Class 7: How to end your lesson

Tuesday Teaching Tip 210

Class 7 of the series: “They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might” (Psalm 145:11)

Do you want your audience to be changed? Then prepare conclusion well.

Introduction
Tuesday Teaching Tip 10: “Cracking Conclusions
Tuesday Teaching Tips: “7 ways to conclude a lesson

The conclusion is usually written before the introduction because it helps you know where you are going / landing.

1. Land the plane
Frustrating to audience if circle
A cause of rejoicing when done well!

2. Complete the picture
Relieve the tension created by your introductory statement or question
Summary statement
Make it all join up, “If….if….if…then…”

3. Call for a response
Changed thinking
Changed living

4. Use a variety of methods
a. Illustration / story (short)
b. Quote
c. Question: “…when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8 NIV11)
d. Challenge: “Go and do likewise” – Lk 10.37
e. Prayer
f. Vision: “What would it be like if you loved to help / if you were known as the one who loved to help / difference to your community….”

Conclusion
Question: What conclusions do you find meaningful?

Next time: How to make your lesson memorable

“One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.” (Psalm 145:4 NIV11)

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