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By Matthew Elliot
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” (Matt 22:36)
An “expert in religious law,” backed up by the Pharisees, poses this seemingly innocent question to Jesus in an attempt to trap him. Will he agree that some laws are greater than others? Jesus’ answer thwarts their expectations and overturns their religiosity: [Read more…]
Right now every audio course from Logos Mobile Education is 25% off. Stock up with courses on topics you’re interested in, and let’s get started.
Whether you’re new to theological studies or just want to brush up on the basics of the faith with biblical experts, these five courses are a great place to start.
- BI100 Learn to Study the Bible by Darrell L. Bock
- BI103 Principles of Bible Interpretation by Craig Keener
- PD101 Our Identity in Christ by Elyse Fitzpatrick
- CH101 Introducing Church History I: Obscurity to Christendom by Frank James
- TH101 Introducing Bible Doctrine I: Theology, Divine Revelation, and the Bible by Michael Heiser and others
Old and New Testament studies
Want to walk through the Old Testament with Michael S. Heiser, Tremper Longman III, or Daniel I. Block? How about exploring the New Testament with Craig A. Evans or Douglas J. Moo? Check out these highlights, or browse all Old Testament and New Testament courses available.
- OT291 The Jewish Trinity: How the Old Testament Reveals the Christian Godhead by Michael S. Heiser
- OT303 Theology of Genesis by David W. Baker
- OT321 Book Study: 1 & 2 Samuel by David T. Lamb
- NT251 The Sermon on the Mount by Jonathan T. Pennington
- NT361 Book Study: The Letter to the Hebrews by George Guthrie
- NT306 The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament by Craig A. Evans
Debates in theology
Some debates are new, and others never go away. Learn more about recent and enduring theological topics from scholars such as N.T. Wright, Sam Storms, Wayne Grudem, and more.
- TH341 Perspectives on Eschatology: Five Views on the Millennium by Darrell L. Bock, Sam Storms, N.T. Wright, and more
- TH361 Perspectives on the Trinity: Eternal Generation and Subordination in Tension by Wayne Grudem, Millard Erickson, Fred Sanders, and more
- BI291 The Apocrypha: Witness between the Testaments by David A. deSilva
- BI390 Biblical Sexual Ethics by David Instone-Brewer
- NT395 Perspectives on Paul: Reformation and the New Perspective by Stephen J. Chester
Apply deep biblical and theological insights to life, from big-picture cultural issues to how to spend your money.
- CS121 Cultural Engagement and Scripture by Darrell L. Bock
- PD102 Idolatry and the Power of the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick
- ED121 Introducing Evangelism by Bobby Conway
- PD331 Wealth and Stewardship in the Bible: A Practical Guide by Keith Reeves
- AP221 Apologetics in an Urban Context by Carl F. Ellis Jr.
As a pastor, you wear a lot of hats: preacher, shepherd, counselor, decision-maker, first-responder, and more. Keep your skills fresh and learn new ministry tips with Mobile Ed courses from Bryan Chapell, Greg Ogden, and others.
- CM100 Basic History of Preaching by Gary Carr
- PC131 Shepherding Women by Beverly Hislop
- ED201 Empowering God’s People for Ministry by Greg Ogden
- PD171 Biblical Soul Care by Tim Clinton
- CM151 Preparing and Delivering Christ-Centered Sermons I by Bryan Chapell
See what other Mobile Ed audio courses you can snag before the sale ends.
Vince Miller has dedicated his life to men’s ministry. His organization, Resolute, focuses on providing men with tools for mentorship and discipleship.
Vince has written 13 books and dedicated over 20 years of ministry to helping men “get off the bench and into the game.” [Read more…]
By Jess Holland and Matthew Boffey
On Saturday, they rested. But early Sunday morning, the women leaped into action. Motivated by love, they gathered spices and perfumes to honor the body of Jesus. Little did they know that Sunday morning marked a new day in human history.
God chose a small group of women to share the greatest news of all time. Why? [Read more…]
In preparation for this blog post, I asked my 13-year-old nephew what he valued most in a small group leader. He said, “I just want someone who really wants to know me and cares about my life.”
That takes the pressure off being a perfect leader, doesn’t it? Students have an uncanny ability to sense when someone’s being fake, but they will respond to authenticity all day. [Read more…]
But with a David C Cook study kit, all you need to do is invite your group. You’ll get study books, videos, and leader material to help guide your group toward a stronger faith in God and deeper relationships with one another. [Read more…]
Yesterday we posted about ways to kickstart your yearly Bible study goals.
Today, we’re back with another of a different kind: free Bible study starter packs.
We all come into the new year with different goals. Some of us just want to finally nail down a habit of Bible reading, while others have loftier goals, like learning (or relearning) Greek and Hebrew. [Read more…]
This post is the second in a series adapted from Anticipating His Arrival, a family Advent devotional by Rick Brannan. We will be posting one devotional a day through Christmas.
Isaiah 64:1–4, 8–11
Would that you would tear the heavens and come down;
the mountains would quake before you,
as fire kindles brushwood,
the fire causes water to boil,
to make your name known to your adversaries,
that the nations might tremble from your presence.
When you did terrible deeds which we did not expect, you came down;
the mountains quaked because of your presence.
And since ancient times they have not heard,
have not listened,
no eye has seen a God except you;
he acts for the one who waits for him…
Yet now Yahweh, you are our father;
we are the clay and you are our potter,
and we all are the work of your hand.
You must not be exceedingly angry, Yahweh,
and you must not remember iniquity forever!
Look! Behold, now! We all are your people!
Your holy cities have become a wilderness;
Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
Our holy and beautiful temple, where our ancestors praised you has been burned by fire,
and all our precious objects have become ruins.
What is the relationship between the Lord (Yahweh) and the people?
Response: The people claim the Lord (Yahweh) as father (v. 8). The image of clay (the people) and a potter (Yahweh) is used to reinforce this.
Why would Yahweh be angry?
Response: Because the land is in shambles (vv. 10–11). The holy cities are empty. Jerusalem is desolate. And the temple, the very house of the Lord, has been destroyed.
How does this relate to joy during the Advent season?
Response: The people expect the Lord to return and bring salvation to the land. They call upon him to rebuild the temple, to annihilate their enemies, and to exalt his people to their proper place. Though the situation is dire, they rejoice at the thought of his return, which will restore the world to how it should be. We should exhibit the same joy at the thought of his second coming.
For more Bible study resources, browse the Logos Christmas sale.