1. 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
  2. But speakers should master the art of speaking long, medium, short
  3. My Format
    • Context
    • Verse
    • Main point
    • Illustration
    • Application
  4. Leave them wanting more
  5. My experience
    • Hard
    • Practice the timing
    • People asked me about the next one – were looking forward to it
    • Could repeat back to me the main point
  6. Conclusion
    • 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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