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All articles by Roger Ellsworth

After coming to the knowledge of Christ at an early age, Roger Ellsworth began preaching at age 11 and pastoring at age 16. He has served as pastor of churches in Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. He is currently living in Jackson, TN, and is serving as Pastor of Parkview Baptist Church.

Roger is the author of 47 books, including Come Down, Lord!, Standing for God: The Story of Elijah, and Is There an Answer? published by the Banner of Truth Trust. He is also a regular contributor to Evangelical Times and GraceTrax magazines. He served for two years as President of the Illinois Baptist State Association and for 10 years as trustee of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, for two of which he was the chairman of the board. He and his wife Sylvia have two sons

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January 2018
Evangelistic

The terrible, terrific moment

Roger Ellsworth shares a story from My coffee-cup meditations about William R. Newell. The teenage Newell was so rebellious that he brought continual heartache to his parents. His father, a pastor, pleaded with R. A. Torrey, president of Moody Bible College, to accept his son as a student. Torrey refused. The father continued to…

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December 2016
Evangelistic

The twelve days of Christmas

The baby lying in Bethlehem’s manger on that first Christmas so long ago was none other than the King of kings and the Lord of lords. We must say this because the angel Gabriel said it to Mary in no uncertain terms (Luke 1:31-33). The wise men, who journeyed far to find Jesus, made…

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August 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

The book of Proverbs

‘Now therefore, listen to me, my children, for blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favour…

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December 2014
Evangelistic

Learning from the magi and King Herod

Matthew 2, in the Bible, describes how Jesus was born in Bethlehem. His coming almost immediately divided people into two camps: opposition and acceptance. Those who opposed Christ are represented in this passage by King Herod, and those who accepted him by the magi. Christ is still dividing people. This old story is modern…

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July 2014
Evangelistic

A plea for Sunday evening services

We are living in very dark and critical times. We need answers. The Bible alone contains the answers we need. It tells us why we are the way we are, and what God has done in and through his Son, Jesus Christ, to change us. We need more of the Bible. We need it…

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May 2014
Articles > Biblical/theological

Back to the gospel

‘I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other…

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February 2014
Evangelistic

Notable truths from Noah’s Times

The stories of the Old Testament are entertaining, but they were not written merely to entertain us; they were designed to confront us with important spiritual truths. In Hebrews 11:7 — ‘by faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his…

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