Olford CD-ROM Might Help You Be a Better Expository Preacher

by Terry Wilhite

Olford CD-ROM Might Help You

If preaching was your only responsibility, perhaps you could read three times as much as you do, spend far more time researching your sermon than you're presently able to, and for that matter, have enough mental space left to come up with a superior, creative, organized, and thought-provoking outline. But, like most in ministry, you probably feel that your load is not going to get lighter and the opportunity to prepare as you'd really like to is not going to happen any time soon. But what if you could reach the well-prepared result you desire in a more efficient and more effective way than you ever thought possible? That's exactly what you can do with Bible study technology, and more specifically with tools such as The Olford Expository Preaching CD-ROM from iExalt Publishing and the Memphis, Tennessee-based Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching.

In this material, Dr. Olford points out early on that nothing is a substitute for quality time in study and prayer, and he stresses that your sermon must be crafted to meet the needs of your congregation. With this CD-ROM, Dr. Olford leads by example by drawing from his more than 30 years experience, including a 14-year tenure at Calvary Baptist Church in New York City.

"During this period I have developed and delivered thousands of expository sermons, and I have been requested to share the outlines of some of the best of these with my younger brethren in the ministry," Dr. Olford says. That's what he does on this CD-ROM, with seven years worth of sermon preparation in seven expository outline volumes, including a master verse index. With this CD-ROM you'll also hear five of Dr. Olford's sermons and get three of his books: Heart-Cry for Revival, Inviting People to Christ, and Proclaiming the Good News. On the CD-ROM are six Bibles, two commentaries, two Greek and Hebrew helps, Bible reading plans, four topical and cross reference helps, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, and Spurgeon's Morning and Evening.

"If the blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into these preaching outlines cause you to become a true expositor of God's Word, I shall be more than satisfied, and I know that God will be glorified," Dr. Olford says.

The alliterated outlines cover the gamut of subjects and include some wedding, funeral, and seasonal outlines. In addition, Dr. Olford lets readers in on his personal strategy for sermon selection, preparation, and oration, which makes this set of material appeal all the more to the seasoned orator as well as the seminarian. The retail price for the CD-ROM is $249.95. It can be ordered by calling 1-800-843-2241 or by going to the Web site www.olford.org.

Terry Wilhite is a technology, multimedia, and communications specialist. For more information about his resources, see www.terrywilhite.com. His e-mail address is writeme@terrywilhite.com.