2015 Reformed Baptist Family Conf. AUDIO feat. Nettles, Savastio, A. Walker, Hughes & Hoak in Louisville, KY.

Audio from the 2015 Reformed Baptist Family Conference, which took place July 28th through 31st, is now online:

2015 Reformed Baptist Family Conf
A Light Shining In A Dark Place | Professor Tom Nettles | 76 min [mp3]:

Stewardship of Controversy | Professor Tom Nettles | 63 min [mp3]:

An Exhortation to the Older Generation | Aaron Hoak | 54 min [mp3]:

The Great Commission | Professor Tom Nettles | 54 min [mp3]:

The Work of the New Generation | Tim Hoak | 56 min [mp3]:

Living By Faith | Austin Walker | 78 min [mp3]:

The Test Of Faith | Austin Walker | 53 min [mp3]:

Dying In Faith | Austin Walker | 51 min [mp3]:

Encouragement To Brethren In Dark Times | Jim Savastio |  56 min [mp3]:

History Of Revivals | William Hughes | 63 min [mp3]:

2 chapter excerpts “A Way in the World” & “Respect the Authorities” from Jeremy Walker’s “Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness”

Chapter seven, “Respect the Authorities”, from Pastor Jeremy Walker’s book Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness,  is now online. He explains:

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Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness [podcast interview]
It was recently my privilege to have published a new book with the title,Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness. The fundamental premise of the work is that the church needs to recover its pilgrim identity, and from that work out its pilgrim activity, cultivating simultaneously a holy separation from and a holy engagement with the world around us. In the book, I try to offer not only a way of understanding that identity and activity, but also to offer ten pilgrim principles for kingdom life in a fallen world. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but it is meant to be a relevant and enduring one.

The seventh chapter is entitled, “Respect the Authorities.” It seems particularly pertinent in the light of recent events. With the permission of the publishers, I am going to reproduce, over the next few days, that chapter. The outline is the same as for each such chapter: a brief introduction, an assessment of the scriptural framework, a section of summary thoughts, and a series of specific counsels. Please bear in mind that the chapter is slightly out of context as given here. Other chapters in the book also bring appropriate counsels for the present time – chapters that help us to understand the environment, know the enemy, fight the battles, pursue the mission, relieve the suffering, appreciate the beauty, anticipate the destiny, cultivate the identity, and serve the King…

Pastor Jeremy Walker
Pastor Jeremy Walker

Here is the outline of the chapter with links to read it online:


You can also find chapter one excerpts below:

Reflections on the Death of America: The Christian Seeks an Abiding City [Tom Chantry | AUDIO]

Pr. Tom Chantry doesn’t usually post his own sermons on his blog but Monday we were treated to a good dose of his preaching, and it is definitely a good listen. Check it out here [38 min. mp3]:

Pastor Tom Chantry
Pastor Tom Chantry

The letter to the Hebrews was written to Christian people whose earthly nation was crumbling and on the brink of collapse. It was intended to soothe their souls with the supremacy of the changeless Christ over every institution of this world. It offers great encouragement to all believers who discover that their nations and their homes are no “abiding city,” reminding us that we are on our desert pilgrimage to Zion.

While you’re listening you should subscribe to the sermon feed for Christ Reformed Baptist Church.

Interview #92 – Jeremy Walker – Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness [Audio Podcast]

Passing Through Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness

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Pastor Jeremy Walker
Pastor Jeremy Walker

“With the Word of God as our map and the Spirit of Christ as our compass, we are equipped to navigate this world, to make our way in the world so as to bring honor and glory to God.”

On episode 92 of our interview podcast we have Pastor Jeremy Walker back on (previously on episodes #38 & 35 ) to tell us all about one of his latest books Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness

TOPICS:

  • How are Christians to engage with the world?
  • Why is answering the question, “Who and what are you?” important?
  • How does a pilgrim motif help us with our engagement (or disengagement) with the world?
  • What is the pilgrim’s destination?
  • Why does knowing our destination even matter?
  • What is “Holy Indifference”?
  • + more

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Jeremy Walker interviewed on The Shaun Tabatt Show discussing his new book “Passing Through” [AUDIO | VIDEO]

Shaun Tabatt:

passing through tabattHere’s a video I recorded this morning with Jeremy Walker discussing his new book Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness, which just released from Reformation Heritage Books. The audio quality is good, but some of the video is choppy, most likely due to the fact that Jeremy lives “across the pond.” Look for a book review blog tour sign up to be announced soon for this title via Cross Focused Reviews.

28 min. vid:


Update June 22, 2015: This is now available as a 25 min. mp3:

Out Now: “Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness” by Jeremy Walker [RHB]

Out now:

Passing Through Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness

Passing Through:
Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness

by Jeremy Walker

[AMZ $20/£12.99 | RHB $15 | Kindle: $9.99
/£6.45]

Description:

Pastor Jeremy Walker
Pastor Jeremy Walker

As twenty-first-century Christians, we must relate to the world, but the question is, how do we relate to it? Some Christians isolate themselves and develop a bunker mentality, while others are inattentive, viewing the world as irrelevant and maintaining a kind of distant ignorance that lacks sincere compassion. Still others, motivated by doing good to others, emulate the world and simply meld into the environment. In Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness, Pastor Jeremy Walker offers us a helpful, encouraging guide to making our way through this life as we root our activities in our identity as disciples of Jesus Christ. He reminds us that we need the Word of God as our map and the Spirit of Christ as our compass in order to embrace our identity and pursue our activities to the praise and glory of our God and Savior.

Table of Contents:

  1. A Way in the World
  2. Strangers and Pilgrims
  3. Understand the Environment
  4. Know the Enemy
  5. Fight the Battles
  6. Pursue the Mission
  7. Respect the Authorities
  8. Alleviate the Suffering
  9. Appreciate the Beauty
  10. Anticipate the Destiny
  11. Cultivate the Identity
  12. Serve the King

Details:

Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Text-to-Speech: Enabled [Kindle]
Lending: Enabled [Kindle]

Upcoming Book: “ANCHORED IN GRACE: Fixed Truths for Humble Faith” by Jeremy Walker [Cruciform Press]

Set to release around June 15, 2015:

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ANCHORED IN GRACE:
Fixed Truths for Humble Faith

by Jeremy Walker

[eBook: $5.49 | Paperback: $8.49]

Description:

The Bible delights to reveal the riches of God’s mercy in Christ Jesus toward sinners, to display his grace to the praise of his glory. These are the very realities upon which redemption hangs. When our expectation and enjoyment of salvation are not anchored in grace, God is robbed of his glory and we are deprived of hope, comfort, and happiness. Christians therefore need to grasp what the Bible says about these things. We need to know these sweet and substantial strands of revelation – to delve into, to delight in, and then to declare the exceeding riches of God’s grace in his kindness toward us in Christ. We need to learn and to love these bedrock truths in which spiritual life is grounded, the health of our souls is fostered, genuine humility is developed, and eager service is established.

Endorsements:

Pastor Geoffrey Thomas
Pastor Geoffrey Thomas

“Don’t miss out on reading this book. If you have been a Christian for forty years or more you will find it fresh and faith-enhancing. If you are a new follower of Jesus Christ and see the faith as a collection of wonderful pieces of a jigsaw but have not yet seen the overall plan of God fitting them all together then this is the book for you. Here is God’s plan for the individual Christian, for the whole church, and for the message to be preached from every pulpit. Read it! Think about what you are reading. It is the way to joy and peace in the Christian life and also the means of achieving your chief end in life, glorifying God and enjoying him for ever.”

Geoff Thomas, minister for fifty years in Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales

“Rarely does a title of a book so clearly represent its contents as does Anchored in Grace: Fixed Points for Humble Faith by Jeremy Walker. With brevity and precision, Walker sets forth God’s work of salvation in the believer from beginning to end. In a day when there is so much confusion regarding even the most fundamental truths of redemption, this concise yet comprehensive work is a clear beacon of light to guide the seeker, and to instruct and comfort the believer.”

—Paul David Washer, Director, HeartCry Missionary Society

Crisp, clear, concise, and biblical, Walker’s book offers up the doctrines of God’s grace in a manner persuasive to the mind and powerful to the heart.”

—Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Upcoming Book: “Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness” by Jeremy Walker [RHB]

Expected to release later this month:

Passing Through Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness

Passing Through:
Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness

by Jeremy Walker

[Preorder: AMZ $20/£12.99 | RHB $15]

Description:

Pastor Jeremy Walker
Pastor Jeremy Walker

As twenty-first-century Christians, we must relate to the world, but the question is, how do we relate to it? Some Christians isolate themselves and develop a bunker mentality, while others are inattentive, viewing the world as irrelevant and maintaining a kind of distant ignorance that lacks sincere compassion. Still others, motivated by doing good to others, emulate the world and simply meld into the environment. In Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness, Pastor Jeremy Walker offers us a helpful, encouraging guide to making our way through this life as we root our activities in our identity as disciples of Jesus Christ. He reminds us that we need the Word of God as our map and the Spirit of Christ as our compass in order to embrace our identity and pursue our activities to the praise and glory of our God and Savior.

Endorsements:

Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin
Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin

“From Hebrew prophet to the New Testament sage who wrote Hebrews, from the North African theologian Augustine to the French Reformer John Calvin, God’s people have confessed that they are a pilgrim people. And here, in a brief compass, we find the same truth about our identity in Christ in this world: we are aliens and strangers, those who are ‘passing through.’ A timely reminder of who the Christian truly is.”

Michael A. G. Haykin, professor of church history and biblical spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“It is easy to be either a settler or a tourist. When it comes to our relationship to the world in its current shape, the hardest thing is to be a pilgrim. Passing by the glitz and glamor of Vanity Fair, Jeremy Walker reminds us of the solid joys and lasting pleasures of Zion. This is a book not only to be carefully read, but digested over time.”

Michael S. Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California

Details:

Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books (Expected to release late May 2015)

The Importance & Means of Knowing God [Geoff Thomas]

knowing GodGeoff Thomas, over at Banner of Truth, writes on who God is and the importance of knowing Him:

There is total ignorance of God not only in the land but in the gospel church today. If a Martian came to our town and listened to the activities that many churches set out with enthusiasm, then the Extra Terrestrial would think the purpose of the churches was raising money for people overseas, or planning denominational union, or putting pressure on the government to raise taxes to give to the old and poor, or to refute racism or resisting people who criticized homosexual activity. Those emphases are all a part of a misguided conspiracy to marginalize the essence of true religion and to major in its minor details. The church exists in order to address both the disciples of Jesus and the world in which they live with good news of God Almighty, who he is, what he has done and is doing and will do. We exist to be reconciled to him and worship him as he requires, and to know and love him more and more.

He then gives us some means by which we may grow in knowing God:

  1. By the Bible, and by sitting under a Bible-believing ministry.
  2. By singing the great hymns.
  3. By reading the most helpful Christian books.
  4. By keeping company with the people who’ve experienced God’s love.
  5. By meditating upon God.

Read [25 min. readout]

Glory of God sermon series [Paul Washer]

Paul Washer, of HeartCry Missionary Society, on the Glory of God in the Christian life:

#1 The Glory of God in Marriage

#2 The Glory of God in Ministering to the Lord

#3 The Glory of God in Missions

#4 The Glory of God in Moral Purity

#5 The Glory of God in Motivation

 

BIO:

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Paul Washer

Paul Washer became a believer while studying at the University of Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies and enrolled at Southwestern Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. After graduating, he moved to Peru and served there as a missionary for ten years, during which time he founded the HeartCry Missionary Society in order to support Peruvian church planters. HeartCry’s work now supports indigenous missionaries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Eurasia, and Latin America.

Paul now serves as one of the laborers with the HeartCry Missionary Society. He and his wife Charo have three children: Ian, Evan, and Rowan.