I have been a big believer in using graphics and handouts since almost the very beginning of my ministry as supplements to more effective learning for my hearers. Long ago (before the days of PowerPoint, laptops and digital projectors) overhead projectors, handmade paper or cloth charts, chalk and blackboard were the standards for illustrating sermons or lessons. When I first began preaching a copy machine was not even a financially practical thing, so a mimeograph had to do. (For those too young to be familiar with any of these “technologies,” a “Google” search can fill in the details.)

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