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A Legend Passes

  The Reverend Dr.Jerry Falwell, founder of Liberty University and pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia went to be with the Lord today.

To say the least, Dr. Falwell was a Southern Baptist who influenced untold thousands of people for Christ during his 73 years on the earth. He was the consummate example of a man leading a life of faith in His calling over seemingly insurmountable odds. He started Thomas Road Baptist with 35 members and presided over the church as it eventually grew to 24,000.

Falwell also started a Christian college, now Liberty University, which has over 21,000 students in its enrollment and also boasts a tremendous seminary.

Falwell also was the driving force behind the creation of the "Moral Majority" which was then instrumental in electing Ronald Reagan as president in 1980 and solidifying the Republican Party with Evangelical Christians.

It was this marriage of politics and Christianity which drew Dr. Falwell much ire from the secular media as well as Democratic (and some Republican) congressmen.

Whether one agrees or disagrees of how Dr. Falwell chose to influence the culture for Jesus Christ, one can not minimize the giant footprint that he has left in our convention, our culture, our nation, and even our world.

For a full biography on Dr. Falwell, you may click here.

The Gospel of Jesus in the Book of Exodus

red seaWhen you read the book of Exodus do you think of Jesus? When you preach and teach from the book of Exodus, do you point your listeners towards Jesus? Jude did. You probably remember when he reminded his listeners "that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe" (Jude 5).

Dr. Russell Moore is following Jude's example in his latest series on the Book of Exodus at the Dean's Class at 9th and O Baptist Church. You can access the MP3's here. I have enjoyed the great privilege of listening to these firsthand and I want to encourage you to make them a priority in your life. For me, God has used them to bring about great conviction and encouragement. May God do the same for you. By the way, there is a link on the site that will help you set up a podcast for future messages.