Today, I delivered the third and final sermon as part of my final for Homiletics. This was probably my weakest of the three, partly because I picked a passage that really needed more time than I had available to give it. I marked it as abridged not because I've removed anything from the presentation, but because I hope to expand on it and then revisit this text in a longer sermon in a church environment some time.
The assignment was for a twenty minute sermon, and I was asked to try to use as few notes as possible. As such, it ended up being shorter because I was trying hard to avoid going over. Passage is Jude 20-25, and touches on some of the same issues as I addressed in my General Epistles series.
The second sermon delivered as part of my Homiletics final was a 10-minute sermon. My text is Malachi 3:7-11, reading from t he NASB.
It's coming up on finals week which means I have had a lot on my plate and haven't done any writing here. But! In my Homiletics class, being a class about how to prepare and deliver a sermon, the final project involves delivering three sermons. I delivered the first of those three today.
The passage is Acts 1:6-11 and I'm reading from the NASB. The assignment was to do a 15-minute sermon, and so I had to trim some stuff on the fly to fit into my time, but I got high marks so hey! I guess it worked!
The other two sermons will also be uploaded after they are delivered over the span of the next week or so. And in the meantime, keep an eye out for my final project in New Testament II, a survey of Paul's description of Christ!
This site has been quiet for a little while because there has been a lot of things keeping me away. I apologize.
While I've been gone, however, I preached a sermon. This was the last in a series on the differences between our perception of certain spiritual matters and the Biblical reality of them. I was asked to preach on the reality of Heaven and Hell and, due to the circumstances that day, was asked to keep it shorter than usual. I almost succeeded. At any rate, in trying to shorten the message, I decided to focus less on the details of both places and questions that arise about them, and more on the point of both places.
It was also the last sermon given at our church plant before we merged with an established church in town. Please keep that transition, and the mission we're bringing to that body, in prayer! I'm sure I'll have more to say about that another time, but for now, let's focus on the sermon.
The Sabbath is a tricky subject. God clearly takes it seriously, but with parts of the New Testament seeming to suggest it is primarily just a sign of the rest we have in Christ, what do we do with it? Why do some Christians observe a weekly Sabbath while others don't?
Yesterday, I preached an overview attempting to navigate the major points the Bible gives us about the Sabbath and what it means for the Christian life. This sermon was delivered at the Haven Church of Fitchburg in Fitchburg, MA.
Church planter and ministry student with a bad habit of questioning authority and writing too much.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Copyright by The Lockman Foundation