Preaching Notebook

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  1. TomVols

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    If you are looking for something to carry your notes/manuscript to the pulpit in, there is a gentleman in Mississippi that makes 6 x 9 notebooks that are roughly half an inch thick. A lot of nationally known preachers use his notebooks. The proceeds go to missions-evangelism. There is a pastor in Miss. who makes these as a hobby. You can call Rev. Steve Devore at 662-728-5016.
     
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    how about notes in your bible??????

    yours, Jon.
     
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    Does this man have a website where we can get more information?
     
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    Of what are these made?
    Of course, if you use a wide margin Bible, that eliminates the need for many notes....unless you're one who reads from a manuscript. Me, post-its do fine :D
     
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    You all must have better/sharper minds than this old preacher. I can hardly remember the text I'm preaching, much less the greek, illustrations and detailed outline.

    I could easily preach on some texts from memory, but regular expository preaching would take more than a post-it note or wide margin. Not even sure how this notebook you recommend would work - turning pages all the time.

    But I like the idea. I have a six-hole small black notebook for weddings/funerals. But even then, it is 8-9 pages for a short wedding . . can't imagine what a 50-minute sermon would take! :rolleyes:
     
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    On my part, I've been blessed with a good memory. I try to exercise it while preaching and quote all my references verbatim. Sometimes that can be hard. A wide margin makes for good greek annotations. I do it like the Hebrew Greek Key Study Bible. I just reference the word and definition in the margin. The post it holds a skeleton of outline that details the progression of thought from one verse to another with the scripture references. I simply use it to remind myself of what verse to use next.
    It usually works well. Sometimes I do get off on a tangent :D I like the freedom I have doing it like that, though.
    I do realize that, after a while, I'll be more dependent because my memory won't always be as strong as it is now;though I wish it would.
    JLS
     
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    I know of no website, just the phone number. They are made of genuine leather.
     
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    Anyone called this man? Interested if y'all thought this was helpful or not.
     
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    In my ministry I preach in different churches every week. I would find another binder with Bible and hymnal a problem in many pulpits. :eek: (After preaching in over 70 IBF churches in the past 15 months I could write a book about pulpits) I print my message on 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 sheets and insert them in my bible. Then when I am finished I put them in three-ring binders for storage. Many Baptist pulpits do not have room to put a binder and then turn pages while preaching. [​IMG] If you have a good sized pulpit, this sounds like a great tool. ;)
     
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    Circuit rider..... whenever using notes I would follow the same practice, writing on one side only so pages can be slid across rather than turned. Also, space out the lines to make it easier to read whilst keeping "eye-contact".

    yours, Jon.
     
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    Space is a definite issue. I only use a thinline Bible as my preaching Bible (which is about 5.5 by 8.5), and even that is running it close. However, if you have more than a page or two of notes on 5.5 by 8.5, even if you slide them under your Bible, you run the risk of knocking them off the pulpit or some other mishap. I used the new binder for the first time Sunday. I liked it. But the space is an issue to consider.
     
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    If you used the Binder and space is that big of a problem, you could print notes on one side and just flip them with the cover underneath your Bible to begin with. Just a thought.

    Anyway, the Binder is a helpful tool.
     

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