How to SPEAK the Truth in Love• Select the best approach based on your “Teaching Frame”.• Preach with passion and persuasion.• Employ all kinds of illustrations.• Aim for life change, not mere information.• Know how to start and end properly.
Select the bestapproach based on your “Teaching Frame”.
• Felt need – A problem/issue that people are aware of – Example: lack of finances• True Need – A problem/issue that people need to know, be convinced about, or apply from God’s word – Example: stewardship• Take Home Message – The solution to the true need
Types of Text• Truth Oriented Text – The main emphasis is a principle – It is in the indicative mood (Example: Jesus is Lord)• Thrust Oriented Text – The main emphasis is a command – It is in the imperative mood (Example: Believe)• Truth and Thrust Oriented Text (complete) – Both Truth and Thrust are in the text
Take Home Message• Truth Oriented Text – Come up with a Turning Point – Example: “False teachers ruin good churches.”• Thrust Oriented Text – Come up with a Tagline – Example: “Watch out for bad apples.”• Truth and Thrust Oriented Text (complete) – You can use either a Turning Point or a Tagline
Topical Question• Who question• What question• Why question• Where question• When question• How question Focus only on ONE question per sermon