Looking Back by Jerry Hopkins

I looked through my old Bibles, worn and marked with much use from studying, teaching and preaching.  I pulled three or four from the shelf and looked through them.  I couldn’t find my first Bible, given to me in 1959 by my mother and father who were not even Christians, for Sunday School as a thirteen year old and out of which I preached my first sermon the third Sunday in July of 1960 at Sand Springs Baptist Church.  I couldn’t find the Bible that was given to me at my 1960 licensing, enscr