Among the many responsibilities and privileges of being a scripturally-recognized elder in Christ's church who is set apart to "labor in the word and doctrine" (1 Tim. 5:17), none is of greater importance than preaching and teaching the Word of God. The book begins with seven basic axioms that apply to every species of sermons. The three basic categories of sermons are discussed. Then a working framework for the actual construction of sermons is given. The concluding section focuses on the "Act of Preaching" itself. The place of the emotions, physical action, the use of vocal powers, and the benefits and liabilities of a sermon manuscript are among the items thoroughly discussed in this volume. The author's treatment is drawn primarily from the contents of the Bible, the insights of general revelation, and the perspectives of proven guides from past generations. One of the best books currently available on the subject.