Sermon Year: 1997

The Higher Critics (Lecture)

Date: October 13th, 1997  |  Scripture:  |  Topics: Higher Criticism, Preaching

The title of the sermon could be The Higher Critics, or, as I would entitle it The Unbelieving Half Infidel Higher Critics of the Holy Word of God. That is my title for it.


The Bible and The Authority of Jesus Christ (Lecture)

Date: October 20th, 1997  |  Scripture:  |  Topics: Authority, Bible, Criswell College, Preaching, Translations

The lecture today is entitled The Bible and the Authority of Jesus Christ. I have always felt that we have to go back to the originals in order to find an absolute authority for what God had revealed to us in Holy Scripture. In this study, time and again, I ran across the avowal, that when Jesus speaks of the Bible and its authority he was speaking of the translations that were evident and used in that day. He was not talking about the originals. The originals had been lost from the beginning. BContinue Reading


Lecture – Whether We Live or Die – The Criswell College

Date: November 3rd, 1997  |  Scripture: Revelation 2:1-5  |  Topics: Conservative, Death, Dr. Toy, Fundamental, Higher Criticism, Liberalism

Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat againContinue Reading


The Infallible Word (Lecture)

Date: November 10th, 1997  |  Scripture: 2 Peter 1:15-21  |  Topics: Bible, Criswell College, Holy Spirit, Infallible, Preaching

Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance. For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were wContinue Reading


Preaching in the Times of Ezra and Nehemiah

Date: November 17th, 1997  |  Scripture: Nehemiah 8  |  Topics: Babylonian Captivity, Ezra, Preaching, Scripture

And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel. And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month. And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before theContinue Reading


The Life of Daniel/Language of God

Date: November 24th, 1997  |  Scripture: Daniel 1  |  Topics: Criswell College, Daniel, Hebrew, Lecture, Sun

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god. And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, aContinue Reading


Don’ts For the Pastor (Lecture)

Date: December 8th, 1997  |  Scripture:  |  Topics: Criswell College, Ministry, Pastors, Preaching

In this last lecture I have put together, out of the years and years of my experience as a pastor, I have put together the Do’s and Don’t s for the Pastor. And I have a multitude of them. So, when I prepared the manuscript, I put the Do’s first, the Do’s for the pastor, then the Don’t s for the pastor.