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1. POSITIVE IS THE NEW BLACK
2. ASK ONE QUESTION, OR EXPLORE ONE ISSUE
3. MAKE YOUR POINTS ACTUAL POINTS
4. WE NEED TO OPEN DOORS, NOT CLOSE THEM
When a preacher attempts to fully answers the question (if that is possible), or wraps up the issue neatly, he sits down with a sense of completion. But the Christian life is yet to be completed. Our job is not to close doors, but to open them. It is possible to defend certain truths and doctrines so that we are left in no doubt of their truth, but with no next steps.
For example, don't close the door to the Resurrection, by 'proving it'. Open that door. Show us why the Resurrection cracks open every part of our lives. Swing open the door so that I am left with new and righteous things to think and feel and do after hearing you preach.
Show us that God has for more for us than we dare ask or imagine.
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