Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
01/21/2009 - Jeff DownsThis past Wednesday I had the opportunity to preach the first time in a Homiletics class. My sermon was based on Hebrews 12:1-2. If you are interested in hearing it, and the critique from the professor and students that followed click here.
Students who attend Greenville Seminary are (for the most part) to preach extemporaneously. In the past, I have always preached from a manuscript (that's not saying I've read it). This time I did eliminate things, which reduce my outline (i.e. manuscript). Wouldn't you know it, less then two minutes into the sermon I get stuck. That because at the point, I was reading. :)
Here is the sentence on which I froze "But do you ... from the beginning of Paulís ministry, some ... disciples of Christ were afraid of him (they wanted nothing to do with him)."
The funny thing is the missing word I could not remember/recall is "remember"!
BTW: The professor for the course was Dr. John Carrick who is the author of The Imperative of Preaching and his latest The Preaching of Jonathan Edwards.
For Those in the Central Florida Area
01/14/2009 - James WhiteI'll be preaching at Grace Baptist Church this coming Sunday morning. Here are the details.
2009 Filling Up Fast
01/07/2009 - James WhiteI hope to have a major debate announcement later this week to share with you all. I'm really excited about it! Also, please note that if you have discussed having me speak on apologetics/theology at your church, the earlier I hear from you the easier it is for me to schedule around debates and my main commitment to being at PRBC. There are still some openings in 2009, though, oddly, mainly in the earlier part of the year rather than the latter! Contact me through the ministry, and Rich will forward the note to me.