I had the wonderful privilege of taking Jim Singleton’s Pastoral Ministry course this semester at Gordon-Conwell. As a Th.M. student in Homiletics I wasn’t supposed to take anything outside my field, but I convinced my advisor that this class was a good idea for me in preparation for pastoral ministry. It was a true gem of a course. As a Th.M. student I had some extra requirements to fulfill to elevate the M.Div. level course to Th.M. caliber. One of these requirements was to
This past weekend I had the opportunity and privilege to preach at Londonderry Presbyterian Church in Londonderry, New Hampshire. The church is the oldest continually worshipping Presbyterian congregation In New England. A few of us students and professors are helping the church during a transitional phase this Winter/Spring. We are walking through the Gospel of John and I had the true blessing to preach on John 3:1-15, Jesus’ heart to heart with the lost Pharisee Nicodemus.
Here’s my final sermon for the Fall Semester at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The task was to prepare a “vision-casting” sermon. Many students chose to cast vision for missions, for discipleship and mentoring plans, as well as a vision for small group ministries. I chose to cast a vision for the importance of reading our Bibles, in particular a call as a church to read through It cover to cover in one year. The text for the sermon is Psalm 119:9-16. I invite you to Tre
Here’s a sermon from PR 722 at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The task was to write a sermon that aimed at convincing my fellow classmates of a position that they did not hold. As a Presbyterian, God’s sovereignty over salvation was an issue I tackled in this task. In particular I argue that “saving faith happens by the sovereign will of God, not our will.” This sermon exists for worshiping God. Soli Deo Gloria. #Will #Sovereignty #GordonConwell #Faith #Preaching #Grace
Here are two sermons that were recorded in class at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. There are some things I believe I did well and many more things that I’m sure were done poorly. The class gave helpful feedback to continue to sharpen my skills as a preacher. If you would like both sermons from PR 602 (Preaching to Modern Listeners) and PR 722 (Preaching, Persuasion and Leadership) are below. Relationships of Grace: The Remedy for Worry: #Love #Homiletics #Anxiety #Gordo
The doctrine of the atonement is the means by which God redeems His people from sin. The purpose of the sermon is to draw our hearts to praise and glorify God because of the kind of God we find Him to be through this beautiful doctrine.https://jtholderman.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/memo_3-mp3cut-net.mp3 #Preacher #Doctrine #Christianity #Atonement #Manchester #GuestPreacher #Sermon #Bible #God #Theology #Jesus
This is a sermon from a class here at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary that I preached this past week. The course is PR 901 (Research Methods in Preaching) and we just so happened to have the opportunity to each give a sermon for critique and encouragement. This sermon is a short Gospel presentation from Romans 3:21-26 looking at the difference between the World’s Economy and God’s Economy (or the world’s way of doing things versus God’s way of doing things). The World’s E
My role as a guest preacher at Southside Bible Fellowship in Manchester, NH, continues throughout this fall. Here is the second sermon in the series they have asked me to preach: What is Prayer? It’s a real privilege to be a part of the preaching team and work through the basic doctrines of our faith together. I am encouraged by the congregation and hope that God will continue to hold them close and guide them while I am not there. This experience has given me a real burden f