How to Create a Lectionary Calendar Using Favorites in Logos

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At a recent Camp Logos I was explaining how to use Favorites as an electronic filing cabinet and preaching calendar. A pastor from a liturgical tradition excitedly responded, I get it! I can use Favorites as my lectionary calendar to save things as I do advance preparation.

He is 100% correct. Since then I’ve received several emails asking how to set up a lectionary calendar in Favorites so I’ll share those steps with you today.

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How to Easily Convert Biblical Measurements to Modern Equivalents

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Biblical authors often referred to weights, measurements, and distances that certainly were understandable in their context, but are foreign today. For example in Luke 2, 12-year-old Jesus is separated from his parents and verse 46 states after three days Joseph and Mary find him in the temple. Why did it take so long to locate Him? Verse 44 contains a clue. After departing from the Feast of the Passover in Jerusalem they travelled a “day’s journey” before they noticed their son wasn’t with them.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t refer to a “day’s journey” in my normal vocabulary. So how far did they travel? Fortunately for us there’s a simple Interactive in Logos 7 which quickly converts biblical measurements to modern equivalents.

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How to Find Everywhere the New Testament Uses the Old Testament

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Years ago as a young Christian I was involved in a discipleship class. I remember very well studying Satan tempting Jesus in Matthew 4. My mentor emphasized how Jesus quoted Deuteronomy to counter the enticements of the enemy. He explained this wasn’t the only time Jesus quoted Scripture, but rather he often used the Old Testament in his life and ministry. My teacher concluded by encouraging the other students and me to do likewise.

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How to Find Every Time Peter Addresses Jesus

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Throughout the Bible there are conversations or dialog that the Logos team calls Reported Speech. In a previous version of the software, the Speakers in the speech were identified, and now in Logos 7 the Addressees have been tagged, too!

Perhaps we think, and rightly so, that we don’t need assistance identifying senders and receivers in a conversation. A simple reading of the biblical passage usually reveals that information.

The real value of labeling Speakers and Addressees, however, lies in searching! For example, traditionally we say Peter speaks up to Jesus when others tend to remain silent. In Logos 7 we can test that claim by easily and quickly find where Peter speaks to Jesus.

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How to Quickly Find the Right Media for Your Message

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The old adage says a picture is worth a thousand words. Toward that end, most churches project images and videos to complement biblical teaching. Recognizing the widespread use of media in churches, Faithlife incorporated new features in Logos 7 to assist in not only developing messages, but also delivering them! This goal is especially true in the new and improved Media tool combining Media Browser and Visual Copy from Logos 6.

Let’s take a look at a specific example to see this tool in action.

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How to Jump from Your English Bible to a Greek or Hebrew Lexicon in a Click

jump-english-lexiconI jokingly tell participants who attend Camp Logos, “Logos Bible Software will do everything but wash your dishes!” It really is that powerful. From building a Passage Guide report to searching your Library for a concept to in-depth original language work, Logos is here to help.
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How to Sync Your Notes across All Your Interlinear Bibles

sync-your-notesThe Notes document in Logos is helpful and versatile, allowing us to accumulate all our research for a topic, passage, sermon, etc. in one location.  Within this document, we can create various types of individual notes such as:

  • User-created notes
  • Notes attached to verses
  • Notes attached to selected text

For years if we attached a note to a Bible verse, that note would show up in all of our Bibles and commentaries. If, however, we attached a note to selected text— just a few words rather than the entire verse—that note would only show up in the Bible in which it was created. But things have changed in Logos 7! Using the power of the reverse interlinear, we can attach a note to selected text in one Bible and it will appear on the corresponding text in other interlinear Bibles!

Let’s take a look at a specific example:

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How to Easily View Multiple Resources at the Same Time

view-multiple-resourcesAs you probably know, Logos 7 is here! So I hope you’re discovering and enjoying its many new features. Today I’ll highlight one new feature that has been much anticipated by many Logos users: Multiview Resources.

For years Logos has had the ability to link multiple panels so that they scroll together. For example, when we link a Bible to a commentary and jump to John 3:16 in the Bible, the commentary automatically follows along.

Multiview Resources is similar in that resources follow the leader, but now all the resources reside in the same panel! Let’s take a look at an example with daily calendar devotionals:
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How to Use This Delightfully Versatile New Passage List Feature

mopro-passage-listThe saying good things come in small packages is certainly true of today’s Logos 7 feature. This small enhancement is so subtle you’re apt to miss it, but it delivers a powerful, practical punch.

To appreciate the value this tool brings, first imagine these Bible study scenarios:
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Explore All the Names of God with Ease Using Logos 7

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People’s names in Scripture are not merely labels to distinguish them from other people, but many times are expressions of their character. For example,

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