FAQ#8: What Is The Difference In Preparing A Preaching Vs. A Lesson?

We all have the potential to have an impact. It comes down to possessing the tools to have an impact effectively. Miguel Lebron (co-founder of TQP Ministries) has been preaching, teaching and mentoring for over 10 years now. Over that time period, he has received many questions, some of which can be considered common. In this series titled 10 Frequently Asked Questions Miguel Lebron will answer those questions that appear over and over again.



On this episode, Miguel Lebron answers the question: What Is The Difference In Preparing A Preaching And A Lesson?

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5 Similarities.

  1.  A outline/ plan is required.
    • Title
    • Verse
    • Focus
  2. Target audience
    • Who are you talking to?
    • What are you talking about?
  3. Objective
    • How do you want your audience to react or what is the call to action?
  4. Must answer the questions:
    • What? So what? Now what?
  5. Receptiveness.
    • You must be receptive to the Lord and not so married to your lesson plan that you disconnect from His.
    • Be receptive to your audience; do not ignore their body language.


"Typically, we distinguish between preaching and teaching. Preaching involves such things as exhortation, exposition, admonition, encouragement, and comfort, while teaching is the transfer of information and instruction in various areas of content. In practice, however, there is much overlap between the two. Preaching must communicate content and include teaching, and teaching people the things of God cannot be done in a neutral manner but must exhort them to heed and obey the Word of Christ." - R.C. Sproul

(The Difference Between Preaching & Teaching)

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