Pastor, broadcaster, and prolific author, Warren Wiersbe, 89, died Might two, 2019, 14 days prior to his 90th birthday. Demonstrating his life-lengthy really like for the Bible and for writing, he was the basic editor of The Wiersbe Study Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2019), released just two months ago.
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Dr. Wiersbe’s grandson, Dan Jacobsen, writes, “Grandpa constructed bridges from the globe of the Bible to the globe of these days so that we could get to the other side of glory in Jesus. ‘There’s not a passage in the Bible I haven’t 1st looked up what Wiersbe has mentioned on the subject,’ most pastors inform me. In several languages, his words have helped lots of deal with God’s Word with some sense of accuracy and fidelity.”
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According to Jacobsen, “Grandpa’s preferred verse was Psalm 33:11, ‘But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart via all generations.’”
Dr. Wiersbe was the author of far more than 150 books, like his properly-identified “BE” Bible commentary series supplying insight on most of the books in the Old Testament and every single book in the New Testament.
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Just final year, Dr. Wiersbe mentioned, “Writing to me is a ministry. I’m not an athlete, I’m not a mechanic. I cannot do so lots of of the factors that profitable males can do. But I can study and study and believe and teach. This is a wonderful, excellent present from God. All I’m undertaking is utilizing what he’s offered to me to teach individuals, and to give glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.”
On the topic of studying the Bible, Dr. Wiersbe mentioned, “I attempt to get the reader to get excited about Scripture. When we come to the Bible with a joyful attitude of expectancy, it becomes a new book….Folks will need to recognize that the way they treat their Bible is the way they are treating Jesus. Our Lord is the Living Word, and my Bible is the Living Word that is written. And they parallel every single other. And so if I want to ignore Jesus, I just ignore the Bible. But I do not dare do that. Due to the fact I will need to belong to him, to stroll with him, and to obey him.”
Dr. Wiersbe became a Christian in his teenage years when he heard evangelist Billy Graham preach at an early Youth for Christ rally.
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Dr. Wiersbe was pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago from 1971 to 1978, speaker on the national radio plan Songs in the Evening, professor of theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity College, and Bible teacher for the Back to the Bible radio plan.
Study Warren Wiersbe’s obituary by Christianity These days and The Gospel Coalition and a tribute by Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer.
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