Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Omar Lee’

More is Better

December 31st, 2009 No comments

II Kings 2:1‑12 (9)

Elijah the senior prophet made such a profound impression upon the junior prophet Elisha that when he died Elisha’s last request was that he could have a “double portion of his spirit.”  To want to be like someone is impressive.  To want to have their spirit doubled tells of the awesome influence Elijah wielded.

Quite often you can assume what people have made an impression on people by who they quote.  Sometimes this is even seen in physical mannerisms that are unknowingly assumed.  During my college days at Kansas City College and Bible School I was privileged to sit under the teaching of some men of great spiritual prowess.  I have noticed since those days that students who attended the college with me were marked by these men as well.  A pithy quote from Dr. Omar Lee is often tossed into a conversations by one of his former students.  Many are the stories that are shared in and out of the pulpit by Dr. Robert E. Carroll’s preacher boys.  The classes that began on our knees and continued on through the next period are memories that glow brightly.

To know people of spiritual stature is noteworthy.  To emulate them desiring to attain spiritual vistas that they were unable to reach is desirable.  “Lord, could we have a double portion of their spirit?”

by Dr. Gayle Woods

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Faithfulness in Doctrine

July 21st, 2009 No comments

2 Tim 2:12-19 (15)

Some people, somehow demand respect in their humility. Dr. Omar Lee is such a man. He earned this respect in classroom and pulpit. I and many of his other ministerial students who sat in his classes at Kansas City College and Bible School hold him in high esteem. One reason this is the case is that he is not only a man of God but he is also a man of the Word. Students, pastors and lay people naturally turn to men like Dr. Lee when in question about a matter of Scripture or doctrine. His tremendous knowledge of the Word and his orthodoxy regarding doctrine would not be impressive, however, if it wasn’t for the fact that he has been unchangeable in his belief and teaching. As a reference point in the lives of many who have wavered he has always been dependable. While others were swayed he has remained firm. He has studied and has shown himself to be approved unto God. He is a workman of the Word which is not ashamed. He rightly divides the truth. His faithfulness in doctrine has been the needed anchor to many who have not been as strong. The holiness movement must have more men like Dr. Omar E. Lee.

Dr. Gayle Woods

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