The major contents of this manual have been taken from classroom lectures given by Dr. Milton Jones at the Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (1969-1970) and additions made by the author as seemed appropriate to enhance understanding of this package. It is hoped that there has been nothing added that will significantly change the value of Dr. Jones' course to train men for the work of the pulpit/teaching ministry. It is assumed that this manual will help motivated students to learn this discipline. This, the sixth edition of these notes, will be improved as time is available. The editor, like you, was involved in trying to make a living, but now am retired. I'd like to thank my students, who, since 1975, I hope, have profited from previous handwritten copies of the student notes, and, who, have provided valuable suggestions for their improvement. Thanks goes to the staff of the Online Bible for providing a valuable tool for sermon preparation. I've been waiting 20 years for such a tool! Thanks most of all to Dr. Jones for suggesting that I attend the Western Conservative Baptist Seminary to learn this system of Homiletics. Thanks also to my wife Pat who has been an encouragement in completing this project. 2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, the same things commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.