“They Spoke So Effectively” Acts 14.1 Class I: “Why we speak”

Oct 14, 2019, 05:04 PM

“They Spoke So Effectively”
Acts 14.1

Class I: “Why we speak”

Our motivation, aims, purpose in speaking. The activity of God in speaking.

Find a God-inspired motivation and you will find something to say, and the motivation to say it.

Introduction
  • QUESTION: “Why do we speak in congregational gatherings?” 

Biblical ‘speaking’
  • QUESTION: “What are some of the ways God ‘spoke’ to humankind in scripture?”

  • 2 Corinthians 5.19-20 
  • Romans 10.15

  • QUESTION: Since God is perfectly capable of speaking for himself, “Why does he choose to do so through humans?“

  • Summary 
    • God speaks through ………… 
    • It’s the ………. way to communicate his truth and love 

Response and question and answer session
  • Responses?
  • Questions?

Conclusion
  • Next week: “What to speak about” - How to pick a passage/topic; how to exegete; lesson planning tips.

  • Homework for next time: 
    • Write a one sentence summary of whyyou speak - share next time 
    • Send me questions/suggestions 


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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)

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