Category Archives: Franklin L. Kirksey

God Bless America

Genesis 12:1-3 Introduction Dr. Ron Herrod was unaware that I would preach this message.  Interestingly, yesterday he sent a brief message that could serve as its thesis.  He writes: “GOD BLESS AMERICA AS WE CELEBRATE 235 YEARS OF FREEDOM” May you and your family enjoy a blessed day of celebration for the freedom given to

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For Such a Time as This

Esther 2-7; 4:13-17 Introduction: Dr. Ray C. Stedman (1917-1992) refers to the Book of Esther as “a gripping tale, but one might rather expect to find it in the pages of Reader’s Digest than the Bible.”   Flavius Josephus affirms in his twenty-volume classic titled Jewish Antiquities that Mordecai wrote the Book of Esther.We find the

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Most Unlikely to Succeed

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Reading the genealogy of the family of Judah in 1 Chronicles chapter 4 is like reading a Hebrew telephone book! Curiously, we discover a brief biography of a man named Jabez recorded in verses 9 and 10. Someone explains, “The compression of Scripture truth within its limited area is one of the great

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The Marks of a Saint

Psalms 26:2 Introduction “Mary loved church, but her sister didn’t. Mary said, ‘Let’s play church.’ ‘All right,’ said her sister, ‘but let’s play I’m absent.’ Too many do.But the Living Bible says, ‘Let us not neglect our church meetings, as some people do.’ Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a

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Living God’s Unshakable Truth

Psalms 86:11 Introduction Someone wrote Billy Graham with the following question: Q: “I’m new at going to church, so I apologize if my question is too simple. But several times our pastor has talked about the blood of Jesus saving us, and I don’t understand what he means by that, (and I’m too embarrassed to

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Leadership Lessons from the Life of our Lord

Introduction: Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe shared the following in a message titled “The First Government” in a series called “Back to Our Beginnings”.  Dr. Wiersbe made reference to Dr. Walter Wilson (1881-1969) witnessing to a police officer. He told him it was good to meet a fellow minister of God.  To this the officer responded but you

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A Bed for a Bank

Matthew 6:19-21, 24; Luke 15:8-10; 21:1-4, 16:9; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19 Did you hear about the woman who used her bed for a bank?  Due to some “traumatic experiences with banks” she decided to deposit her money in her mattress.  According to news reports this Israeli woman lost her life savings in a landfill.  On Monday, June 8, 2009, her thoughtful

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Send a Great Revival

Acts 2 Introduction: Peerless British pastor Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) shares the following in his sermon titled “The Great Revival” preached Sunday morning, March 28th, 1858 at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens:  “My soul has been made exceedingly full of happiness, by the tidings of a great revival of religion throughout the United States. 

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Revive Us, O Lord

Isaiah 57:15-16 Introduction “Study the history of revival,” states, Dr. Adrian P. Rogers (1931-2005), pastor emeritus, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee, who continues, “God has always sent revival in the darkest days. Oh for a mighty sweeping revival today!” Rev. Ron Dunn (1936-2001), author of Don’t Just Stand There, Pray Something, observes, “If you study the history

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Journey From Here To Eternity

Romans 8:30b Subject: God’s Plan for Sharing Introduction: Dr. George Sweeting, chancellor emeritus, Moody Bible Institute, states, “On July 20, 1969, astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon.  Commander Neil Armstrong uttered the now famous words, ‘One small step for man-one giant leap for mankind.’  But as incredible as that journey

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