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Bishop T.D. Jakes has earned a reputation for being one of the most prolific, dynamic and gifted
preachers of our day. So how does he do it?

The Potter’s House of Dallas leader is giving away some of his tried and true tips to help ministers
of the gospel be more effective in relaying the important truths of the Bible to an audience.

“A message on Sunday morning doesn’t start in the pews and it doesn’t start on Saturday night,”
explains Jakes in a video recently posted on his Bishop’s Village website. “It starts with respecting
God’s word and loving God’s word, and doing your best with the gifts you’ve been given to be
excellent at what He called you to do. It’s how I give service to Him.”

For those seeking a simple breakdown of steps, the best-selling author of Destiny: Step Into Your
gives away a recipe which he shares with new ministers to help them.

Here are the four pointers:

1. Study yourself full: Jakes believes that you must feast on the word of God first and
receive enough from its pages personally before you can feed a congregation. “If you don’t
study yourself full, you’re not good. You’re not ready to deliver,” he says.

2. Think yourself clear: Asking and answering your own questions about the text, and
ensuring you first have clarity of thought is critical, notes the head of the 30,000-member
congregation. “If you don’t think yourself clear, you’ve got a lot of facts, but they’re
discombobulated, so thinking yourself clear is very, very important,” he says.

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source: Denise Eldridge // Spiritual

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