Practically Communicating the
Gospel
June 2, 2010
Overview
• Elements of Communication
• Icebreakers
• Hot Topics
• How to Effectively Communicate
• Discussion
Three Elements of
Communication
• Verbal
– Something that can be heard, concerned with words;
not content or ideas.
• Non-verbal
– Involving signaling and movements; not involving
sounds or words
• Tone
– The manner of speaking that shows the attitude of the
speaker.
Examples of Verbal
Communication
• The Bible---1st Century
• The Sermon on the Mount
– Matthew 5-7
• Jesus’ Parables
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Sower
Vineyard
Talents
Rich Fool
Lost Sheep
Wedding Feast
Mina
Mustard Seed
Non-Verbal Communication
Examples
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Smiling/Frowning
Gesturing
Rolling Eyes
Touch
– Shaking Hands
– Hugging
– Patting on Back
– Touching Arm
Biblical Examples
• The Bible—Today
– Written Copies
• The 10 Commandments
– Exodus 34:28
• Jesus Walking on Water
– Matthew 14:25-31
• Woman at the Well
– John 4
• Zacchaeus
– Luke 19
How can we promote God’s word,
without saying a word?
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Smiling (Be Happy)
Shaking Hands
Prayer
Sending Things
– Cards
– Notes
– Food
• Handout Invitations
• Be There for Others
• Lend a Helping Hand
Tone
• “You catch more flies with honey than vineger.”
– Savannah, come here.
– SAVANNAH, COME HERE!!!!!!
• Proverbs 15:1,
– “A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word
stirs up anger.”
• Proverbs 16:21
– “The wise in the heart will be called prudent, And the
sweetness of the lips increases learning.”
Don’t Be Fooled
• Nonverbal (Body Language)------55%
• Tone (How You Say IT)-----------38%
• Verbal (What You Say)------------7%
Ice Breakers
• Definition
• John 8:32
– “And you shall know the truth and the truth
shall make you free.”
• Matthew 26:64
– Jesus said to him, “It is as you said,
nevertheless I say to you….”
• II Thessalonians 3:10
– “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.”
Ice Breakers---Laughter
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Johnny Getting a Wife
Adams Clothing
Church Bulletins
For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a
nursery downstairs.
Ladies don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of
those things around that house that are not worth keeping. Don’t
forget to bring your husbands.”
The sermon this morning, “Jesus Walks on Water,” the sermon
tonight, “Searching for Jesus.”
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday. Please use the
back door.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m. Please use the large double
doors at the side entrance.
Hot Topics—Better Preparing Ourselves
• Examples
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Baptism
Mechanical Instruments
Snakes in Service
The Lords Supper
Miracles Today
• Speaking in Tongues
• Prophesying
• Healing the Sick
– Once Saved, Always Saved
– Saved by Faith
• Be Prepared-----II Timothy 2:15
Do’s of Effective
Communication
• Point to the Scriptures
– I Peter 4:11
• Be on the Same Level
• Listen
– James 1:19
– “You aint learning nothing when you’re doing all the
talking.”—Lyndon Johnson
– Proverbs 22:17
Ecclesiastes 3:7
• Ask Questions
– Examples of Christ
• Luke 2:49
• Sermon on the Mount
Do Not’s of Effective
Communication
• Be Hot Tempered
– Proverbs 18:13
– Proverbs 12:16
– Proverbs 15:1
• Belittle
• Make it About ME/YOU
What Can I Do to More
Efficiently Plant Seed for God?
Challenge Ourselves
Challenge Each Other
Share Success Stories
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