Bible Study

Why Did God Become Man? – End Times Christian Article

Why Did God Become Man?By Andy Woods The Christmas season is upon us again. Thus, it is fitting to reflect upon the true meaning of this time of the year, which is God’s entrance into our world. Specifically, at this time, we celebrate the Incarnation. Within this word “Incarnation,” we recognize the word carne, which means meat or flesh. (Someone who is carnivorous is a meat eater). Thus, the doctrine of the Incarnation represents the enfleshment of God. Here, God…

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Cain and Abel Bible Object Lesson from Genesis 4 – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! It is important for children to understand that sin spreads and begins at birth. Adam and Eve sinned, therefore their children were in sin. This object lesson about Cain and Abel from Genesis 4 will help children understand their need for a perfect Savior. Scripture Focus: Genesis 4: 1-15 Materials: book with scientific pictures of blood a glass jar water red food coloring Geography: Somewhere outside of the Garden Background: When Eve looked at the fruit, saw…

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Uncover the Keys to Modern Communication in 45 Minutes & Save Big in October’s Sale – Christian Article

Today’s audiences are hungry—but they don’t want the same “food” their parents and grandparents did. Canned stories don’t work anymore. People are longing to be fed with authenticity and personal transformation. Connection is key. But how do you build that connection? Learn effective new strategies to bolster your preaching in just 45 minutes with How to Communicate Effectively to Modern Audiences. In this course from Logos Mobile Ed, Grant Fishbook shares from over 20 years of experience creatively communicating the…

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Sunday School Lessons for Bible Stories for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The Pentateuch includes the first 5 books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books, probably written by Moses, show children how God created the world, the fall of that world, and the beginning of God’s plan to redeem the world back to Himself. Teaching these first Bible events are paramount in creating a strong foundation of Biblical worldview in our children. Click on the links below for lessons that will help you to explain the Promise…

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How to read the Bible – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

The actor Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest and lost. True story. Why did Charlie Chaplin go unrecognized? Surely it was because we see what we expect to see. No one expected the real Charlie Chaplin to show up, so no one saw him when he did. Even so, it was quite an oversight. It’s not like Charlie Chaplin was unknown. At the time, he was the most recognizable person on earth. Along with the other contestants,…

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Last Chance: Save Up to 40% in September’s Monthly Sale – Christian Article

This September, we’ve got a ton of great deals to keep your bookshelf full all season long. From books on biblical studies to Church history, you can save up to 40% in the monthly sale. One notable book on sale this month is Peter G. Bolt’s excellent contribution to the New Studies in Biblical Theology collection, The Cross from a Distance: Atonement in Mark’s Gospel. Enjoy this excerpt—and get it on sale while you can! ___ By Peter G. Bolt,…

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Enter the Tower that Truly Reaches Heaven – Christian Article

  Enter the Tower that Truly Reaches Heaven “The whole earth was of one language and of one speech. As they traveled east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they lived there. They said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar. They said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top reaches to the sky, and let’s make…

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Apostles on Trial – Acts 5 Bible Object Lesson for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! When life is good, it is easy to thank God for blessings. What about during times of suffering? Did you know that suffering has a purpose? Use this object lesson about the apostles and suffering to teach children that thanksgiving through suffering produces the assurance of salvation. Scripture Focus: Acts 5:12-42 Materials: 3-4 tea light candles (number depends on the size of the vase or jar) glass vase or jar with an opening large enough to fit…

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What Does It Mean to Hold a Forensic Faith? (Video) – Christian Article

J. Warner Wallace answers questions about Christianity in his “Think Like a Detective”series on RightNow Media, the “Netflix of Christian Bible Studies”. In this video, J. Warner talks about the nature of belief and faith. Is the Christian faith meant to be “blind”? What is the relationship between evidence and various forms of belief or faith? If your church is subscribed to RightNowMedia, you can watch the Cold-Case Christianity Bible Study or the Forensic Faith Bible Study. You can also purchase…

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Bible Reflections: A Sudden Second Arrival – Christian Article

Even though it’s likely one of the earliest Christian documents, 1 Thessalonians makes it clear that Paul considers the suddenness of Christ’s return to be apparent to believers. “…for you know very well,” he writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:2, “that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” But he goes on, in verse 4, to describe a major aspect of what it means to be a follower of Christ: “But you are not in…

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Why Study the Book of Ephesians? – Christian Article

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series. The Church Is God’s In my first pastorate, I started preaching the book of Ephesians in my second year. After I was in the fifth or sixth week of the series, a kindly, older church member came to me and said, “Pastor, may I ask you a question? When you are preaching through Ephesians, you are not trying to tell us what this church should do. Instead, you are…

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Announcing This Month’s Discounted Publisher: Logos Mobile Ed – Christian Article

Why not tackle a new theology subject this summer, or gain new ministry skills and insights—and earn a certificate while you do? All while learning from some of the most esteemed scholars in Christian academia. This month only, save 40% on nine new Certificate Programs from Logos Mobile Ed. Each Certificate Program includes a selection of Mobile Ed Courses focused on one biblical study topic or key area of ministry and is based on content and learning level. Consider these…

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How to Use Sermon Archives like Commentaries in Logos – Christian Article

Did you know sermons function much like commentaries in Logos? This post will show you how to get the most use out of sermon collections in Logos. For a limited time, several sermon archives are 30% off, so take a look at the sale if you’d like to add more sermons to your library. Broadly speaking, there are three main ways to use sermons beyond manually finding them in your library: Through the Passage Guide Through the Sermon Starter Guide…

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Every Logos Sale Ending at Midnight—Including Free Book – Christian Article

At midnight tonight, we pull down a number of incredible sales. Find links to all of them here so you don’t miss out. 20% off all Logos packages + free Mobile Ed Course Get your first base package ever or stack onto what you already have—no limits. And get a free course while you’re at it. Shop this sale. N. T. Wright sale Every book and course from the esteemed professor available in Logos—savings up to 30%. Shop this sale.…

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Why Study the Book of Luke? – Christian Article

This article is part of the Why Study the Book? series. Recovering What Was Lost It’s hard to forget the story of Jesus and Zaccheus. The scene is a bit ridiculous: a small man, hated but curious, climbs a tree to see Jesus; Jesus stops to say, “Get down here—I have to stay at your house today!” The crowd complains while Zaccheus overflows with joy and repentance. Then Jesus speaks one of the most comforting promises ever made: “The Son…

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The Provision of Sacrifice in the Old Testament – Christian Article

Bloody Reality Lesson number one on God’s holiness and the people’s sinfulness was delivered in the form of instructions for offering sacrifices at the tabernacle. Now, today when we say that something was “a real sacrifice,” rarely do we mean that blood was shed. For us, sacrifice means giving something up or taking something on that costs us a little money or comfort or convenience. Sacrifice in the Bible, however, is the bloody reality of a bellowing animal being butchered…

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What Is Logos in the Bible? A Short and Extended Answer – Christian Article

More than the name of this blog and our Bible study software, logos (which we pronounce LOW-goess . . .  and LAH-gahss) is an important Greek word in biblical and theological studies. “Logos is arguably the most debated and most discussed word in the Greek New Testament,” writes Douglas Estes in his entry on this word in the Lexham Bible Dictionary (a free resource from Lexham Press). What does logos mean, and why is it significant for Christian theology and biblical…

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How can Your Christian Faith Help You Guide Your Children into Adulthood? – Christian Article

  How can Your Christian Faith Help You Guide Your Children into Adulthood? ​In addition to taking advantage of specific programmes at universities to promote mental health, students can also rely on one powerful tool that can help them feel that they are never alone: their faith. About the Author Jennifer Glenn left her corporate finance job to pursue her true passion of writing. She now prefers to spend more time with her three beautiful children. ​​​ When your child becomes…

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NASA Admits to the Biblical Flat and Non-Rotating Earth – Christian Article

NASA Admits to the Biblical Flat and Non-Rotating Earth When I first read about believers talking about a flat earth, I laughed to myself and thought how ridiculous it was. I started off as a skeptic. All my life I watched shows about outer space, aliens, seeing zoom-out footage of the earth as a globe spinning in space, and never questioned it.The earth as a globe (ball) was taught to me in science class, reinforced in Hollywood movies, and by…

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What People Are Saying about the ICC Series—Now on Sale – Christian Article

The lauded International Critical Commentary Series (ICC) (62 vols.) is 40% off in May. As one of the most thorough critical commentaries around, this is a stellar deal. Here’s what serious students of Scripture like you say about this renowned series. What everyday Logos users are saying “Definitely worth owning for serious study. Very generous offering.” — Mark S. on A Critical Commentary on the Pastoral Epistles (This volume is May’s free book. Get your copy here!) “I love all…

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Even if a Miracle Happens…

I was really struck by this passage last week listening to the podcast we linked to last week concerning the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. I spent a fair bit of time updating the language of Matthew Henry for our devotional blog, Christianity 201, and decided that having put all that work into it I would share it here as well. Everything that follows is from him except for items in square brackets and lighter typeface which are added by…

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Bible Reading – Christian Article

Tweet The Word of God is so deep, but we can get more out of God’s Word with a little help. Here are a few ideas. Meditating on the Word One of the most underused things believers do is to not meditate on the Word of God. Many do, but most do not even know what meditate on the Word means. The psalmist wrote, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel…

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15 Gospel Truths for New Christians – A Beginner’s Guide for Believers – Christian Article

  15 Gospel Truths for New Christians – A Beginner’s Guide for Believers Firstly, congratulations on being born-again as a child of God!Being a new Christian can be both exciting and confusing. You know that something good has happened — you just sense it somehow, but you’re not sure how everything works. I’m not saying that this guide covers everything you need to know, but this will get you off on a good start, to point you in the right direction. …

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Rahab: Desperate Enough to Change – Christian Article

by Kasey Van Norman When we first meet Rahab in the book of Joshua, she has no idea that she is about to go down in history as one of the most faithful women in the entire biblical narrative. She knows only two things—she is desperate and she is greatly in need of deliverance. Rahab’s life can no longer stay the way it’s always been. Very literally, the walls of everything she’s known would soon crash in around her. Here…

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Learning Logos: Find Greek Words Translated with an English Word – Christian Article

A college student contacted me with the following scenario: I’m taking a homiletics course and need to find the Greek words translated “preach” in the New Testament. How can this be accomplished in Logos? I love questions like this because the answer is in the Logos wheelhouse! Take a swing at this: Choose Guides | Word Guides | Greek Words (A) Type the word preach in the Word box (B) Press the Enter key to generate a report Use these…

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