Donald Ehlers

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Schmitt

Scripture References in this Resource

Matthew 28:18; Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 53:6; Isaiah 55:1; 6-7; Joel 2:12-13; Proverbs 28:13; Mark 1:14-15; Matthew 16:13-15; John 6:67; Luke 15:20; Luke 18:13; Luke 15:20; Luke 18:13; John 4:46-54; Luke 5:1-11; John 5:1-9; Matthew 9:27-31; John 9:35; Acts 13:16-41; Acts 2:14·36; 2 Corinthians 6:3; Romans 10:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Matthew 21:1-9; Isaiah 44:22; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Matthew 4:23; Matthew 9:35; Matthew 11:1; Matthew 28:19; 20; Acts 5:42


I decided, therefore, to look further into this matter of evangelistic preaching. What is evangelistic preaching? After arriving at my own definition of evangelistic preaching, I want to determine if evangelistic preaching, so defined, has Biblical precedent. I also want to determine how my definition squares with Lutheran theology on conversion. Based on my definition, I want to develop criteria for evaluating Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod preaching as to its evangelistic nature. Using these criteria, I propose to study sermons written and preached by Missouri Synod pastors.

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