GENERAL PURPOSE: To inform.
SPECIFIC PURPOSE: To inform my audience about the similarities between the religion of Islam and Christianity.
1. (ATTENTION GETTER) Most of us do not know that the teachings of Islam and Christianity are related to each other. This is because our society do not open their minds to know about other religions and cultures. Now, there are lots of conflicts happened between these two religions because there is no understanding between us, the Muslims and the Christians. If you remember about the `Allah` issue which happened two years ago. The actual fact is the Christians also worship the same God as we, the Muslims worshipped.
2. (RELEVANCY STATEMENT) Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the Semitic religions, which means the religion that have their own Holy Scriptures which sent by God Almighty to His lovely Messengers, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad S.A.W. (Peace Be Upon them all). For example, the Torah for the Jews, the Gospel for the Christians and the Qur`an for the Muslims.
3. (CREDIBILITY STATEMENT) I have studied the Holy Qur`an and the Holy Bible for more than two years. I`m doing comparative religion study as my personal interest. Sometimes, I had a discussion and a dialogue with my Christian friends for them to share about their religion. I asked them some things that I do not know about Christianity and at the same time I also share things that they do not know about Islam with the knowledge that I have. From the discussion that we made, praise be to God, slowly the unity and prosperity take place between us.
4. (REVEAL TOPIC) Today, I would like to inform you about the similarities between these two Abrahamic religion.
5. (PREVIEW) The similarities between Islam and Christianity can be revealed from these aspects.
* Relationship with God Almighty
* The origins of Islam and Christianity through the descendants of...
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Zakir Naik, Dr. (2011, February 19). Similarities between Islam and Christianity. Retrieved from http://islam101.net/comparative-religion-mainmenu-34/41-christianity/145-similarities-between-islam-and-christianity.html
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