Tuesday Teaching Tip 211
Class 8 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 remember what you spoke about?
Then make your message memorable
- You have chosen your text
- You have explored it
- You have mined other resources
- You have found the point
- You have chosen a structure
- You have planned how to start your lesson
- You have planned how to end your lesson
- Tuesday Teaching Tip 11 – “Influential Illustrations“
- Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 134: “How to use your expertise to illustrate“
- Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 164: “What to do when illustrations aren’t received as expected“
- Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 173: “Illustrate from Experience“
Jesus the master! Do a study of the gospels and write down all the ways he used illustrations.
- Your past – distant and recent
- Check your photos
- Check your diary
- The news
- Google – search bar
- Reading – physical, audible and kindle
- Keep a file
- Who might feel left out?
- Offer a caveat if needed
Question: What illustrations do you find memorable and why?
Next time: How to make the most of congregational involvement
“One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.”(Psalm 145:4 NIV11)
Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community.
Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: email@example.com.
If you’d like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows His people”, sign up at my website: http://www.malcolmcox.org.
Please pass the link on, subscribe, leave a review.
“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