How To Preach Without Notes

How To Preach Without Notes is a book written by Charles Koller that explains the principles of sermon preparation that will enhance preaching without notes. How To Preach Without Notes does not mean preaching without preparation. In fact, preaching without notes requires carefully constructed notes that will give the preacher freedom to preach the Word of God to the people of God.


How To Preach Without Notes - Charles Koller

About The Author

Charles Koller earned his Th.D. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and taught ministerial students at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary for over twenty years. Dr. Charles Koller was an influential preacher and a popular conference speakers.

Dr. Charles Koller makes it absolutely clear that preaching without notes does not mean preaching without preparation.

Moreover, Dr. Charles Koller states that preaching without notes does not mean that there should be no notes on the pulpit. Preaching without notes is a technique when mastered will give you the freedom to preach the Word of God to the people of God without notes.

Dr. Charles Koller simply explains the principles of homiletics that will enhance the preachers ability to preach without notes.

Dr. Charles Koller is not suggesting that preaching without notes is impromptu or extemporaneous preaching. In fact, impromptu or extemporaneous preaching is lazy preaching and often confusing to the congregation because it has no flow or cohesion.

Some Summary Points of How To Preach Without Notes by Charles Koller

How To Preach Without Notes is really a lesson on Homiletics - the Science and Art of Preaching.

However, How To Preach Without Notes specifically teaches you how to prepare a sermon outline that will enable you to preach without notes.

The preacher may be safely assured that when he as mastered the suggested techniques for getting an expository sermon out of the Bible, and setting it up for effective delivery without notes, he will have the techniques for preparing and delivering all other types of sermons as well. Occasionally a preacher, with or without training, will hit upon an excellent outline; but unless he understands just what he did, and how he did it, he will not be able to make such outlines come again two or three times every week. The principles are few and relatively simple, but are not commonly spelled out in the text books. to meee this need, is the specific aim of these pages (Emphasis Added).

Understanding How To Preach Without Notes is a must for every young preacher.

Moreover, you must understand the applications of the homiletical devices that Dr. Charles Koller explains in chapter seven.

  1. The Six Rhetorical Processes
  2. The Seven Interrogatives
  3. The Key Word in every sermon outline
  4. The Multiple Approach

How To Preach Without Notes primarily sets forth a deductive method of sermon outlining. However, there are several way you can construct a sermon outline - deductively, inductively or a bit of both.

How To Preach Without Notes is a book that every young preacher should read even if only to understand the homiletical devices in chapter seven. These homiletical devices will revolutionize your sermon preparation and teach the techniques to preach without notes.

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