A study of the content, principles and delivery of expositional evangelistic sermons. Emphasis will be on preaching evangelistically from the Old and New Testaments.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The purpose of the course is to equip the student with the necessary skills to be able to preach effective, biblical evangelistic sermons from both the Old and New Testaments. Learning to preach evangelistic sermons is critical to an effective pastoral or itinerant ministry."
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to preach evangelistic sermons built upon a proper hermeneutic.
- Evaluate content and delivery of various evangelistic sermons.
- Create an evangelistic sermon manuscript from an Old Testament Passage.
- Create an evangelistic sermon manuscript from a New Testament Passage.
- Analyze current research on evangelistic preaching.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for this forum. The thread must be 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates. Each reply must be 200 words. (MLO: A)
Book Critique Assignments (2)
The student will write 2, 6–10-page Book Critiques in this course. Each paper must be formal, including the bibliographical entry, author information, content summary, an evaluation of strengths and weaknesses, and any personal benefits of the book to the student. (MLOs: A, E)
Sermon Analysis Assignments (2)
The student will watch and analyze an evangelistic sermon video for each of the sermon analysis assignments. The student will submit a 4–6-page written report on the evangelistic message which analyzes and critiques the content and delivery of the message, while noting strengths and weaknesses and the lessons to be gleaned. (MLO: B)
Sermon Manuscript Assignments (2)
The student will write 2 full manuscripts for an evangelistic sermon from selected passages in this course. Each manuscript must be 10-15 pages and include an introduction, a clear thesis statement, sermon points under which the student will: explain, illustrate, and apply the text, and comprise a conclusion inviting hearers to respond by trusting in Jesus Christ for their salvation. (MLOs: C, D)
Sermon Conclusion Video Assignment
The student will submit a 10-minute YouTube video delivery of either your Old or New Testament sermon manuscript conclusions (as previously assigned in Modules/Weeks 5 and 8). The video will include: a brief synopsis of the thesis statement, the main points of the message, and a conclusion which invites all listeners to trust Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. (MLO: A)