[Student Sermons by Asward H.A. Issa]

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circa 1966

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Interdenominational Theological Student Asward H.A. Issa delivers two sermons titled “Movement Toward Commitment,” and “Steps to Enlighten the Mind for Wisdom”. In these sermons, Issa discusses surrendering one’s total being to God and how through divine assistance mortal beings can reach the heights of their potential.

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00:00:08 Audio begins with prayer.

00:01:00 Introduces Hebrews 10:19-31.

00:05:33 Introduces sermon: Movement Toward Total Commitment.

00:09:21 Reveals confessed believers who waiver, and who have not committed their total lives to the creator.

00:13:46 Talks about unstable people and not surrendering one’s total being to God.

00:27:28 Talks about making up one’s mind to seek help to cure the reason for wavering in commitment.

00:31:34 Talks about dialing 111 to get into touch with the almighty to get support to carry out corrective program.

00:35:15 Sermon ends.

00:35:38 Prayer.

00:37:30 Introduces Romans 12:1-2 and talks about Paul.

00:39:40 Introduces subject: Steps to Enlighten the Mind for Wisdom.

00:46:22 Talks about reason why this issue is important and continuing to support attitudes and dispositions.

00:51:34 Gives an example of how to re-examine principles in light of human limitations.

00:57:39 Gives an example of how mortal beings through divine assistance can reach the heights of their capacity.

01:03:09 Audio ends.


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