CM511 – Homiletics
About this course
This course surveys various methods of analyzing the biblical text in order to develop an expository sermon to be given to a congregation. This course also surveys various approaches to the sermon and analyzes which approaches work best in various contexts. This course involves instructor evaluation of video sermons prepared and submitted by the student to the instructor, and the critique by an ecclesiastical supervisor and by the instructor of a sermon (submitted on video) given by the student to a congregation/audience. Prerequisite: BI501 Biblical Interpretation (Hermeneutics), or New Testament Background prior to 2015.
Through this course, students will:
- Exegete selected pericopes according to the historical and cultural settings of the texts
- Analyze and describe how the pericopes relate to God, Jesus Christ, and salvation and their application for faithful living today.
- Utilize their exegeted pericopes to produce sermon outlines and sermons to be used in a congregation for the biblical education and spiritual edification of the church attendees.
- BI501 Biblical Interpretation (Hermeneutics) is a prerequisite.
- Students should have at least 30 semester hours of previous academic work and at least three years of ministry experience, so that there is sufficient basis for reflection and integration.