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Adrian Pierce Rogers (September 12, 1931 – November 15, 2005) served three terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention (1979–1980 and 1986–1988). He was also a Southern Baptist pastor whose church services aired on television, and a conservative author. Rogers was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He entered Christian ministry at the age of nineteen. He graduated from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Rogers was ordained by Northwood Baptist Church (now known as The Village Baptist Church) in West Palm Beach. His first job as a senior pastor was at Fellsmere Baptist Church, a small congregation in Fellsmere, Florida. He performed his first baptism in the C-54 Canal near Fellsmere. He was senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Merritt Island, Florida from 1964 to 1972. In 1972, he became the senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, where he remained until March 2005. During this period, the church's membership grew from 9,000 to 29,000, and the church moved into a new, megachurch facility. Rogers was named pastor emeritus after his retirement in March 2005

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Adrian Rogers


The resurrection is not merely important to the historic Christian faith; without it, there would be no Christianity. It is the singular doctrine that elevates Christianity above all other world religions.

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Have you ever wondered what a church full of Pharisees would be like? 1. They would all attend every service 2. They would all tithe 3. They would all work in the church 4. They would all go to hell

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We ought to be living as if Jesus died yesterday, rose this morning, and is coming back this afternoon.

Adrian Rogers


The Mafia and crime bosses of this world are amateurs compared to this syndicate, ruled by the prince of darkness and the master of deception who wears many disguises and has many aliases.

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Satan wants to cripple me and then blame me for limping.

Adrian Rogers


The weakest ink is better than the best memory. Study with pen in hand.

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A church is an incubator, a nursery, a grade school. You start where people are and move them to where they need to be.

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Much of God's will for your life is already found in the Bible.

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Holiness is not the way to Christ. Christ is the way to holiness.

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I believe you have to keep the theological standard high; the Lord said, 'Be perfect,' and the leaders have to be striving for that standard with all there is in them.

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Prayer is not just getting ready for Christian service. Prayer is Christian service.

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You cannot obey God without your obedience spilling out in a blessing to all those around you.

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Study the history of revival. God has always sent revival in the darkest days. Oh, for a mighty, sweeping revival today!

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If you need encouragement, give it. If you need love, give it.Whatever you need, give it away.

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God grades on the Cross not on the curve.

Adrian Rogers