Page 3 -Use of Synonyms & D.I.E. in Sermons
Be sure to remember that each topical choice of your mind has synonyms and antonymns to consider before you may say that you have a thorough study. (e.g. Faith….synonyms: belief, trust, hope and the opposite ideas of unbelief, distrust and doubt).
By consulting a biblical concordance, dictionary or topical reference guidebook with the topic as well as its synonyms and antonymns, you will have a more thorough lesson to present. Remember: thorough and simple
REMEMBER, Any pattern(s) of organization may be used with which to write spiritual manuscripts, sermons, outlines or papers as well as your manuscripts and papers in regular school classes. The organizational pattern(s) is the same, just the information (data) sought has changed.
WHAT ADDS TIME AND SPACE TO YOUR SERMON OR PAPER?
1—-Definitions (remember those synonyms and antonyms,too)
2—-Illustrations from daily life
3—-Examples from the Bible (for sermons); History (for secular papers)