Author: Ron Graham
Success in the Pulpit
—Training to teach and preach
These lessons concisely summarise the techniques of lesson preparation and presentation in a way that is simple to apply and surprisingly effective. Tap any title next to an arrow in the list below.
Success in the Pulpit INDEX —This series has its own more detailed table of contents.
Cure for Pulpit Nerves —Pulpit nerves are caused by two glands, one on top of each kidney. You can control this problem.
Leading Public Prayer —Leading a congregation in prayer is a most important responsibility. Do it right.
Public Prayer Checklist —Helps you to lead prayers in an intelligent and effective manner.
Reading the Bible Publicly —The person given this duty should take it very seriously and prepare for it well.
Bible Reading Checklist —Helps you to publicly read the scriptures in an intelligent and effective manner.
Sermon Types and Techniques —A good preacher has not only a message but also a method. This study classifies sermons according to seven methods.
Test and Assignment 1 —Here's your first quiz and activity for review and practice.
A Sermon's Purpose —A good preacher has Not just a subject, but also an object. This study classifies sermons according to seven aims.
Bible Study Method —There are seven exercises which, taken together, will empower you to do your own independent Biblical research.
Bible Study Checklist —Helps you to address a passage of scripture in an intelligent and effective manner.
Test and Assignment 2 —Here's your second quiz and activity for review and practice.
Sermon Structure and Flow CHART —The sermon flow chart is easy to understand, and provides you with a concise yet versatile schema.
Presentation Checklist (speaker) —A dozen secrets of success in the pulpit or in any public speaking situation.
QUICK Bible Study —How to study a short passage, quickly yet thoroughly, so as to draw the most out of it.
Test and Assignment 3 —Here's your third quiz and activity for review and practice.
List Outlining —By far the simplest approach to sermon building is to think of your sermon outline as a list.
Presentation Checklist (sermon) —Another dozen secrets of success in the pulpit or in any public speaking situation.
Never Run Dry —The commonest problem that those regularly teaching and preaching have, is drought. Ideas dry up and you find yourself scratching around for a topic and material.
Test and Assignment 4 —Here's your fourth quiz and activity for review and practice.
List Outline Generator (LOG) —Here's a magic box to help you with list outlining.
List Outline Checklist (sermon) —Helps you ensure that your list outline is done properly.
Seven Keys to Memory Power —In the right amount, speaking or quoting from memory brings a simplicity and directness to your presentation. Here's how to memorize.
Five Marks of Good Teaching —Good teaching is essential to the growth and continuity of the church and of each soul who listens to the teacher. There are five marks that distinguish good teaching from bad.