Everyday eloquence — the power of show and tell!

We learned it in kindergarten — everyday eloquence — how to show and tell. So why did we stop? Why did we formalize presentations?  Why did we turn spontaneous heart-felt sharing into standardized, stuffy sermons!

show and tell book
The Bible teaches that church meetings are gatherings for regular people to show and tell. Let’s get back to the simple, the profound, the powerful, biblical basis for church. (Check it out in 1 Corinthians 14:26.) Christianity is not to follow a program, but to follow and obey a presence — the living, resurrected Jesus Christ.

–“The best gift we can give ourselves is learning how to show and tell.”
–“Our goal is simple, help others see what we see.”
–“Lead with the truth and the heart will follow.
–“When we tell the truth, we connect with our audience, we become passionate, and we find self-confidence. When we tell a story, we make complex concepts clear, we make ideas unforgettable, and we include everyone.”
–“We struggle when we forget the basic steps we learned in kindergarten: show and tell.”
–“There is no such thing as a boring topic. There is only boring teaching.”
–Quotes from Dan Roam in the book Show & Tell: How Everyone Can Make Extraordinary Presentations.

Everyday people are eloquent when they share from the heart. Come see. Experience show and tell in action every Sunday morning in Music City, USA at 10:45 at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207 — where ordinary people show and tell what God has done.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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2 Responses to Everyday eloquence — the power of show and tell!

  1. When our Men’s Fellowship met two weeks ago they brought in what they liked to collect and what their hobby was. It was so much like show and tell. At a certain point when one old saint was given his turn to share; he held up his personal tatted Bible. He proclaimed loudly, “THIS is what i collect, THIS is my hobby!” He opened his bible and showed us notes he had written in all the margins and parts he circles and sketched arrows to.

    He collected Bible verses and notes and he came to show and tell us all about it.

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