THE FIRST BAPTIST
S.E. ANDERSON

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



 

 

FOREWORD


W. A. Criswell, Pastor
First Baptist Church Dallas, Texas


 

 

PREFACE


Stanley E. Anderson


 

 

Chapter 1óDivinely Praised



 

 

Chapter 2óClearly Prophesied


"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet . . ."
Malachi 4:5


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Chapter 3óRichly Endowed


"And he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost"
Luke 1:15



 

 

Chapter 4óThoroughly Prepared


"And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel"
Luke 1:80



 

 

Chapter 5óWidely Heard and Seen


"Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan"
Matthew 3:5



 

 

Chapter 6óSurprisingly Believed


"All hold John as a prophet"
Matthew 21:26



 

 

Chapter 7óCruelly Martyred


"And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison"
Matthew 14:10



 

 

Chapter 8óTragically Ignored


"They knew him not"
Matthew 17:12



 

 

THE FIRST BAPTIST
S.E. ANDERSON

Chapter 9óHopefully Reviewed


"He shall be great in the sight of the Lord"
Luke 1:15



 

 

Chapter 10óRewardingly Followed


"All things that John spake of this man were true. And many believed on him there"
John 10:41, 42


"Where is the lore the Baptist taught,
The soul unswerving and the fearless tongue?
The much-enduring wisdom sought
By lonely prayer the haunted rocks among?
Who counts it gain now?
His light would wane,
So the whole world to Jesus throng."


 

Summary and Conclusion



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