• April 12th, 2016

7.2 THREADED DISCUSSION: BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF EFFECTIVE DELIVERY

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UNIT INTRODUCTION
The Church has many bright people; these are people who have studied, prayed, and labored faithfully in the field. That said, it is not enough to study, pray, and be faithful with regard to preaching. One must develop a certain skill set in order to effectively communicate with one’s hearers.

UNIT OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this unit you should be able to:
1. Discuss a biblical definition of effective delivery.
2. Review the role of unction in effective delivery.
3. Analyze the 8 E’s of Effective Preaching.
4. Identify what you define as ineffective delivery.
5. Write a philosophy of effective delivery in Gospel communication.

RESOURCES
Textbook: The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching§
Bible§
§ 7.1a PowerPoint: Unit 7 The Communicator and…Delivery

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read Chapters 166-175 of The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching
2. View the Unit 7 The Communicator and…Delivery PowerPoint.

INTRODUCTION AND ALIGNMENT
This discussion is intended to facilitate examination of the scriptures, and foster a look at biblical examples of effective delivery. The goal of this discussion is to learn delivery techniques from those in scripture who preached the Good News.

Upon completion of this assignment you should be able to:
Discuss a biblical definition of effective delivery.§

RESOURCES
Textbook: The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching§
Bible§
§ 7.1a PowerPoint: Unit 7 The Communicator and…Delivery

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Again, scripture is our model for good gospel communication. There are a host of those who have shown us good technique:
Moses before pharaoh§
Elijah before Ahab§
The prophets before Israel, pagan audiences, and kings§
Jesus in the temple§
Paul on Mars Hill in Athens§
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Take your Bible and find a quiet place of reflection.
2. Surf through the scriptures, looking for examples of those who have modeled the conveyance of some God given message to a person, or group.
3. For your initial post, discuss:
a. What do you notice about how they delivered the message?
b. What did you notice about the verbiage they used?
c. What does the text say, if anything, about their posture? Were they standing or sitting?
d. What did the speaker do to create rapport or identify with the audience?
e. What does the text say about the reaction of their audience?
f. If the audience reacted well, does that mean the communication was good?
g. If they reacted poorly, does that mean the communicator failed in some way?
h. Whatever else you feel germane in the discussion entitled “A Biblical definition of effective delivery.”

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