How to Create a Memorable phrase from the truth(s) delivered

I like to summarize my main truth(s) into a phrase people can remember.  I want to share 3 thoughts I consider when creating such a summary.

1.  The phrase must be Clear.   It must      accurately reflect the truth presented.

2.   The phrase must be Concise.  Less is more.  Too many words in the phrase and it will be forgotton.

3.  The phrase must be Catchy.  In other words, it must be something which is easy to memorize.

For example, if you were speaking about Prayer, your summary truth might be:  “You will Pray or you will Fail.”  After evaluation,  you may see how it achieves each the above criteria.  The best part?  Your truth will be remembered!

For example, if you were preaching on Biblical Forgiveness,  your summary truth might be: ” A Forgiven people is to become a Forgiving people.”  Again, your summary truth nailed each of the above criteria.

This is a sample of what I include in my Teacher Development Seminar.

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3 thoughts on “How to Create a Memorable phrase from the truth(s) delivered

  1. Jenny McKinsey November 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm Reply

    Jim- I think you are doing a wonderful service for the Lord. I learned so much from your leadership class and have been able to apply a lot of what you taught to not only ministry for the church- but at my job as well. Your classes are easy to follow and you have such a unique way of keeping our interest. I look forward to attending many more classes by you. God bless!

  2. David November 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm Reply

    Thanks for the great help today Pastor Kilgore! Memory is one area that I struggle with and I can use what you have shared. It is so practical.

  3. Steve Sams November 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm Reply

    Brother Jim, I just used the phrase “a forgiven person must be a forgiving person'” last night during a conversation with Rhonda. It just came out of my mouth without even thinking. I had heard you say this phrase just a few weeks ago and apparently it stuck. I just love listening to you teach……you have a special gift and such a strong desire for the lost. We are so blessed to have you & Bonnie at Calvary. Your writings and encouragement just moves me in a way that I can’t even explain. Thank You!!!!

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