Acts 2:17     “‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams. 

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Movement Adds A Message to the Sermon

Movement Adds A Message To The Sermon We have been considering how important body language is to the preacher.  In the last post we considered some of the ways to use your hands in gesturing in a way that will enhance your message.  In this post we turn to the subject of movement.  Movement adds […]

The Preacher’s Body Language Speaks Loudly

The Preacher’s Body Language Speaks Loudly We have been exploring the subject of body language for the preacher in the last couple of posts.  We’ve looked at many things to avoid in the use of your body while you preach.  Now we turn to some positive ways of using your body to communicate while preaching. […]

Your Body Is A Communication Tool

Your Body Is A Communication Tool In the last post we began the consideration of the reality that your body is a communication tool in preaching.  I made a list of things you should not do in using your body while you speak.  Don’t slouch; avoid putting your hands on your hips; never cross your arms […]

How to Communicate Using Your Body

How To Communicate Using Your Body In a previous post I shared with you the 7-38-55 rule for communication.  This rule says that effective communication is 7 percent the words you say, 38 percent the tone of voice that you use, and 55 percent your body language.  I was looking back at that post recently. […]

The Importance of Being Yourself When You Preach

The Importance of Being Yourself When You Preach This post is about the importance of being yourself when you preach to a congregation. One of the most engaging preachers in my geographical area became a professor of preaching.  He was an effective preacher, with some impressive approaches to commuication.  For one, he memorized the passages […]