Effective Preaching Paul’s Example 2 Corinthians 4:1-15
Causes people to honor and glorify God see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God (2 Cor. 4:4). cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God (2 Cor. 4:15). For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake. (2 Corinthians 4:5)
Demonstrates God’s living word in transformed people Manifest sincerity “we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. (2 Corinthians 4:2)
Sense of blessing For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (Corinthians 4:6)
Dependence upon God But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves; (Corinthians 4:7)
Boldness of conviction But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore also we speak; (Corinthians 4:13)
PowerPoint can increase effectiveness Reinforces the Bible-centered nature of our worship and teaching Aids those who are unfamiliar with the Bible and who can’t easily use their Bibles. Assists communication effectiveness Clarifies complex ideas Reduces abstraction
Effective Uses of PowerPoint Self-teaching presentations Home Bible Studies
“A study of God’s purposes before the world began” ALL SCRIPTURE REFERENCES - NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE
A Question That Only You Can Answer “Am I a true disciple of Jesus Christ?”
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Let us ponder the greatness of God as the Creator of everything! (Psalm 148:1-14)
Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens!
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MORE UNSUCCESSFUL PLOTS AGAINST DAVID 1 Samuel 19:1-24 Jonathan appeals on David’s behalf (19:1-7) Saul throws another spear at David (19:9-10) David victorious in battle (19:8) David saved by Michal (19:11-17) David flees to Ramah (19:18-24) 1 2 3 4 5
TIMELINE FOR ZECHARIAH Work resumed on the temple in 2nd year of Darius (Ezra 5:1) Work completed on the temple in 6th year of Darius (Ezra 6:15) 4 years Haggai’s 1st message 2nd year, 6th month, 1st day (Hag 1:1) Haggai’s 2nd message 2nd year, 7th month, 21st day (Hag 2:1) Haggai’s 3rd message 2nd year, 9th month, 24th day (Hag 2:10) 3 Months Opening of Zechariah 2nd year, 8th month (Zech 1:1) Zechariah’s visions in 2nd year, 11th month, 24th day (Zech1:7) Message on fasting in 4th year, 9th month, 4th day (Zech 7:1) 520 BC 519 BC 518 BC 517 BC 516 BC 2 Years EZRA HAGGAI ZECHARIAH
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Use color wisely! Analogous Colors for Compatibility Complementary Colors for Contrast
Use Animations Cautiously! Animations can add interest
What’s In Your Head? Knowledge Wisdom Prudence Understanding
Use Animations Cautiously! Add interest A big distraction!
Use Animations Cautiously! Add interest A big distraction! Assist the structure of your sermon
Use Animations Cautiously! Can add interest A big distraction! Assist the structure of your sermon Help build the idea by adding a little at a time.
BAPTISM Jesus Christ Acts 2:38; 19:5 Hear Believe Repent Death Burial Resurrection Salvation Sins washed away Into Christ What is over baptism? What follows? What precedes? What supports and gives it value?
Practical Considerations Save fonts with presentations when you are preaching on another system. Take active steps to prevent equipment failure! Be prepared for unexpected “surprises”.