Archive Monthly Archives: October 2012

Beware of Adultery!

October 22, 2012

By Franklin L. Kirksey, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort, Alabama, and author of Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice.

These expositions by Dr. Kirksey are offered to suggest sermon or Bible study ideas for pastors and other church leaders, both from the exposition and from the illustrative material, or simply for personal devotion.


(Proverbs 5:1-23; 6:20-35; and 7:1-27)


Clara Null shares, “My Sunday school class of first graders was learning the Ten Commandments.  When we got to ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery,’ I wondered if I would have to explain this to them.  Sure enough, suddenly a seven-year-old girl raised her hand and asked, ‘What does commit mean?’”[1]

Jonathan R. Mutchler recounts, “A third-grade Sunday school teacher was uneasy about the lesson ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery.’  By way of introduction she asked, ‘Would someone please explain what adultery means?’  A young sage answered matter-of-factly, ‘Adultery is when a kid lies about his age.’”[2] Continue reading

Mandate to Minister, Part II

October 21, 2012

Cont’d from last Sunday






H. FRANKLIN PASCHALL, was pastor of  First Baptist Church of Nashville, Tenn. A native of Kentucky, Paschall was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bowling Green, Ky., from 1951-55, before coming to Nashville. Previously he was pastor of the Hazel Baptist Church in Hazel, Ky.  He is a graduate of Union University, Jackson, Tenn., and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., where he earned the Doctor of Theology Degree. Paschall was born May 12, 1922, in Hazel, Ky.


President’s Address:  Mandate to Minister, part II

By H. Franklin Paschall

The Practice of This Ministry in Today’s World

We must continue to give primary emphasis to man’s relationship to God.  Our persistent plea should be, “Be ye reconciled to God.”  If man is not in right relationship to God he cannot really be in right relationship to man.  If one does not believe that God loves him he cannot really believe that man loves him.  Faith in God gives sanctity and meaning to human relationships.  It is imperative that we seek to win men one by one to faith in God and commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading

Pass It On

October 20, 2012

Pass It On

By Walker Moore

Walker Moore founded AweStar Ministries, a missions organization that has put thousands of teens on fields ‘white unto harvest’ around the world.


I had just left military service when I started attending Hannibal-LaGrange College (now university). I was somewhat older than the other students, but not so old that I didn’t fit in. The college assigned Dr. John Burns to be my advisor.  This professor had served as a missionary, translated the Bible into other languages, authored papers and co-written commentaries.  In our first meeting, he asked me to tell him about my dreams and calling. With the elocutionary zeal of a new evangelist, I launched into my desire to be a famous preacher and speak to large masses of people. I could see his forehead wrinkle as I shared what God had laid on my heart. Continue reading