“If I Only Had One Sermon To Preach”

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Dr Franklin Kirksey

Dr. Kirksey has served churches in Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina and is the author of two books: Don’t Miss the Revival! Messages for Revival and Spiritual Awakening from Isaiah and Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice. You can follow Dr. Kirksey on Facebook.**


“If I Only Had One Sermon To Preach” by Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey

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Introduction

Dr. Ralph G. Turnbull (1901-1985) published a book titled, If I Had Only One Sermon to Preach.¹It is a collection of messages from a wide variety of preachers. Several books have been published along these lines before and after.² If someone asked me to submit a sermon for such a compilation, it would be difficult to know exactly which text to select.  There are so many things I would like to preach.  However, there are three principles I would follow from our text, if I had only one sermon to preach.  2 Timothy 4:2-5reads, “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” …

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