Gospel of Jesus Christ: Session 4

This is session four. I’m Mike complex. It’s great to see you here. We gotta continue on with developing service. At this point, you were probably written your exegetical material, and you started thinking about what you’re going to do with it. If, if you’re watching these sessions, as you’re developing this sermon that you’re going to turn in, you will have wanted to email your exegetical paperwork to me so I could take a look at it and send some things back to you. And if you did that, I’m sure I returned it by now and we can get ready to start looking at how we put a sermon together. where things are highly recommends that you limit yourself to one major point People can’t handle multiple points, it’s too much for them. You only have a small amount of time. And what’s intriguing is in our Methodist churches with rings or Presbyterians and the like 15 minutes, as simple as pushing your envelope that you can hold their attention. If you go to an afro American worship and I recommend you kind of worship in New York, and you listen to a pastor Lafond, show preach in our 15 minutes, and people are captivated by that. But it’s very cultural type of thing. Also, what’s intriguing is younger people. If you’re doing like an emergent worship, you have to be really careful, because they’ve learned to give you about seven maybe seven minutes of attention. Watch a new television program some of these new ones that come out. And you will see even even in the news, by the way, every six to seven minutes, you will get a slew of commercials. So you will get somewhere around three, seven minutes or so segments of programming. And the rest of it is commercials in the middle of those programs. So you have to figure when you’re at a seven minute mark, what you’re going to do to recapture these younger people. There are definitely ways to do it. The best thing to do is talk to teachers because they’re the ones who have to suffer with this seven minute gig. As we’re slides, little videos, inserts and things like that are one point. And that’s mainly because people like I said, people just can’t handle war. If you Remember your composition classes from high school? A composition has an introduction, we’re actually going to list the three points. It’s the three point system, right the color three point model. And then you’ll have point one with support point two with support, point three with support for a sermon that you motivation, why should I do whatever it is you’re trying to do? And the main point should have been up in your introduction to some degree, your motivation section, if you want to go this particular model. This is where you’re going to say, Why does God want you to do this? Are you wanting to be where are you know, those kinds of things are coming together here and you got to do this motivation. Then I say you gotta somehow tie it together and not necessarily well Getting to the conclusion of closing the sermon. But suddenly you have to put these things together. If you’re trying to motivate me to change my behavior based on a scripture, which you’ve given me three points, the question is going to become hanging a tie that together in a nice bow. Because you don’t want to be disjoint. If you’re disjointed, people aren’t going to want to listen to you, because they want to walk out and say, This is what I heard today. You’re going to have to create transitions between the introduction and point one and point two and point three, the motivation section. And then of course, tying it all together, which is kind of closing the sermon. The hardest part is actually the closing. That’s where you want to see people get tripped. I’ve gotten tripped there. Because there I shouldn’t say I don’t get tripped if I’m using a transcript. But now that I don’t, I have to have in my head. Where am I going to film it? Because once I get there to the finish line, I gotta have that can be difficult. And what a lot of preachers do. And when I was taking preaching class in seminary wow instructor hated this idea. You’ll see a lot of preachers start saying, Let’s pray together. And they’ll offer some prayer, which is a rehash of the closing statement or the conclusions of the of the message. It’s kind of a cheap way out. Sometimes you just have to use it. Sometimes the old man at the end will work rather well. But you might want to consider if you’re not using a transcript, you may want to put into your sermon slides that you know, you can put notes if you’re using PowerPoint. Of course if they’re using software Well, let me say it this way through using software like media shout, you can’t do this. However, you can create when you create, let’s just say when you create your PowerPoint, put slide notes in. And then what you have to do is use presenter mode on a PC separate from your projection system. That hat I can show you, I’ll show you these notes. And you actually could put transition sentences in. You can put transition notes, you can put closing notes. So there are lots of ways to try to get it done. But you have to be real careful and knowing when you’re going and when you’re in practice. When will I guess we’ll talk about practicing and all that later. But develop your sermon, create the outline is a good way to start. Use a mind map software, do it on paper, whichever works for you. And then once You have that outline, you can start creating the transitions and you can start creating the actual context. Alright, that takes care of session number four, you have some things to do on the worksheet, and I’ll see you again in session number five.