Preaching from the Old Testament – HOMI 670

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students to preach from the Old Testament. Special attention will be given to genres and theological themes that arise from the Old Testament text.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


HOMI 670 provides the advanced Homiletics student with the abilities necessary to craft narrative and expository sermons from Old Testament texts. This course will explore the hermeneutical challenges of developing sermons from different Old Testament genres. The student will gain experience in writing sermons that incorporate both sound exegesis and rhetorical development.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (5)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to one other classmate’s threads. Each reply must be 200 words. (CLOs: A, B, C)

Sermon Manuscript Assignments (3)

Each student will write a 12-page sermon manuscript based on the passages assigned in the course. The student will submit a title page, the required exegetical work assignments, and the 12-page manuscript. The manuscript will utilize the appropriate formatting to demonstrate the various elements of the sermon. (CLOs: C, D)