For my third blog story I attended Church at Woodlands Church in Plover. Pastor Brian Berg talked on the second sermon in his series on 1st Corinthians. This speech focused on 1st Corinthians 1:10-2:5. The general purpose was to inform his congregation on this specific part of the Bible. His central idea was how God has made it possible to be better together; to work out problems in the Church to live together in unity. His main points were on the great realities that relate and unite Christians. They are as follows:
- The supremacy of our Leader
- The superiority of our message
- The simplicity of our calling
Pastor Brian Berg is a very good public speaker. He does it every week and seems very at ease while talking in front of the congregation. Pastor Berg has very good vocal variety. Throughout his sermon he changed his pitch when appropriate. He also used volume to emphasize important points. Another thing that Pastor Berg did well was his use of gestures. He used his hands and arms to enhance his sermon. He also used kinetics well. He moved during his sermon but not in a distracting way. He walked back and forth instead of just staying in one place. I was also very impressed with his eye contact. He only looked at his notes when reading a direct quote.
There were very few things that could use some work. The only thing that I noticed was his use of filler words. At the beginning of his sermon he said “umm” and “uh” a few times. He also said “ah” a few times throughout his sermon.
Pastor Berg was very interesting to listen to and he presented his sermon in a very effective way.