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Mobile Ed: CM153 Preparing and Delivering Christ-Centered Sermons III: Advanced Techniques and Theory (11 hour course)
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Mobile Ed: CM153 Preparing and Delivering Christ-Centered Sermons III: Advanced Techniques and Theory (11 hour course)

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Lexham Press 2016

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Overview

In part three of his series on preaching, Dr. Bryan Chapell shares advanced techniques to help you in the pulpit. He starts with his battle-tested methods, explaining how to use voice and gesture and where to add transitions to create a natural flow. You’ll learn a variety of sermon preparation and delivery methods and how to develop your own style.

Dr. Chapell then guides you away from the pulpit and into the pew. He explains the typical mindset of the different generations and common presuppositions that non-Christians and Christians bring with them on Sunday. You’ll discover how to approach sermon application based on who’s sitting in front of you and how to speak biblical truth in a way they will understand.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Identify various methods of sermon preparation and delivery
  • Use transitions to create a sermon with a natural flow
  • Use voice and gesture to communicate effectively
  • Cultivate a personal style that is audience appropriate
  • Understand postmodernism’s impact on listeners
  • Articulate how a biblical passage applies to a particular audience

Course Outline

Unit 1: Transitions and Dialogical Method

  • The Function of Transitions
  • The Nature of Transitions
  • Types of Transitions: Dialogical
  • Types of Transitions: Logical Connection, Encyclopedia or Numerical
  • Types of Transitions: Parallel Statement, Pictorial or Illustrative, Tie-Backs
  • Billboards
  • Using Verse References
  • Understanding the Retention Hierarchy

Unit 2: Methods of Sermon Preparation

  • Types of Presentation Described: Manuscript Sermons
  • Types of Presentation Described: Outlined Sermons
  • Types of Presentation Described: Truly Extemporized Sermons
  • Types of Presentation Described: Modern Presentation Variations
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of the Types of Presentations Discussed: Preaching from the Impromptu Method
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of the Types of Presentations Discussed: Preaching Extemporaneously from Outlines
  • Preaching from Written Manuscripts: Advantages and Disadvantages; What Method Will We Follow?
  • Possible Approaches to Writing Manuscripts and Converting to a “Pulpit” Outline
  • Hints on How to Preach from Memory (When Using an Outline)

Unit 3: Voice and Gesture

  • The Basic Nature of Powerful Delivery
  • The Basic Features of Delivery
  • Key Terms for Each Delivery Feature and Relative Importance of Delivery Features
  • The Basic Features of Delivery Detailed: Voice Volume
  • The Basic Features of Delivery Detailed: Voice Variety
  • The Basic Features of Delivery Detailed: Intensity and Physical Preparation
  • The Basic Features of Delivery Detailed: The Eyes Are the Primary Tool of Gesture
  • The Basic Features of Delivery Detailed: Face and Hands, the Other Natural Tools of Gesture
  • The Basic Features of Delivery Detailed: Body Animation
  • The Basic Features of Delivery Detailed: Common Faults for All Gestures and General Rules of Delivery

Unit 4: Dress and Style

  • Introducing Dress and Style Considerations
  • Styles of Dressing: Present Self Appropriately for the Situation
  • Styles of Dressing: What Typically Is Appropriate
  • Identification Considerations
  • Styles of Delivery: Don’t Be Afraid to Be Self-Revealing, But ...
  • Styles of Delivery: Cultivating a Personal Style
  • Styles of Delivery: Cultivate a Plain Style

Unit 5: Preparation and Planning

  • Preparation Procedures: Spiritual
  • Preparation Procedures: Intellectual—Know the Word
  • Preparation Procedures: Intellectual—Know your Word
  • Preparation Procedures: Intellectual—Attitudinal
  • Planning Procedures: Planning for Time
  • Planning Procedures: Standard Approaches to Setting Aside Time
  • Planning Procedures: Reflection and Creativity
  • Planning for Acquisition of Materials: Collection
  • Planning for Acquisition of Materials: Filing
  • Planning for Practice and Prayer

Unit 6: The Expositor’s Stance

  • An Immediate Approach to Ensuring Homiletically Sound Expositional Messages
  • The RAMBOPP Approach and an Alternative Approach to Expository Sermon Preparation
  • How to Demonstrate Expository Emphases and Priorities in the Pulpit: Preach from an Open Bible and Preach from Passages
  • How to Demonstrate Expository Emphases and Priorities in the Pulpit: How to Read the Word Meaningfully
  • How to Demonstrate Expository Emphases and Priorities in the Pulpit: Hints for Reading the Word Meaningfully (Part 1)
  • How to Demonstrate Expository Emphases and Priorities in the Pulpit: Hints for Reading the Word Meaningfully (Part 2)

Unit 7: Exploring New Forms

  • The Tug-of-War in Homiletics: Deductive and Inductive Models
  • Potential Disadvantages of the Inductive Model
  • Healthy Homiletic Alternatives: Ask Questions
  • Healthy Homiletic Alternatives: Shuffle the Order
  • Healthy Homiletic Alternatives: Vary the Proportions
  • Healthy Homiletic Alternatives: Commented Re-telling
  • Healthy Homiletic Alternatives: Contemporary Re-telling
  • Healthy Homiletic Alternatives: Create a Homiletical Plot and Move Sideways
  • Healthy Homiletic Alternatives: Remember Your Purpose; Categories of Additional Outlines
  • Categories of Additional Outlines: Problem/Solution Variations

Unit 8: Exploring New Listeners

  • Increasingly Biblically and Doctrinally Naive
  • Divided Generationally between Moral/Political and Mercy/Justice Issues
  • Additional Presuppositions among the Churched: Part 1
  • Additional Presuppositions among the Churched: Part 2
  • Presuppositions of the Unchurched: Part 1
  • Presuppositions of the Unchurched: Part 2
  • Preaching that Connects to the Postmodern Churched and Unchurched: Part 1
  • Preaching that Connects to the Postmodern Churched and Unchurched: Part 2
  • Preaching that Connects to the Postmodern Churched and Unchurched: Part 3
  • Preaching that Connects to the Postmodern Churched and Unchurched: Part 4
  • General Principles of Evangelistic Preaching
  • Distinctives of Evangelistic Preaching: Differences for Informed and Uninformed
  • Distinctives of Evangelistic Preaching: Commonalities for Informed and Uninformed
  • Keys to Preaching Effectiveness in a “Conversational” Culture (Orality Principles): Provide a Path for the Ear

Unit 9: Exploring New Applications

  • How Important Is Application?
  • What Troubles Us about Application?
  • How Do We Properly Apply? What (Instructional Specificity) and Where (Situational Specificity)
  • Where (Particular Problem and Need Possibilities)
  • Why (Biblical Motivation)
  • Why (Relationship Levers—Maintaining Proper Motives for Repentance)
  • How (Provide Biblical Enablement by Means and by Faith)
  • Prudent Use of Applicational Options: Open the Horizon
  • Prudent Use of Applicational Options: Reverse the Train
  • Prudent Use of Applicational Options: Love a Puritan; a Parable
  • Prudent Use of Applicational Options: Turn the Radio On (Strengths of Information Model vs. Applicational Model)
  • Prudent Use of Applicational Options: Turn the Radio On (Weaknesses and Assumptions of Information Model vs. Applicational Model)

Product Details

  • Title: CM153 Preparing and Delivering Christ-Centered Sermons III: Advanced Techniques and Theory
  • Instructor: Bryan Chapell
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 11

About Bryan Chapell

Dr. Bryan Chapell is the senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois and president emeritus at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he has served in leadership capacities since 1985. Dr. Chapell is an internationally renowned preacher, teacher, and speaker, and the author of many books, including Christ-Centered Worship, Each for the Other, Holiness by Grace, Praying Backwards, The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach, and Christ-Centered Preaching, a preaching textbook now in multiple editions and many languages that has established him as one of the nation’s foremost teachers of homiletics. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children.

Getting the most out of Mobile Ed

Logos Mobile Education is a highly effective cross-platform learning environment that integrates world class teaching with the powerful study tools and theological libraries available in Logos Bible Software. Every course provides links to additional resources and suggested readings that supplement the lecture material at the end of every transcript segment.

This course comes with an Activities resource that functions as a type of “workbook” for the course. This resource includes learning activities such as: places for you to respond to reflection questions, exercises that will challenge and show you how deepen your understanding of this course by using specific Logos tools and resources, tutorial videos on different features of Logos Bible Software, and links to relevant Logos guides and tools. A link to open the Activities resource is conveniently placed at the end of every segment.