Developing Dynamic Devotions

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Developing Dynamic Devotions

  1. 1. “ Developing Dynamic Devotions”
  2. 2. What is a Devotion or Devotional ? <ul><li>“ A short illustrated teaching time, using familiar things, to help students understand a spiritual truth” </li></ul><ul><li>It always contains some sort of practical illustration to aid the student in understanding. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jesus Taught Using Illustrations <ul><li>Matthew 13:1-15 </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 4:15 </li></ul><ul><li>John 8:28-30 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Keys to a Great Devotional <ul><li>Biblical </li></ul><ul><li>Short </li></ul><ul><li>Practical </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrated </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory (involve kids!) </li></ul><ul><li>Applicable </li></ul>
  5. 5. Steps to Dynamic Devotions <ul><li>Seek God’s Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Spend time with God </li></ul><ul><li>Pick a key truth you want to share </li></ul><ul><li>Find a creative illustration for your truth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples – story, object lesson, illusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice & Pray </li></ul>
  6. 6. Let’s Do It! <ul><li>Brainstorm a list of possible topics to share on </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one truth to share </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm different illustrative means to bring that truth to life </li></ul><ul><li>Write out your devotion </li></ul>

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