Category Archives for Pastors

Seasons

August 2, 2017

By Ronnie Floyd, Pastor
Cross Church Northwest Arkansas

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Dr. Floyd’s blog and is used by permission.

As football teams begin their final preparations for the season, optimism abounds. Whether these teams compete at the high school, college, or professional level, they are working toward a great and winning season.

Any experienced coach realizes that he must celebrate good seasons, wins, and championships with his team. Not only must he celebrate, he must celebrate big. Winning is hard, and each win is much harder than many realize. Continue reading

R.G. LEE – A Peerless Pulpiteer

July 31, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at the Christian Index and is used by permission.

By Gerald Harris, editor
Georgia Christian Index

This is the second article in the series on great preachers of the past. In this installment we will take a brief look into the life of Dr. Robert Greene Lee (1886 – 1978), premier preacher and pastor of the 20th century. This series is provided so young pastors and laypersons can learn about our heritage and so that no one dare forget the great heralds of the truth upon whose shoulders we stand. The previous installment covered the ministry of W.A. Criswell.

The first time I heard Robert Greene Lee, the great pulpit orator, preach the Gospel I was a teenager visiting Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis with my family. I was 15 years old at the time and I can remember it as though it were yesterday. Continue reading

A Personal Look Into the Life and Ministry of W.A. Criswell

July 18, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at the Georgia Christian Index and is used by permission.  We are immeasurably indebted and grateful to Dr. George Harris and Mr. Jack Pogue for this interview.  For more on the life and preaching legacy of Dr. W.A. Criswell go to the W.A. Criswell Sermon Library.

By J. Gerald Harris, Editor
The Christian Index

We must never forget those great men of the faith who preached the Word of God with such passion and power. I want to be sure our wonderful younger pastors are made aware of some of the heroes of the faith who have gone on before us.

Therefore, for several years I have wanted to provide our readers young and old with a personality sketch of some of Southern Baptists’ greatest and most notable personalities – preachers who have gone on to be with the Lord. The idea of such a project began to take shape when I encountered Jack Pogue at the W.A. Criswell Sermon Library booth at the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix last month. Continue reading

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