

Get the book for free from Vyrso today!

About the free Vyrso app

The Vyrso ereader app makes it easier than ever to connect your daily reading with Scripture. Tap on any Bible reference and the verse will appear with a hover feature. Highlight, take notes, search your library with ease, and share insights and quotes with simple social-sharing options.

The Vyrso store offers thousands of the best Christian titles: download What I Wish I’d Known for free, then explore other top Christian ebooks on Vyrso.com.

Sync Logos 6 across All Your Platforms

Logos_300x300 Take your entire Logos library with you wherever you go! When you are studying a passage with Logos 6, your books, highlights, notes, and documents will sync from your desktop to your mobile platforms in a matter of seconds.

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Sync your notes across your devices

As you study a passage in Logos 6, you can take, edit, and share your notes anywhere you go.

Start your Bible study on your mobile phone with the free Logos Bible app, and pick up right where you left off any other web-enabled device.

When you’re using Logos 6 to study a passage and want to write down your thoughts, you can create a notes document. Here, you can make notes and comments on specific references as you study, and within seconds, your notes will sync from Logos 6 to your Logos Bible app.

Here’s how to create a note:

  • Highlight the specific verse you want
  • Add the verse to your notes document

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  • Write down any relevant notes about that verse

With Logos 6, you can also take the same note and attach it to multiple verses by editing the attachment points.

Here’s how to attach your note to multiple verses:

  • Open the note you already created
  • Edit the note’s attachment points

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  • Add any references you want to be tied with the note

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Access and edit your notes wherever you go

Within seconds, your mobile device will sync your notes through the Logos Bible app, allowing you to take your notes with you and edit them on the go.

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Get the Logos app today to make biblical connections and draw insights, no matter where you are!

Deciphering the Book of Acts with DIY Bible Study

diy-bible-studyLearn how to study the Bible and immerse yourself in its wonder with DIY Bible Study.

This highly visual curriculum leverages the power of Logos Bible Software to help you take your Bible study to the next level. With application-focused content, beautifully designed images, and practical video tutorials, DIY Bible Study gives you everything you need to study the Bible to the fullest extent.

This incredible resource is now available as an individual add-on—and right now, it’s on sale for 20% off!

Better Bible study

We built DIY Bible Study to be fully integrated into Logos Bible Software. We’re leveraging all of Logos’ amazing tools to help you study the Bible. As you work through this resource, your learning is framed by sections that teach you Bible study principles that are demonstrated within Logos itself. You’ll learn how to study the Bible and use the most powerful Bible software to accomplish your goals.

There’s also a prebuilt, year-long reading plan included with DIY Bible Study. In just 10 minutes a day, you can go through the entire resource, digging deeper into the Bible with each lesson. It’s also easily used as a handbook during your regular study. We wanted it to be as flexible and as accessible as possible so anyone could benefit from it, no matter where you find yourself on your walk with Jesus.

Step into the Scriptures

Following the grand narrative of the Bible can be difficult if you haven’t spent years studying the Scriptures. Following the narrative of a single book of the Bible can be just as difficult. With DIY Bible Study, both of these endeavors become much easier.

The book of Acts is a labyrinthine story about establishment of the early church and the spread of the gospel. It bridges the gap between the life of Christ (the Gospels) and the teachings of the church (the New Testament letters). Acts is a witness to the Holy Spirit’s work in the lives of people, the direct continuation of Jesus’ ministry.

Geography plays an important role in Acts, as Luke traces the progress of the Gospel away from Jerusalem out to the “end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). DIY Bible Study gives you the tools to help you understand the structure of the book, geographically and temporally.

This map depicts many of the locations in the Graeco-Roman Empire—the setting of the book of Acts:

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And there are so many events to keep track of in the book of Acts, it takes two slides to recount all of them:

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Once you’ve wrapped your head around the physical themes of the book, you can start to tackle the theological themes presented by Luke. Acts is an inspirational account of the early church, stirring us to move forward with the work of God, toward the “end of the earth.”

The Bible is your story

With DIY Bible Study, you’ll get an overview of the entire Bible, one study at a time. You’ll also discover methods to improve your study, and you’ll be introduced to helpful study tools.

DIY Bible Study is now available as an individual add-on and is in most Logos 6 base packages.

Learn to study the Bible and enjoy it more than ever before with DIY Bible Studyon sale for 20% off!

Tim Keller on Greatness in the Kingdom

tim-keller-sermon-archiveUnderstand Scripture in new, powerful ways with the expanded Tim Keller Sermon Archive!

Recently updated, this sermon library contains transcripts of over 1,300 sermons taught by Tim Keller—author, speaker, and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

With the Logos digital edition, these transcripts spring to life, ready for you to search, study, and share. You can even search for sermons based on specific passages, helping you dig even further into Keller’s preaching.

Check out this animation showing Keller’s insights on understanding greatness in the Kingdom:

 

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Get all of your favorite sermons

Let Tim Keller, John Piper, John MacArthur, and others inform your daily study. Whether you’re leading your family, your small group, or your congregation, sermon archives give you the tools to speak the Gospel stronger.

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The Importance of the Resurrection

mobile-ed-nt211-introducing-the-gospels-and-acts-their-background-nature-and-purposeEaster Sunday is coming up this week, and churches all over the world will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Resurrection is the central event of the New Testament—an event that is still transforming the world and calling for a response today. It’s the culmination of Jesus’ earthly ministry, and it forms the foundation for the church.

In this video, several of our Mobile Ed speakers discuss the importance of the Resurrection:

With Logos Mobile Education, you can learn more about the relevance of the Resurrection, as well as the early church and the life and teachings of Jesus.

In NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts: Their Background, Nature, and Purpose, Dr. Darrell Bock surveys the messages of these important books. This course includes an entire unit on the Resurrection, through which you’ll see how the Resurrection is portrayed differently in each of the four Gospels, learn what various groups in the first century believed about resurrection, and understand how the Resurrection vindicated the claims of Jesus and provided a pathway for eternal life.

This course is on sale until April 4, so order it now and save 15%!

The Studies in the Gospels Bundle includes nine courses taught by leading scholars like Craig Evans and Mark Strauss. You’ll get book studies that look in depth at each of the four Gospels and show how each Gospel writer portrays the resurrection of Jesus; courses that highlight specific aspects of Jesus’ ministry, like the Sermon on the Mount and the parables and miracles of Jesus; and courses that examine the genre of the Gospels and the world of the New Testament.

This bundle is currently on Pre-Pub: order it now and get 41% off! You’ll get five of the courses now and the rest as they are released.

It’s crucial for believers to understand just how significant the resurrection of Jesus Christ is. Discover that and more with these Mobile Ed courses!

Logos 6: See All the Places an Event Is Mentioned in Scripture

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.

Oftentimes a biblical event is not only mentioned in its original context, but also elsewhere in Scripture. For example, the Israelites being fed with manna is recorded in Exodus 16, but John 6:31 also alludes to it. The fall of Jericho occurs in Joshua 6, but it’s also referenced in Hebrews 11:30.

To thoroughly study an event, we can investigate every reference to it in the Bible. Logos makes that investigation easier with a Factbook report.

Try this as an example:

  • Choose Tools | Factbook
  • Type red sea in the reference box (A)
  • Select The Israelites cross the Red Sea from the drop-down list (B)

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  • Notice a Factbook report is generated for that event (C)
  • Navigate to the Passages section in the report (D)
  • Observe the Key Verses subsection, which displays Exodus 14:15–31 in which the event originally took place (E)
  • Notice the See Also subsection which lists other verses in which the event is referenced (F)

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  • Click Open 20 passages in preferred Bible to display only the above verses in your preferred Bible (G)

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With the above steps, you can easily see and study all passages related to a biblical event in one location!

For more Logos training, be sure to check out the new Camp Logos 1.

And for live, hands-on training, be sure to register for an upcoming Camp Logos live training seminar, including events in Louisville, Kentucky and Dallas, Texas.

Free Desktop Training: Learn from the Logos Pros!

LogosPro_blogI’m Todd, one of the Logos Pros at Faithlife. I’m part of a team of expert Logos trainers whose goal it is to educate and empower you with Logos Bible Software so that you can do better Bible study.

I’m excited to announce that Logos is offering free training for the desktop app. Each week, we’ll walk you through a new video tutorial from one of the Logos Pros teaching you how to master Logos’ tools and resources. You’ll learn to navigate lexicons in Logos, use the Passage Guide for in-depth research, consult cross-references in ancient literature, and much more.

Check back here every week for a new video! Or, get these videos delivered straight to your inbox—sign up for weekly email updates with free training:





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Turn Your Logos App into a Reader’s Bible

Logos_300x300The Bible is meant to be read, and the Bible is also meant to be studied. But a good study Bible isn’t always a good reading Bible.

A good study Bible includes footnotes, section headings, cross-references, and sometimes study notes. All that markup is very useful for Bible study, but it can get in the way of Bible reading.

So a good reader’s Bible is simple—containing little more than beautifully arranged, flowing text.

As Logos users know, toggling back and forth between studying and reading modes in Logos 6 is easy. With a single click, you can hide all of those helpful annotations, section headings, links, and even chapter and verse numbers.

Even more, that same feature you’ve been loving in your desktop software is also available in your iOS app.

Here’s how to turn your Logos app into a reader’s Bible:

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On your iPad or iPhone, tap the settings menu and look for the “Bible Text Only” section. Tap that to reveal all of your options.

You can turn on or off various annotations, like chapter and verse numbers, footnote indicators, non-Bible text (like section headings), and more. Quickly turn these things on or off to make your app conducive to study or reading—whichever you’re doing at that moment.

Enjoy the Bible Text Only view in your iOS app today!

Get More out of Your James Study

lexham-press-james-bundleWe love creating unique resources to help you study the Bible.

In the latest issue of Bible Study Magazine, we featured the book of James. And to help you maximize your study of this letter, we’ve put together the Lexham Press James Bundle. You can get all the resources you need to study the book of James and share its message.

Purchased individually, these volumes would cost almost $100.00, but you can get the whole bundle for only $64.95that’s more than 30% off!

Improve your understanding of James

Let’s take a look at how these resources equip you to get the most out of James.

James contains more than twice the average amount of imperative commands compared to other books of the Bible. These commands give us a glimpse into his concern for the early church—and they give us practical instruction for living out the gospel. James 1:19–20 is one example of this practical advice. James: Simply the Gospel from the Not Your Average Bible Study series provides us with reflective questions to consider as we are shaped by the transformative power of Scripture:

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In William Varner’s To Love God and to Love Others: A Devotional Commentary on James, we can begin to understand the relationship between James 1:19–20 and the themes of the entire letter:

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From Varner, we learn that James 1:19–20 could be viewed as a sort of table of contents for the rest of the letter. Varner goes even deeper into the themes of James in his Evangelical Exegetical Commentary volume on the letter:

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Steve Runge’s High Definition Commentary: James examines the linguistic and literary clues in the text to help us fully understand what James is communicating. These important concepts are highlighted with creative illustrations:

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Please note that High Definition Commentary: James is currently on Pre-Pub—once it’s available, it will download immediately.

Get all of these resources on James today!

If you’re working through James, the Lexham Press James Bundle will help you get the most out of this immensely practical book. Separately, these resources would cost almost $100.00, but you can get them for over 30% off in this bundle.

Get the Lexham Press James Bundle, and maximize your study of James today!

How to Become a Sermon Architect

mobile-ed-cm103-invitation-to-biblical-preaching-ii-preaching-biblical-sermons“Building a sermon is kind of like being an architect,” says Dr. Kent Edwards. “[If] you travel around the world, you’re going to see that there are many different styles of buildings. . . . Architecture is remarkably different, but there [are] certain basic rules that every architect has to follow. If they ignore those rules, the buildings will collapse.” Preachers are like architects in this way, says Edwards. “There’s no universal way to organize a sermon, but there are principles that have to be followed.”

In this clip from CM103 Invitation to Biblical Preaching II: Preaching Biblical Sermons, Dr. Kent Edwards describes one of these essential principles that every sermon must follow:

To get more training from Dr. Edwards on how to preach effectively, order his courses Invitation to Biblical Preaching I & II, or get them at a discount as part of the Preaching and Discipling Foundations Bundle.