The two volumes of Chart Sermons by Artie Collins contain color photographs of lessons that he has made and preached for over fifty years. These timeless lessons are forerunners of PowerPoint.
Artie preached his first sermon at his home congregation at Lyle, TN in the late 1950ís. He was already married and had a good job in public works. Being
influenced by the chart material of Harold Sain, by a chart sermon he heard, and by the encouragement of a menís training class at Lyle, he stenciled his first sermon on cloth and presented it on a Sunday night.
Being encouraged by his home congregation to continue this work, he began preaching monthly at four congregations and every fifth Sunday at Lyle. Within three years he was preaching every Sunday at one congregation, and by 1966 was in full-time preaching.
Collins has pursued the flannel-graph method through the years, feeling it holds the attention of people better if they do not see the entire sermon before he covers each point. This method has been very effective for Artie Collins.