Project Documents

Date of Award

1996

Document Type

Project Report

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry

School

Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary

Program

Doctor of Ministry DMin

First Advisor

Robert Johnston

Second Advisor

Kenneth Stout

Third Advisor

Bruce Bauer

Abstract

Problem

Adventist churches in Korea urgently need expository preaching to act as a counterbalance to the strong traditional emphasis on topical preaching. The greatest problem of preaching in Adventist churches of Korea seems to be a lack of biblical content. Complicating this is a widespread failure to correctly apply hermeneutical principles to biblical exposition.

Method

Two taped sermons preached by each of seven selected Seventh-day Adventist preachers in Korea were collected and analyzed in the light of the criteria established for authenthic expository preaching. The criteria were obtained from the review of biblical and current literature.

Results

It was found that of the fourteen sermons twelve sermons were not expository. Thus, it turns out that the solid understanding of how to make an expository sermon is greatly needed.

Conclusions

It is imperative that pastors and lay leaders receive adequate training in a continuing education program for expository preaching. Furthermore, the theology students of Sahmyook University, the future Adventist preachers of Korea, should learn how to research and construct a good expository sermon. Therefore, a model for a course in expository preaching is presented in this dissertation.

Subject Area

Seventh-day Adventist preaching; Seventh-day Adventists--Korea

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