Expository Preaching and Teaching and the New Testament – HOMI 830

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

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

Prerequisites

DMIN 810 and HOMI 810

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to equip the student with the skills required to preach faithful exposition of New Testament texts. The student will learn how to diagram New Testament passages for faithful interpretation and application of the biblical text. The student will also learn how to discern different biblical genres from the New Testament and structure sermons accordingly.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate New Testament texts both exegetically and homiletically.
  2. Explain the diverse approaches of interpretation of New Testament Scripture.
  3. Prepare an exegetical analysis and a sermon from representative passages of the major genres of the New Testament Scripture.
  4. Create a preaching plan for preaching the New Testament.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards 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 at least 400 words and must demonstrate course-related knowledge by including at least 3 in-text citations. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words.

Video Sermon Reviews (3)

The student will write 3 reviews of video sermons in current Turabian format that focus on the main divisions/points and analyze the message (via strengths and weaknesses). Each review must contain a summary and conclude with its personal significance for the student. Each review must be at least 750 words.

Diagrams and Outlines (3)

The student will diagram 3 New Testament texts in Greek. Each diagram will include a tracing of the argument in English and a possible outline for preaching. The student must select a biblical text from an epistle, an apocalyptic, and a narrative genre from the approved passages.

Sermon Manuscripts and Videos (3)

The student will write 3 sermon manuscripts of what he/she plans to say in preaching the chosen biblical text. Each sermon manuscript will come from 1 of the 3 diagrams and outlines. The sermon manuscript must be a minimum of 3,000 words in current Turabian format and expound the biblical passage. The sermon manuscript must include at least 10 scholarly sources (commentaries, articles, Bible dictionaries, etc.) in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. Additionally, the student must record himself/herself preaching 2 of these sermons to an audience of 5 or more people. The sermon videos must come from the 1st and 3rd sermon manuscripts, covering the New Testament genres of epistle and narrative, respectively. The videos must be 20–30 minutes and uploaded to Blackboard.

Book Review

The student will write a 1,500-word (minimum) book review of a selected textbook in current Turabian format. The review must contain an overview of the book, including what the author set out to prove. The review must also provide an analysis (via strengths and weaknesses) and conclude with its personal significance for the student. A minimum of 6 references in current Turabian format is required.

Preaching Calendar

The student will write a plan for preaching through the New Testament. The student must include the order of the books he/she would preach, provide a title for each series, and list the number of weeks each series/book will take. The preaching calendar must be submitted with at least 2 columns (number of weeks, book with series titles).