Take Better Sermon Notes with Faithlife

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Note-taking has many benefits. It helps you focus your attention. Studies have shown that note-takers retain more of what they hear. If you’re still using pen and paper and you want fewer ink stains on your clothes, we have good news for you: Faithlife notes are just as powerful and elegant as Logos notes.

Here’s a rundown of what they can do.

Connect to a selection or reference

Long-press in your mobile app to highlight a portion of text—you’ll have the option to either highlight or make a note. You’ll never run out of space, which can’t be said of taking notes in the margins of your paper Bible. Write as much as you like, and then connect your notes to a reference or Scripture selection. If your note pertains to more than a single verse or defies normal chapter/verse divisions, you’ll likely want to use the selection option.

Easy sharing

You can choose to keep your notes private, or share them with the Faithlife community so everyone can benefit from your study. After all, we learn best when we learn together. 

Stored on the cloud

Your notes are kept safely in your own corner of our server, so they’re available on all your devices, all the time. Even if you made a note on your computer using Logos, it’s visible on your mobile device in the Faithlife app. No downloading required. You can see all your notes in one place at documents.logos.com.

If you’re using a reading plan or a prayer list on faithlife.com, it’ll also appear at documents.logos.com, and you can search through all of it using the search box at the top of the page.

Organize into documents

To keep myself a bit more organized, I’ve organized my notes by book of the Bible. You might choose to organize your notes another way—perhaps by subject (notes about forgiveness) or venue (notes from church.)

Export & print

Using Logos, you can quickly export or print an entire document of notes. This is especially helpful if you’re preparing to preach or teach. Make notes in your app as you read throughout the week; when you sit down for more focused study, your notes are all together. You could conceivably write your own commentary using Logos’ notes feature. If you do that, call us. We want to hear about it.
If you’d like to learn more about Logos’ notes, check out some of these posts.

Written by
Ray Deck III

Born in WV, Ray escaped to North Carolina at a young age. He came to Logos after an 8 year stint at a faith-based nonprofit in New York. When he is not assembling sequences of words, he’s probably running, surfing or shooting skeet, but you should probably go look for him. He has a terrible sense of direction and is probably lost.

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Written by Ray Deck III