Prepare to Preach (Session 4)

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Prepare to Preach (Session 4)

  1. 1. Session Four (EXHORTATION)
  2. 2. Group Discussion 1. What have you realized about preaching in this session? 2. Given the opportunity, how would you apply this in your preaching? 3. With whom can you share what you’ve learned?
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Select the best approach based on your “Teaching Frame”.
  5. 5. Teaching Frame TEACHING OUTLINE OCCASION OBJECTIVES SITUATION AUDIENCE
  6. 6. • 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Topical Question • • • • • • Who question What question Why question Where question When question How question Focus only on ONE question per sermon
  10. 10. Teaching Outline • Deductive • Inductive • Combination • Narrative
  11. 11. Teaching Outline • True Need • Take Home Message
  12. 12. Teaching Outline • True Need • Take Home Message
  13. 13. Deductive Introduction True Need, Topical Question (audience) & Take Home Message Body Explanation, Proof or Implication from text Reiteration of Take Home Message Conclusion
  14. 14. Inductive Introduction Body Conclusion True Need & Topical Question (audience) Explanation, Proof or Implication of Take Home Message (text) Take Home Message
  15. 15. Combination Introduction Body Conclusion True Need & Topical Question (audience) Take Home Message with Explanation, Proof or Implication (vice-versa) Reiteration of Take Home Message
  16. 16. Narrative Introduction Body Conclusion FOCUS – Complication (Build toward Topical Question) TURN – Resolution (Build toward Take Home Message) AIM – Implication(s)
  17. 17. Preach with passion and persuasion.
  18. 18. Romans 15:17-19a 17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God.
  19. 19. Romans 15:17-19a 18 I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God…
  20. 20. Romans 15:17-19a …by what I have said and 19 by the power done— of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit.
  21. 21. PREACHING IDEA TAKE HOME MESSAGE
  22. 22. A message containing wisdom, knowledge or prophecy from God
  23. 23. 1 Peter 4:11 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.
  24. 24. Employ all kinds of illustrations.
  25. 25. Simple with Contrast
  26. 26. Object Lessons
  27. 27. Aim for life change, not mere information.
  28. 28. IMMEDIATE APPLICATION
  29. 29. LONG TERM APPLICATION
  30. 30. CHURCH APPLICATION
  31. 31. Preach and teach not for income but for outcome.
  32. 32. Know how to start and end properly.
  33. 33. Good INTRO • • • • • Interesting beginning Need raised (felt and then true) Text introduced and justified Relevance/Revelation introduced Overview of the talk Take-off
  34. 34. Good END • Emphasize the Take Home Message • Nudge toward application • Direct the initial response (e.g. altar call) Touchdown
  35. 35. Teaching Outline Take-off (Problem) Take Home Message (Solution) Touchdown (Implications)
  36. 36. Final Tips • • • • • • • Organize your thoughts Know your objectives Maintain eye contact Choose the best words Maximize vocal variety Communicate with your body Harness object lessons
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. Group Discussion 1. What have you realized about preaching in this session? 2. Given the opportunity, how would you apply this in your preaching? 3. With whom can you share what you’ve learned?

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