Christian Art of Preaching Advanced

Spiritual Growth, Outreach, & Heritage

Requirements

  • Have the honor Christian Art of Preaching.
  • Examine two or more versions popular in your language or area. Include:
    • Determine if they are Formal, Dynamic, or Paraphrase translations/versions.
    • Discover whether these Bibles were translated by a committee or by an individual.
    • Evaluate their accuracy, reliability and readability.
    • Respond: Discover what the original Biblical languages are. Which version do you feel is most faithful to the original Bible? Why?
    • Cite at least three verses that differ greatly from the feel of the versions mentioned in point number two. Know which translation is closest to the original Bible text.
  • Create a small collection of 25 Christian sermons, organized in a booklet format:
    • Ten of them should be your own writing.
    • The other fifteen can be written by another author.
    • The sermons should be grouped in the following categories:
      • Salvation
      • Christian life/Sanctification
      • Return of Jesus
      • God’s law/Commandments
  • Preach at least five of the sermons (compiled in the previous item), using audiovisual resources or your own creative ideas.
  • Develop a collection of, at least, 15 short Bible devotionals (5-10 minutes) and use a minimum of five of them in public locations (church, mid-week Bible study group, Sabbath School, club meeting, etc.)
  • Complete one of the following items:
    • Present a series of biblical studies (at least ten presentations) to a group of people meeting in the church, in a Bible class, or in an evangelistic series.
    • Be on the preaching list of a church during the year and preach, at least, ten times; having participated in every type of worship: Friday, Saturday, and mid-week.
    • Be responsible for a period of at least six months of biblical preaching in a small group.
  • Choose two of the following areas and read a book for each one. Cite the bibliography for your instructor:
    • Art of biblical preaching
    • The use of illustrations in Christian sermons
    • Biography of a great evangelist or preacher
    • The use of the concordance and biblical references.
  • Have a Bible with references and a concordance (preferably annotated). Demonstrate to an instructor or advisor that you can handle it in the correct fashion.


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