Tuesday Teaching Tip Episode 179

“They Spoke So Effectively”, Acts 14.1

Class 2: “What to speak about”

How to pick a passage/topic; text or topic; lesson planning tips.

  • QUESTION: “How do we know what to speak about?” 
  • Intersection of:
    1. C………………
    2. C………………

1. Text

  • Different types:
  1. Word
  2. Verse
  3. Passage
  4. Narrative
  • Exegesis / Eisegesis
    • What …….it mean?
    • What …….it mean? 

2. Topic 

  1. Biographical
  2. Doctrinal

Lesson planning tips

  • Templates
  • Question: “Why is it important to prepare well in advance?”
  • P…… it
  • L…… it


  • Next week: “How to speak” – delivery; dealing with nerves; use of A/V; voice; style.
  • Homework for next time:
    • Use one of the templates or make up your own to prepare a welcome, hope talk, communion or lesson. Bring it next time to share.
    • Send me questions/suggestions (malcolm@malcolmcox.org)

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