Author Archives: Dr. O.S. Hawkins

Palm Sunday: Who Is This?

Palm Sunday: Who Is This?

Editor’s Note —The Jesus Code is dedicated to “those special and sacrificial pastors, their wives, and in most cases, their widows in Mission:Dignity who have given their lives to serving others so often in “out of the way places,” and who are now in their declining years. While in ministry they lived in church-owned homes and

Edifying vs. Contentious Speech

Editor’s Note —The James Code is dedicated to “those special and sacrificial pastors, their wives, and in most cases, their widows in Mission:Dignity who have given their lives to serving others so often in “out of the way places,” and who are now in their declining years. While in ministry they lived in church-owned homes

Evangelism: Back to Basics

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. — Acts 1:8 Once, the legendary football coach Vince Lombardi and his Green Bay Packers lost a football game that

John 3:16

John 3:16 – The Love of God Through Jesus

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. – John 3:16 If we ever memorize a verse of Scripture, it will most likely be John 3:16. It is the verse most often heard in the simplicity and beauty

Bringing Others to Faith: First-century Principles for Reaching the Twenty-first Century

Editor’s Note: Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook, Volume 4  features sermons, articles, and sermon starters by Dr. Greg Thornbury, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Dr. Thomas White, Dr. Jason Allen, Dr. Robert Jeffress, Pastor Greg Laurie, Dr. Mac Brunson, Pastor Jim Cymbala, Dr. Robert Sloan, Dr. Albert Mohler, Dr. Russell Moore, Dr. Jason Duesing, Dr. Jamie Rasmussen, and Dr.

Life’s Bottom-Line Question: Do You Believe?

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. – John 11:25 This one statement is among the most bold and definitive acknowledgments of our Lord’s deity. The resurrection is what separates our Lord from a thousand other gurus and prophets who have come down the pike. This bold declaration

Integrity: Don’t Leave Home Without It!

He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known. – Proverbs 10:9 What is the single most important trait of a person who desires to truly make a difference in our world today? Some would say it is intellect. After all, knowledge is power in many ways. Others contend it is intensity, that spirit

Where Can I Go From Your Spirit?

Where can I go from Your Spirit? – Psalm 139:7 This question comes from the heart of King David as he meditates on the greatness of our God. The twenty-four verses of Psalm 139 are filled with his wonder at the depths of God’s omniscience, His omnipresence, and His omnipotence. Recently our young grandchildren visited

What is Salvation?

SALVATION’S CAUSE “For God so loved the world” The motivating factor behind God’s redemptive plan for every man and woman is His love for us. He not only loves us, He so loves us! Later, the apostle Paul sought to describe this love by speaking of its “breadth, and length, and depth, and height” (Ephesians 3:18), “God is love”

Did the Devil Really Make Me Do It?

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 Early on in my

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