Welcome to SunsetOnline.org, and to the study of the Homiletics! You have made an excellent decision in choosing this course of study; may you be richly blessed as you take the course.
The enrollment duration for this course is 120 days (approximately 4 months). This means you will have full access to this course for 120 days from the time you enrolled, and must complete all requirements within that time in order to pass the course. After 120 days, your enrollment will expire and you will no longer have access to the course.
To receive credit from Sunset International Bible Institute, you must complete and turn in all of the following requirements by the Final Exam. Failure to meet all requirements could result in not passing the course.
This course is divided into lessons, each of which is offered in two formats: streaming video or streaming audio. You may choose the format that best suits the speed and quality of your internet connection.
Watch or listen to each of the lessons attentively as you go through the course. The video/audio of each lesson is presented side-by-side with a study outline, which you can scroll through and read as you follow along with the instructor.
Before each exam, you will verify -- in a short activity called a Progress Check -- that you have watched or listened to the lessons up to that point in the course. Each Progress Check must be completed with a "Yes" answer in order to pass this course and receive SIBI credit.
- Preaching: Man and Method by Stafford North. (available in the bookstore)
Write a one page evaluation report on Preaching: Man and Method by Stafford North will be due before the Final Exam.
Throughout the course, you should be working on memorizing the assigned passages of scripture below. You will need to arrange with a friend or relative to be your memory work checker. You must either quote aloud or write from memory each passage listed below, and your memory work checker will check to make sure you accurately memorized each passage.
Please be diligent in doing your memory work. All memory work must be completed to pass this course.
- Due before the mid-term exam (12 verses):
- Ephesians 4:11-15
- Hebrews 4:12
- Isaiah 55:10-11
- 2 Timothy 4:2-5
- Due by the final exam (11 verses):
- Colossians 4:6
- Ephesians 3:1-4
- Jeremiah 23:28
- Romans 6:17-18
- 1 Timothy 4:15
- Titus 2:11-12
Send in these papers before the final test.
- Lesson seven; You will write a sermon with a brief introduction, and summary conclusion.
- Lesson eight; Outline the text of Philippians 3:3 following the instructions in the book.
- Lesson nine; Write a sermon outline from Acts 18:8 following the instructions in the book.
- Lesson ten; Write concluding remarks for the three illustrations given in this lesson.
Write a 10-15 minute lesson and present it on a Sunday or Wednesday night to the congregation or an area congregation. Send in an outline along with an audio recording of your lesson from the congregation. (This will be 10% of your grade)
You may want to begin a notebook of material gained in this study. You could include in the notebook:
- Notes taken as you view/listen to the taped lectures and your Study Guide.
- Your returned tests papers and your research/theme papers.
- Research and any other material you may have gathered and find important for later use in teaching and your sermons.
There will be two major exams to complete for this course. The mid-term exam is to be done at the end of lesson 6 and the final will be done at the end of the study, after lesson 13. All assignments must be finished by the time of your final exam.
All exams are "closed book" and "closed notes," meaning you are to take the exam without consulting any course textbooks, course study guides, Bibles, notes you have taken, or any other resource (including the lesson pages or any other pages on the internet). In short, the exams are to be taken from memory.
Each exam must be passed with a 70% or better to pass this course. If you get a score lower than 70% on an exam, you will be allowed one re-take of the exam. You should contact SunsetOnline staff to ensure that a re-take will be arranged for you (you will not be able to re-take the exam right away). The maximum grade on a re-take is a 70%, meaning that if you score higher than 70% (and we hope you do), your score will still be recorded as a 70%. A score lower than 70% on a re-take exam will result in not passing the course.
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