I offer here a few simple tips that will make you more effective in your public speaking. This is not intended to be a lesson on homiletics. This is provided for the regular church member who has been called upon to give a devotional for a church activity.
Remember these three words:
In dealing with a verse of scripture you should:
Read it - slowly, reverently, distinctly
Explain it - just giving the sense, quote a study resource
Illustrate it - use a story or example to help the listener better understand the meaning
Apply it - by giving them a few steps to follow
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INTRODUCTION (The story you have selected goes here.)
BODY (Give your statistics, If you have some, during the body of your message.)
Read the verse
Explain the verse
Illustrate the verse
If you use a Bible story try these tips:
Tell the story in your own words occasionally qouting word-for word from the Bible account in key places.
Apply it devotionally as you go along. How does this speak to you about temptation or peace or your relationship with God? etc.
Quote a supporting verse or two that goes along with your topic from elsewhere in the Bible. Use statistics to add intrest.
CONCLUSION (Apply the verse with a few steps) Ex. Here are three steps to improve your prayer life.
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