• 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)
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    You can check your progress from your Logos dashboard anytime, and mark each day’s reading complete when you finish.

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    -The Logos Team

  • New Testament Reading Plan Week 30: 1 Corinthians 10–14

    1. Compare the idolatry of the Israelites in Exodus 32:1–6 to the idolatry Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 10:14–30. (Remember, God had been feeding the people of Israel with manna at the time [Exodus 16:31–35].) What is the Corinthian church doing? How was their selfishness impacting weaker Christians and nonbelievers?
    2. In The Cross of Christ, John Stott puts Paul’s teaching in 1 Corinthians 10–11 in his own words: 

    “. . . we attribute our unity to his sacrifice. For we never partake of the Lord’s Supper alone, in the privacy of our own room. No, we ‘come together’ (1 Cor 11:20) in order to celebrate. And we recognize that it is our common share in the benefits of Christ’s sacrifice which has united us: ‘Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf’ (1 Cor 10:17).” 

    With this in mind, what is the Lord’s Supper supposed to do in the hearts of those who take it? How did the Corinthian practice fall short?

    1. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul explains particular gifts of the Spirit present in the lives of believers. It’s easy for us to see these gifts and feel boastful about the gifts we have or deprived of the gifts we don’t have, but that’s a symptom of the same idolatry Paul already spoke against: counting yourself as more important than others. Take a few minutes and go through this passage again, noting who gives each gift, to whom, for what purpose, and why each person has different gifts.
    2. We arrive now at one of the most well-known passages in the Bible. First Corinthians 13 is read at weddings, quoted in TV shows, and printed on coffee mugs—often by people who don’t claim to be Christians. The context of 1 Corinthians 13 is distinctly Christian, though. If one of Paul’s main messages in 1 Corinthians is the church’s unity, what does 1 Corinthians 13 illustrate? Why is it significant that chapter 13 follows the previous chapters?
    3. First Corinthians 14 returns to the discussion of spiritual gifts, focusing mainly on prophecy and speaking in tongues. Paul makes a few statements that govern the church gathering as it relates to spiritual gifts. What are those? (Hint: see vv. 33 and 40.) Why are those important for us to consider, especially when we think of unbelievers or new Christians?

    1. New Testament Reading Plan Week 29: 1 Cor 5–9

      1. In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul addresses an instance of appalling sexual immorality within the Church and aims to correct not only the behavior of the sexually immoral man but also the Church’s boastful tolerance of sin. Read through the following cross references, then answer the question: What is immorality, and what is God’s view toward it? (1 Thes 4:1–8, Rev 21:8; Col 3:5; Eph 5:3; Gal 5:19; Phil 4:8; Prov 4:23). Is this problem prevalent today? What steps can you take to guard against sexual immorality in your own life?
      2. Paul continues to address the conduct of the Corinthians believers, condemning them for using a distorted understanding of freedom in Christ to validate their involvement with prostitutes in 1 Corinthians 6:12–20. Then in verse 12 he says “all things are lawful for me.” Does this mean everything is okay for believers to do? What principle do you think Paul is teaching? (See 1 Cor 10:18–33 and Rom 12:1–2.) 
      3. Now in 1 Corinthians 7:1–24 Paul addresses questions from the Corinthians believers, specifically about sex in marriage, celebacy, and divorce (vv. 1–16). These are big issues that relate to deep parts of our heart. Why does Paul treat these topics with such seriousness? (Recall what you learned in 1 Corinthians 5 and 6.) How does God’s view of sin compare with the world’s view? How does Paul exhort believers to respond in verses 17–24?
      4. Idols and accompanying rituals were a major problem in Paul’s day. When new believers came out of this environment, they questioned whether they could still be involved with these practices—specifically whether it was okay to eat food sacrificed to idols or not (1 Cor 8:1–13). Paul’s answer wasn’t definitive. What was the more important principle he focused on? (See also 1 Cor 16:14; Rom 14:5–21.)
      5. In 1 Corinthians 8, Paul described a specific way Christian freedom is to be used: for others, not oneself. Now in chapter 9 he presents his personal principle of Christian ministry and life: to give up rights and privileges and be a slave to all. Why did he live his life this way? (v. 23) What might this principle look like acted out in your own life?

        1. I watched half of it and had to quit. When I went back, I had clicked off of the webinar. I am missing how to fast forward to pick up where I left off. Can you tell me where that is? Thanks!
      1.  — Edited

        When putting a sermon together in Logos 8 can I set a default standard for the Bible verses that I send over to Proclaim Presentation? Even when I try to edit my slides in logos sermon it doesn't carry over to Proclaim with the same font size. I certainly don't want to edit my slides twice :)
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          1. I'm in the process of downloading all my resources in Logos/Faithlife into my computer. It's taking way tooooooo long. Is there a way to download everything at once instead of one at a time?
            1. Is this a new install? Are you MANUALLY downloading one resource at a time at present?
            2. , assuming you do this via the library, there's no need to click "download" on every book individually - select all of the books and then you can click once and it will download all resources in one go.
          2. In a sermon, on a Scripture slide, can I highlight a portion of it?
            1. Not to the best of my knowledge And this is the case for any slides not just Scripture slides. You can highlight them if you export them to Proclaim but that's a different app!
            2. If you export them to Power Point as editable Text, you can highlight a portion of the slide, but you have to do it manually after it is exported.
            3. thanks, that is what I thought, just checking
          3. Mabey I overlooked it but I can not find the study questions for Luke 9-13 and Luke 14-18 for the 5x5x5 New Testament study plan anywhere.Were they posted?Thank you for your help!
            1. grieved, to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake
              Ask others to pray with us. Surround yourself in prayer.
              1. New Testament Reading Plan Week 28: Luke 24–1 Cor 4

                1. Luke 24:27 and 24:44–46 are some of the most important verses the whole Bible. Why might that be the case? Specifically, how does verse 46 relate the events of Luke and the other Gospels to the story of the Old Testament? How does this change the way you read the Old Testament?
                2. First Corinthians 1 gives us a clue to why Paul wrote this letter in the first place. (As with most letters in the New Testament, there are clues in the letter itself about why it was written.) As you survey this first chapter, what do you discern are some reasons Paul may have written to the Corinthians? 
                3. First Corinthians 2 holds some important truths for evangelism and salvation. Consider especially verses 10–12 and 14. What are these verses saying? Who ultimately teaches or shows someone the truths of the Bible? How might it affect how you discuss Jesus and the Scriptures with your unbelieving friends and family? 
                4. First Corinthians 3 returns to the theme of division raised in chapter 1. Paul provides some images and metaphors for describing the Church. What are those images? (See especially v. 9 and 17.) How do they communicate unity? What ultimately is the cause of disunity (see v. 3b and 4b)?
                5. Sometimes we can read Paul’s intense language in the New Testament and find him harsh or cruel. But look at 1 Corinthians 4:14 and following. What is Paul’s motivation and tone here? What does this teach us about the dynamics of love (what tone does love sometimes take, and why)?