What a man believes is important because belief has much to do with determining character and conduct.
George W. Truett, with Paul, believed that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” Because he so believed he frequently preached on Old Testament themes—almost as often as on New Testament themes.
This volume, number 7 in the George W. Truett Library, presents fourteen Old Testament sermons delivered at the First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, of which he was pastor for forty-seven years.
A few of the fourteen addresses in this volume include:
- On Eagle Wings
- A Worthy Offering
- The Still Small Voice
About the Author
George W. Truett (1867-1944) was born in North Carolina and accepted Christ in 1886. In 1887, Truett founded the Hiawassee Academy in Towns County, Georgia, but followed his parents to Texas in 1889. The following year, Truett was ordained by Whitewright Baptist Church and soon thereafter Truett took the position of Financial Secretary of Baylor University. Truett began attending Baylor in 1893, began pastoring the East Waco Baptist Church the same year, and married Josephine Jenkins in 1894. Upon his graduation from Baylor, Truett accepted an invitation to pastor the First Baptist Church of Dallas. He remained in this position until his death in 1944.
Truett served as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist World Alliance. He was a trustee of numerous institutions and was a frequently requested speaker at churches and universities. During World War I, he was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson to preach to Allied Forces; and, in 1920, he made his famous address, Baptists and Religious Liberty, on the steps of Congress in Washington D.C.
Numerous health, religious, and educational institutions have designated memorials to him, but, perhaps, the most famous memorial is that of Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Many sermons, addresses, and messages of Truett's have been published, and he is considered one of the most influential men of his time.
He is one of the most notable figures of twentieth-century Christianity - a man to whom, along with millions of Americans, I owe a debt in spirit.