Now that you have read Edwards’ sermon, let’s see what modern minister Joel Osteen has to say about how the importance of the message and how he presents it.
Watch this interview with Joel Osteen on 60 minutes. He and Jonathan Edwards share the same message, but they use very different persuasive techniques.
If you are having trouble figuring this out, watch this interview with Joel Osteen on 60 minutes. He and Jonathan Edwards share the same message, but they use very different persuasive techniques.
After you watch the video, read this excerpt from Forbes to review Osteen’s strategies for successful sermons.
Now let’s pull it all together. Copy and paste these questions onto a new Word doc. Respond to each question with a detailed paragraph, incorporating text evidence whenever requested. 1. What is the “message” that both ministers share? What does Osteen call his “message”? (Put quotation marks around what Osteen calls his message).
2. Osteen has stated, “If God is for you, who can be against you?” What does this mean? Now find a line from “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” that shows a similar yet opposite message, and explain how it’s similar yet different.3. How do these two authors use the appeal to emotion in very different forms? Use one specific example from each text to support your answer. If necessary, go back and review all you’ve learned about appeal to emotion in this module.4. Look back over the definition of a sermon from your introductory notes. What instruction is intended by both men? Explain.IMPORTANTRefer these linksInfo On Preacher Joel:http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/preacher-joel-osteens-message/ Info On Edwards: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=770213541
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