Preparing a Sermon with Logos

Pastor and Logos user Mark Barnes blogs about his process for preparing a sermon. His five steps are nicely alliterated:

  1. Divide
  2. Dissect
  3. Discover
  4. Digest
  5. Disseminate

In his very helpful post, he shows how he makes use of Logos both in the dissecting and discovering steps. He uses the sentence diagramming tool to dissect the passage.

He also uses Logos to discover the meaning of the passage. In two very helpful videos (Logos Workspace [5:00] and Logos Workspace Options [4:59]), he shows you his workspace and how he puts it to use. I’d strongly encourage you to take the time to watch them both. They are full of excellent tips and tricks.

Not only does he lay out his process, but he also walks you through it with his sermon on Amos 2:4-16 and shares the final product in both PDF and audio. Be sure to check it out.

Very nice work, Mark. Thanks for sharing!

If you use Logos in your sermon prep and would like to share your process or workspace, drop a note in the comments. We’d love to see it.


  1. Thanks Phil and bravo to Pastor Mark – this certainly is a useful post. I have always wanted to find out how one could create a work space as described by Pastor Mark, now i know. This is one post i am bound to return to again and again.

  2. I have a similar outline prepared for in-depth Bible study. I hope one of these days to prepare a guide for it & produce it as a Libronix PBB. I’ll try to post the outline as a comment one day soon so at least you can get a taste for what’s to come.

  3. Philana Crouch says

    Thank you so much for this post. I learned some things I never knew before. Especially the ref target, never new about that. I will definitely use this in my Bible study.

  4. You’re very welcome. Glad you found it helpful!

  5. Niels Erik Krag says

    Would it be possible to get a copy of the workspace demonstrated by Pastor Mark Barnes in his Jing videos? Users would still need to set up appropriate collections, but having the workspace available would be very handy as a shortcut.
    Thank you.
    In His Grace,