Research Questions and Student Presentations in the afternoon sessions:
Research Type 1: Students will use time after lunch, from 1:00 PM until 2:00, to research and read a sermon from one of the preachers assigned. The student will seek to identify key components in our expository outline, give comment to the class as to why it works or not in the overall work, and give commentary on the sermon. This presentation will is to be done in 15 minutes with a clear introduction, premise, argument with points, and conclusion with compelling closing case.
Research Type 2: Students will be assigned a Scripture. Students will employ the classical expository sermon model and craft components. Other students will act as responders and seek to work together to question, refine, and perfect the component. Example: John 3:16. The student is assigned the reading, prayer, liturgical ascription, then into the opening introduction chain down to the exegetical statement. Another student may be given Revelation chapter 5 and asked to work quickly through the introduction, but focus on the proposition, interrogatory and transition with key words, to set up the argument.
Session 1: Each student will read one of the assigned preachers below and (1) introduce the preacher, the sermon, and context, in general terms; and (2) identify the components of Introduction, exegetical statements, premise or proposition, and how he transitioned into his argument. The student will give a closing summary of the effectiveness of the sermon.
Karl Barth; James Stewart; Lloyd Ogilvie; D. James Kennedy; Charles H. Spurgeon; John Donne; George Whitefield