Let’s go further together. Read the New Testament with us.
There’s an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Join us on the 5x5x5 reading plan as we go through the New Testament together in a year. It only takes five minutes a day five days a week to read along, and each week we’ll post five prompts to help you dig deeper into the text.
To join the reading plan, click this link when you’re logged in. Or join the reading plan manually:
- Click the plus sign next to the Home Page dashboard in the app (on desktop, web, or mobile)
- Choose Reading Plan from the list
- Select the 5x5x5 Bible Reading Plan
You can check your progress from your Logos dashboard anytime, and mark each day’s reading complete when you finish.
Let’s get started.
-The Logos Team
- Can someone point me to some active Faithlife groups? Can't quite figure this out.
- Hi Jason Soto, welcome to Faithlife! I'll list a few groups you can try, perhaps someone can mention some that I don't think of. Another thing you can do is to visit the profile of some of the people and see what groups they belong to. I've found a few that way. If the person's groups are not hidden, you'll find them listed at the upper left, below their name. Here's some to try: https://faithlife.com/free-books/activity https://faithlife.com/logos-10-day-challenge/activity https://faithlife.com/verbum/activity https://faithlife.com/mpseminars/activity
- Awesome! Great tips. I'll check those out. Thank you!
- Is it just me or does "Started Workflows" feel like they should be in "Docs"? Maybe not. Just a thought.
Adam Borries (Faithlife) — EditedThere is a document-y aspect to workflows, in the sense that you are creating an artifact of your work; but I think it makes sense to keep them in the Guides menu, where you start a new workflow. Besides that, notebooks are returning the Docs menu in 8.5, which will effectively list the notes you've taken in each workflow.
- Also: really digging in to 1 John 1, are you? ;)
- > Besides that, notebooks are returning the Docs menu in 8.5, which will effectively list the notes you've taken in each workflow. Ah, gotcha...then there would be double. That makes sense not having them in the docs menu then. > Also: really digging in to 1 John 1, are you? ;) Haha...Yes, that is my default verse that comes to mind for testing. ;) Thanks for the response!
- Where is the best place to report a bug? Since updating Logos 8.4 keeps crashing when I try to load a workflow. It's happened on more than one machine and after restarting (both the app and computer).
- It's easy to Report a Typo in a book right in the app/program . . . but to report a bug in the program itself, I send the documentation, details and maybe a screen shot to: email@example.com
- Logos 8.4 is here, and with it the ability to select which resources download to your computer. Learn more at the link below.Select Which Library Resources to Download to Your ComputerWith Cloud Resources, Logos introduced a major feature to library management: selective downloading. Cloud resources allow you to easily and intuitively manage which resources are downloade...support.logos.com
New Testament Reading Plan Week 14: Matthew 3–7
- People often wonder, Why did Jesus need to be baptized (Matthew 3:13–17)? The Faithlife Study Bible says, “John’s baptism for repentance was a means of identification with the kingdom of God. Although Jesus—the sinless Son of God—had nothing for which to repent, He publicly identified with God’s kingdom through His baptism.” Do you agree? Why or why not?
- Read Matthew 4:1–11 and Hebrews 4:14–16. Why do you think the devil tempts Jesus in the way he does? How does Jesus resist? How does this compare to the ways we’re tempted today?
- Martin Luther writes about the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7):
“. . . Christ opens his mouth and says there is something else needed than having enough here upon earth; as if to say: You dear disciples, if you come to preach among the people, you will find that they all teach and believe thus: He who is rich, powerful, etc., is altogether happy; and again, he who is poor and miserable is rejected and condemned before God. . . . Therefore it was needful that his sermon should begin with overturning this false notion and tearing it out of their hearts, as one of the greatest hindrances to faith . . .”
How do the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3–10) reveal the upside-down nature of God’s kingdom? Do you think the Beatitudes are still as countercultural today as they were in Jesus’ day? Why?
- The Sermon on the Mount addresses practical matters like hatred, anxiety, divorce, love, and giving. Yet Jesus affirms the Old Testament Law and even takes the commands one step further (look for phrases like, “You have heard it said . . . but I tell you . . .”). What does Matthew 5:17–20 reveal about Jesus’ relationship with the Law? What are some Old Testament commands Jesus fulfills?
- After you’ve read the Sermon on the Mount, spend some time praying the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9–13. Try breaking it into its parts and rewriting it in your own words, perhaps with prayers specific to your life and circumstances. As you do, consider what it means to be a part of God’s kingdom, and remember how much you’ve been forgiven.
New Testament Reading Plan Week 13: Galatians 4–James 2
- In Galatians 4:24, Paul says the birth stories in Genesis 16–17 “may be interpreted allegorically.” Anytime the biblical writers pull back the curtain as to how they interpret other parts of Scripture, it gives insight into how the Bible holds together. What do the two births in Genesis 16–17 represent? How is what God did through Christ a fulfillment of Sarah’s birth?
- Galatians 5 contains the famous list of the fruit of the Spirit (vv. 22–23). Contrast this with the works of the flesh (vv. 19–21), and spend time before the Lord examining your life and asking him to reveal sin and areas for growth. Rest in the confidence that the Spirit who leads you (v. 18) will grow his fruit in your life.
- At 6:1–10, Paul shifts to a communal emphasis. In your own words, describe a Spirit-filled community based on Paul’s description here.
- James is sometimes called the “Proverbs of the New Testament,” for its practical nature and heavy emphasis on wisdom. Several themes appear and reappear throughout James, and many are introduced in chapter 1. Read the chapter, and make a list of the main themes that jump out to you.
- It’s uncanny how aligned James 2:8–26 and Galatians are, thematically. As you read through the section, note the similarities and differences. What points does James make or develop that Paul does not? How do these similarities underscore the unity of Scripture?
New Testament Reading Plan Week 12: Hebrews 12–Galatians 3
- How would you summarize Hebrews 10:32–12:12 in one or two words? How do the exhortations in Hebrews 12:1–12 encourage you in your fight for faith today?
- Throughout the book of Hebrews, we’ve seen how Jesus is the only one who can atone for sin and intercede for us before the Father. Hebrews 13:10–13 reiterates these truths: Jesus is our true High Priest and our true sacrificial Lamb. Yet it goes further: as God’s people, now we are called to suffer for our faith. What do you see in Hebrews 13:14–21 that gives you hope for your Christian life?
- In Galatians, Paul gets right to the point about why he’s writing to the church at Galatia. What’s happening in Galatia that has Paul concerned? (Hint: look in Galatians 1:6–9, 2:14–16, and 3:1–3.)
- Paul lays out his credentials in both Judaism and Christianity before focusing on how law and grace interact. Why did Paul go to such trouble to highlight his background?
- How does Paul describe the law’s purpose and effects in Galatians 2–3? Contrast this with how Paul describes grace. How does Paul’s example of Abraham in Galatians 3:5–18 illustrate the relationship between God’s law, faith, and grace? And what does it tell us about how we were saved?
- Is Logos working today, March 27? My dashboard has been loading for 10 minutes and is still a white page with placeholder squares. All other internet apps and functions are working fine for me.
- I would like to put in 2 requests for the Logos iPad App. 1) Please allow edits to Sermon documents from within the app. Sometimes there are notes or changes that come to mind in the hour before I preach that I would like to add to the document. I don't carry my laptop to church on Sunday mornings, just my iPad. 2) Is it possible to include a view in the sermon document that includes the created slide icon? Thanks!