Preaching NT Epistolary Literature

Brent A. Belford & Daniel K. Davey

September 27–October 1, 2021

This course focuses on preaching from the epistolary literature of the New Testament with special emphasis on how sound exegesis informs exposition. Attention will be given to each NT epistle’s unique situation, including discussion of its main exegetical and theological challenges and its predominant message. 

As a result of reading, research, writing, presentation, peer-review, and class discussion, the student will be able to 1) determine the main propositional truth(s) of a NT paragraph; 2) arrange a coherent speaking outline that follows the outline of a NT text; 3) preach a sermon on a NT epistolary text with clarity and conviction; 4) articulate proper exegetical practices for NT epistles; and 5) identify common exegetical fallacies. 

4 credit hours.

Dr. Brent Belford serves as the Faculty Associate of Pastoral Studies at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He is the Senior Pastor of Colonial Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, where he has served since 2016. As a former seminary professor and administrator, Dr. Belford brings together the classroom and the church in the Pastoral Ministry courses he teaches at VBTS. Dr. Belford earned his academic degrees at Northland International University (BA, MA, DMin), Faith Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Ridley College (PhD). Read more....

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Dr. Daniel Davey is the President and Professor of Bible Exposition at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He has taught students and led the seminary since 1995. In 2015, after 33 years of pastoral ministry at Colonial Baptist Church, Dr. Davey resigned from the senior pastorate to focus his full-time efforts on the presidency of Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. Dr. Davey earned his academic degrees at Liberty University (BA), Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis (MDiv), Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary (ThM), and Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis (ThD). Read more....

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25% – Required Reading
15% – NT Epistles Situation Analysis
15% – Contemporary Preachers Analysis
25% – Sermon (Notes, In-class Preaching)
15% – Sentence Flow Diagram
5% – In-class Participation