[Student sermons by Savern Witherspoon]

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1969

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Interdenominational Theological Center student Savern Witherspoon delivers sermons titled “Stepping Stones for Productive Living”, “Procedures for Developing Our Gifts”, and “Roadmap to understanding Parenting” based on Galatians, Colossians and Ephesians.

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00:00:05 Audio begins with discussion about concepts of Judaizing teachers.

00:00:53 Introduces Galatians 6:7-10.

00:01:51 Introduces sermon: Stepping Stones for Productive Living.

00:05:00 Talks about the inability to understand relationship between profession and Christian faith.

00:12:51 Talks about the first idea to consider seriously is understanding that profession and Christian commitments are not separate entities.

00:18:47 Audio cuts off.

00:19:43 Audio returns with singing.

00:20:16 Introduces Colossians 3:12-21.

00:23:45 Introduces sermon: Roadmap to understanding Parenting.

00:28:47 Talks about not crippling children and gives three ideas for understanding parenthood.

00:40:03 Talks about prime example of allowing God to guide offspring.

00:45:34 Sermon ends.

00:46:23 Prayer.

00:46:55 Introduces Ephesians 4:8-16.

00:49:38 Introduces sermon: Procedures for Developing Our Gifts.

00:54:37 Talks about talks about three procedures to see clearly between profession and Christian commitments.

01:00:38 Gives example of Johnson publishing company and Dr. Young.

01:06:08 Talks about why to decide to apply already learned principles to the things of God.

01:09:11 Audio ends.


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