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“The benefits of discussing your sermon with other people in advance”

Do you discuss your sermon with people in advance? At what stage do you draw other people in? I had two experiences of discussing sermons this week and I found it enriching and helpful. Thank you for watching this recording. You can find more teaching tips here and on the on the YouTube teaching tips playlist. […]

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“How to use songs in your presentation”

Songs can be a powerful part of your presentation, but they can be used well, or less well. What will make the difference? 1. Relevant to your point 2. Lyrics on screen 3. Right length 4. Check lyrics Thank you for watching this recording. You can find more teaching tips here and on the on […]

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“How to get off the launch pad”

I got stuck too long in my introduction last Friday. Here are three resolutions for my next lesson. What do you do to make sure you don’t get stuck on the launch pad? Thank you for watching this recording. You can find more teaching tips here and on the on the YouTube teaching tips playlist. Please […]

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“There’s no such thing as a dragon”

I tried something this last Sunday I’ve never tried before. I used a children’s story book as part the sermon for adults. 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 […]

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“Why slides are your friend”

We look at the usefulness of slides for our teaching. Even though ‘death by PowerPoint’ is a thing, that does not mean that slides are not helpful. We talk about the ways they can help us to clarify our structure, and how they can help an audience relax and listen.   Thank you for watching […]

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“You’re preaching – who cares?”

“Every single person who sits politely and listens to you on Sunday is one decision away from moral, financial, and marital ruin.” ‘Communicating for a change’ p88 Does this topic really matter? Does it matter to me? Tips 1. Pray over it – the point, not just the passage 2. Apply it to yourself – how will […]

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“How to re-enact a scene”

Bethany and her mother inspired me to record this teaching tip on how to re-enact a story. Such a technique can illustrate a point far better than words alone (Luke 20.24, Romans 6.23) Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s the email: malcolm@malcolmcox.org. […]

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“ARE YOU A HERO OR A GUIDE?”

You are not the hero, you are the guide. If you position yourself as the hero, you distance yourself from your listeners. We are a window, not the picture. Acts 10:25ff Leave a comment. And please pass this on… God bless, Malcolm

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“How to Connect with the Heart”

It is vital we connect with the heart when we are speaking. How can we do this? What do we see in Jesus? Cliff Ravenscraft: “The Cliff Ravenscraft Show” episode 535. Interview with Ray Edwards. “Stay in your head and you’re dead; speak to my heart, now we can start.” “Immediately Jesus knew in his […]