Delivery 4

Series: Delivery of the Message
Presenter: Alexander Strauch

This finishes the segment on improving one’s delivery. Effective teaching is energetic and authoritative and always dependent on prevailing prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. Why is passion important to effective teaching?
Students/listeners will remember what the teacher is passionate about, not all the facts that are given. It also adds human interest to a subject.
2. Why should you teach and preach with conviction and authority?
Because what we are teaching is God’s Word, not our own. Also, when we teach with conviction, people are moved and challenged by what we say. It also gives you credibility with your audience.
3. Why use visual aids or PowerPoint to enhance one’s teaching?
Many people learn through seeing as well as hearing. Visual stimulation often sticks in the mind in a more powerful way. Children especially need visual aids to keep their attention.

Discuss It

  1. Why is prayer such an essential element in effective teaching?
  2. What kind of visual aids would you use in teaching Eph. 6:18-20?
  3. How important do you think energy and enthusiasm are in preaching? How does this work for a person who is naturally phlegmatic, or who tends to be stoic?

Apply It

  1. Search the internet for websites that provide pictures and visual helps for teaching Scripture. Talk to other teachers or preachers to find out where they find these?
  2. Ask three friends or trusted mentors to evaluate whether you come across as passionate and energetic in your teaching. Do their responses line up with your own assessment of yourself?