Morris Proctor completed a manual entitled The I-Beam of Message Building. This resource is the result of being asked what procedure he personally used to prepare expository sermons. Over the years he had become comfortable “just preparing sermons” without consciously thinking through the steps. He has now codified and recorded the process that he uses.
From Morris Proctor: “I believe effective sermons should fulfill the two great principles of being Faithful to the Text and Functional for Today. Using the analogy of an I-beam, I guide you through 6 steps to building a sermon and then greatly expand the 6th step.”
In this manual, you will learn how 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 a passage of Scripture
Transform the theme of a passage into a message for a 21st century audience
Customize your message for the specific needs of your listeners
Stay on message without wandering down “rabbit trails”
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
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 its full potential. 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.