Examples From The Bible To Use In Your Everyday Practice
By Emily Sanders
Christian public speaking teaching doesn't need to be complicated. It's often just a question of opening your Bible an reading it with a different purpose.
Here are three examples from The Bible to use in your everyday practice:
The Bible might be the most reliable tool for Christian public speaking teachings.
The rich diversification of the many Christian teachings found in The Bible is ideal to practice some of the trickiest parts of public speaking - speech delivery and vocal range.
Most preachers and clergymen can deliver some of the most difficult passages of The Bible with ease and grace because this speaker practiced an infinite number of times using this inspirational book. With reasons, The Bible offers a continuous source a material to practise almost every vocal technique. Using The Bible for your Christian public speaking teaching is a sure way to not only seal your faith and belief, but also to learn from one of the holiest books ever written.
If your faith is not Christian, don't worry, you can still use your religious writings as an excellent way to seal your faith and practice your vocal range. The religion may differ, but the purity and sincerity of the faith usually remains the same.
1. Exercise on vocal emphasis
Tho I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And tho I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and tho I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And tho I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and tho I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face: now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity - these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
2. Exercise on vocal inflection
(Inflections show contrast and tell the facts).
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father, which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogs and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogs and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
St. Matthew 6,1-8
3. Exercise on vocal simplicity
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain:
and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him: and he
opened his mouth and taught them, saying,
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.
St. Matthew, 5