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In this synopsis, Rev. James Park describes the history of Knoxville's First Presbyterian Church. He begins with its founding in 1796, mentions the development of the church's buildings from 1812 to 1852, and ends by noting that the church's first pastor, Samuel Carrick, died on August 6, 1809 of apoplexy. This item is a transcript of the original prepared by John S. Van Gilder on November 11, 1935.
In this sermon (entitled The Good Shepherd) Rev. James Park argues that although the shepherd is often considered to fill a humble position, protecting and caring for the flock is an extremely important task that often places its occupant in contact with very powerful individuals. He further contends that because of this combination of responsibility and power, the shepard is an excellent metaphor for Christ. The sermon's cover lists the Biblical text that it is based on (John 10:11, which...
1905 April 2
- Subject: Presbyterians -- Tennessee.
- Subject: First Presbyterian Church (Knoxville, Tenn.).
- Subject: Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History.