Radio interview w/ Mike Gaydosh on new/revived books [SGCB] & Geoff Thomas on Rom. 8:28 [Iron Sharpens Iron]

From a recently posted Iron Sharpens Iron Radio from June 22, 2016 with Chris Arnzen:

Mike Gaydosh of Solid Ground Christian Books
Mike Gaydosh

“MORE of the BEST of CHRISTIAN BOOKS in Print…OR BACK in Print”
with guest
MICHAEL GAYDOSH,
Founder of
SOLID GROUND CHRISTIAN BOOKS

*PLUS*
“ROMANS 8:28: The CHRISTIAN’s ANCHOR in the MIDST of STORMS”

Pastor Geoffrey Thomas
Pastor Geoffrey Thomas

with guest
GEOFF THOMAS,
Author, Conference Speaker, & Pastor Emeritus of
ALFRED PLACE BAPTIST CHURCH, ABERYSTWYTH, WALES

2 hour audio:

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FREE eBook: “How do I Kill Remaining Sin?” by Geoffrey Thomas + other Cultivating Biblical Godliness Series for 99¢

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These booklets treat matters that are vital to Christian experience, and each contribution aims to address a wide variety of people and circumstances at a fundamental and introductory level. This includes teaching people what to believe in order to practice personal holiness as well as specific directions on how to cultivate biblical godliness in relation to issues that are common to God’s people. The distinctive feature of this series is its experiential tone. While some booklet series aim to enlighten the mind, these booklets aim to warm the affections as well. The goal is to promote communion with the triune God and to transform the entire person in thought, speech, and behavior.

How do I Kill Remaining SinHow do I Kill Remaining Sin? – FREE

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Are you dying? If not, then you have not yet begun to live. The Bible teaches us that when God forgives a person by the death of Jesus Christ, He starts a process in him of dying daily—putting his sinful habits to death as he lives in union with Christ. Though being born again brings fundamental changes in a person’s soul, every Christian has sin remaining in him. Pastor Geoffrey Thomas explains how Christians can fight and conquer sin in their lives by the grace of Christ so that they grow to be more like Jesus, living wholeheartedly for the Lord one day at a time…

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More in the Series:

1. How Should Men Lead Their Families? – Joel R. Beeke (Sale Price: $0.99)

2. How Do Preaching and Corporate Prayer Work Together? – Ryan M. McGraw (Sale Price: $0.99)

3. How Should Teens Read the Bible? –  Joel R. Beeke (Sale Price: $0.99)

4. How Should We Develop Biblical Friendship? – Joel R. Beeke and Michael Haykin (Sale Price: $0.99)

5. What Does It Mean to Love God? – Maurice Roberts (Sale Price: $0.99)

6. What Is a Christian? –  Ryan McGraw (Sale Price: $0.99)

7. What Is Experiential Calvinism? – Ian Hamilton (Sale Price: $0.99)

8. Why Should I Fast? – Daniel R. Hyde (Sale Price: $0.99)

9. Why Should You Deny Yourself? – Ryan M. McGraw (Sale Price: $0.99)

DEAL: $2.99/£1.99 “The Holy Spirit” by Geoffrey Thomas [Kindle]

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit
by Geoffrey Thomas

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Geoff ThomasThe Holy Spirit is often treated as either a dry doctrine for our mouths to recite or raw power to ignite our emotions. Geoff Thomas shows us that the Holy Spirit is both infinitely glorious and intensely personal. Neither a theory nor a force, the Spirit is God and acts as our God in gathering a people to Himself. This book follows the scriptural revelation of the Spirit from Genesis to Pentecost to today, covering such topics as His personality and Deity, His inspiration and anointing in the Old Testament, His conviction and regeneration, the spiritual gifts, putting to death sinful deeds by the Spirit, His sealing, and spiritual revival. It will help believers to know how much the Spirit of God loves them, and will help them to love the Spirit with all their hearts—and with Him, the whole Triune God. It may also help unbelievers to begin to thirst for the living water which they desperately need.

Table of Contents:

  1. The Holy Spirit: the Infinite Personal God
  2. The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
  3. The Inspiration of Old Testament Prophets
  4. The Anointing Spirit of God
  5. Blaspheming of the Holy Spirit
  6. Asking for the Holy Spirit
  7. Spirit Birthing Spirit
  8. The Father Sends the Counselor
  9. The Spirit Convicts the World of Its Guilt
  10. Preparing for Pentecost
  11. What Happened at Pentecost
  12. The Preaching of Pentecost
  13. Did You Receive the Holy Spirit?
  14. The Spirit Buries Our Misdeeds and Intercedes for Us
  15. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  16. The Most Excellent Way of Love
  17. The Sealing of the Holy Spirit
  18. The Love of the Holy Spirit
  19. The Holy Spirit and Revival
  20. The Authority of the Holy Spirit
  21. The Spirit and Ministry

Details:

Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books (December 27, 2011)
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Lending: Enabled

Aug. 20-22, 2015 “The Beauty & Glory of the Word of God” Puritan Reformed Conf. feat. Geoffrey Thomas, Ronald Kalifungwa + more in Grand Rapids, MI

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Would you consider joining us for the 2015 Puritan Reformed conference? This year’s theme is the beauty and glory of the Word of God. We believe this to be a topic of great importance for our day. In fact, our only external means of divine supernatural illumination is the Word of God, itself. To neglect it or to relegate it to a secondary importance, either in the church or in the home, is at best disobedience and at worst the path to destruction and death.

It is our hope and prayer that throughout this conference each attendee, speaker, and conference worker will be able to say with C.H. Spurgeon, “To me the Bible is not God, but it is God’s voice, and I do not hear it without awe.”

In addition to several PRTS faculty and a Free Reformed pastor who also serves as a Board member, this year’s speaker lineup includes two well-known overseas speakers: Dr. Geoff Thomas, a dear friend who is in his 50th year of pastoring his church in Wales, and Rev. Ronald Kalifungwa, another great friend and very gifted preacher who pastors a large Reformed church in Zambia, Africa. (The church of last year’s speaker from Zambia, Dr. Conrad Mbewe, is a daughter church of Pastor Kalifungwa’s.) Both of these men are sought after international speakers, whose messages are deeply appreciated by believers wherever they speak around the world. You won’t want to miss his year’s conference as it informs your mind, and moves your heart and hands in a variety of ways related to Scripture’s beauty and glory…

Speakers: Michael Barrett, Joel Beeke, Gerald Bilkes, Ronald Kalifungwa, David Murray, Jack Schoeman, Geoff Thomas, and William VanDoodewaard.

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Church History at Bulkington [UK Events] Feb-Apr 2015 Feat. Austin Walker, Geoff Thomas + more

Bulkington 2015

The dates, subjects and speakers for this years Church History Lectures at Bulkington:

7:30pm Monday 16th February 2015
The Legacy of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Speaker: Geoff Thomas

7:30pm Monday 23rd March 2015
George Whitefield & The Evangelical Revival
Speaker: Andrew Davies

7:30pm Monday 20th April 2015
How Pure is the Church? Augustine & the Donatists.
Speaker: Austin Walker

For directions and further details visit:
www.bulkingtoncongregational.org

Listen to previous lectures.

Apr. 13-16, 2015 “The Sufferings of this Present Time” Banner’s Ministers’ Conf. feat. Gary Brady, Geoff Thomas + more at the University of Leicester, UK

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A minister’s calling brings him into a dimension of suffering that is uniquely bound up with the ministry of the gospel. For Christ, it meant his being the Suffering Servant. For those he calls into service, the same will be true. This dimension of ministerial suffering is clearly borne out by the testimony and counsel of Paul in his letters.

Suffering is arguably the biggest issue people face in life, and because so much bad theology has been developed to address its existence, it is essential that pastors work to acquire a well-formed biblical theology of suffering. This is exactly what this year’s conference aims to address, and it is hoped that all who attend will return to their congregations with renewed confidence in the all-surpassing goodness of God, equipped to minister to those within and without their churches whose suffering raises, for them, questions about the nature of God at the profoundest level.

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What?

The Banner Leicester Ministers’ Conference is arranged for men who are (or who have been) in pastoral charges, or who are theological students at present in training for the ministry, and for men who are serving in missionary work at home or overseas.

When?

Monday 13 April – Thursday 16 April 2015.

Where?

University of Leicester, Stamford Court (formerly Gilbert Murray Hall), Manor Road, Leicester LE2 2LH.

Who?

Speakers:
Gary Brady
Kevin DeYoung
Stuart Olyott
Michael Reeves
Alan Davey
Jeff Kingswood
Geoff Thomas

See the full schedule, registration info, and more.

Was Adam a historical figure? Geoff Thomas answers [Audio]

Geoff ThomasGeoff Thomas:

Should we believe that Adam was a real historical figure, that he was the actual federal head of all mankind, the first man who fell into sin, who defied God’s prohibition not to eat the fruit of one tree? So let’s begin by examining this question.

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Outline:

  1. How did the Apostle Paul consider Adam?
  2. There are other places where Adam is referred to.
  3. What if the beginning of Scripture is erroneous?
  4. Can we re-interpret Adam as a figure standing for ‘Everyman’?
  5. What about Lucy?
  6. What the historical Adam gives us.
    1. IT GIVES US TRUTH AT THE BEGINNING OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
    2. THE HISTORICAL ADAM EXPLAINS WHY THE HUMAN RACE IS OFTEN IN THE SAD CONDITION IT IS IN.
    3. THE HISTORICAL ADAM AND EVE EXPLAIN TO US THE BIBLICAL POSITION ON THE DIFFERENT ROLES AND RELATIONSHIPS OF A HUSBAND AND A WIFE.
    4. THE HISTORIC ADAM PREPARES AND INTRODUCES US TO THE HISTORIC CHRIST.
    5. THE HISTORICAL ADAM HELPS US IN MISSION AND EVANGELISM.
    6. THE HISTORIC ADAM ENCOURAGES US TO HOPE IN OUR RESURRECTION BODIES.

Here is the sermon transcript and audio [50 min. mp3]:

Geoff Thomas’ ‘The Prayer of Daniel’ & ‘Lessons from the Lord’s Prayer’ sermons [TEXT] from the 2014 UK Banner of Truth Borders Conf.

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Geoff ThomasHere are both of Geoff Thomas‘ addresses given at the Banner of Truth Borders Conference in Carlisle, Cumbria on November 7 & 8, 2014. The conference theme was ‘Teach us to pray’.

The Prayer of Daniel:

…Daniel proceeded to pray one of the most complete and extraordinary prayers found in the Scriptures. It is recorded for us in Daniel chapter 9…

 

Why is this such a perfect prayer?

 

  1. it begins and continues in a spirit of worship
  2. there is no attempt to blame others for the misery they are in
  3. Daniel is concerned for the honour of God’s Name

Lessons from the Lord’s Prayer:

  1. You must become God’s children
  2. How we talk with God
    1. HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME.
    2. MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME.
    3. GIVE US EACH DAY OUR DAILY BREAD.
    4. FORGIVE US OUR SINS.
    5. LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION.

eBook Deal: $2.99/£1.93 “Beauty & Glory” Series Sale [Reformation Heritage Books]

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Enjoy the spiritual feast served in these books, which are a compilation of the addresses given at the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary’s conference from 2010-2013.

[Note: These contain several contributions by fellow 1689’rs]


 

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Enjoy the spiritual feast served in The Beauty and Glory of Christ, a compilation of the addresses given at the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary’s annual conference in August 2010 at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Each essay sets before readers the unsearchable riches of the Lord Jesus Christ, the hope of our glory and the glory of our hope. Topics include Christ’s beauty prophesied and typified in Isaiah and Song of Solomon; Christ’s glory in His incarnation, earthly ministry, and death on the cross; Christ in historical theology and everyday life; and Christ’s glorious exaltation in His resurrection and in His triumph in the book of Revelation.

Contributors include David Murray, Iain Campbell, Richard Phillips, Gerald Bilkes, David Carmichael, Albert Martin, Joel Beeke, William VanDoodewaard, Ray Pennings, and James Grier.


 

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The essays in The Beauty and Glory of the Father call us to stand in wonder of the First Person of the Trinity. Through an assortment of studies, readers are challenged to recognize the Father’s glory displayed in His Son, to adore His beautiful attributes, to know Him as a Savior, and to rest in His loving hands. This book, along with The Beauty and Glory of Christ and The Beauty and Glory of the Holy Spirit, reinforces the ongoing necessity of cultivating a Trinitarian piety.

Contributors include Joel Beeke, Bart Elshout, Jerry Bilkes, Ryan McGraw, David Murray, Burk Parsons, Paul Smalley, Derek Thomas, and William VanDoodewaard.


 

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The essays in The Beauty and Glory of the Holy Spiritboth exalt and revel in the third person of the Trinity. Through an assortment of studies – categorized according to their biblical, doctrinal, historical, or pastoral focus – this book sets before readers the inestimable ministry of the blessed Holy Spirit.

Contributors include David Murray, Geoffrey Thomas, John Thackway, Malcolm Watts, Gerald Bilkes, Michael Barrett, John Carrick, George Knight, Morton Smith, Ian Hamilton, William Shishko, William VanDoodewaard, Joel R. Beeke, Joseph Morecraft, Ryan McGraw, and Joseph Pipa.


 

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When the seed of life is sown in their hearts, God’s people grow up beautifully and gloriously. Taking up this botanical analogy, The Beauty and Glory of Christian Living opens by discussing the divine roots of the Christian life in being united to Christ in faith, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit, becoming spiritually minded, and living by the means of grace. It then explores how our Christian lives branch out to influence our families, our workplaces, and the world. Finally, a series of chapters deal with weathering the storms of life, when we are pelted with affliction, sexual temptation, negative thought patterns, hard times, sickness, and death. In all of this, we see a faithful God who causes His people to flourish for His glory.

Contributors include Michael Barrett, Ian Hamilton, John Tweeddale, Joel Beeke, William VanDoodewaard, Brian Najapfour, Josh Dear, Gerald Bilkes, Brian Croft, and David Murray.

[Audio] Geoffrey Thomas interviewed on the Janet Mefferd Show about his newest booklet ‘How Do I Kill Remaining Sin?’

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Geoff ThomasFrom the  Sept. 10th, 2014, hour 2 of The Janet Mefferd Radio Show:

Janet interviews Geoffrey Thomas, pastor of Alfred Place Baptist Church in Wales about his new book, “How Do I Kill Remaining Sin?”

Here is the audio [MP3 – 1st 19 minutes]:


 

How do I Kill Remaining Sin

How Do I Kill Remaining Sin?

by Geoffrey Thomas

[$3 Amazon | $2.99 Kindle$2.25 RHB | $1.99 eBook]

from  The Cultivating Biblical Godliness Series [Editors Joel R. Beeke & Ryan M. Mcgraw]

The Immutability of God [Geoff Thomas]

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Geoff ThomasFrom the Intro:

We live in a world of change. The weather and the seasons change; the moon waxes and wanes; the planets change their positions in the sky. The public concept of morality has changed. It is no longer shocking to live together before marriage. Fashions change; postmen wear shorts. Hairstyles change, popular music changes, the foods we eat have changed. We had a former student visit us last week-end. He hadn’t been to Aberystwyth for 35 years. ‘Aberystwyth has changed,’ he said. The university buildings on the hill have changed, as well as the hospital in the town. After the great storm six months ago how the promenade has changed. The harbour has changed greatly from 35 years ago. Town landmarks like Seilo and Tabernacle and Woolworths have disappeared. Aberystwyth has changed, and all of us are changing. We are growing older and our hair is whiter, and our eyesight is poorer, and our hearing weaker and we walk more slowly and our shoulders are rounder. We sing in the hymn ‘Abide with me’ those words, ‘Change and decay in all around I see.’

 

But God is perpetually the same. He never changes. His being, and nature, and perfections can’t be altered. Nothing can be added to the infinite God and nothing can be taken from him. What God is today he always was. What God is today he shall always be. He is immutable; that is his state, and he is eternal; that is the measure of his state. It is essential that God is unchangeable. Without it he could not be God. This is one of the excellencies of God which distinguishes him from all his creatures. It distinguishes him from the angels. Yes, they are as sinless as he is, but they are not omnipotent and there was a time when they were not. They began; they changed from nothingness to something; God never began. He is from eternity to eternity, changeless in his attributes and purposes and character. He is everlastingly, ‘the Father of lights with whom there is no varableness, neither shadow of turning’ (James 1:17)…

Outline:

  1. IN WHAT DIVINE PERFECTIONS DOES GOD REMAIN THE SAME?
    1. God is the same in his being.
    2. God is the same in his attributes.
    3. God is the same in his plans.
    4. God is the same in his promises.
  2. WHAT OF THE BIBLE TELLING US THAT ‘GOD CHANGED HIS MIND’?
    1. First, I am referring to Jonah chapters 3 and 4
    2. Second, I am referring to the death of Hezekiah.
  3. SO JACOB’S DESCENDANTS WILL NOT BE DESTROYED.
    1. Jacob was an elect son of God.
    2. Jacob had great privileges.
    3. Jacob passed through special trials.
    4. Jacob was not a perfect man.
    5. Jacob was a man of prayer.

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Podcast on the ‘Cultivating Biblical Godliness’ Series [Audio]

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Dr. Ryan McGraw, one of the editors of the Cultivating Biblical Godliness Series, was on the latest episode of Confessing Our Hope: The Podcast of Greenville Seminary.

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This series includes a book we’ve told you about in the past, How Do I Kill Remaining Sin? by Geoffrey Thomas.

In the interview we learn more about the series (including the Geoffrey Thomas’ book), that the series is going to expand, and  that it will include a work on repentance by Pastor Jeremy Walker. Check out Episode #66 – Cultivating Biblical Godliness [mp3]:

Book snippet from ‘How Do I Kill Remaining Sin?’ by Geoffrey Thomas

How do I Kill Remaining SinReformation Heritage Books blog posted, “Every Christian has to Deal with the Presence of the Flesh, Part 1” [5 min. readout]:

God could have removed sin completely from us when He regenerated us. He did much for us at that time, far above all that we asked or even thought!…

& Every Christian has to Deal with the Presence of the Flesh, Part 2 [3 min. readout]:

…You will sympathize when a new Christian says to you one day, “Before I was a Christian, in some ways, things seemed easier. Now I find I’ve got new problems; I find myself at war with myself.” You should say, “Praise the Lord!” You should be glad to hear that, because that is how it should be. That is the mark of the activity of the Holy Spirit in a Christian’s life. He challenges the corrupt patterns of our lives that went unchallenged before we were born of the Spirit. Of course, life had to be easier psychologically before our conversions. There was no indwelling Spirit. We could sing, “I did it my way.” There was no pressure on us from God the Holy Spirit to change our sinful attitudes and ways. Once we are “born from above” (John 3:7, KJV marginal note), immediately our flesh no longer has its way, and it lashes out and kicks against us. We do have new problems, for now the Spirit commences an internal war against sin.

 

The Conversion, Writing, Imprisonment, & Lasting Impact of John Bunyan [Geoffrey Thomas]

First off, go visit UnionTheology.org and see some wonderful layout and design:

bg-heading-historical.eas5isl4de7nmyhjThen, check out this particular portion from their historical resources:

Geoff Thomas introduces us to the life and work of the Puritan John Bunyan; his conversion, writing, imprisonment, and lasting impact.  

A snippet to whet your appetite:

Geoff ThomasBunyan ended his days as a reformer, disaffiliated from the civil and religious establishment along with his closest ministerial friend, John Own, whose pulpit he often occupied. Like Owen, Bunyan was not involved in plots to overthrow the government. The weapons of his warfare were spiritual and mighty through God to pull down the vastest strongholds…

 

Bunyan is encouraging us to think that if we preach we can write, and that we must preach plainly and directly with pastoral concern and biblical integrity. He is telling us that life is a pilgrimage and we are not to ever seek for an alternative to that journey. Bunyan urges us to concentrate on basics and to be prepared to suffer for our Lord as he gave his life for us.

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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.

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