How to Increase Clarity in Your Preaching
How to Increase Clarity in Your PreachingSee theme
Several years ago I was listening to a student preach in class. In a few minutes I would be leading some class interaction on the message. But I had absolutely no idea what the speaker was talking about!
I had a copy of the student's outline off to one side, so I glanced at it, looking for some semblance of order so I could lead a profitable discussion.
To my amazement, the student's outline was beautiful a logical progression, with proper subordinations and overall unity. The student had a first-class brain. Why couldn't I follow him?
That's when I began to discover that clarity in oral communication is different from clarity in written communication. It takes a special set of skills and adjustments to take a message that would be clear to a reader and make it clear for a hearer.
The reason we need to make these adjustments for oral clarity is because we lose many of the built-in aids to clarity that occur when our material is in written form.
The most powerful aid to clarity in ...