VALUE THE DISCIPLINE OF SHORT LESSONS
- Shorter is not always better:
- “And with many other words John exhorted the people and proclaimed the good news to them.” (Luke 3:18 NIV11)
- “With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”” (Acts 2:40 NIV11)
- “He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece,”(Acts 20:2 NIV11)
- No formula
- But speakers should master the art of speaking long, medium, short
- My Format
- Main point
- Leave them wanting more
- My experience
- Practice the timing
- People asked me about the next one – were looking forward to it
- Could repeat back to me the main point
- Fill the heart/mind, not the time
- Most of the parables are short
- Experiment: how short can you go and still be meaningful?
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