October, 2011

Jewell E. Smith was born on 1 April 1928 and was promoted to glory on 6 June 2004. He served as a pastor for the first thirty years of ministry. After completing a three year pastorate of Burton Baptist Church, Flint, Michigan (1954-1957), he moved to Orlando Florida where he founded Temple Baptist Church and served as pastor for 27 years (1957-1984). He served as an itinerate preacher for the last twenty years of ministry, traveling with a collection of ancient Bibles. His purpose was to inform churches of their Christian heritage and challenge Christians to read and cherish their Authorised Versions.

Dr. Smith delivered his popular series of lectures to

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An exposition of Psalm 2:6-9.

These verses highlight the rule of authority retained by the Son of God. He is presented as the King of kings and Lord of lords, owning all people regardless of their attitude towards Him. His dominion is exercised either by redeeming those whom the Father has given to the Son, or else executing judgment upon those who remain in sin. The great question pursued in this study: In what way does the Son of God own you?

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An exposition of Psalm 2:12.

The term “kiss” is first used in Genesis 27:26,27 when Isaac said, “Come near now, and kiss me, my son.” It is an ancient custom exemplifying one’s honour for an elder, submission to authority and obedience to a ruler. The term is used by David in this Psalm to identify the nature of a Christian’s relationship with the Son of God. The question explored in this study: How does a Christian honour the Lord Jesus Christ?

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A lecture on the origin of the church.

When the New Testament uses the term “ecclesia” with reference to a community of God’s people, it always and only refers to one of three things: (1) A particular assembly of Jesus Christ on earth, such as, “the church of God which is at Corinth”; (2) Particular assemblies of Jesus Christ addressed collectively, such as, “the churches of Galatia”; (3) The one assembly of Jesus Christ that will be gathered in glory, such as that “glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.” The question answered in this study: When did Jesus establish His church?

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