Benefits of a Sermon Handout
1. It encourages people to participate and engage in the sermon by writing something down. This is an added level of learning to your speaking and the visual images they see on your PowerPoint slides.
2. It eases the tension of those who are unfamiliar with the Bible and afraid of the clumsiness of finding a particular Bible reference.
3. It allows me to share different translations and paraphrases of familiar passages.
4. It provides a take-home reminder of the content of the sermon. Members and attendees can share these with family or co-workers. At one church where I served, we provided notebooks for members to keep sermon notes.
From, The Sermon Handout: Uses, Abuses, Ideas, and Samples (written by Craig Webb)