Think About or Talk About the Bible?

As we begin the New Year with, hopefully, a determination to be students of Scripture, I want to share one of my favorite verses with you: This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according […]

Start the New Year with a Daily Devotional

The New Year, a time for fresh starts, is upon us. Perhaps with renewed resolve you’d like to be even more of a reader and doer of the Word. Well here’s a handy tip that makes it easier for us to access our daily devotionals which launch us into Bible reading and application: Click the […]

The Fall and Rise of Many

Shortly after His birth Jesus was presented at the temple where Simeon told Mary this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel (ESV). I remember speaking on this passage a while back and was curious about the wording, fall and rise as opposed to rise and fall. Also during my […]

Quickly Discover Old Testament Messianic Prophecies

Matthew, in passages such as 1:22, 2:5, and 2:17, declares the specifics regarding the birth of Jesus were fulfillments of prophecy. As I read through these verses again this Christmas season, I thought, what other Old Testament prophecies did Jesus fulfill? Several Logos features and elaborate searches will help answer the question, but I decided […]

Open Multiple Factbook Panels

If you’re like I am, sometimes you’re tempted to quickly read familiar Bible stories without pausing to notice all of the details in the passage. Take for example the Christmas story in Luke 2. Look at all of the people, places, and things Dr. Luke mentions: Caesar Augustus (v1) Quirinius (v2) Syria (v2) Joseph (v4) […]