[Student Sermon by Cook]

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1963

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Interdenominational Theological Center student Cook delivers two sermons titled “Getting a Handle on Life” and “A Courageous Faith” in Dr. Isaac R. Clark’s homiletics class.

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00:00:06 Audio begins with Cook praying.

00:00:40 Talks about how words of prayer was taking from song, “Speak to me Lord”.

00:03:00 Introduces sermon: Getting a Handle on Life.

00:04:15 Talks about how people who use the wrong formula of life end up dumb founded.

00:09:35 Talks about why the issue of pursuing a meaningful norm is important.

00:14:41 Considers three ways that will enable one to find great ease in getting a handle on life so that one may be able to share in the abundant life.

00:24:43 Talks about knowing when to swing into action is important as preachers.

00:32:59 Sermon ends.

00:38:17 Cook says it is good to see all in attendance, and how the day will go down in history as the first time he has built a sermon to a homiletical blueprint.

00:42:42 Introduces sermon: A Courageous Faith, and text of 1 Kings 18:17.

00:53:04 Talks about prophets of tomorrow.

01:00:35 Talks about the reason one asks themselves important questions is because ministry hinges on the questions.

01:07:42 Talks about what he means by a divine compulsion and man as a free moral agent.

01:13:34 Audio ends.


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