How to See Resources Downloaded to Mobile Devices in the Desktop App

In response to a question from a Logos user, I explained in a previous blog how to download resources to a mobile device from the main Logos desktop program.

Now in today’s blog, I’ll address the user’s specific question which is how to see in the desktop program the resources we’ve already downloaded to mobile devices:

  • Right click on the Library icon in the upper left of the program (A)
  • Select Open in a floating window which opens the Library in its own resizable window allowing for a larger viewing area (B) [Read more…]

How to Download Resources to Mobile Devices through the Desktop App

A Logos user emailed me the following question:

Is there a way to find all the books in my library that I have synced for offline use to mobile devices (doing so from the Logos desktop app)?

The answer is yes and it brings up an important Logos feature. On mobile devices, our resources, by default, are accessed through the cloud. We can, however, download them to phones and tablets through the mobile apps. [Read more…]

How to Search Sermons by Topic and Reference

In a previous blog, I showed how to search our Sermon Editor documents by venue. In this blog, we’ll focus on searching them by topic and biblical reference. In other words, we want to locate messages we’ve delivered on the subject of Grace or the passage Ephesians 1:7. [Read more…]

How to Search for Sermons by Venue

A Logos user presented the following scenario to me:

I’m a traveling itinerate preacher speaking in various churches, but do revisit the same churches periodically. If I start using the Sermon Editor to archive my messages, is there a way to search the files by location so I don’t preach the same sermon in the same church? [Read more…]

How to Find Words Unique to a Book in the Bible

A fellow Logos user recently emailed me an excellent question:

Is there a way to find the words in a particular NT book (e.g. Philippians) that are unique to it? In other words, they are not used elsewhere in the NT?

Even though at first glance the question sounds like a huge task, actually it’s quite simple through the use of Word Lists: [Read more…]

How to Read OT Sources for NT Verses

I’m often asked how to easily locate Old Testament passages quoted in the New Testament. I’ve written about this before, but in this blog, I’ll show you yet another way to read OT sources right along with NT passages. [Read more…]

How to Easily Locate Paul’s Prayers

Through the years as I’ve taught discipleship and spiritual formation classes, I’ve encouraged people to pray Paul’s prayers for others and themselves.

For example, Ephesians 3:14-19 is one of my favorites in which Paul prays that Christ will dwell in the hearts of Christians. We’ll save the study of dwell for another day. [Read more…]

How to Search for the Men-De Greek Discourse Feature

In a previous blog I showed how to use the reverse interlinear to identify the μέν – δέ construction in the New Testament. Please review that blog to fully understand the significance of this discourse feature that Faithlife scholar-in-residence Dr. Steve Runge refers to as Point-Counterpoint. style=”border: 2px solid #eaeaea;”

In today’s blog I’ll show how to execute a simple search in an English Bible to locate most occurrences of this construction. [Read more…]

An Introduction to the Men-De Greek Discourse Feature

I was recently studying 1 Peter 3:18 which in the ESV ends with:

being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit

Using the inline interlinear feature I observed at the beginning of the first clause was a Greek word (μέν or men) that wasn’t translated. Then at the beginning of the second clause was a Greek conjunction (δέ or de) which was translated but. [Read more…]

How to Identify Repeated Words in a Passage

During a passage study we’re taught to look for repeated words because repetition may indicate the presence of an important theme or topic. Since the Bible wasn’t originally written in English, we’re not really concerned with English words occurring more than once, but rather repetition in Hebrew and Greek. Several Logos tools assist with identifying repetition, but this blog focuses only one: Emphasize Active Lemmas.

Let’s take a look at this handy, but albeit under-used feature: [Read more…]