|· Make sure sermon ideas are clear and well worded.
· Tell the biblical story with imagination and realism.
· Recognize the usual phases of a narrative.
|· Use language that appeals best to the imagination.
· Tell the story as would an eyewitness.
· Look for vivid imagery and narrative in the text.
|This assignment involves the retelling of a selected biblical narrative in such a way as to use imaginative and vivid language and narration. Complete the exercise with the following steps:|
|1. Read the selected biblical narrative several times in different translations. Note here the theological purpose of the story as best as you can discern it.|
|2. Notice the kinds of language used in the text you are studying:
· Figurative language
· Descriptive language
|· Sensate language
· Concrete language
· Specific language
|3. Analyze the dynamics of the situation and note them here.
· Divine involvement
|4. Sketch the story by using five phases:
· (New) Situation
|5. Fill in from background research and imagination the phases of the story not described in the text.|
12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching / Wayne McDill / 2006 / B&H Used by Permission