[Student Sermons: Hard Preparation for Preaching to a Hard Congregation]

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Isaac R. Clark Memorial Collection

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circa 1965

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Unidentified male gives sermon titled “Hard Preparation for Preaching to a Hard Congregation.” Other students present sermons.

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00:00:06 Unidentified man talks about the prophet going through many different hardships in becoming prepared to preach God’s word.

00:02:02 Introduces his sermon subject “Hard Preparation for Preaching to a Hard Congregation.”

00:10:02 Talks about saving homiletics and being effective every Sunday morning when preaching God’s word.

00:18:52 Talks taking a close look at what hard preaching situation does for our feelings while one is going through the hard sermonic preparation.

00:29:14 Audio cuts off.

00:31:17 Unidentified man talks about real issues confronting intelligent people of the times. People believe what God gave humans is not worth much.

00:34:33 Unidentified man talks about impersonal, inhumane, and cold atmosphere prevailing in schools, government and in churches, and that it is no wonder brutality and resentment leading to murder in exist in inmates.

00:35:11 Unidentified female introduces the text from book of Genesis 25:29-34.

00:40:58 Talks about day to day hustle and bustle experiences and continuing our contradiction in being loving yet hating, forgiving yet resentful.

00:41:01 Ends sermon.


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