Expository preaching—i.e., how to expound, preach, and apply the Bible well—is described and demonstrated. The importance of the preacher’s own life is explained. Each aspect of a good sermon, from the introduction, through the proposition and exposition, to the applications and conclusion, is analyzed and made clear. How to prepare and organize a good sermon is examined, different organizational models are presented, and detailed sermon outlines are included. What makes communication persuasive, and the preacher’s style, are discussed.
This course is written seeks to an expositional, biblical ground and theological basis for mission in order to prepare students for the great task of spreading the message of the Gospel throughout the world. The course is divided into eight lessons and has two major parts. Part 1 (Lessons 1-4) argues that Mission is a work of the Triune God with each member taking specific roles. Part 2 (Lessons 5-8) stresses man's responsibility in mission. We will focus particularly on the life of the apostle Paul, a Jewish missionary to the Gentiles, and the relationship between the church and mission. The course teaches students the basic principles of defending the faith and of how to expose and exploit the deceptions that the unbeliever is laboring under. It also helps define what our responsibility is in defending the Gospel.
This is a summary course on reformed worship. The course is divided into eight lessons with each lesson investigating an element of worship. The opening lesson deals with the importance of worship and is followed by a reflection of key biblical texts and how they have been used in worship in lesson two. Lesson three looks at the importance and principle of corporate worship, and lessons four through six discuss the Regulative Principle and liturgy. The importance of the Lord’s Day in worship is the focus of lesson seven, while lesson eight highlights the sacraments in worship.
- Teacher: President Hauenstein