I. Attention-Getter: I am sure that most of you have heard of the sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. Although it was delivered by Jonathan Edwards in 1741, it is considered the most famous religious speech in all of history. II. Establish Credibility: I become familiar with this speech in my 10th grade American Literature class, but my interpretation is very different when I study this speech from a theological perspective. III. Thesis/Preview Statement: I will be presenting you with biographical information about Billy Graham, historical information about his speech 9/11, an excerpt from the sermon, and my personal response. [Transition Statement] I will begin with a brief biography of Billy Graham. Body
I. Main Point Sentence: William F. Graham was born on November 7, 1918 in Charlotte, North Carolina. A. Both of his parents were Christians and the family regularly attended the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was an American Christian evangelist and was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister. B. Though Graham’s lived in North Carolina, He traveled all over. 1. For four years, he traveled all over the United States, Canada, and Europe, speaking at rallies and organizing Youth for Christ chapters. 2. He established the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota until 2002, when it moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. C. Graham became a professional public speaker in 1949, with the Los Angeles Crusade. Today, at age 94, Billy Graham and his ministry are known around the globe. He has preached in remote African villages and in the heart of New York City, and those to whom he has ministered have ranged from heads of state to the simple living Bushmen of Australia and the wandering tribes of Africa and the Middle East. [Transition Statement] Next, I will present the historical background of the sermon. II. Main Point Sentence: During the 1700’s, Colonial...
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