A Pastor Is Not The Only Person Who Is Responsible For Controlling Their Nonverbals

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A pastor is not the only person who is responsible for controlling their nonverbals. A good suggestions for all believers is to “use words if necessary.” This suggestion revolves around the idea actions should communicate the gospel clearly. The result of less words in a message is a stronger message. People are not going to need explanation if everything done aligns with the gospel. For example if a person shares good news with a friend, the response which is expected is one of joy. If all that is seen is a fake smile or sense of disinterest the actions are no longer backing up the gospel message. The gospel message is damaged, and the words are no longer going to carry the same weight they would have if the body language communicated the same message. Every believer must come to understand how important body language and facial expression are to living the gospel. The more confusing our body language becomes the more likely it becomes for the gospel message to be destroyed. There is up to 700,000 different body motions which can be made, but only a few are appropriate at a given time. Discernment is needed to make sure motions convey the inner feelings, therefore creating the desired effect. Scripture is clear on the negative affects of nonverbal communication. Proverbs 6:12-13 states “A troublemaker and a villain,who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers.” In this passage it is pointed out

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