Logos 9 Is Here! See What’s New

Put on your festal robes—the newest version of Logos Bible Software has arrived!

Logos 9 is here with all-new features and resources to take the busywork out of your ministry. Watch the trailer to see what’s new! [Read more…]

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How Do You Outline a Sermon? When to Use 3 Points—and When Not To

When it comes to preparing a sermon, you need a solid outline. Not only does a sermon outline help you pick your main points, having an organized outline helps keep your listeners’ attention and helps them see what’s most important. 

But how do you outline a sermon—and how does the number of points change your sermon? [Read more…]

3 Great Old Testament Prayers That Could Redirect Your Life

By Walter Kaiser Jr.

Prayer has always been the way God has chosen to show himself strong on behalf of those who called upon him. If prayer is that powerful and has that kind of value, then the practice and habit of prayer ought to set a whole new direction for each of us. 

The brief expositions that follow illustrate how three Old Testament prayers instruct us in this principle. As you continue reading, I suggest you have your Bible open to the appropriate passages, so you can refer to the text of each prayer.  [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Create a Legend for Highlighting Styles

Here’s a question I’m often asked at Camp Logos:

I highlight various verses in the Bible with boxes, underlines, or colors. Then in a few weeks, I forget what those specific highlighting styles represent. Is there a way to create a “legend” for highlighting?

Actually, there is. So if you can identify with the above scenario give this a go: [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Locate Positive and Negative Commands in the Old Testament

A Logos user submitted this question to me:

I was reading in a commentary in which the author stated there were over 600 commands in the Old Testament, some negative and some positive. Is there a way in Logos to locate those commands and if so can they be divided between positive and negative? [Read more…]

Bryan Chapell on How NOT to Preach a Message

Now, you’ve heard of the killer bees, but these are the “Deadly Be’s,” messages that, if they are preached just as I’m saying them, just by themselves, they actually become deadly spiritually.

1. ‘Be like’ messages

The first form of Deadly Be are what I will call “Be like” messages. We identify some biblical character for the good things that they are doing in Scripture, and we say, “Follow this example. Be like this person.”  [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to ‘Highlight’ Footnote Indicators

A subscriber to mpseminars.com submitted this question to our help desk:

I’m reading Wayne Grudem’s systematic theology book. There are a lot of footnotes throughout the book which are indicated by superscript numbers. I would like to be able to find those numbers quickly. Is there a way to highlight them? [Read more…]

Pray for Your Pastor: 8 Prayers for Pastor Appreciation Day

Today is Pastor Appreciation Day, a special reminder to encourage and pray for your pastor. We’ve pulled together eight prayers from Scripture and respected pastors to guide your intercession. Feel free to use them as-is, drop in your pastor’s name, or adapt them to fit your context. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Quickly Find a Topic in Systematic Theologies

Imagine you’re studying the Church’s mission, but you’re curious about what your systematic theologies have to say about the Church’s role in bringing justice in the world. You could comb through your systematic theology resources with the Logos Theology Guide, but this could take quite a while.  [Read more…]