A study in the preparation of expository sermons. Attention is given to the types of expository preaching: paragraph, parable, biographical, etc. A study of the methods of interpretation, the formula of expository sermon outlines, and the preaching of expository sermons. (Formerly HOMI 611)
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
This course provides the advanced homiletics student with the abilities necessary to craft an expository sermon that connects rhetorically with any listener. It is the second class offered in the Liberty University School of Divinity homiletics cognate designed for students who want to focus more attention on expository preaching. This course will enhance the student’s understanding of authentic, biblical exposition and prepare the student for additional studies in both Old Testament and New Testament preaching and preaching on special occasions.
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
The Discussions will cover the Reading & Study material from the course. Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided topic for the discussion. Each thread must be at least 400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 other classmate’s thread. The reply must be at least 200 words. (CLOs: A, B)
Book Critique Assignment
The student will write a 6-8-page book critique in this course. The paper must be formal, including the bibliographic entry, author information, content overview for assigned texts, evaluation of the book's strengths and weaknesses, and a recommendation of the book's value for those in ministry. (CLOs: A, B)
Oral Presentation Worksheet Assignments (2)
The student will complete two Oral Presentation Worksheets on the preparation of expository sermons according to the McDill textbook. (CLOs: C, D, E, F)
Homiletical Outline Assignment
The student will complete a homiletical outline on the book of Philippians. Using the supplied outline and McDill’s categories, the student will identify the series theme, individual sermon titles that relate to the series theme, and the sermon idea for every text. (CLO: E)
Sermon Manuscript Assignments (2)
Using the Oral Presentation Worksheet and the guidance of the McDill textbook, the student will write two 15-page sermon manuscripts. These pages include a title page, the Oral Presentation Worksheet on the text, and the sermon written in manuscript form using the supplied template. (CLOs: C, D, E, F)