Personally, I prefer to take all my notes in MS Word rather than use Logos Bible Software’s note feature, since MS Word is a much more powerful editor. However, did you know you can create a link from MS Word to any resource, report, or document in Logos? This makes your MS Word document a powerful research document. And once you are done researching, you can even convert your MS Word document to a Logos Bible Software Personal book that is entirely searchable in Logos with all the links full functional, including the Bible references.
When studying the Gospels, it is essential to examine the other parallel passages and accounts. This is a wonderful way to determine if the readings are describing the same event. However, be sure to take a little extra time to look at the context that precedes and follows the verses you are studying, looking for relevant background information. Let me give an example of why this is so important.
Are you familiar with the “Parable of the Lost Sheep”? This story is mentioned twice, once in Matthew 18:12-14 and once in Luke 15:4–7. But if we look more closely at the context and the audience, Matthew’s account reveals the sheep are believers, whereas, in Luke’s account, the sheep are unbelievers. Thus, these are not the same events, but two different occasions, with two different audiences, each with a different interpretation.
I am sure you have experienced information overload with Logos Bible Software. Whether you are running a pure Bible search, passage guide, exegetical guide, Bible word study report, or even a complicated syntax search; it can be challenging to organize the search results for a more in-depth study and analysis. The video below is from my LearnLogos 7, 54-hour training bundle. This training will help you discover the hidden “save/export to passage list” feature in various places in Logos Bible Software.
If you have Logos Bible Software, then you most likely have access to the Louw-Nida dictionary. What makes this dictionary helpful is the way it has organized the words of the New Testament into categories. To learn how to leverage this dictionary for Bible study and sermon preparation, check out this video below. Tomorrow, we’ll release part 2 to reveal other more helpful uses.
The training program will start with basics, move to intermediate training, and even teach advance topics such as syntax and morphology. Not only will you learn all the features of Logos, but even the Logos Now features are covered.
Additionally, you will learn how to study the Bible and prepare a message. There are 100 tips and tricks videos, and hundreds of short 30 second book overviews to help you learn about the books in your library as well as what book you should add to your library. These book reviews are organized by category (prayer, word studies, systematic theology, commentaries, etc.)
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