Create Sermon Folders in Favorites

I have the privilege of coaching and mentoring young preachers in their sermon development and delivery. I always encourage them to plan and work ahead on their upcoming messages avoiding those Saturday night cramming sessions. As they conduct research for upcoming sermons, I show them how to save their work in sermon folders using the Favorites tool.

Let’s take a look at how to create nesting folders in Favorites:

  • Choose Tools | Favorites which opens the “electronic filing cabinet” (A)
  • Click New Folder on the Favorites panel (B)
  • Name the folder Sermons (C)

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  • Press the Enter key to save the name
  • Click New Folder again (D)
  • Name the folder January (E)

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  • Press the Enter key to save the name
  • Drag the January folder dropping it on top of the Sermon folder, thereby creating a folder within a folder (F)

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  • Click New Folder again (G)
  • Name the folder Sermon 1 (H)

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  • Drag the Sermon 1 folder dropping it on top of the January folder, thereby creating multiple layers of folders (I)

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  • Repeat the above steps for the months of the year and weeks in the month resulting in a preaching calendar  (J)

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  • Choose Documents | Notes
  • Name the file January Sermon 1 or of course the actual name of the sermon (K)

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  • Press the Enter key to save the name
  • Drag the tab of the Notes document dropping it on top of the January Sermon 1 Favorites folder (L)

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  • Open a resource, Guide, Search, Factbook, etc. to some specific information for the January Sermon 1 sermon (M)
  • Drag the tab of the open panel dropping it on top of the January Sermon 1 Favorites folder (N)

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As you can see, as you create note files and conduct research for each message, simply drag and drop the tab of the panel to the appropriate Favorites folder to create a link back to that specific panel.

When you need to revisit a location:

  • Choose Tools | Favorites
  • Click a folder to expand it (O)
  • Click a specific favorite to return to that exact link (P)

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In addition to creating a preaching calendar, try creating folders for the books of the Bible or topical folders (Marriage, Finances, Missions, etc.) and then drop tabs into the folders for future reference.

Also keep in mind that these Favorites are safely saved on the Faithlife servers and synchronized to your various devices!

For more detailed information about Favorites please check out  the Logos 6 Training Manual Volumes 1 & 2 Bundle or attend upcoming Camp Logos in Baltimore, MD or Phoenix, AZ.

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