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"If I had 10,000 lives to live, I would want to be a pastor in every one of them," - Herschel H. Hobbs: My Faith and Message: An Autobiography
Herschel Hobbs (1907-1995) was one of the leading Christian communicators of the twentieth century. He was a president of the SBC, pastor of the same church for nearly 25 years, and wrote or edited 147 books and Bible commentaries. He also was a preacher on Baptist Hour, reaching 50 million people with his sermons.
A Teacher of Teachers & Preachers
While he was a pastor, he wrote weekly Sunday school lessons for adults that were soon requested by churches throughout the SBC. He ended up writing 28 years' worth of quarterly Sunday school lesson commentaries.
The Bible Studies for Life: Herschel Hobbs Commentary originates from these lessons, but since his passing in 1995, the series has continued with trusted theologians who have maintained the style and depth of Hobbs.
This bundle includes quarterly studies from the years 1997 to 2019. Following an overarching Study Theme, each lesson contains an expository treatment of the lesson's passage, explaining Greek and Hebrew words, clarifying the Scripture, and applying its truth to life.
Organized and In-Depth Lessons
The Study Themes make it easy to find a topic you want to study with organized lessons. For example, one Study Theme is "He Said What? Hard Sayings of Jesus" and has seven sessions that explore topics like "Sell Everything You Own," "Hate Your Family," and "Exploit Your Friends."
The introduction, applications, and questions provided will help you and those you teach to unpack and apply God's truths. In Wordsearch 12, this series is Lessonmaker compatible, making it even easier to create your own sermons and lessons.
Learning from these lessons will help those your minister to see their lives transformed by the Word.
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About the Author:
Dr. Herschel Harold Hobbs (1907-1995) was one of the leading Christian communicators of the 20th century. He made his profession of faith at 11, was baptized in a local creek and answered the call to preach at 19. He graduated from Howard College, now Samford University, in Birmingham, Ala., received a master's in theology from Southern Seminary and earned a Ph.D. in New Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary in 1938. Ordained in 1929 in Birmingham, he held several other pulpits before being named pastor of the First Baptist Church in Oklahoma where he preached for nearly twenty-five years, from 1949 to 1972.
Hobbs served two terms, from 1961 to 1963, as president of the Southern Baptist Convention and leader of ten million Baptists. He was best known as chairman of the panel that drew up a revision of the Baptist Faith and Message statement. The document, which was adopted by the convention in 1963, became the nearest thing to a creedal statement ever issued by the Southern Baptists.
His column, "Baptist Beliefs," was carried regularly by the weekly Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma City and other Baptist papers. For many years his sermons were also broadcast weekly over hundreds of radio stations on "The Baptist Hour." He was also a vice president of the Baptist World Alliance from 1965 to 1970 and wrote or edited 147 books and Bible commentaries..