Outline of Informative Speech on the Sabbath

Outline Worksheet for Informative Speech 2
Title: The Sabbath-Divine Rest for Human Stress
Speaker: Mark L. Lastimoso
Specific Purpose: To inform and explain succinctly the meaning and purpose of the Sabbath
Thesis Statement: The keeping of the Bible Sabbath once a week, in obedience to Christ command, can provide rest, restoration, and recreation to all who believe in Him.
I Attention Getter: “Some stress maybe healthy, too much is dangerous, in some cases, even fatal…”
II Establishment of Ethos: “The Sabbath was made for man…”
III Thematic Sentence: The Sabbath reminds us of God the Creator, The Saviour, and our Hope.
IV Preview:
First: Definition of the Sabbath
Second: Purpose of the Sabbath
Finally: Meaning of the Sabbath
Transition: The Sabbath is rooted in the Holy Scriptures …

  1. Main Idea 1. The Sabbath in the Old Testament (a. Genesis 2:1-3, b. Exodus 20:8-11, c. Isaiah 66:22-23) Internal summary: The Sabbath was kept in the OT
  2. Main Idea 2: The Sabbath in the New Testament (a. Luke 4;16, b. Luke 23:56, c. Acts 13:42-44) Internal Summary: The Sabbath is kept in the NT
  3. Main Idea 3. The Meaning of the Sabbath (a. Rest, b. Restoration, c. Recreation) Internal Summary: The Sabbath will be kept in the New heaven and a new earth.

Transition to conclusion: My testimony: My journey with God reminds me that in a world of chaos, Christ offers peace through His Sabbath rest. 

  1. Summarize and restate the thesis: Jesus made us and He knows what is best for us. He will give us rest, restoration, and recreation when we obey and believe His Word.
  2. Review each main point: In the Holy Scriptures, God showed His people the benefit of keeping the Sabbath both in the OT and the NT and beyond.
  3. Tie to the introduction: Thus, God is telling us to stop and rest awhile, to take a pause from our worldly care and receive His peace and to connect with Him fully in this world of restlessness.
  4. Provide memorable conclusion and end with impact: My brief story: My mother was a faithful Christian lady. Before she died at the age of 37, she reminded me to obey God and to be faithful to the Lord’s commands. I reflected and studied the Bible and was convinced that the Scriptures taught the Sabbath. I then kept it with all my heart till I was ordained to be a minister of the SDA Church. 
Ekkehardt Mueller, “The Sabbath: God’s Anti-Stress Program,” accessed April 16, 2014. https://adventistbiblicalresearch.org/sites/default/files/pdf/sabbath%20God’s%20anti-stress_0.pdf

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