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Whether you are a pastor, fellowship coordinator, or teen leader, I believe this is a good thought to consider:

John Piper: What Tone Should Preachers Aim At?

I really like Piper’s point to the fact that a good rule is to allow the text itself give us the tone for the word.  We are all going to be ourselves as we preach, teach and speak – but pausing to consider the tone of the text will help us communicate the truth more effectively.  Our “hopeful” or “passion” may not be God’s “hopeful” or “passion” or recognized by the congregation as such unless we allow the holy spirit the shape us and are humble to the truth that we need God’s help to speak a word for and from Him.  At the end of the day, all of us can do this with the spirit’s power – no matter how eloquent (or not) we may think we are.