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3 Important Things You Should Include On Every Scripture Slide

By June 14, 2017 June 28th, 2017 2 Comments
3 Important Things You Should Include On Every Scripture Slide

Sharing passages from the Bible is one of the most important things we do in our church services, but it can be difficult to know how to properly show these Scriptures on our screens. Here are three things you should include on your slides when reading from the Bible.

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1. Display Every Passage

Since many people in your audience don’t have a Bible with them, it can be helpful to show every verse that you read on your screens. This will require a little planning, but makes things easier for people to follow along, especially when there’s a lot of Scripture to cover quickly.

2. Include Scripture References

To help your church family get the most from your messages, be sure to include the reference for each Scripture that you show on your screens. This affirms that what your speaker is saying can be found in the Bible and can even allow people who want to go deeper read more later.

3. Show Your Translation

Providing the specific translation that you’re reading from on your Scripture slides has several benefits. It clears up any confusion your audience may have when the text is slightly different than what’s in their Bible. It gives your speaker the freedom to pull from multiple versions in the same message. Plus, it shows your audience your pastor’s personal preference for reading.

Important Tips To Keep In Mind:

• Don’t overload your screen with too much text just to fit an entire passage in. It’s better to span a verse across two slides than for your text size to be illegible.

• It’s perfectly acceptable and convenient to use abbreviations for displaying the translation you’re using. (KJV, NIV, ESV, etc.)

• The reference and translation are secondary to the actual Scripture being shown. Use a smaller font for the reference and translation.

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2 Comments

  • Marilene says:

    If I have a longer Bible passage and divide it into several slides, what style guide rules should I follow? I know that “. . .” is used to indicate something has been omitted but can it be used to show a continuation of the passage? Sometimes the verses are a complete sentence on their own but sometimes they aren’t. How would you recommend this be done?
    Thanks!

    • CMG Support says:

      Try to finish each scripture slide at a period or at the end of a verse. That way you will not need to put “…”.

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