Meditate on Scripture Every Day with This Free Tool

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” . . . his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on his Law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2)

There’s a big difference between reading the Bible and truly meditating on it. Reading the Bible—even studying the Bible—can too often become passive. We absorb the information with little reflection on how it should impact our lives, or become so immersed in its exegetical details that we miss the heart of its message. One cure for this is active memorization; another is surrounding yourself with Scripture—finding repeated opportunities to engage with and meditate on the same passage of Scripture throughout the day.

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[UPDATED] Notes Sync Maintenance

UPDATE:

We started performing maintenance on Notes sync during the U.S. holiday Monday, September 7th. We started Monday, September 7th at 2 PM PDT, and we originally expected the service to be offline until Tuesday, September 8th at 8 AM PDT, however, the process is taking about twice as long as our preliminary tests indicated. We now believe it will complete in the wee hours of the morning (PDT) of Wednesday, September 9th. Things are going well, just more slowly than we had expected.

ORIGINAL:

We will perform maintenance on Notes sync during the U.S. holiday Monday, September 7th. We plan to start Monday, September 7th at 2 PM PDT, and we expect the service to be offline until Tuesday, September 8th at 8 AM PDT.

You will still be able to create notes. They will be stored locally, but they will not sync up to our servers until the maintenance has been completed. During the maintenance, there will be an exclamation point indicating that there is an issue with sync; this is expected and it will remain until the maintenance has been completed.

If you have questions, please join the discussion in the forums.

3 Free Study Guides to Grow Your Faith

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This post will help you get the most out of your Logos Bible app. If you aren’t using the free Logos app on your mobile device, you’re missing a premier Bible study experience. Get it now for iOS or Android.
The Logos Bible app is more than your simple Bible reader—it’s an in-depth study tool designed to help you comprehend the Bible’s complex text in a whole new way.

Get the free Logos Bible app right now, and instantly access three valuable study guides that put difficult passages into an understandable context.

Meanwhile, here are three guides included in the Logos Bible app that can help you get more out of your Bible study.
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5 Free Apps To Simplify Your Life and Ministry

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If you’re a pastor, you lead a busy life. It’s hard to prepare for the next sermon, stay connected to your congregation, and maintain a balanced family life—all while trying to find time alone with God, to draw close to the one who’s called you to ministry.

That’s where Faithlife mobile apps can make a difference.

If you own a phone or tablet, there is a Faithlife-family mobile app for you. Made by the creators of Logos 6, each app can help simplify your life and ministry in its own unique way. Even better, they’re all free from the App Store or Google Play.

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Text Verse of the Day Artwork Using the New Faithlife Keyboard!

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There’s a new way to message your friends and family on your iPhone—it’s easy, it’s free, and it’s a great way to express your faith.

It’s called Faithlife Keyboard.

The inspirational Verse of the Day art that you’ve come to love is now easier than ever to share with your friends. You could even encourage members of your congregation by sending the perfect verse along with inspiring artwork.

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Get Rewarded: Support the Logos App for Windows Phone

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We want anyone with a Windows Phone or Windows tablet to be able to access their Logos library using the Logos Bible app—but we need your help.

If you love Logos Bible Software and would like to see the Logos Bible app available for anyone with a Windows mobile device, then you can help make this happen.

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3 Ways To Strengthen Your Faith with the Logos Bible App

Colossians_2_6_draftThis post gives tips on how to get the most out of our mobile apps. If you aren’t using Logos on your mobile device, you’re missing out! Download it for iOS or Android now!

You study the Bible every day. Maybe it’s to prepare for your next sermon, or next lecture, or research paper.

You take the Bible seriously. That’s why you do what you do.

But maybe you’re like me. I sometimes lose sight of why I love the Bible in the first place.

Maybe you’ve been studying the Bible every day for months, but it’s been a solid week since you picked up God’s Word just to hear what he has to say about your relationship with him.

The Logos Bible app is a great way to stay connected to God’s Word and be encouraged in your walk with Christ. Here are three ways it can strengthen your faith:

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Your Logos Bible App Just Got Better

This post highlights one of the newest features in the Logos Bible App. If you aren’t using this free app on your mobile device, you’re missing out! Download it for iOS or Android now!

Faithlife Today episodes showcase powerful insights, biblical inspiration, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. These short, fun, and educational videos are the perfect way to start your morning.

Now you can watch the latest episode of Faithlife Today—right inside your Logos Bible app!

Get valuable teachings each day before you dig into the Word. Gain insight into evangelism, understand the background of the Old Testament, watch interviews with Bible scholars, and more. You can even learn how to get the most from your Logos 6 base package

Now the latest episodes show up right on your Logos Bible app home screen! Check your app daily and you’ll never miss a single one!

Watch it now

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Get new Faithlife Today videos in your app every day (and so much more) when you download the free Logos Bible App!

2 Effortless Tricks for Studying with Your Logos Bible App

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This post gives hints on how to get the most out of our mobile apps. If you aren’t using Logos on your mobile device, you’re missing out! Download it for iOS or Android now!

One of the most helpful capabilities of the Logos Bible app is the ability to stay in the Word while you explore other relevant commentaries, books, or other resources. You can use a book and guide at the same time to help you get the most out of your Bible study!

Here are two tricks you can use to study multiple resources on your mobile app.

Read and compare two resources at once

  1. Open a book from your library.
  2. Locate the gray semicircle in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  3. Drag it up the side of the screen to split your view, opening up a second panel.

That’s not all. When both panels are open, any compatible resources—such as your Bible and a Biblical commentary—will scroll in sync so that you’re always in the right place! The Logos app gives you the option to either link or sync your resources.

Link and sync your resources

What does it mean to “link” panels? When you link your panels, it tells the two panels in your app to follow each other. As long as both resources contain the same reference index (such as a Bible and Biblical study notes), they will scroll together.

What does it mean to “sync” panels? Say your panels are not linked, and you would like your commentary that is currently open to Romans to jump to the verse you are reading in Exodus. You can sync your panels so that they are brought to the same verse. This is a one-time function; if the “Link Panels” functionality is OFF, one panel will not follow the other if it moves again

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  • Simply tap and hold the gray semi-circle that splits your panels.
  • You will be given the option to either link or sync your two open panels.
  • Select the preferable option

Don’t have the app? Download it for your iOS or Android device today!

 

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Enjoy Your Books, Even outside Cell Phone Range

The road hadn’t been groomed yet that spring. I steered our little hatchback around most of the potholes, but nobody misses them all. A landslide washed out one of the of the sharper s-curves, but it wasn’t fresh and the sun was out, so the debris was starting to crust over. We managed to crawl over it. A huge spruce tree cut the road about a quarter mile from the trailhead, so we walked in from there.

I set my phone to airplane mode as we hiked away from the car.

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My wife and I spent two days in the backcountry that weekend, enjoying some of the best mountain vistas anywhere in North America. We like to do that now and then. To escape—to walk deep into the woods, beyond the reach of any Wi-Fi network or cellular service and live outside our routine for a while.

Whenever we venture outside our phone carrier’s coverage map we have to leave things behind—but we never have to leave behind our theological library. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The Logos mobile app lets you to carry all your books in your pocket.

Imagine trying to do that without the Logos app. My favorite single-volume commentary, The New Bible Commentary, weighs in at a hulking four pounds and 1,317 pages. That’s heavier than my tent. No way I’m carrying it with me on a backpacking trip or to the beach. If I owned a print edition of that book, it probably wouldn’t ever leave my office.

But I did have it with me on that trip because I downloaded it and the ESV to my phone, so I could read Psalm 128:1 and it’s blessing for those who fear the Lord. I could read about the mountain of the house of the Lord in Isaiah 2:2 while we camped in a snowy meadow between Mt. Baker and the Twin Sisters.

Download your favorite books to your device in the Logos app, so you can enjoy them on your next trip outside your phone carrier’s coverage map.

If you’re not sure how to download your Logos resources to your mobile device, here’s a quick tutorial.

  • Fire up your app
  • Swipe from the left side of the screen to reveal the app menu. There you’ll find a list of books you have access to in your app.
  • Tap the information icon for any book to learn more about it. When you do, you’ll find a download button.
  • Tap the download button.

Once a book is downloaded, its information icon will be solid blue like you see below for my copies of the ESV and NBC.

 

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Next weekend, my wife and I are taking another trip into the mountains. Without the Logos app, I’d have to put my Galatians study on hold. With the Logos app, I carry all my books without adding a single ounce more weight. 

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Download your favorite books to your mobile device with the Logos app, and you won’t ever have to leave them behind.

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