Some Writing Tips Applicable in Sharing the Gospel

Posted: February 16, 2011 in Daily Devotion
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“I did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.”- 1 Corinthians 2:1

According to most of the English book references I have read on how to improve our writing skills, skilled editors advise writers to do the following:

1. Write as you speak- say what you mean, but make it tighter. Meaning, if possible, use less words with utmost meaning and sense to save (writing) space, energy and time.

2. Remove as much as possible the cliche, tautology, circumlocution, jargon, officialese, gobbledegook and verbosity in every sentence. These not only make sentences lengthy but also useless. Authors say that a senseless word may be removed any time in the sentence without affecting its worth so it is better to avoid using them.

3. Write in plain and simple English. We write because we want to communicate and not to intimidate. So, avoid flowering words too much; these do not only irritate readers but also create impression of you boasting what you know.

The above tips are the same principles applicable for Christians who are sharing the Gospel to other people. If the Divine laws are easier to understand, unbelievers will better appreciate its importance to their lives- they can obey because they comprehend.

To help feed other lamb, let us follow the example of disciple Paul in declaring the testimony of God- he did not use excellent words to deliver God’s messages. Also, just like him, we should live the Words so that people will glorify God by seeing in us His goodness!

PRAYER:

Thank you for making the wisdom of salvation available so that we may be saved on your Second coming. Thank you for Your diligent, faithful and patient servants, who are like disciple Paul, deliver to us Your testimony in a simpler but clear words.

All these I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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