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“Two tips for first-time preachers”

In some ways there’s no significant difference between your first sermon and your thousandth. However, we all have to start somewhere.  An entire book could be written on this topic. But, I will focus on presentation issues rather than preparation. Practice. Rehearse your first sentence and your conclusion. Starting clearly and confidently will help you […]

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“Three-word slogans”

I’ve been frustrated with my own difficulty in summarising the speaking parts of the service. More words can make things more unclear. How would you summarise these parts of the service in three words? * Welcome * Prayer * Communion * HOPE talk * Sermon * Close Do you have a question about teaching the […]

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“How to Find Your Sermon Structure”

How do we discover the structure for a sermon? One that already exists within the passage? I revise and demonstrate a technique I first developed in 2013 using Acts chapter 1. Please leave a comment. We learn best when we learn in community. Pass the link on to one other person. God bless, Malcolm

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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