Date of Award
Major Applied Project
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Corinthians 1:21; 2 Corinthians 3:5-6; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 1:7; Acts 20:27; John 1:14; John 16:8; John 8:31,32; Mark 1:21, 22; Mark 1:37-38; Mark 1:39; Matthew 13:9; Matthew 4:23; Philippians 2:6-8; Romans 1:16; Romans 10:9-17;
Throughout the following pages three major themes will be interwoven with the aspects of the preaching ministry mentioned above. The themes are pastoral in nature and have been formulated over many years in the parish ministry. In some ways, they are similar to the themes indicated in an isogogical study of a Scriptural text, as one studies (1) the addressees, (2) the content of the message, and (3) the approach or style of the writer. In a similar way, this paper will study the proclamation of the Word in relation to (1) the hearers, (2) the content of the message, and (3) the approach or manner of communication. These three areas of study, which are also the three goals of this paper, can be summarized in the following manner:
Matzat, William, "Persuasion in the Art of Preaching for the Church" (1991). Doctor of Ministry Major Applied Project. 88.
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