Great teachers and communicators know the power of a well-timed question.
Asking a direct question and giving your audience time to answer can open the door for a life changing moment.
You might invite the crowd to answer the question in their mind, write their answer on paper, or better yet, discuss their answer with three people around them.
- When preaching on “Doubting Thomas, you might ask, “In your most honest moment, what is your biggest spiritual doubt? Be specific.”
- When preaching on worry, you might ask, “What is the #1 thing you are still unwilling to trust to God?”
- When you are preaching on evangelism, you might ask, “Who are the three people you’d most like to see meet Christ?”
- When teaching on faith, you might ask, “In what area of your life do you live as if God doesn’t exist?”
By helping people acknowledge a specific response to a question, you might open them to hear a specific word on the subject from God.