Volume 2 | Febraury 1, 2018
New and Exciting Training Opportunities!
Welcome to the reboot of our monthly LearnLogos.com eNewsletter! We are thrilled for you taking an interest in our training products. If you have ideas for new categories/subjects/ topics to include in our next eNewsletter, please email your suggestion to eNewsletter@learnlogos.com
Enjoy! – John Fallahee

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KINDLE: A helpful book for getting the big picture of every book of the Bible. Click to Know your Bible
Parables of the Bible: Learn how to search for parables in the Bible.
Parables of the Bible: Learn how to search for parables in the Bible.
The flow of the narrative or the chronology of an event is important when studying the Bible to see important connections in the context. With Logos Bible Software you can spot these “time” connecting points with the help of a specialized Louw-Nida search. Unfortunately, this technique only works for the New Testament.


Search > Bible Search > <LN ~ 67> ( Link for PC/MAC Only )
Do you like to study the Gospels? Check out this helpful tool.
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1. Recommended but not Required Resources
A. Outlines/Overview/Maps/Charts (8 Resources)
B. Book Summaries/Commentary/Theological (20 Resources)
C. Technical/Historical/Academic (7 Resources)
2. Creating a Collection for any Book of the Bible
A. Commentary Collection for Any Book of the Bible
B. Expanding Your Collections for In-depth Book Studies
3. Elements of Good Book Survey
A. Outline of the Book
B. Overview/Introduction/Background of the book
C. Major/Key Individuals
D. Major/Key Doctrines / Themes
E. Historical / Background Setting
4. Build Your Own Timeline
A. Using Word
B. Using Personal Book Builder
5. Build Your Own Commentary
A. Pitfalls: Avoiding Notes for Extensive Commentary Work
B. Using Word
C. Using Personal Book Builder
6. Building Outlines with Themes
A. Using Word
B. Using Personal Book Builder
What is your Bible study process?

Did you know that one of the easiest ways to improve your Bible study process is establishing a systematic approach? Not only will you be more consistent week in and week out, but it will be easier to “tweak” the process for minor improvements. In my LearnLogos 7 training bundle , I share with you a systematic approach to study the Bible with Logos Bible Software in great detail. Here is a quick overview of that process.

1)   Prayer
2)   Outlining
3)   Observing
4)   Bible Word Study
5)   Grammar Study
6)   Cross-Referencing
7)   Historical Background
8)   Theological Background
9)   Cross-Checking / Checking Commentaries
10) Finding Illustrations (For teaching/preaching)
11) Finding Applications (For teaching/preaching)

In future editions of this eNewletter, we’ll explore these steps in more detail.
Out of curiosity, what steps are you missing? Which step is difficult for you? Where could you use some tweaking?

Preaching is directly connected to the Bible study process that we just mentioned in the previous section. However, moving from “what you learn” to “what the audience needs to hear” is a difficult step filled with landmines everywhere.

One of the ways to help your preaching is to study other preachers you admire, who are gifted and exemplify excellence in preaching. Not every sermon is wholly perfect, but there are gems to be discovered. For example, below is a sermon that models passionate prayer. It also lovingly shares the Gospel. I recommend listening to the opening and closing prayer. It’s also a good example of an evangelistic sermon. It’s important to note, that when we study and learn from other preachers, we must not “clone them” in our life, but learn the principles and techniques to make them our own through our personality being ourselves in Christ.

Paul Washer | Shocking Youth Message

In the future eNewsletter, we’ll break down this process and share tips and best practices. TO PREACH
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Doctrine and theology are critical for Bible study. In future eNewsletters, we will discuss various topics to grown you in your knowledge of Scripture and the great themes connected to doctrine and theology.

For this month, I would like to provide to you an article I wrote last April, titled “Reading the Bible with a Theological Purpose.”

If you have ever engaged in inductive Bible study, you know the importance of "reading with a purpose." The process is quite straightforward. You choose a word, phrase, topic, person, etc. and read a chapter at a time; marking the Biblical text along the way. As you read, it's a good idea to make a list of what the Bible teaches on the particular topic you are studying. This is a fantastic way to organize what you learn from God's Word.

However, one of the limitations of the inductive method and for that matter, most Bible study strategies is the tendency to miss the proverbial "forest among the trees." One can study a passage, chapter or even a book of the Bible ("the trees") and understand it well, but fail to grasp the connection to the rest of the Bible ("The forest"). So let me introduce to you a helpful 3-step process that will add depth, breadth, and with the help of the Holy Spirit, illuminate greater insights to Spiritual truths.

Step 1 - Know Your Theological Themes
Every passage of Scripture will contribute insights to one or more of these 13 key theological themes. 
Bibliology - The Bible/Scriptures
Theology - God the Father
Christology - Jesus Christ
Pneumatology - Holy Spirit
Cosmology - Physical & Spiritual Realms
Angelology - Angels
Demonology - Satan & Demons
Anthropology - Man
Hamartiology - Sin
Soteriology - Salvation
Israelology - Israel
Ecclesiology - Church
Eschatology - End Times

Now at first blush, this may seem intimidating. Especially, if you are like me and it's difficult to remember a new name or phone number. Therefore, I recommend printing these out for easy reference. Before you know it, you will have them memorized.

Step 2 - Read and Take Notes
Second, we need to read the Biblical text and ask the question, what does the Biblical text say about each of these categories. Then, we write down the Bible cross reference and what we learn about the category from the Scriptures. Let me give you an example. Let's choose Philippians 2:5-6 , an amazing passage about Christ. In Philippians 2:5 , we read "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus." There are two theological themes: (1) Ecclesiology/Church (believer) and (2) Christology/Christ. Now we need to write down what we learn. First, believers in the church should have an attitude of humility (see Philippians 2:1-4 ), and Christ was humble in attitude and action. Let's try the next verse. We read the following, "who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped." This passage has two theological themes: (1) Christology/Christ and (2) Theology/God the Father. We learn that Christ is God, has God's nature, but functions in submission to God. We learn the Father functions in leadership over the Son. Now you would continue this process of reading and organize what you learn into these 13 theological themes. 

Step 3 - Consult a Systematic Theology Book
With your theological categories and notes in hand, you are now ready to venture to a Systematic Theology Book which are books of cross-references with concise commentaries summarizing key doctrines of the Bible. Since no theology book is perfect, you will want to consult several. At the end of the article, I have listed several for you to consider. In the systematic theology book, you will examine the table of contents, scripture index, and subject index to find your passage or theological topic. You will search for three pieces of information. First, you will look for additional cross-references. These will help you see where God repeats these truths. You will want to consult those passages and take notes on what you learn. Second, you will look at the concise commentary and see what theological insights the author reveals about the theme and passage. Third, you will read the additional information on the whole topic. This will help you see the “forest” and the “trees” and add theological depth to your understanding of these topics.

This can be a fun, rewarding, and devotional way to study, but remember, “context is king.” It is dangerous to study doctrine too narrow without studying the surrounding verses, chapters, and the book as a whole. Additionally, without understanding and studying the full scope of the doctrine from Genesis to Revelation, you will lack critical insights to see the doctrine as a complete unit. Lastly, doctrines never stand alone; they are interdependent with one another. Therefore, be sure to study related doctrinal topics.
Final Thoughts 
As a final encouragement, studying theologically leads to thinking theologically. This is one of your greatest means to refute error and evangelize the lost. Furthermore, it’s a wonderful way to demonstrate how Scriptures are the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice. 
So are you ready to try this at home? Let’s begin…
Suggested Theological Resources:

This is an amazing book for finding key verses related to the major themes of the Bible.
There are 15 key categories: (1) God the Father, (2) God the Son, (3) God the Spirit, (4) Works of God, (5) Revelation of God, (6) Supernatural Beings, (7) Human Beings, (8) Human Beings: Women, (9) Sin, (10) Salvation, (11) Sanctification, (12-13) Christian Living, (14) Church, (15) Eschatology
I wish there were only one tool for every aspect of studying and preaching! Unfortunately, no company or program can do it all. Each month, I will spotlight a tool or website, which I have found helpful for teaching and preaching.
Word Menu is a wonderful tool for finding vocabulary related to ideas. For example, let’s say you want to compare an aspect of the Christian life to military life. The Apostle Paul did this when he describe the Armor of God. With Word Menu, you can do the same. For example, a simple search gave me the following results: awol, trench, strategy, salvo, etc.

One customer emailed me and asked the following question:

Q: How do I find every question in the Bible?
A: Search > Bible Search > {Section <PropositionalOutline = Question>}

Q: How do I find all the questions a particular individual asks?

A: Here are three examples
Search > Bible Search > {Section <PropositionalOutline = Question>} ANDEQUALS {Speaker <Person Jesus>}

Search > Bible Search > {Section <PropositionalOutline = Question>} ANDEQUALS {Speaker <Person Moses>}

Search > Bible Search > {Section <PropositionalOutline = Question>} ANDEQUALS {Speaker <Person Peter>}

NOTE: You can expand the above searches by removing ANDEQUALS , but you may get some “false positives”.
Search > Bible Search > {Section <PropositionalOutline = Question>}{Speaker <Person Jesus>}
If you have a question for the next eNewletter, email me enewsletter@learnlogos.com .

Thursday 03/01 (Live)
Jesus' Expectations for Being His Disciple, Part 2
Webinar ID: 766-564-251

Monday 03/12 (Live)
Mastering the Right Click Menu
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Thursday 03/22 (Live)
Mastering the Use of Commentaries for Bible Study
Webinar ID: 878-015-275

Monday 04/02 (Live)
Logos iPhone/iPad 2018
Webinar ID: 836-901-147

Thursday 04/19 (Live)
How to Use the Sermon Editor & Plan Your Sermon Schedule
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Monday 04/30 (Live)
Jude: Book Study, Part 1
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Thursday 05/10 (Live)
Calvinism vs. Arminianism: How to Study the Differences, TULIP and more.
Webinar ID: 267-061-707

Monday 05/21 (Live)
How to Use Theological Books for Bible Study
Webinar ID: 277-327-291

Thursday 05/31 (Live)
What does the Bible say about Evangelism?
Webinar ID: 769-874-987

Monday 06/11 (Live)
Jude: Book Study, Part 2
Webinar ID: 966-830-931

Thursday 06/21 (Live)
Doing Biographical Studies, Part 2
Webinar ID: 925-407-627

Monday 07/02 (Live)
Louw-Nida, Dataset and Visual Filters
Webinar ID: 648-812-371

Thursday 07/12 (Live)
How to use the Syntax Search Engine (OT/NT)
Webinar ID: 988-914-531

Monday 07/23 (Live)
How to Find and Study Geography
Webinar ID: 212-461-267

Thursday 08/02 (Live)
Jude: Book Study, Part 3
Webinar ID: 945-002-835

Monday 08/13 (Live)
Leveraging Layouts, Guides, & Collections
Webinar ID: 324-873-955

Thursday 08/23 (Live)
How to Outline any Passage
Webinar ID: 272-843-267

Monday 09/03 (Live)
How to Study Types in the Bible
Webinar ID: 188-209-699

Thursday 09/13 (Live)
Jude: Book Study, Part 4
Webinar ID: 386-027-347

Monday 09/24 (Live)
Search Strategies
Webinar ID: 996-539-747

With more time and resources for 2018 devoted to LearnLogos.com, we have been able to increase the number of free webinars to 33. Check it out.
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We will meet 12 times, once a month, and disciple you on how to study the Bible inductively with Logos Bible Software. If you can't make the live sessions, they will be recorded and sent to you.

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We will meet 12 times, once a month, and disciple you on how to prepare a sermon with Logos Bible Software. If you can't make the live sessions, they will be recorded and sent to you.

We have discounted the training to $100 (Retail value $1,000). There will be over 20 hours of training. Click to Learn More.
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