Did the Angels Really Sing at Christ’s Birth?

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This post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Since the Advent season is upon us, I’m going to devote the next several posts to Christmas themes. To kick it off, let’s talk about what angels do. My favorite Christmas hymn is “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!” so a good while back I decided to find all the verses in the Bible about angels singing.

Here’s how to find them for yourself.

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How to Prepare a Christmas Bible Study on John 1

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Today, I’d like to walk you through how you can use Logos to prepare a Christmas study, whether it be for your small group, or for the entire church. I’ll be studying my favorite account of Jesus’ advent: the Gospel of John.

But wait! The Christmas story is only found in Matthew and Luke’s gospel! I beg to differ. While those are indeed the two narrative treatments of the earthly events, John’s Gospel adequately recounts the spiritual and metaphysical side, as we’ll see today. Furthermore, John’s story takes us from Genesis through to Revelation.

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Middle-Eastern Man Forgiven 450 Gazillion Dollar Debt

the parable of the unforgiving servantWhat do you do if you get a sudden, unexpected opportunity to teach or preach God’s Word? I often turn to what is for me one of the most precious of Jesus’ parables, the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant—a passage one of my favorite writers on the parables (Klyne Snodgrass) groups with parables of “Grace and Responsibility.”

The “grace” is truly an amazing one: the master in the parable forgives a massive, unpayable debt—ten-thousand talents. The “responsibility” is a serious one: Jesus ends the parable with the promise that the dire consequences visited on the unforgiving servant will be visited on us all by God “if you do not forgive your brother from your heart” (Matt. 18:35).

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Make Your Highlights Appear Across All Your Bibles

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Over the past few weeks I have received basically the same question from several Logos users so I thought I’d address it here today. It goes something like this:

When I highlight words in a Bible, how do I get the same text highlighted in other Bibles?

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The Significance of Italicized Idioms in the Interlinear Pane

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

I often say Logos Bible Software is like a giant onion from which we can continue to peel layer after layer revealing more of the substance. Logos truly is a gift that keeps on giving.

Today, I’ll explain a small feature—so small in fact you may have never noticed it. It’s the italicized text appearing in the reverse interlinear pane which can be toggled on and off at the bottom of numerous Bibles.

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Study the Original Languages without Knowing Greek or Hebrew

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I’ve been a Logos Bible Software evangelist and cheerleader since 1997. One of the many reasons I’m so passionate about Logos is because it brings greater insights from the Hebrew and Greek languages to English students. Features like the Exegetical Guide, Bible Word Study, and Information all place original language facts right at our finger tips.

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How to Find the Right Passage When Your Memory Fails

Search for Bible versesFrom age four to age 18 I read the KJV pretty much exclusively. All my Scripture memory in kids ministries was taken from the KJV, and I even begged my second-grade teacher at my Christian school to let the class speak in King James English for a day. She actually said we would do it, but she never followed through . . . (My belly hath been made bitter even unto this day.)
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How to Start a Bible Book Study Using Logos

Start a Bible book studyToday’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

I recently received this question from a Logos user.

To do a passage study, we can use the Passage Guide. Is there something similar for a book study? What tools/feature should I use for effective book study?

I was happy to respond that Logos has tucked away inside the Factbook a feature called Bible Book Guides. This tool assembles background and survey types of information for each book of the Bible. This simple-to-use tool provides a great start for book study. Here’s all you have to do:
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Get Free Training on the Latest Logos Features This Friday

Free live Logos training
Logos is powerful—so powerful that understanding how to use its many capabilities takes some time. That’s why we have the Logos Pros, our team of expert Logos users. The Pros are dedicated to helping you implement Logos features into your Bible study. And this Friday they’ll show how to use the very latest Logos features in a live, free, online training event.

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A Quick Tutorial on Martin Luther Using This Month’s Plus One

A quick tutorial on Martin Luther
This month, get the book Luther in English totally free. And, you won’t want to miss our Plus One, Grace and Reason: A Study in the Theology of Luther for only $1.99!

As Brian Gerrish notes in his introduction to Grace and Reason, “‘Luther on reason’ is a vast subject—perhaps, surprisingly so—and even when the ground to be covered has been carefully mapped out, it would not be difficult to lose one’s path.”

Today, we’ll be examining snippets from this book and expanding our research using Logos. To start, I open the resource in my Logos software.

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