Sermon Collection Indices

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Dave Moser | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Feb 4 2013 5:52 PM

What problem does this collection of PBB resources solve?

"Has Pastor X preached any sermons on this passage?"

Answering this question is frustrating. If you own sermon libraries in Logos you know how difficult it is to search for sermons on a given passage. You search your favorite sermon resource for a passage and get back every instance where that sermon is cross referenced - far outweighing the number of hits valuable to you. Until now, you had to weed out all the cross references from your search results before you could find the hits that indicated a sermon about that passage.

This collection allows you to search your library for sermons on a specific passage without all the cross references that make normal searches for sermons nearly useless.

How do I use this collection?

 

  1. Compile the PBB files for any sermon collections you own. Be sure to include the words "Sermon Index" in the resource title.
  2. Create a collection titled "Sermon Indices" with the following rule:
     title:"sermon index"
  3. Add the Sermon Indices collection to your passage guide or search the Sermon Indices collection for your passage as needed.

 

Completed Sermon Indices

 

 

Planned Sermon Indices

 

  • Church Fathers Sermon Index
  • Tim Keller Sermon Index

If someone would like to buy me the Yale Jonathan Edwards collection I'll create an index for that too!

 

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Richard Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2013 3:47 AM

If you download the file at http://community.logos.com/forums/t/65323.aspx you will find 63 sermons from the Jonathan Edwards collection indexed - do a search for the string

wrkjonedwrds

to find them. You should be able to create an independent file for those sermons out of them, with a bit of copy and paste.

Do you mind if I include your sermon indexes in the file I have created? Some of those you have already done I do not own, whilst others I have not done yet, so it would make my file more complete and save me some time.

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Dave Moser | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2013 7:57 AM

Richard,

I don't think that's going to work well since I'm going to be updating this constantly. I'll put a link to your project in this thread so that people can use whichever resources serve them best.

Blessings!

Edit: I'm not a fan of this forum software. I can't search it, I can't edit old post, it's not user friendly in any way.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 25 2013 10:42 AM

Dave these are great! I wish Logos had something like this in the tools menu for all the sermons in each persons library! This fills a huge gap!

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Bened | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 25 2013 6:15 PM

Sorry, I'm slow.

Where do I download these after clicking the link(s)? (I'm on a Mac). 

Thanks for your hard work!

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Dave Moser | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 25 2013 7:22 PM

Bened:
Where do I download these after clicking the link(s)?

The links are directly to the *.docx files. Download them to your hard drive and then compile them with the Personal Book Builder. When you build the book for each file make sure you include the words "Sermon Index" in the title so that you can easily  make the rule title:"sermon index" for the collection.

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Gene | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 26 2013 7:04 AM

Thank you for the Keller index and for your efforts in compiling it!  Very kind of you!

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John | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 26 2013 1:47 PM

Dave,

Thanks for all of these.  It worked great.

I added all the .docx files to just one personal book and compiled them all together.  Didn't see any advantage to doing them separately as individual PBs.  I then created the collection and added it to MPG.

Worked well and made the sermons I have very useable.

Thanks again!

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Dave Moser | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 26 2013 3:14 PM

John Zerbel:
I added all the .docx files to just one personal book and compiled them all together.  Didn't see any advantage to doing them separately as individual PBs.

Good call. (I wish I could amend the original post but the forum software Logos chose is not user-friendly.)

I divided them up into multiple files is to give people flexibility to only index the sermon collections they actually own. It wouldn't be helpful to get phantom search results for sermons you don't have in your library.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 27 2013 6:16 PM

Dave Moser:

John Zerbel:
I added all the .docx files to just one personal book and compiled them all together.  Didn't see any advantage to doing them separately as individual PBs.

Good call. (I wish I could amend the original post but the forum software Logos chose is not user-friendly.)

I divided them up into multiple files is to give people flexibility to only index the sermon collections they actually own. It wouldn't be helpful to get phantom search results for sermons you don't have in your library.

I don't own all of the collections so I appreciated the opportunity to only create books for the ones I have.

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SteveF | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 29 2013 10:40 AM

Dave Moser:
(I wish I could amend the original post but the forum software Logos chose is not user-friendly.)

Yes there is only a short window of a few hours to do any editing etc...12 at most before "locked"?

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 6 2013 10:14 AM

Hey Dave, 

How did you go about putting in the links to the resources in your indexes? I'm trying to do the same with a PB of Calvin's sermons but can't get it to work when I compile it. I'm using the menu on the resource to "copy location as URL" and then putting as a hyperlink in word. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks again!!!

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Dave Moser | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 9 2013 7:02 PM

Liam,

Mark Barnes taught me to do it here.

Blessings!

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Dave Moser | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 7 2013 5:31 PM

Mark Barnes beat me to the punch on updating the Tim Keller Sermon Index so I'll just point to it here: Scripture Index to Keller's Sermons (fully functional)

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Philip G Layton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 11 2013 11:13 AM

Not sure if anyone else has also posted one for this but here is an index I compiled for those who have bought the Works of Thomas Boston, indexing his sermons as well as other extended expositions with Bible references listed in the Table of Contents for each volume

7573.The Works of Thomas Boston.docx 

Feel free to re-link in other posts or if there is another place PBBs are stored

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Philip G Layton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 11 2013 10:13 PM

Here is a sermon index for Wesley's "Sermons on Several Occasions" (which many have in base packages) and now can be added to a collection to show up in passage guide:

5618.John Wesley Sermon Index.docx

Also, several Puritan sets that Logos has moved to production in the last year or so:

Works of Thomas Manton, James Ussher, David Clarkson, William Bates, Thomas Brooks

 0160.Thomas Manton Sermon Index.docx

2870.James Ussher Sermon Index.docx

8816.David Clarkson Sermon Index.docx

3288.William Bates Sermon Index.docx

5315.Works of Thomas Brooks - Scripture Index.docx

The last one is a Scripture reference for every Scripture Thomas Brooks expounds upon or explains on some level but not limited to texts the entire sermon is based on like the other indexes above. Hopefully this will help any who own these resources to be able to utilize them more in Passage Guide along with the other excellent indices in prior posts.

Phil Layton 

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 14 2013 5:09 PM

Philip these are great! Thank you!

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