How to Reopen the Last Closed Tab in Logos

With the recent release of Logos 7.8 you’ll discover a small, but very useful feature that numerous people have requested: reopen the last closed tab!

Imagine you accidentally closed a resource, Guide, Factbook, or even a Search panel. You can now quickly and easily reopen it. As we say in the sports world, no harm, no foul.

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An Easy Way to Keep Track of Where You Preached All Those Sermons

An itinerant Bible teacher recently told me he uses the new Sermon Editor for his messages. He enjoys the power of creating his outline and handout in the same document, as well as, the security of backing up and synchronizing his files to various devices.

As an itinerant, however, he preaches the same sermon more than once and he wants to insure he doesn’t repeat a message in the same church!

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How to Study Notable People from Church History with Logos Bible Software

I hope during your use of Logos Bible Software you’ve discovered the incredible ease and power of the Factbook! This tool is part Bible dictionary, search engine, timeline, and more, all rolled into one. With it you can study:

  • Biblical People
  • Biblical Places
  • Biblical Things
  • Biblical Events
  • Preaching Themes
  • Cultural Concepts
  • Books of the Bible
  • And more.

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How to Find Every Eschatological Reference in the Bible

A recent question from a Logos user is a great way to show off the power of a tool available in the Full Feature Set which appears in base collections Bronze and above.

First the question:

I am looking for a way to search for all eschatological references in the Bible. If that is not hard enough, I would then like to separate them into categories;  e.g., Jesus, Paul, OT Prophets, David, etc. 

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How to Use the Bible Sense Lexicon in Logos

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post about finding places where Jesus spoke about a subject by utilizing 2 datasets, Reported Speech and Biblical Word Senses. Several users inquired about how to discover which words to use for the Sense or “subject” in the search.

So today’s post will be a “how to fish” tutorial on discovering “subjects” in the Bible Sense Lexicon.

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A Simple Trick for Organizing Your Sermons

If you regularly read this blog, you probably know I’m a big fan of Favorites as a place to organize items for future reference. That trend continues today as I answer a question from a fellow Logos user:

Is there a way under the “Sermons” document file system to further divide that, make folders or directories or whatever you want to call it, for a series of sermons, “Parables of Christ”, “Sermon on the Mount”, “Jeremiah”, etc? I’ve not found a way and don’t know if there is a way or not.

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Find Everywhere 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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