My Dearest Student in the Gospel of God’s Grace:
Grace and peace be yours in the Lord Jesus. The purpose of this little pastoral note is to seek to provide some further resources that can aid you in your assignments and, I pray, give more precise guidance.
Since you are delivering your weekly assignments on the discussion board, following up with peer-to-peer postings with at least two other students, I wanted to provide you with something you should have had at the beginning! That is your professor’s fault and not yours! I hope the enclosed information will help with the mechanics of posting your assignments and further understanding the flow of the elements of an expository sermon and the literary ligaments that hold each component together, explaining the previous movement and anticipating the next element. I have made this available for you in several media. Please give attention to this week and seek to shape your postings in this way. If you have any questions were to ever or want to talk to me personally, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to facilitate personal coaching as you might desire it. That is not required, just available.
The media I would like you to read and digest (as soon as you can) follow my prayer for us all.
Oh, dear heavenly Father, You sent Your only-begotten Son to live the life we could not live and die the death that should’ve been ours; strengthen these choice vessels of Yours to so study and grow as to be increasingly filled with grace and knowledge to proclaim the unsearchable riches of Jesus Christ to a broken world. Heavenly Father, give us faith through the ordinary, mundane, and sometimes difficult weeks of this course, to visualize generations of souls safe in the arms of Jesus as a result of these students’ ministry. Help me to see that Day through each of these precious gifts. Thank You for granting me the privilege, undeserved, to join these students in this learning experience. We want only One Teacher. So, it is in His matchless Name that I pray. Amen.