CM151 Preparing and Delivering Christ-Centered Sermons I: Foundations and Structures

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In this course, Dr. Bryan Chapell teaches you how to structure and deliver an expository sermon. Learn how to select a biblical text, form an outline, use illustrations and applications appropriately, and communicate in a way that people will grasp and remember. These methods focus on helping God’s people understand God’s Word and its application to their lives.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

3m

Word and Witness

Power of God in His Word: Introduction

Power of God in His Word: Introduction

5m
Power of God: Inherent in His Word

Power of God: Inherent in His Word

7m
Power of God: Manifested in the Logos

Power of God: Manifested in the Logos

12m
Power of the Word: Applied in Expository Preaching

Power of the Word: Applied in Expository Preaching

8m
Creating a Passage List for “Word of God”

Creating a Passage List for “Word of God”

4m
Effectiveness of the Word: Promoted by Testimony

Effectiveness of the Word: Promoted by Testimony

9m
Path of the Gospel and Path of the Listener

Path of the Gospel and Path of the Listener

7m
Ethos Implications

Ethos Implications

10m
Performing a Greek Lemma Word Study

Performing a Greek Lemma Word Study

4m

The Big Idea

Sermonic Unity: The Need for It

Sermonic Unity: The Need for It

6m
Sermonic Unity: Its Nature

Sermonic Unity: Its Nature

5m
Sermonic Unity: Identifying a Theme or Subtheme

Sermonic Unity: Identifying a Theme or Subtheme

6m
Sermonic Unity: Stating Its Proposition

Sermonic Unity: Stating Its Proposition

3m
Purpose: Introducing the Fallen Condition Focus

Purpose: Introducing the Fallen Condition Focus

7m
Purpose: Identifying the Fallen Condition Focus and Its Implications

Purpose: Identifying the Fallen Condition Focus and Its Implications

7m
Purpose: Explaining the Fallen Condition Focus

Purpose: Explaining the Fallen Condition Focus

4m
Application: Its Necessity

Application: Its Necessity

8m
Application: Consequences of Nonapplication

Application: Consequences of Nonapplication

8m

Text Selection and Interpretation

Study Tools

Study Tools

11m
Building Digital Concordances

Building Digital Concordances

4m
Selecting a Text: Rules

Selecting a Text: Rules

7m
Selecting a Text: Cautions

Selecting a Text: Cautions

8m
Investigating Textual Differences

Investigating Textual Differences

4m
Selecting a Text: Conditions

Selecting a Text: Conditions

13m
Interpreting a Text: Standards

Interpreting a Text: Standards

7m
Interpreting a Text: Understanding the Language

Interpreting a Text: Understanding the Language

4m
Interpreting a Text: Genre, Text Features, and Context

Interpreting a Text: Genre, Text Features, and Context

11m
Examining Specific Genres

Examining Specific Genres

4m
Selecting a Text: Conclusions

Selecting a Text: Conclusions

6m

The Road from Text to Sermon

Introduction to Moving from Text to Sermon

Introduction to Moving from Text to Sermon

4m
1. What Does the Text Mean?

1. What Does the Text Mean?

7m
Studying Parallel Accounts

Studying Parallel Accounts

5m
2. How Do I Know What the Text Means?

2. How Do I Know What the Text Means?

11m
Discovering Greek Grammatical Constructions

Discovering Greek Grammatical Constructions

6m
3. What Concerns Caused the Text to Be Written? (Part 1)

3. What Concerns Caused the Text to Be Written? (Part 1)

8m
3. What Concerns Caused the Text to Be Written? (Part 2)

3. What Concerns Caused the Text to Be Written? (Part 2)

5m
4. What Do We Share in Common with the Author and Audience?

4. What Do We Share in Common with the Author and Audience?

5m
5. How Should We Respond to the Truths of the Text?

5. How Should We Respond to the Truths of the Text?

8m
6. Communicating the Content and Application (Part 1)

6. Communicating the Content and Application (Part 1)

9m
6. Communicating the Content and Application (Part 2)

6. Communicating the Content and Application (Part 2)

5m

Outlining and Arrangement

Introduction to Outlining and Arrangement

Introduction to Outlining and Arrangement

12m
Purposes of an Outline

Purposes of an Outline

5m
Qualities of Good Homiletical Outlines

Qualities of Good Homiletical Outlines

9m
Types of Homiletical Outlines

Types of Homiletical Outlines

7m
Building Logical and Sequential Outlines

Building Logical and Sequential Outlines

4m
Contents of Good Homiletical Outlines

Contents of Good Homiletical Outlines

8m
Developmental Principles for Homiletical Outlines

Developmental Principles for Homiletical Outlines

9m
Pulpit Outlines: Consistent Visual Markers and Cautions

Pulpit Outlines: Consistent Visual Markers and Cautions

11m

Proposition and Main Points

What Is a Proposition?

What Is a Proposition?

10m
Marks of a Good Proposition

Marks of a Good Proposition

7m
Marks of Good “Formal” Main Points

Marks of Good “Formal” Main Points

10m
Marks of Good “Conversational” Proposition and Main Points

Marks of Good “Conversational” Proposition and Main Points

12m
Propositions and Main Points: Some Helpful Hints

Propositions and Main Points: Some Helpful Hints

8m
Propositions and Main Points: Harmonizing Them

Propositions and Main Points: Harmonizing Them

10m
Propositions and Main Points: More Helpful Hints

Propositions and Main Points: More Helpful Hints

7m

Sermon Divisions and Development

Guidelines for Main Point Divisions

Guidelines for Main Point Divisions

4m
Guidelines for Subpoint Divisions (Part 1)

Guidelines for Subpoint Divisions (Part 1)

11m
Guidelines for Subpoint Divisions (Part 2)

Guidelines for Subpoint Divisions (Part 2)

6m
Three Basic Types of Subpoints

Three Basic Types of Subpoints

11m
Standard Progression of Explanation within a Main Point

Standard Progression of Explanation within a Main Point

9m

Classification of Messages

Classifications: Introduction

Classifications: Introduction

8m
Topical Sermons

Topical Sermons

9m
Building a Topical Sermon

Building a Topical Sermon

5m
Textual Sermons

Textual Sermons

7m
Expository Sermons: Features and Advantages

Expository Sermons: Features and Advantages

11m
Building an Expositional Sermon

Building an Expositional Sermon

5m
Expository Sermons: Potential Problems

Expository Sermons: Potential Problems

9m

Exposition: Components and Proportions

Exposition: Introduction

Exposition: Introduction

10m
Exposition: Three Essential Elements

Exposition: Three Essential Elements

10m
Exposition and Illustrative Material

Exposition and Illustrative Material

10m
Collecting Media Illustrations

Collecting Media Illustrations

4m
Application: Instructional and Situational Specificity

Application: Instructional and Situational Specificity

8m
Application: Motivation and Enablement

Application: Motivation and Enablement

6m
The Shape of Exposition

The Shape of Exposition

10m
Exposition: Summary

Exposition: Summary

4m

Illustrations That Empower Exposition

Illustrations: Introduction

Illustrations: Introduction

8m
Illustrations: Their Power

Illustrations: Their Power

8m
Illustration: Wrong Reasons for Doing It

Illustration: Wrong Reasons for Doing It

7m
Illustration: Right Reasons for Doing It

Illustration: Right Reasons for Doing It

9m
Illustrations: Providing Vicarious Learning Experiences

Illustrations: Providing Vicarious Learning Experiences

14m
Illustrations: Isolating and Associating

Illustrations: Isolating and Associating

12m
Illustrations: Narrating

Illustrations: Narrating

8m
Illustrations: Introducing Them

Illustrations: Introducing Them

11m
Illustrations: Using Concreteness and Detail

Illustrations: Using Concreteness and Detail

8m
Illustrations: Relating and Applying to Your Point

Illustrations: Relating and Applying to Your Point

8m
Illustrations: Expositional Rain (Part 1)

Illustrations: Expositional Rain (Part 1)

9m
Illustrations: Expositional Rain (Part 2)

Illustrations: Expositional Rain (Part 2)

7m
Illustrations: Sources

Illustrations: Sources

9m
Illustrations: A Balanced View

Illustrations: A Balanced View

9m
Illustrations: Cautions (Part 1)

Illustrations: Cautions (Part 1)

14m
Illustrations: Cautions (Part 2)

Illustrations: Cautions (Part 2)

10m

Application

Application: Essential to Full Exposition

Application: Essential to Full Exposition

7m
Finding Points of Application

Finding Points of Application

6m
What Is Application?

What Is Application?

6m
Application: Giving Reason, Focus, and Clarity to Exposition

Application: Giving Reason, Focus, and Clarity to Exposition

9m
Application: Required in Scripture

Application: Required in Scripture

4m
Components of Application: What?

Components of Application: What?

13m
Components of Application: Where?

Components of Application: Where?

10m
Components of Application: Why? and How?

Components of Application: Why? and How?

8m
What Makes Application Difficult?

What Makes Application Difficult?

7m

Overcoming the Application Breaking Point

Disarming Hostility

Disarming Hostility

8m
Making Sensible Proposals and Fitting the Tone to the Task

Making Sensible Proposals and Fitting the Tone to the Task

8m
Providing Sufficient Guidance for Making Decisions

Providing Sufficient Guidance for Making Decisions

6m
Other Recommendations

Other Recommendations

8m
Application: Cautions and Attitude

Application: Cautions and Attitude

10m
Proper Attitudes for Making Applications

Proper Attitudes for Making Applications

9m

Sermon Introductions

Sermon Introductions: An Example

Sermon Introductions: An Example

6m
Sermon Introductions: Their Purpose

Sermon Introductions: Their Purpose

4m
Sermon Introductions: Opening Words and Opening Moments

Sermon Introductions: Opening Words and Opening Moments

6m
Sermon Introductions: Types (Part 1)

Sermon Introductions: Types (Part 1)

10m
Sermon Introductions: Types (Part 2)

Sermon Introductions: Types (Part 2)

7m
Marks of Poor Sermon Introductions

Marks of Poor Sermon Introductions

10m
Marks of Good Sermon Introductions

Marks of Good Sermon Introductions

6m
Scripture Introductions: Their Separate Purpose

Scripture Introductions: Their Separate Purpose

8m
The Introduction Chain

The Introduction Chain

6m

Sermon Conclusions

Guiding Principles for Conclusions

Guiding Principles for Conclusions

10m
Components of Conclusions

Components of Conclusions

5m
Effective Conclusions: Marks and Cautions

Effective Conclusions: Marks and Cautions

9m
Cautions and Hints for Effective Conclusions

Cautions and Hints for Effective Conclusions

10m

Conclusion

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

4m