Using Expository Preaching To Establish Christological Doctrine At Summer Creek Baptist Church, Houston, Texas
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ABSTRACT USING EXPOSITORY PREACHING TO ESTABLISH CHRISTOLOGICAL DOCTRINE AT SUMMER CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH, HOUSTON, TEXAS Paul Edwin Lyle, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Terry J. Betts Chapter 1 explains the purpose and the need for the project. The chapter covers the goals, the ministry context, the limitations, and the methodology behind how the project would be carried out. Chapter 2 shows the importance of both biblical and theological reasons for utilizing expository preaching in order to proclaim accurately the doctrines of Christ. Highlighted in this chapter are the importance of doctrine, the importance of expository preaching, and the importance of the church rightly articulating the gospel. Chapter 3 details the claims of Mormonism seen in contrast to the Christian faith. Scholars and theologians on both sides of the issue are examined and the chasm between the two faiths are exposed. Chapter 4 presents the details of the completed project. Included in this chapter are the schedule of the project, the process described in order to evaluate the project, and a summary of each of the sermons. Chapter 5 unveils an analysis of the project. Each aspect of the pre- and post-sermon survey are reviewed, as well as and the results of changes in attitudes or beliefs concerning expository preaching and three essential Christological doctrines.