Shaping the Message for the Listener


The third module of the program focuses on the vision of the biblical message from the vantage point of the recipient. Since all biblical communication is a conversation of God with people, truths of the Bible in every generation and in every culture have to be shaped to the contours of the ears and hearts of the listeners. The truth which lives on the pages of Godís Word must be brought to bear on the lives of the listeners.



This seminar will explore the ways in which God’s truth is shaped for the consciousness of those overhearing it. The focus of the course will be on the craft of framing biblical ideas through the mind of the listener to engage the emotions and ultimately evoke an act of the will in response to God’s truth.

This module is the second part of the homiletic process and focuses on the exegesis and the homiletic of the listener.