“How to make your lesson memorable”

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

Introduction

Jesus the master! Do a study of the gospels and write down all the ways he used illustrations.

  1. Sources
  • Your past – distant and recent
  • Check your photos
  • Check your diary
  • The news
  • Google – search bar
  • Reading – physical, audible and kindle
  • Keep a file
  1. Types
  • Words
  • Pictures/Video
  • Props
  1. Appropriateness
  • Who might feel left out?
  • Offer a caveat if needed

Conclusion
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)

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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