[Student Sermon by Cassandra Elaine Basley]

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1960

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Cassandra Elaine Basley delivers a sermon titled “A Prescription for Eternal Life.” In the sermon she explains the importance of assessing individual doubts. Her sermon comes from the gospel of John. She also delivers a sermon from Luke where she discusses individual strength.

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00:00:05 Cassandra Elaine Basley gives prayer.

00:00:23 Introduces Luke 8:22-25.

00:01:38 Talks about looking in the present situation and how many times people ask where is God.

00:05:35 Talks about not having strength to confront trying times and the importance of making effort to eradicate this dilemma.

00:10:52 Talks about how people need to decide upon for restoration of real strength.

00:18:00 Reads from Psalm 23.

00:27:20 Talks about need to be aware of the lack of strength that causes panic so that one can begin to initiate a plan to be victorious.

00:32:48 Talks about the value of implementing programs in terms of building a storehouse for the times we panic.

00:38:00 Sermon ends.

00:38:07 Singing.

00:38:58 Cassandra Elaine Basley gives prayer.

00:39:29 Introduces John 20:24-31 and talks about the purpose of John.

00:42:24 Introduces sermon: A Prescription for Eternal Life. Talks about doubts in the minds of people and problem among Christians as being doubters.

00:48:33 Talks about first alternative in terms of taking an assessment of one’s doubt.

00:51:48 Talks about the value of assessing our doubts and knowing where the trouble lies to overcome the handicap.

00:56:47 Gives illustration of how one can call on Jesus when they go astray.

01:00:11 Ends sermon.


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