Class 1: “How to choose what to speak on”

“They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might” (Psalm 145:11)

Introduction
What happens when you have the opportunity, but do not know what to speak about?

1.Circumstances

  1. World
  2. Church
  3. Heart
  • Diary
  • Conversations
  • Feelings
  • Answered prayers
  • Photos
  • Quiet Time & devotional focus
  • If still stuck – pick a self-contained passage like a story, Psalm or parable, study it, live its message and share its fruit in your life!

2. Prayer / Holy Spirit

3. Speak to a direction

  • Towards something, not away from something
  • Against lukewarmness – towards devotion

Conclusion

  • Examine your world
  • Pray for insight
  • Find its application to your life
  • Live it
  • Share the fruit

“One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.”

(Psalm 145:4 NIV11)

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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)

God bless, Malcolm

PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John