Preparing & Preaching Bible Messages (Credit: 2 or 3 hours)
ECTS 4 or 5
Preparing and Preaching Bible Messages is designed to give a clear understanding of the basic principles of Christian preaching. It stresses the prime place of biblical exposition in authoritatively communicating the Christian message. It deals with practical matters such as the preparation of the sermon, the sources of materials, the construction of the components of the sermon, the variety of sermon types, and the delivery of sermons. It also stresses the importance of the preacher himself in the effective communication of his message.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Justify the importance of preaching as it relates to other aspects of the ministry.2.Define the purpose of preaching.3.Establish clear goals in your preaching ministry.4.Be more aware of your own sense of calling and its effect on the urgency of preaching.5.Develop an effective weekly work schedule for sermon preparation.6.Create a year’s preaching calendar.7.Analyze a passage of Scripture and determine the best structure or form for a particular sermon.8.Distinguish between topical, textual, and expository sermons, and determine the appropriate use of each one.9.Apply the principles of sermon preparation in building sermons.10.Construct and preach sound biblical sermons.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•