Advanced Preaching Training Part 2

Attention, impact, memorable
based on AIDA-communication model

1. How did Jesus do it?

1.1 Signs and Wonders
  • “…prophecy …led to whole town hearing gospel.” – Jn 4
  • “But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities.” – Lk 5:15 
1.2 Illustration
  • ” …there was a rich man…”
  • “… there was a man who went on a journey..”
  • “… two men died ..”
  • “… there was a man who had two sons …”
1.3 Authority
  • “…And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.” – Matt 7:28 
1.4 Wisdom
  • “…and coming to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works?…” – Matt 13:54 
1.5 Asked Questions
  • the “why?” Questions, from book of Matthew alone
  • why anxious
  • why spec
  • why afraid
  • why think evil thoughts
  • why break commandments
  • why ask what is good
  • why put me to test
  • why trouble the woman
  • He also asked “where, who, what questions…
1.6 Prayer
  • “…withdrew to pray…” – Lk 5:16

2. How did John the Baptizer do it?

2.1 He was himself
  • wore wild clothes
2.1 He was demonstrative
  • screamed out loud
2.3 He called a spade a spade
  • not wanting to win a popularity contest

3. How did Appolos do it?

“Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.” – Acts 18:24-25

3.1 He knew the Word
3.2 learner
  • even happy to go home with Priscilla & Aquila to be taught

4. How did Paul do it?

  • learned to speak to a crowd “motioned with his hand” – Acts 21:40
  • read the culture and spoke their language” – Acts 17:23
  • prepared ( in the isolation) – Gal 1:18
  • kept at it

 5. Using media

  • are questions better than statements
  • when does it muddy the water
  • how to handle the technology
  • understanding mood, key pads, lights , videos
  • practice is critical
  • ​​when technology crashes
  • ​​smile
  • ​​don’t blame the tech guy
  • ​​press on with the least amount of commotion
  • ​​have a back up plan