- Studies based on Dr. Olford's favorite passage of Scripture
Not I, But Christ are studies initially delivered to seminarians and pastors, but their message is essential and exciting for every Christian. The first and last chapters are simple expositions, the remaining four are more topical in treatment since they deal with the dominant aspects of the death of Christ, the life of Christ, the faith of Christ, and the love of Christ - as found in Galatians 2:20.
About the Author
Stephen F. Olford was born in Zambia and was raised in Angola, where he committed his life to Christ and witnessed first-hand the transforming power of God and His Word. He spent his college years in the United Kingdom. After receiving ministry training, Dr. Olford was appointed an Army Scripture Reader during Word War II, and he launched a Young Peoples Christian fellowship in Newport, South Wales.
In 1953, Dr. Olford’s years of pastoral ministry began by serving the Duke Street Baptist Church in Richmond, Surrey England, 1953-1959 and then the Calvary Baptist Church in New York City, 1959-1973. He pioneered a Christian TV program, Encounter, in New York, and his Sunday morning services were broadcast around the world on radio.
Dr. Olford moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1985 to develop a training program and Center to encourage and equip preachers and teachers of God’s Word. In 1988 the Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching was dedicated, and it remains the headquarters of Olford Ministries International.
Dr. Olford has received numerous awards, honorary degrees and distinctions. As an ordained Baptist minister and a conservative evangelical by conviction, he ministered across many denominational, cultural, and racial lines. Besides his extensive preaching ministry. He authored numerous books, booklets, and preaching resources. Dr. Olford passed away in the fall of 2004.
Biblical, balanced, and practical. Not I But Christ is a message sorely needed in our time. No reader can ponder its truth without being challenged and changed.
The message 'not I, but Christ' needs to be sounded in every pulpit in the world. When you read it, anticipate a fresh new examination of every area of your walk with God.