[Student Sermons by F.O. Bass Jr.]


F.O. Bass Jr.

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1960

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Interdenominational Theological Center student F.O. Bass Jr. delivers three sermons titled “Finding What’s Missing”, “Correcting Religious Essentials”, and “A Quest for Greatness”. The sermons are delivered in Dr. Isaac R. Clark’s homiletics class.

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00:00:04 F.O. Bass Jr. prays.

00:00:50 Invites attention and reads gospel of Luke 2:42-44.

00:02:19 Introduces sermon: Finding What’s Missing.

00:03:19 Talks about texts suggesting that many good religious people go through life as if everything is in top order.

00:09:00 Talks about finding what is missing by making a check of yourself by sitting alone and carefully analyzing oneself.

00:13:41 Talks about how one needs to go back to the starting point and looking back over one’s life to find out what is missing.

00:14:33 Ends sermon.

00:14:50 F.O. Bass Jr. prays.

00:15:43 Introduces his text from gospel of Luke 2:41-52 and the purpose of the author.

00:19:17 Introduces sermon: Correcting Religious Essentials.

00:24:18 Suggest three ways to correct religious essentials including responsibility of checking ones basic essentials.

00:34:09 Sermon ends.

00:35:05 F.O. Bass Jr. prays.

00:35:20 Introduces the gospel Mark and the purpose of the author.

00:36:09 Reads Mark 10:35-41.

00:37:58 Introduces sermon: A Quest for Greatness.

00:45:14 Talks about two reasons why people ask for special favor and recognition.

00:53:44 Talks about how people have a quest for greatness because of the desire to receive attention.

00:55:12 Audio ends.


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