[Student Sermons by Chevlenne Jones]


Chevlenne Jones

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1967

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Student Chevlenne Jones delivers three sermons titled “Faith to Be Our Real Selves”, “Releasing the Redeeming Power of Forgiveness”, and “Gaining the Confidence to Be Your Real Self” in Dr. Isaac Clark’s homiletics class at the Interdenominational Theological Center.

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00:00:09 Audio begins with prayer.

00:00:41 Introduces Romans 12:1-5.

00:04:00 Introduces sermon: Faith to Be Our Real Selves.

00:09:24 Talks about the problem in the ITC community of how young preachers have never uttered an original phrase in the pulpit.

00:15:26 Talks about the three decisions one must decide on to become their real selves.

00:20:40 Talks about why prayer is important.

00:27:55 Talks about doing something positive with the revelation God gives.

00:33:12 Talks about doing something positive with God’s revelation so that God’s idea of who we are becomes a reality.

00:36:18 Sermon ends.

00:37:07 Prayer.

00:37:35 Introduces John 1:5-10.

00:40:32 Introduces sermon: Releasing the Redeeming Power of Forgiveness.

00:49:09 Talks about releasing the redeeming power of forgiveness and praying to God regularly.

00:59:26 Talks about new sense of certainty in life.

01:00:31 Audio cuts off.

01:00:40 Prayer.

01:01:02 Introduces Romans 12.

01:10:23 Introduces sermon: Gaining the Confidence to Be Your Real Self.

01:21:22 Talks about how to go about illustrating insecurity in a person.

01:32:01 Talks about analogy of prayer.

01:34:00 Talks about how prayer is the first thing one needs to launch out on the battlefield of life, and meditation to internalize God’s ideas on the acts of ministry.

01:39:10 Talks about personal connection to God and his confidence in ministry because of connection to God.

01:45:35 Audio ends.


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