Basics For Believers
A new concept in preaching anthologies! Olford's resource distills superior messages into "essential lessons," each consisting of a brief introduction, short exposition of the text, and conclusion, with suggested illustrations and amplifications---allowing you to adapt the sermon to fit your...
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A new concept in preaching anthologies! Olford's resource distills superior messages into "essential lessons," each consisting of a brief introduction, short exposition of the text, and conclusion, with suggested illustrations and amplifications---allowing you to adapt the sermon to fit your own style and situation. Messages are organized by topic, text, and season.
You want the believers under your care to have the basics... Even the most basic Christian foundations are rich with wisdom and inspiration, as proven in these in-depth lessons by world renowned Bible teacher Dr. Stephen Olford. Every pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher, and group/cell leader will want this comprehensive guide to the foundation of the Christian faith. It covers the essential truths of what new believers should believe and why they should believe it! Detailed reviews of the fundamentals of faith and inspired arguments and apologetics will revolutionize your teaching ministry and provide new believers with the essential basics necessary for a solid foundation of faith and discipleship! Use this book to give your students or parishioners a fresh relevant understanding of their faith! The first third of this volume engages the essential beliefs of Christianity--the basic Christian evidences and the ramifications of new life in Christ. The second section closely examines Christ's claims and miracles, as recorded in the Gospel of John. And the third section concludes by looking at Scripture's call for every believer to be an integral part of the local Body of Christ--the Church. Draw from the same deep well that so many leaders and teachers have found to be a life-changing resource for their ministries. After all, the basics in this book are not merely about simple truths--they are about the essential truths. Basics for Believers is a critical resource for any serious student or communicator of God's Word.
Dr. Stephen F. Olford is the founder of the Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching, in Memphis, Tennessee, where he is senior lecturer. Born in Africa of missionary parents, he received his formal education in England. In 1953 he became the Pastor of Duke Street Baptist Church, Richmond, Surrey. From 1959-1973 he was Senior Minister of Calvary Baptist Church in New York City. He has traveled the world preaching the Word in crusades and at conventions and centers of learning. He holds a doctorate in theology and has been awarded a number of honorary degrees. Olford is also the author of n