Date of Award


Document Type

Seminar Paper

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Glenn Nielsen

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Titus 1:5; Acts 14:23; Acts 20:28; John 21:15-17; 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Philemon 4:4-7; Romans 7:15-23; Mark 12:30-31; 1 Corinthians 15:32; Matthew 9:36; Luke 24:46-47; Luke 15: 1-7; Ephesians 2:1-10; Philemon 2:1-11; John 8:31-41; Luke 4:16-27; Luke 10:29; 2 Corinthians 11:16-33; Matthew 18:3-4; 2 Samuel 12:5-6; Matthew 16:21;


This seminar paper will support the thesis that in order to influence the heart of the hearer in the direction of true faith and a godly life, the preacher will need to know his hearers. This thesis will be supported through an exploration of four questions. The first question is "Why does the preacher need to know his hearers?" Under this section there will be a discussion of the preacher's call, the idea that sermons are to be appropriate to the hearers, preaching as pastoral care, the hearers as participants in the preaching task, the image of the preacher, and ethos.

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