• 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.

    That’s it!

    Let’s get started.

    -The Logos Team

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  • Is there any update regarding new versions of the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary? It's been out of date for several months. The ACNA finalized the Daily Office Lectionary in November. This version will be used in their upcoming release of a new edition of the Book of Common Prayer in June. But is it possible to have the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary updated before then?
    1. For some reason, I can't load Workflows into Logos 8.3.0007. Crashes the program. I'm on Windows desktop. I usually use the web app, but the action to create a sermon document hasn't been implemented on the web app yet.
      1. We would really need logs to understand this - and it sounds as though you are running the beta release. Please create a post in the beta forum at https://community.logos.com/forums/106.aspx and provide as many details as you can. Please upload logs after a crash as per https://wiki.logos.com/Diagnostic_Logging
      2. Thanks . Should have gone to the forums to begin with...not sure why I didn't think about it.
    2. I need help. How can I open my logos and do my studies direct from the web when using a computer that does not have logos.
    3. Verb: Had Become
      It should be read as Verb: Had Become . And/But the earth had become..
      1. For some reason I cannot add the Topic Study Quick Layout card to my dashboard. I can add ALL of the other cards but not this one. Any ideas why that might be?
        1. Hmm. What happens when you click it? Is it possible that it's already been added? A few times I've gone looking for a Quickstart layout, but I've not been able to find it. I didn't notice that it was already on my homepage. We hide them once they're active.
        2. Good suggestion but I don’t think that is the problem. When I click the add button and then click layouts, the layouts that are already on my dashboard do not appear in the list of available layouts; the Topical Study layout is in the list which is supposed to mean I can add it, but when I try to add it, it won’t and it remains in the list.
      2. New Testament Reading Plan Week 6: Acts 10–14

        Dig deeper in Acts 10–14 with these five prompts.

        1. “God’s bestowing of the Holy Spirit on Cornelius in the same manner as at Pentecost played a decisive role in determining how the early Church carried out the Great Commission (Matt 28:18–19).” [1] In what ways does Cornelius’ conversion in Acts 10 mirror what occurred at Pentecost (Acts 2:1–4)? What does this mean for gentiles’ salvation?
        2. In Acts 11:1–18, Peter explains why the gentiles ought to be baptized and accepted into the faith, just the same as the Jews. Summarize his argument. How did the Jews respond? Are there any places where you see this kind of favoritism in the Church today? If so, how can you model gospel inclusion like Peter did?
        3. Acts 12:1–19 tells the story of Peter’s supernatural release from prison. What other biblical stories can you think of that recount supernatural release from imprisonment or danger? What do these stories tell you about how God chooses to operate in the world?
        4. Beginning with Acts 13, the narrative shifts to focus on Saul (or Paul) and Barnabas. This shift isn’t because Peter’s work is done or because Paul’s work is more significant. Acts 1:8 gives us a clue about what’s happening here. Take a look at a map showing Peter’s journeys and the beginning of Paul’s journeys to see the spread of the gospel.

        Peter’s ministry:

        Paul’s ministry:

        1. Paul’s healing of the lame man in Acts 14:8–20 starts off similarly to Jesus’ healing the lame man in Matthew 9:2–8. How did the people witnessing each event respond to the miracles? How did the Jewish leaders respond?

        [1] Steven E. Runge, “Cornelius’ Conversion and the Mission to the Gentiles,” in Faithlife Study Bible (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012, 2016).

        Maps are taken from Lexham Geographic Commentary: Acts through Revelation (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2018).

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          1. FYI, the "Medieval Preaching and Spirituality Collection" doesn't get listed as a set in the library and therefore can't be set as a priority resource as a set. It would be nice if this would get fixed.
            1. New Testament Reading Plan Week 5: Acts 5–9

              Dig deeper in Acts 5–9 with these five prompts.

              1. Concerning the story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5, the Faithlife Study Bible notes, “Peter’s rhetorical questions point out that Ananias was not obligated to sell his property or give the proceeds away. In addition, it was his choice to give all or part of the proceeds of the sale. Deception was not necessary to retain part of the money, so the only reason to lie was in order to claim greater honor and status within the Church.” [1] Verses 4 and 9 give clues to what was really going on under these actions. How does this help you understand the severity of the judgment that came upon Ananias and Sapphira? How does verse 11 help relate this episode to the overall story of Acts? What lessons does this carry for us today?
              2. Acts 6:1–7 established a significant precedent that the Church still follows today. What is the precedent? Verses 2–4 makes it clear that the Church has a primary task, though secondary tasks are also important. What are those tasks, and how does verse 7 validate the twelve’s response to this situation?
              3. What is the overall storyline of Stephen’s speech? How does his sermon help us know how the Old Testament relates to the New, and how does that inform our evangelism to Jews?
              4. Acts 8:26–40 tells a marvelous story of conversion. Verse 28 tells us the eunuch is returning, presumably to Ethiopia. How does this story then serve to show the fulfillment of Acts 1:8? The Lord prompted Philip, and Philip obeyed. How does this story illustrate God’s role and ours in the growth of the kingdom, and how might that give us confidence to spread the gospel?
              5. In Acts 9:4, a voice asks Saul, “Why are you persecuting me?” and in verse 5 declares, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.” Acts 8:1–3 and 9:1 tell us that Saul’s persecution is against the church in Jerusalem and against the disciples. So how do Jesus’ words teach us about the intimate connection between Christ and believers? Reflect on the doctrine of our union with Christ (see also Col 4:1–3; 1 Cor 12:27; and Eph 1:22–23). How does this inform our relationships with other Christians, especially persecuted Christians?

              [1] John D. Barry et al., Faithlife Study Bible (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012, 2016), Acts 5:4.

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              1. The Covenant of God Can't Be Broken
                Psalm 89 I will sing of the Mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. (Williams says, “The Messiah, in the confidence of Coronation and of the fulfillment of the sure Promises made to Him as David [Acts 13:34], recites these Promises, voices the lament of His people at their seeming breach, and then closes the Psalm as He began it, with praise to Jehovah. Thus, during His life of sorrow, His death of shame, and His arrest in Sheol, nothing is seen in Him but perfection—perfection of faith toward God and of love toward man.”) 2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: Your faithfulness shall You establish in the very heavens. (The Law came by Moses, but Grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ [Jn. 1:17].) 3 I have made a Covenant with My chosen, I have sworn unto David My servant. 4 Your seed will I establish for ever, and build up your throne to all generations. Selah. (II Sam., Chpt. 7, records the Davidic Covenant, promising David an Eternal Seed and Throne. Jesus Christ is the Root of David and will reign supremely forever. That was the intention of the Davidic Covenant, and it will yet be realized.) 5 And the Heavens shall praise Your wonders, O LORD: Your faithfulness also in the congregation of the Saints. (This Chapter is replete with the “faithfulness” of God. The word occurs seven times [Vss. 1, 2, 5, 8, 24, 33, 49]. Actually, the word “lovingkindness” in Verse 49 could have been translated “faithfulness.”)
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