In this session we will be looking at:
Firstly, a list of resources and some practical exercises in how to use the internet to find resources and illustrations for sermons.
Secondly, an understanding of three major types of sermons: topical, textual and expository.
Thirdly, examples of the different parts of a sermon i.e. Title, Introduction, Divisions (discussion, illustration and application) and Conclusion.
Fourthly, will provide small group practical exercise for attendees to use the expository method of preaching to develop a title for the passage, break down the passage into three divisions identifying the main message and application of each division.
Fifthly, some tips in effective storytelling and the correct use of illustrations.
Sixthly, some guidelines on the importance of body language, which is the conscious and unconscious movements and postures by which attitudes and feelings are communicated.
Finally, some practical guidelines on the correct use of PowerPoints to assist in holding people’s attention and curiosity.