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Sermon Preparation — Dr Carl Fickenscher *UPDATED*

February 15, 2015 Leave a comment

If your preacher isn’t following these steps in sermon prep, you are being short-changed.

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, explains sermon prep to those preparing to preach. (These are 11 parts of a larger homiletics series.)


Sermon Preparation – Introduction:

Video – Pt 13 (30:22, 132 MB)  Transcript – Pt 13

Sermon Preparation – System of Exegesis:

Video – Pt 14 (19:12, 84 MB)  Transcript – Pt 14

Sermon Preparation – Biblical Context of a Passage:

Video – Pt 15 (08:39, 37.5 MB)  Transcript – Pt 15

Sermon Preparation – Isogogical Importance:

Video – Pt 16 (03:25, 14.5 MB)  Transcript – Pt 16

Sermon Preparation – Sources of Isogogical Information:

Video – Pt 17 (06:05, 26.1 MB)  Transcript – Pt 17

Sermon Preparation – Breaking Down the Text’s Verses:

Video – Pt 18 (04:56, 21 MB)  Transcript – Pt 18

Sermon Preparation – Approaching the Language of the Text:

Video – Pt 19 (10:12, 44.4 MB)  Transcript – Pt 19

Sermon Preparation – Exegesis with Little or No Greek:

Video – Pt 20 (11:53, 51.7 MB)  Transcript – Pt 20

Sermon Preparation – The Writings of Others:

Video – Pt 21 (15:29, 67.7 MB)  Transcript – Pt 21

Sermon Preparation – Six Steps of Preparation:

Video – Pt 22 (12:15, 53.3 MB)  Transcript – Pt 22

Sermon Preparation – Time Frame of the Six Steps:

Video – Pt 23 (04:16, 18.2 MB)  Transcript – Pt 23

Categories: Right Worship, Sermons

The Heresies of Matthew Becker

February 14, 2015 Leave a comment

UPDATE: Becker resigned from the LCMS. Too bad he’s still a heretic.

When a so-called pastor of the LCMS claims (http://matthewlbecker.blogspot.com/2013/02/one-more-response-to-hrc.html):

“How can any evangelical preacher proclaim that any one specific person who has died is in hell? What arrogance! What idolatry! That is not “rude,” that is blasphemy! What an uncaring, hard-hearted, mean-spirited mindset. It makes the death of Jesus cheap, it limits his atonement, it denies the promise that Paul proclaims in Rom. 11:32 and several other places (1 Cor. 15:22-28, etc.), it rejects the hope that Peter gives in Acts 3:21, it ignores the central affirmation in John 3:16-17

and (http://matthewlbecker.blogspot.com/2013/02/one-more-response-to-hrc.html?showComment=1360462160246#c1875406929959943482):

“The Athanasian Creed errs when it implies that one is saved by a mental work of believing this creed’s humanly-devised dogmatic statements ‘faithfully and firmly’… Its conclusion is simply incorrect. The Athanasian Creed muddles the gospel at precisely this point”

He must be marked and avoided (Rom. 16:17-18) and eventually removed from the roster of the LCMS.

HT: Nicholas @ SteadfastLutherans.org

Categories: Unbelief, Wrong Worship