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The sermon materials found here have been preached by me through many years of service. I do not claim originality. The Greek traveler Ulysses, returned home from his journeys to say, “I am a part of all that I have met.” How true! This material has come from many, many sources, men I have met, respected, read from and learned from through the years.
My early influence with preaching came through the influences of my father John Ray Cope, who labored with the
I often read 2 Timothy chapter 1,
verses 5 where Paul states of
Timothy: "5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned
faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy
mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also." and I am reminded that I am a product of five
generations of preachers, my father through the influence of his godly mother
who likewise was influenced by her father and great grandfather
Daniel Isenberg, a restoration
Many years ago, I had the privilege of leading the singing during a gospel meeting where Brother G.K. Wallace was doing the speaking. I enjoyed the time that I was able to spend with him. He advised me, if I was going to preach, to purchase N.B.Hardeman Tabernacle Sermon books. "and learn to preach right," as he stated it. He also recommended that I purchase all the debate books that I could find, and learn issues confronting the Lord’s church. He suggested I purchase books by Foy E. Wallace Jr., Guy N. Woods, Franklin Camp, and added, "anything you can find written by me." This was good advise, which I followed. I cut my teeth, as many young preachers do, on the N.B. Hardeman Tabernacle Sermons. Today they remain un-surpassed in providing sermons and lessons for young men who aspire to preach.
In 1998, I had the wonderful
privilege of meeting sister Joanne Bradshaw, granddaughter of N.B. Hardeman.
She was at the time a member of the
We were able to view many if his personal things, some notes used in the debates with Ben Bogard and Ira M. Boswell. Also his hand written outlines of sermons which I recognized immediately as the Tabernacle Sermons. Several other historical documents were there as well. Sister Bradshaw gave me a keep sake, a golden pencil sharpener, shaped like a single edged razor. She told me she remembered as a little child, it had always set upon Brother Hardeman's desk, and he had treasured it. I treasure the visit and the pencil sharpener very much. It sits upon my desk now.
All those mentioned here, and many
others, have greatly influenced what I am, and what I have preached through the
years. "These being dead, yet speaketh." To these, I affectingly dedicate my sermons
page. May their words go forth through others to the glory of our Heavenly
Father. Please feel free to use any materials found here, as I have freely
taken from others.
Ron Cope minister
For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is revealed a righteousness of God from faith unto faith: as it is written, But the righteous shall live by faith. Romans 1:16-17
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