[Student Sermons by Clarence Sams]


Clarence Sams

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1968

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Interdenominational Theological Center student Clarence Sams deliver sermons titled “Tips for Relating to Worldly Possessions”, “Movement towards a Real Commitment”, and “Overcoming Excuses” in Dr. Isaac Clark’s homiletics class.

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00:00:26 Audio begins with prayer.

00:01:01 Introduces Matthew 6:24.

00:04:34 Introduces sermon: Tips for Relating to Worldly Possessions.

00:04:57 Introduces quiz over money.

00:07:42 Gives example of one not being aware of the attitude of mind that characterizes the followers of Christ.

00:10:12 Talks about the issue of not being aware how the attitude of mind so important.

00:15:00 Talks about one not connecting to Christ and the connection to worldly possessions.

00:18:13 Prayer.

00:18:44 Sermon ends.

00:19:51 Prayer.

00:20:26 Introduces book of Joshua 24:14-15.

00:23:10 Introduces sermon: Movement Towards a Real Commitment.

00:28:24 Talks about good works and glorifying the father in heaven. Gives two alternatives in connection to moving towards a real commitment.

00:35:09 In conclusion talks about achieving relationship with God.

00:35:50 Prayer.

00:36:24 Sermon ends.

00:36:44 Prayer.

00:37:20 Introduces Luke 14:16-18.

00:40:49 Introduces sermon: Overcoming Excuses.

00:41:04 Talks about witnessing a group of people who make up all kind of excuses for not fulfilling duties.

00:47:11 Suggests three things that need to be done to overcome excuses.

00:52:39 Talks about how to overcome excuses by checking how the present leader gives of his resources.

00:54:53 Talks about sheep working in the vineyard as an example of how some people are not making excuses as they are fulfilling their current obligations.

00:56:46 Audio ends.


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