[Student Sermons by Lewis Sharpless]


Lewis Sharpless

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1968

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Interdenominational Theological Center student Lewis Sharpless delivers sermons titled “Personal Faith or Formal Religion”, “Winning Over Temptation”, and “Spiritual Nourishment Through Service” in Dr. Isaac R. Clark’s homiletics class.

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00:00:10 Audio begins with introduction of Matthew 23:1-4.

00:01:27 Introduces sermon: Personal Faith or Formal Religion.

00:04:40 Talks about how to in gain a personal faith and personal knowledge of Christ.

00:10:25 Talks about eternal consequences of future in the ministry.

00:11:08 Prayer.

00:11:21 Sermon ends.

00:11:34 Prayer.

00:11:54 Introduces Luke 4:1-13.

00:14:13 Introduces sermon: Winning Over Temptation.

00:16:49 Gives three examples to do in relation to winning over temptation.

00:23:58 Talks about evaluating weak points and being honest.

00:25:17 Sermon ends.

00:25:29 Introduces John 4:31-37.

00:27:37 Introduces sermon: Spiritual Nourishment Through Service.

00:31:50 Talks about ministries becoming failures in the sight of God and others.

00:32:10 Talks about the three things that must be understood in relation to gaining spiritual nourishment through service.

00:37:54 Talks about how God sends people to serve others.

00:41:24 Prayer.

00:41:49 Audio ends.


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