In our series on Creative Digital Sermon Preparation, what do we mean by “creative” or “creativity”? This post answers that part of the equation.
What text should yo preach? Our first step in creative digital sermon prep selects a passage to preach. How do you do that digitally?
What are the 10 steps of creative sermon prep in a digital world. How does digital sermon prep affect the sermon writing process and how can we use creativity to make our sermons more impactful.
With Wordsearch about to bite the dust, we lose one of the best online Bible study sites probably by the end of 2020 or early in 2021. So, that means we need to reexamine the online platform for studying God’s word. Five years ago I wrote, “Bible study’s going online, not entirely, but increasingly so.” Today online bible study is more mainstream, but still not the primary way most people study their Bibles. However, it’s better than ever in 2020. So here’s the first 3 of my 6 best online Bible study sites that you can use on a Chromebook, a […]
How can preachers us the Important Passages Guide in Logos 8 to help them craft exciting sermon series on a given topic in the Bible? We’ll show you how.
We’re looking at 10 Steps of Creative Digital Sermon Preparation in Logos Bible Software and it’s now time to Discover the Big Idea of the text on our way to preparing an expository sermon. Many preachers will call this main idea, the thesis, the textual ideal or sermon idea of the text. Every passage of Scripture has a message for the original audience that we can also apply to a modern audience. We want to learn what the author wanted the original audience to take away from the text and then apply that to our audience today. We seek a […]
In step two of our Creative Digital Sermon Prep we focus on making observation of our Biblical text using things like notes in Logos Bible Software, a word processor, a tablet with inking capabilities or some other tool.
Apple Pages Presenter Mode works great for teaching and preaching. Here’s how to set it up.
Do you need to find the perfect sermon illustrations to bring life and grab attention for the message for modern-day listeners with limited attention spans? I do and so I seek them from many sources, but a few websites help me find them. In the old days preachers would sometimes find sermon illustrations by consulting books that collected these illustrations by topic and sometimes by scripture reference. These books often suffered from a big problem; they were stale and usually dominated by old missionary stories or quotes of preachers from the 19th century. However, we still bought the books because […]
We’ve already looked twice at the topic of choosing a text, but let me take a third swing at a tool that you should consider using for Logos Bible Software Sermon Prep. We’ll take a look at the Concordance Tool in this third part of the series. I began looking at picking topics and picking passages in parts one and two. Now, how can the Concordance Tool help us in choosing passages to preach or teach. Here’s the secret of this powerful tool… The Concordance Tool Video My video below shows the basics of the Concordance Tool in Logos 7. […]