Keeping Sermon Notes in Accordance
Posted 18 October 2006 - 10:49 AM
Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:07 PM
Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:56 PM
Personally I think it would be best to use a User Notes file rather than a User Tool.
I thought about that, but I see a problem with it. While my pastor has a specific text for each sermon, he may reference many other passages of scripture in that sermon. For instance, this week's sermon was on Acts 2:36, but he also referenced Colossians 1:15-19 for part of the sermon. If I'm studying in Colossians, I'd like to know that the pastor referenced this verse, but I wouldn't be able to do that if I stored the sermon notes as user notes.
Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:22 PM
To see that he referenced this passage you could just do a simple search on the user notes file for whatever verse you're looking for. If you're studying Col 1:15, do a search of your user notes for the Scripture reference Col 1:15. It would bring up your note on Acts 2:36 as a hit since you referenced Col 1:15 in the notes on that verse.
Posted 18 October 2006 - 04:40 PM
I think user tools are better suited for sermon notes as they can be organized by date or topic, and the Scripture referencec have their own field.
Posted 18 October 2006 - 04:53 PM
That makes sense. I didn't realize this limitation on the user notes. It would be a nice feature to be able to search them by Scripture reference, although the difficulty of adding that feature might be too high for it to be feasible.
I could see the advantages of using User Tools if you made each sermon a Title, so to speak, so it would be easy to browse. I suppose it depends on what type of notes a person is taking, exegetical notes or a sermon outline. Both tools combine nicely to allow flexibility for the user depending on what he is trying to accomplish with his note-taking.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:54 AM
I'm looking for suggestions and ideas on how other people keep sermon notes. Thanks!
I always like to hear Helen and Robb's take on things because they are definitely Accordance experts. Are there other Accordance users out there that have actually used Accordance to take notes during the sermon? Which method do you use?
This brings up another issue. When you pull out your computer to use Accordance in church, do you get funny looks and derogatory comments from others?
Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:02 PM
Yes, I do. Its the same look people got when printed Bibles became cheap enough that
people could bring them to church and actually read them to see if what was being taught
was consistent with scripture.
"History doesn't repeat itself, but it does often rhyme." Mark Twain
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