by Dr. Eric Hankins, pastor
FBC, Oxford, Miss.
Dr. Eric Hankins, pastor of FBC Oxford, Miss., preached on “Election” at NOBTS, Sept. 26. Preaching from Gen. 12.1-4, and using William Whiting Borden in an extended illustration, Dr. Hankins preached a sermon for the ages, bringing what SBCToday believes was a biblical message on Election that is hopeful, not dour; inclusive, not exclusive; and points to all, not the few.
Knowing Dr. Hankins, and having recently communicated with him, SBCToday is certain that he would not only consider it an honor for you to listen to the sermon, but would be humbled for you to preach the sermon as the people in the pew need to know all about this doctrine of grace.
Here are some significant quotes:
Genesis 12.1-4 “is the script for the whole Bible, and is the script that we should use to understand what it means to be elect of God and chosen of God.”
“I think the great mistake of theology is that we have created the categories, and have created distinction between the categories of the chosen and un-chosen, as though God picks some and not others, and this is fixed, and that is the way things really are.”
“Election is God’s unstoppable plan to save, not his unstoppable plan to damn.”
“All means all, and that’s all all means.”
“The chosen are chosen for the sake of the un-chosen.”
“The trajectory of election is not inward … it’s outward.”
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by Dan Nelson, pastor
FBC, Camarillo, Calif.
There are certain landmarks in a town or nation. We have certain landmarks in our town: There is the Camarillo house and other places. In my home town there was a scratching post where you could scratch your back and make a wish in front of one of our only restaurants in town. It’s called Bailey’s scratching post and Tennessee Ernie Ford scratched his back on once while he was traveling through town. They put it on the front page of the paper. In Washington D. C. we have the Washington monument, Lincoln memorial, Capitol building and White House. All are representative of people or our form of government. Continue reading
by Dr. David L. Allen
Dean of the School of Theology
Professor of Preaching
Director of the Center for Expository Preaching
George W. Truett Chair of Pastoral Ministry
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Text-Driven Preaching: God’s Word at the Heart of Every Sermon. Buy it HERE.
If you missed Part 1, click HERE
For a detailed analysis of 1 John 2:15-17, see resource below. 
We are considering how to outline 1 John 2:15-17. The previous post examined the structural outline of the passage, carefully examining the sentence and clausal structure. Now we shall examine the semantic relationships between the clauses and sentences themselves in order to understand the overall structure of the passage. From this, we will be able to determine the exegetical outline of the passage which will furnish the foundation for a preaching outline. Continue reading