If you have labored and mastered the skill of studying and learning God's Word but feel a need to become a better communicator of that which you have learned, this is the program for you. Getting the information from your head to your listener's hearts requires purpose and skill. Morris Proctor has spent most of the past fifteen years teaching people to study God's Word with Logos Bible Software, and he now turns his attention to the art of sermon and lesson preparation and presentation. Watch and learn from a master teacher—this 3-volume video DVD series will teach you how to prepare and effectively communicate God's Word to others.
This is a video resource. It works on a standard DVD player or DVD software on your computer. It does not require Logos Bible Software. This program picks up where your Logos Bible study ends. If you teach or preach, you will immediately profit from this resource. The I-Beam program is like a video textbook on the art of preaching and teaching Biblical truths.
Accompanying the I-Beam DVD is a 121-page workbook available both as a resource for Logos and as a print spiral-bound workbook. Follow along with Morris Proctor's lectures, as you complete the interactive worksheets provided. Word definitions, multiple examples, the development of ideas from the DVD, and much more are included in this comprehensive, 20-chapter workbook. And, what's more, the spiral binding on this volume is ideal for laying the workbook flat on the table while studying.
With the I-Beam you will learn to:
- Communicate the timeless truths of Scripture in timely ways
- Capture your listeners’ attention in the first 30 seconds of your message
- Uncover real needs in your hearers
- Present the Bible in a persuasive manner
- Motivate your audience to apply the Bible
- Craft messages for the pulpit, classroom, or conference room
- Utilize the human personality’s ability to processes information
- Connect with your audience
- Deliver a biblical message without sounding like a history lesson
- Streamline your message preparation time
- Organize numerous biblical insights into a targeted message
- Use a method of message preparation that can be modified for all types of sermons and lessons
- Identify the main idea in passage of Scripture
- Transform the theme of a passage into a message for a twenty-first century audience
- Customize your message for the specific needs of your listeners
- Stay on message without wandering down rabbit trails
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Contains approximately seven hours of instruction.
Praise for the I-Beam DVD and Workbook
In ancient Israel, Ezra the Scribe read distinctly from the Book of the Law, gave the sense, and caused the people to understand the reading (Nehemiah 8:8). That’s the best definition of expositional preaching ever written, and that’s exactly what Morris Proctor does whenever he opens God’s Word. Though he’s is a gifted communicator, Morris’ preaching doesn’t rest on rhetoric or regalement, but on presenting God’s Word in context as it is written. In a world of sound bites and stunts, people are hungry for rightly-divided, well-applied truth. Morris (or I-Beam) shows us how to “get out of the way” and to let the Scripture speak for itself through a simple but effective pattern of exegesis, exposition, and application.
Rarely in a lifetime will you find such an ingenious resource as the I-Beam. I was privileged to be among the first group exposed to it and I’m honored. It is in every sense of the word a wonder. As I sat in amazement during the class sessions, I could only say of Rev. Morris Proctor, “We have concluded, that no man can do these things except God be with him.” What a mind to develop such a “user-friendly” resource to encourage accuracy at preaching time. The I-Beam of sermon building insures that the communicator of the written Word of God, will effectively and efficiently expose the Living Word of God, in such a way that he connects the created by God to God and His truth. It is both profound and simple. Once exposed to it, you can’t get it off your mind–it makes the preparation for preaching be held accountable. It has made my preaching only better, and then perhaps easier. Simply put, it insures that there be a stable bridge between the Living Word of God and those who come in contact with it. It is that which advances the cause to reach the masses, it is stable and sure.
Thank you so much for offering the I-Beam Seminar. It far exceeded my expectations! I learned so much. The material is so relevant for today, Faithful to the text and Functional for today. In such a time where people are so Bible illiterate, including people who attend church, this seminar is exactly what every student, teacher or preacher of the Bible should attend! I also learned so much from the interaction as we worked through each step. Thank you for all your labor that went into this!! It was well worth the time and trip to Murfreesboro! Thank you so much!
I am using this sermon construction material every week.
I commend the I-Beam sermon seminar to anyone willing to enhance their preaching skills. This seminar will refresh and revive one's passion and purpose in proclaiming the Word of God. Unlike some mentoring programs or persons who promise to serve as a guide, Morris Proctor shares a method that enables and empowers you to improve regardless of your level of development and or years in ministry. The I-Beam seminar offers more than expository preaching history and sound methodology; you will be engaged and involved in small group practical application. I found it superior to a range of services of notoriety because in the I-Beam seminar you get more than the demonstrated skills of the developer, you discover a higher dimension in your call and a greater determination to share with clarity and conviction what the text teaches. I-Beam really is faithful to the text and functional for today!
I went to the I-Beam seminar hoping to acquire the tools to cause me to be organized in my study and preparation of messages so that when I teach, I am true to the Word causing the hearers to have a hunger for the Word of God and the God of the Word! Morris is an engaging and skillful teacher and I came away from the seminar not only with my hopes fulfilled but my soul fed! I would recommend this class to any and all.
Morris Proctor's I-Beam is relevant, practical, timely and to the point as for as helping preachers and church leaders across this universe prefect their gift of preaching and teaching in a profound way. I-Beam is sure to be the cutting edge in the study of God's word. This will surely make changes in the dreams and desires of all who encounter I-Beam.
- Title: I-Beam of Message Building
- Author: Morris Proctor
- Publisher: MP|Seminars
- 3 DVDs
- 1 spiral-bound workbook
- 1 digital resource compatible with Logos
About Morris Proctor
Morris Proctor is the certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. He has been a pastor and expository teacher for more than 20 years. Logos Bible Software revolutionized his personal study so he is now devoting his time through his company, Morris Proctor Seminars, to train Logos users to realize the potential of system. Morris has written several Quick Reference Training Manuals and conducted training seminars and sales demonstrations around the country. He has trained hundreds of users from beginners to advanced including pastors, Christian educators, military chaplains, professors, students, and more.