Episode 6, Mark 1:1-8, Heart of the Lesson

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This episode is the development of the central idea for a lesson based on Mark 1:1-8. By considering the needs of the audience, the CPT, and the Purpose Bridge, the heart of the lesson can be deciphered. Questions are considered and several examples of different Central Propositions are discussed.

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”” el_width=””][vc_single_image image=”270″ style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium” title=”Developing Authenticity”][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”” el_width=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]By developing authenticity, you can better aid others in accepting Christ.

That is the CPS (Central Proposition of the Sermon) that I am developing based on Mark 1:1-8. It is the heart of the message taken from the passage. It is not arbitrarily created but represents the entire message.

The CPS is based upon the Central Proposition of the Text (CPT) and the Purpose bridge.

The CPT represents the heart of the passage. It is not merely one idea presented by the text. It’s THE idea presented by the text. For a description of this process in this section, listen to this episode.

The Purpose Bridge is what bridges the gap between the text (CPT) and the audience. It is the formation of a plan of action. It must consider the audience and other factors, so there is not just one Purpose Bridge but rather this is where decisions begin to be made as to how to present a lesson that remains true to the text and also relevant to your audience–even if that audience is only you.

For a thorough discussion of that process, listen to this episode.

This study led me to concentrate on my own weaknesses in my ability to influence others. It caused me to make plans for how I can grow in that regard. And it calls for me to ask others to consider their own ability to influence others. You can hear a discussion of those applications in this episode.

When our actions and lives match our essence, there is great power there. And when that internal “essence” is the godliness that God calls for, we will influence others to come to Christ.

So where are you in this regard? Do you find yourself influencing the people around you? Perhaps if you do not influence them it is because you need a little work on making your life and communication abilities better reflect the message. That could be a matter of sin that needs to be corrected. It could also be a matter of putting on more of those godly attributes so that others see the message in you more often. It could also be a matter of developing those communication skills.

Will you allow me to help? Let me know and I will happily work along with you to grow. Helping you will also help me grow. We can both BE what God calls us to be. After all, isn’t being more like God really what being “authentic” is all about?

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