How to Locate Where Jesus Speaks a Specific Word

 

A Logos user contacted me with the following scenario:

I’m studying Matthew 4:17 where Jesus says “the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” How can I locate other verses where Jesus is speaking about the kingdom?

One answer to the question is to create an intersection search looking for verses containing a specific Greek lemma within reported speech in which Jesus is the speaker.

Wow! That’s a mouthful; so let’s break it down: [Read more…]

How to Create Collections Based on Publication Date

A Logos user recently emailed me several questions related to searching journals. One of his questions, in essence, was this:

Is there a way to create a collection of journals based on publication date so that I can focus on recent scholarship? [Read more…]

How to Group Bible Search Results by Book

I recently received the following email:

Maybe I’m missing something, but I need a quick way to get the number of occurrences of a phrase by book. [Read more…]

How to Add Websites to the Shortcuts Bar

You’ve probably noticed in the sidebar of the Home Page links to the expanding Faithlife family of websites. (A)

If they’re not visible:

  • Open the Home Page
  • Click the Customize icon in the upper right of the Home Page (B)
  • Select Faithlife Websites in the lower left of the menu (C)

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How to Remove Mobile Devices from Your Logos Account

In previous blogs, I’ve written about “managing” mobile resources from the Logos desktop app. In response to one of the blogs, a user posted this question:

I have had several phones and iPads since using Logos. How do I delete, or remove, the previous devices and their info? Sure hope this can be done. [Read more…]

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…]

Last Chance for Early Bird Pricing

Our guest author is Dr. Gerry Breshears, a professor of theology at Western Seminary and a Faithlife Mobile Ed instructor.

I was raised in a great Christian family going to church. But when I asked some basic questions like, “Why do you think Jesus was God?” I was told in effect, “Nice Christian boys don’t ask questions like that.”

As I sank deep into the despair of Ayn Randian selfishness, an intelligent Christian friend challenged me to look firsthand at Jesus. So I read the Gospels personally, something I had never done before. Jesus who had been a moral illustration for doctrinal sermons grabbed my imagination. I found him to be the most amazing human ever. I wondered, “Why didn’t someone introduce me to him?” and began a lifelong quest to know him deeply and personally. [Read more…]