This course will trace the move from text to sermon and aid students in the study, shaping, and presentation of sermons that follow Scripture. The course will require at least two preaching experiences. The beginning stages of the class will examine the spiritual life of the minister, with a particular focus on prayer, and then move to the study and exegesis of individual biblical passages. The class will then study the transition from text to sermon, with special attention to the sermon having a form that fits the form of the biblical passage. The class will conclude with work on effective public presentation.