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How to Preach without Notes

Format: Digital
, 2007
ISBN: 9780801091933


Effective speaking is key in reaching people with the Gospel and growing our churches. And delivering powerful messages without being tied to manuscripts, outlines, or notes is the key to effective speaking. A classic that has stood the test of time, How to Preach without Notes shows you how to do just that.

Among the topics discussed are the biblical conception of preaching, the advantages of preaching without notes, homiletical devices, the importance of structure, and the systematic filing of materials. For almost 50 years, pastors and seminary students have benefited from the principles found in this book. Now you can too.

The Logos edition of this work on preaching is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of resources in your digital library.

Key Features

  • Teaches how to preach without relying on notes
  • Explores biblical portrayals of preaching
  • Includes sermons as examples of structure and style


  • Expository Preaching without Notes
    • The Scriptural Conception of Preaching
    • The Patterns of Scripture Presentation
    • The Primacy of Expository Preaching
    • The Advantages of Preaching without Notes
    • The Importance of Structure
    • The Sources of Preaching Material
    • The Homiletical Devices
    • The Steps in Preparing an Expository Sermon
    • The Preliminary (Factual) Data
    • The Analysis of the Scripture Passage
    • The Heart of the Sermon
    • The Structural Components of the Sermon
    • The Way to Note-Free Preaching
    • The Way to Perennial Freshness
    • The Essentials of an Effective Preaching Service
    • The Basic Appeals in Biblical Preaching
    • The Minister’s Vocabulary
    • The Systematic Filing of Materials
  • Sermons Preached without Notes
    • “Topical” Sermons
    • “Textual” Sermons
    • “Expository” Sermons

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About Charles W. Koller

Charles W. Koller taught ministerial students at Northern Seminary for more than 20 years, in addition to serving as its president. An influential preacher and a popular conference speaker, Koller earned his ThD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.