Find Everywhere Where Jesus Discusses a Subject

A friend and fellow Logos user called me recently with the following scenario:

I’m studying in Matthew 12 where Jesus referred to the Pharisees as a “brood of vipers.” It made me think of the fact that Jesus often referenced animals in his speech. How can I locate occurrences of His mentioning animals?

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How to Find Every Time the Bible Mentions the Parting of the Red Sea

Several years, ago my good friend Rob Morgan asked me to write the small group study guide for his bestselling book, Red Sea Rules. This life-changing book discusses life principles he personally gleaned from the biblical event of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. In preparation for the study guide, I wanted to locate not only the passage in which the event was originally recorded, but also other places in Scripture it was mentioned. So I relied on numerous commentaries and Bible dictionaries to assist me in my search. This endeavor, while rewarding, placed me at the mercy of others authors’ research and was in fact tedious.

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How to Combine Search Collections in Logos

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been asked the same question by several Logos users so I thought I’d pass along the answer in today’s blog.

The question goes something like this:

I’ve created several different search collections. Can I create a new collection that’s a combination of 2 or more of the existing collections?

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Get Instant Help Outlining Biblical Books

Perhaps you’re a:

  • Pastor preaching through a book in the Bible
  • Teacher guiding your pupils through a book study
  • Student of the Bible wanting to get a grasp of a biblical book

So for whatever reason you want to see the big picture of Genesis, Exodus, or any book in the Bible. Sometimes seeing how others have outlined a book will assist you in getting a bird’s eye view yourself.

Well, tucked away inside the software is a little tool that allows you to see at a glance various “outlines” of a book. So let’s take a look at this big picture aid called Compare Pericopes:

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How to Use the Sermon Starter Guide for a Topical Study

Recently, I had a Bible study leader contact me with the following scenario:

Sometimes I want to teach a topical lesson, but I’m not sure which verses in the Bible discuss the subject. Is there a straightforward way, in the software, to discover relevant verses?

Excellent question. And the answer is, Yes!, several times over. As I often tell Camp Logos attendees, there are six ways to do most everything in Logos.

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How to Use the Concordance to Discover Themes in a Biblical Book

The subject of today’s blog I owe to a pastor-teacher, seasoned Logos user, Camp Logos alumnus, and especially my friend, Dr. Robert Dean. Allow me to set it up for you.

Before doing detailed exegesis of passages in a biblical book, it’s a good idea to get a bird’s-eye view of the book. We should read the book numerous times looking for possible subjects, themes, or important topics covered in the book.

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Instantly Transform Your Logos Resources into Large Print

Often times it’s the little things that mean a lot. And the older I get, the more appreciative I am of a little thing in Logos that makes a big impact. With the click of a mouse we can have an instant large-print library!

This feature has been around a while, but with a recent update to the software it has improved and changed locations.

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How to Optimize Your Reading Experience in Logos

Even though we’re well into the digital and e-book age, I often still hear Logos users comment they prefer reading from print volumes when covering a large number of pages. I certainly can identity. There’s just something about the feel of the printed page.

I have discovered, however, I can quickly and effectively cover a lot of ground in a resource, right from the computer screen (I’m not referring to the mobile app here). Here are some tips I’ve found helpful when reading Logos resources:

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Learn How to Pronounce Difficult Biblical Words with Logos

A short while ago I blogged about a couple of ways to hear Bible names pronounced. Then recently while working with the leadership at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, TN, my good friend Dr. Michael Easley reminded me of the resource That’s Easy for You to Say which also helps with pronunciation.

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How to Compare the Septuagint to the Original Hebrew in Logos

This week’s post is centered on the following question I received from a Logos user:

I’m hoping you can help me with a frequent task: finding which Greek words (LXX) are used to translate a particular word in the Hebrew text. I’d like to know, for example, what Greek words the scholars chose to use in the LXX for “hesed,” which is so rich in meaning.

Even though not every Logos user will need this tip, the feature in the answer is a good trick to know if you venture into the original languages.

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