[Student Sermons by Brenda H. Tapia]


Brenda H. Tapia

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1969

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Interdenominational Theological Center student Brenda H. Tapia delivers two sermons titled “Controlling a Potentially Deadly Weapon” and “Essentials for Good Leadership”. In the first sermon she discusses words as a deadly weapon. In the second she discusses the minster’s character.

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00:00:06 Audio begins with greeting and prayer.

00:01:23 Introduces James 3:6-12.

00:03:29 Introduces sermon: Controlling a Potentially Deadly Weapon.

00:06:52 Illustrates about the problem of speaking about others in negative ways.

00:10:38 Talks about steps to take relative to controlling a potentially deadly weapon.

00:14:41 Talks about calling on the almighty to help in controlling one’s speech.

00:19:24 Sermon ends.

00:19:42 Greeting and prayer.

00:21:19 Introduces 1st Timothy 3:1-7.

00:23:58 Introduces sermon: Essentials for Good Leadership.

00:24:10 Talks about students at ITC receiving their calling.

00:29:21 Talks about getting a full understanding of what it means to have impeccable character.

00:30:48 Illustrates how to live a descent and honest life.

00:36:20 Talks about the benefit of a full understanding of having an impeccable character.

00:36:50 Sermon ends.

00:37:18 Audio ends.


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