3 Ways to Jumpstart Your Stalled Bible Reading

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: It’s December 31, and you think, “This is it. This is the year I will read the Bible all the way through.” You start strong through Genesis and Exodus. You power your way through the ritual laws in Leviticus and the censuses in Numbers. But by the time the regulations start repeating themselves in Deuteronomy, you find yourself lagging behind. At first you miss only a day or two, which you make up for on the weekend. But soon (perhaps right now?) you are weeks behind, discouraged of any hope of catching up, and you quietly let your plan to read the Bible lapse for another year.

If that’s you, let me offer you some encouragement, some tools, and some alternatives.

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How Do You Apply a Passage When It Has No Commands?

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Exodus 20:15 is pretty practical: “Thou shalt not steal.” There are complexities, there are always complexities whenever fallible and finite people like us try to apply God’s norms to our situations. But for the most part, we Bible readers feel we know what to do with this command.

But what about the Bible passages that contain no clear commands? What are we supposed to do with them, or in response to them?

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Get Half off a Subscription to Bible Study Magazine during Logos March Madness

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Many Christians aren’t satisfied with their Bible study time. When you sit down to read the word of God, do you have a plan, or do you find yourself flipping the pages, not knowing where to start? Bible Study Magazine can help you get more out of your Bible study. In every issue, we offer articles, infographics, Bible study plans, and devotionals that provide context, and address tough questions prompted by the text. We also feature interviews with influential pastors, scholars, and Bible teachers in the US and around the world.

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3 Distinctions That Will Help You Understand the New Perspective on Paul

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Since the 1970s, a tide of scholarship called the New Perspective on Paul has—depending upon whom you ask—either swept away hundreds of years of misconception . . . or threatens to sweep away the hard-won truths of the Reformation.

So which is it? Or, even more fundamentally, what is it? The New Perspective is notoriously challenging to summarize, but one thing is certain: everyone who takes biblical studies seriously should at least have a basic grasp of what’s new about the New Perspective.

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Last Chance to Get up to 80% off during the Easter Promotion

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In preparation for Easter, we’ve partnered with  David DeSilva, Peter Leithart, Tremper Longman III and other top scholars to create a free 10-day video journey through the life of Christ. It begins with the expectation of the Christ’s coming and ends at the anointing of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.  If you’re looking to discover the deeper meaning of Easter and reflect on what Christ’s Passion means for you­, there’s still time to start your journey.

Watch the first video now!

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How to Quickly Move through Search Hits in Logos

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After executing a Basic Search, you may find yourself with a lot of results from one resource. For example, imagine studying Colossians 1:19 where you come across the phrase fullness of God. So you decide to investigate this phrase throughout your whole library. Here’s a little tip to help you quickly move through the search result you uncover:

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Works by Charles Spurgeon, D.L. Moody, and G.K. Chesterton Are 40% off!

2016_LMM_Deals-R3_Blog-headerSixteen authors went head to head in round three; eight emerged victorious, and eight were sent packing. This was a round of upsets, as three of the eliminated contenders were juggernauts G.K Chesterton, Charles Spurgeon, and D.L. Moody. But don’t let their defeat fool you—the writings of these theologians pack a wallop and you can get their select works for 40% off! Here are a few titles you don’t want to miss, plus a hint on how to get all 11 volumes of the G.K. Chesterton Collection for less than the collection price.

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The Final 8 Are Set: Find Out Who Moved on to Round 4

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Round 3 is over and only eight authors are still in contention for the title of Logos March Madness Champion. N.T. Wright, Craig Evans, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer highlight this group of battle-tested authors vying for a spot in round 5. And with savings of 45% or more on the line, it’s time to vote for your favorite authors.

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Charles Spurgeon on the Apostle Paul

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The amount of writing and speaking Charles Spurgeon amassed during his lifetime is truly staggering. Though he only wrote two formal commentaries, his thoughts and comments touch on every book of the Bible. In fact, his sermons were filled with biblical content, something he called “Bibline.” He told his students, “Saturate your sermons with Bibline, the essence of Bible truth.” Whether he was reading and commenting on Scripture as part of formal biblical exposition or just referencing or alluding to Scripture when delivering a topical sermon, his words were filled with Bibline.

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Get 35% off Barth, Brueggemann, and Witherington

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Sixteen authors are still duking it out in a theological brawl that’s full of surprises—including the defeat of theological all-stars Walt Brueggemann, Ben Witherington, and Karl Barth. But these beloved authors are still worth celebrating—that’s why you can get their select works for 35% off! Here are a few don’t-miss works from each of them, plus a hint on how to get the entirety of Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics for less than the price of the collection.

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