One Thing I Did Right in Ministry… [Blog Series | Founders]

Don’t miss these helpful insights from the recent series on the Founders Blog:

One Thing I Did Right in Ministry…

“I started a Book Table”  (Tom Ascol)
“I waited on God” (Jeff Johnson)
“I did Expository Preaching” (Phil Newton)
“I started a Pastoral Internship” (Jeff Robinson)
“I centered on Christ” (Tom Hicks)
“Expository Preaching” (Steve Weaver)
“Kindness” (Fred Malone)
“I didn’t Lead Alone” (Scott Slayton)
“Pastoral Care” (Shawn Merithew)
“I Learned from my Failures” (Joe Thorn)

Sept. 24-25, 2015 “The Distinctives of Baptist Covenant Theology” Southern Baptist Founders Conf. SW. in Mansfield, TX. feat. Denault, J. Johnson + more

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The conference brochure may be download here:

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Featured Speakers:

Pascal Denault
Pascal Denault is the author of The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology. He is the pastor at St. Jerome Evangelical Church in St. Jerome, Quebec, Canada.

Jeff Johnson

Jeffrey D. Johnson is the author of The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant & Biblical TheologyThe Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant BaptismThe Church: Why Bother?, and Behind the Bible: A Primer in Textual Criticism. He is the pastor of preaching at Grace Bible Church in Conway, Arkansas where he resides with his  wife and two sons.

Schedule:

Thursday, Sept. 24th4

10:30 am Registration Opens

12:00 noon No Lunch

1:30 pm Devotional Psalm 32 | Jarrett Downs

3:00 pm What does it mean to be Baptist and Reformed | Fred Malone

4:30 pm Relationship of Covenant of Grace to the Old Covenant | Pascal Denault

5:45 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Hebrews 8 and the New Covenant | Jeff Johnson

Friday, Sept. 25th

7:30 am Prayer Meeting

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Relationship of Covenant of Grace to the New Covenant | Pascal Denault

10:30 am Registration Opens Contemporary Challenges | Jeff Johnson

12:00 noon Lunch

3:00 pm Panel Discussion on Covenant Theology & Q&A | Jason Montgomery

4:30 pm Implications of CovenantTheology | Jeff Johnson

5:45 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Galatians 4:21-31 | Pascal Denault


Announcements:

1. SOLID GROUND CHRISTIAN BOOKS will again be represented at our conference this year. Michael Gaydosh will be bringing many wonderful Reformed books for your perusal. Be sure to come prepared to take home some of these great books that will be for sale!

2. REGISTRATION: A. Modes: To register for our upcoming conference, please mail the filled out registration form to: Heritage Baptist Church, 201 East Broad St., Mansfield, TX 76063 or register online. The option to pay by Paypal is also available.

B.Deadlines: Save $5.00 off general or student registration if you register on or before September 5. If you are requesting to stay in a home, please submit your registration by September 5- first come, first served basis.

C. Contact: If you have any questions about digital notebooks, registration, lodging orany other matter, please contact: Cindy Cason at hbcmansfield@gmail.com; 817-453-5580.

D. Fees: Early Registration-1 person: $75.00 on or before 9/05 Registration after 9/05-1 person: $80.00

Student Registration (early)- $30.00 Student Registration after 9/05-$35.00

Early Registration Family Cap: $105.00 Registration after 9/05 Family Cap:$110.00

Each Additional Attender: $10.00 Children under age 5-free

The added attendees will not receive notebooks and the children will not receive nametags. Additional notebooks may be purchased at registration desk at the cost of printing.

3. OFFERING : If you are able to give a little extra, there will be an offering Friday evening during the service to help offset expenses and keep registration prices low.

Interview #93 – Austin Walker – The Excellent Benjamin Keach [Audio Podcast]

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Pastor Austin Walker
Pastor Austin Walker

[Benjamin Keach] was a good man, he was a godly man, he was a spiritual-minded man, he was a gospel man, he was a preacher and a defender of the faith. He didn’t  wilt, he didn’t give way, he didn’t flinch, he remained faithful unto death. He was like Bunyan’s Pilgrim in that regard.

On episode 93 of our interview podcast we have Pastor Austin Walker on to tell us all about his book The Excellent Benjamin Keach.

TOPICS:

  • Getting to know Pastor Austin Walker
  • What led to the writing of this book?
  • Who was Benjamin Keach?
  • What did he contribute to Particular Baptist life?
  • What controversies was he involved in?
  • Why is the year 1689 so important?
  • + more

LISTEN:

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Upcoming Book: “The Absurdity of Unbelief” by Jeff Johnson

Keith Throop:

…[M]y blog partner, Jeff Johnson, announced on Facebook that he is almost finished with his book on apologetics. The text of his post says, “Getting close to finishing an apologetic book The Absurdity of Unbelief. Right at 90,000 words, which is about the same size as The Fatal Flaw.”

Having had some lengthy discussions with Jeff about apologetics, as well as about his work on this book, I have to say that I can’t wait to read it. Following are a few pictures Jeff has posted that show the cover of the book and its contents. He has told me that the graphic for the cover is only a mock draft….

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I will be sure to keep you all posted about the progress of the book and when you will be able to purchase it. It helps to have an inside track here! Thanks Jeff!

See the original post which includes the book’s table of contents.

Out Now: ‘Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology’ [RBAP]

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Per Richard Barcellos, RBAP should be getting their copies around the 10th and will be selling them for around $10 less.


Here is the Table of Contents: 

Preface – Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.

Introduction – James M. Renihan, Ph.D.

 

Historical

 1. A Brief Overview of Seventeenth-Century Reformed Orthodox Federalism – Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.

2. Covenant Theology in the First and Second London Confessions of Faith – James M. Renihan, Ph.D.

3. By Farther Steps: A Seventeenth-Century Particular Baptist Covenant Theology – Pascal Denault, Th.M.

4. The Puritan Argument for the Immersion of Believers: How Seventeenth-Century Baptists Utilized the Regulative Principle of Worship – G. Stephen Weaver, Jr., Ph. D.

5. The Antipaedobaptism of John Tombes – Michael T. Renihan, Ph.D.

6. The Abrahamic Covenant in the Thought of John Tombes – Michael T. Renihan, Ph.D.

7. John Owen on the Mosaic Covenant – Thomas E. Hicks, Jr., Ph.D.

8. A ‘Novel’ Approach to Credobaptist and Paedobaptist Polemics – Jeffrey A. Massey

 

Biblical

 9. The Fatal Flaw of Infant Baptism: The Dichotomous Nature of the Abrahamic Covenant – Jeffrey D. Johnson

10. The Difference Between the Old and New Covenants: John Owen on Hebrews 8:6 –  John Owen

11. The Newness of the New Covenant (Part 1) – James R. White, Th.D.

12. The Newness of the New Covenant (Part 2) – James R. White, Th.D.

13. Acts 2:39 in its Context: An Exegetical Summary of Acts 2:39 and Paedobaptism (Part 1) – Jamin Hübner

14. Acts 2:39 in its Context: Case Studies in Paedobaptist Interpretations of Acts 2:39 (Part 2) – Jamin Hübner

15. An Exegetical Appraisal of Colossians 2:11-12 – Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.

 

Biblical-Theological

 16. Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology and Biblical Theology – Micah and Samuel Renihan

 

Scripture Index

Name and Subject Index

Samples: Preface |  Intro | Chapter 1 | Chapter 10

Paperback: 532 pages

Interview #46 – Jeff Johnson – The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant & Biblical Theology

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On episode 46 of our interview podcast, we interview Jeff Johnson on his newest book “The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant & Biblical Theology”. We ask questions such as:

  • How do Covenant and Biblical Theology relate?
  • Should we read this or The Fatal Flaw first?
  • Why is Abraham so important in this discussion?
  • Is the Mosaic Covenant “A” or “THE” Covenant of Works?
  • Who has better hair, Barcellos or Denault?
  • + more

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The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant and Biblical Theology [Hardback]

by Jeffrey D. Johnson (Author) , Tom Nettles (Foreword)

[Solid Ground $18.95 | Publisher $20 | Amazon $22 (not Prime)]

 

Links Mentioned:

Post-Interview Music:

The dichotomous nature of the Davidic covenant [The Kingdom of God book snippet]

From Jeff Johnson’s “The Kingdom of God – A Baptist Expression of Covenant & Biblical Theology”:

Our effort to understand the dichotomous nature of the Abrahamic covenant may be helped by observing a similar dichotomy  in the Davidic covenant. Was the Davidic covenant a covenant of works or of grace? That is to say, was the promise to David  conditional or unconditional? The answer depends upon who is asked. If we asked King David, he would respond by saying that the promise of an eternal kingship was unconditional. Yet if we asked any of David’s children, they would have to answer by saying that they had been given a legal condition to obey…

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June 9-15, 2014 “Calling & Cultivation” RBS Winter Module in Sacramento, CA – Feat. Michael Haykin, Jeff Johnson & Robert Briggs

Reformed Baptist Seminary:

You’re invited to a Summer Module entitled “Calling & Cultivation.” Immanuel Baptist Church of Sacramento, California, will host the module June 9 thru 15. Pastors Jeff Johnson and Robert Briggs will address the subject of a “call to ministry,” as well as the cultivation of godliness at the level of a man’s personal character, marriage and family, and his public ministry. Dr Michael Haykin will serve as a guest lecturer and speak the final day on the personal piety of 18th century Calvinist Baptists. 

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Join us for a time of rich fellowship, biblical instruction, and Christ-centered exhortation. For the module registration form, lecture schedule, and course syllabus, click here.

[Hardback] Out Now: The Kingdom of God – A Baptist Expression of Covenant & Biblical Theology [Jeff Johnson]

Looks like this book that we’ve been telling you about came out a little earlier than expected:

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The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant and Biblical Theology [Hardback]

by Jeffrey D. Johnson (Author) , Tom Nettles (Foreword)

[Solid Ground $18.95 | Publisher $20 | Amazon $22 (not Prime)]

use code “1689” for 20% off! [from publisher only]

Update 11:52 CST from 1689Federalism.com newsletter:

The much anticipated follow-up to Jeffrey D. Johnson’s The Fatal Flaw in the Theology of Infant Baptism is now available at Free Grace Press. The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant and Biblical Theology expands upon the insights Johnson introduced in his first book. Part 1 unpacks the dichotomous nature of the Abrahamic Covenant and how it relates to the rest of covenant theology. Part 2 recounts the march of the Kingdom of God throughout redemptive history.

 

This unique contribution will drive us into the Word to better understand God’s dealings with men throughout history. As Michael Horton said, “A stimulating line of argument. So much to engage with!”

Check out the rest of the newblast from today for an excerpt, here is one paragraph from it:

…once the promise seed of Abraham was born with the birth of Christ, it was no longer necessary to keep the genealogical line of Abraham alive. Therefore, the dreadful curses of the Abrahamic and Mosaic Covenant were unleashed upon Israel in full. The kingdom that was promised to them, would be given to the Gentiles (Matt. 8:11-12; 21:43), and the curses of the covenant would be executed upon Israel. As Christ boldly pronounced: “Behold, your house (racial lineage) is left unto you desolate” (Matt.23:38).40 And, as the author of Hebrews claimed: “[B]ecause they continued not in my covenant…I regarded them not, saith the Lord” (Heb. 8:9). Therefore, Paul stated that the “wrath [of God has] come upon them [the Jews] to the uttermost” (1 Thess. 2:16).

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Two Kingdoms, Was the American Revolution Biblical?, Christian Patriotism [Keith Throop & Jeff Johnson]

Speaking of Two Kingdom Theology, here are some post from Pastor Jeff Johnson and Pastor Keith Throop, of Reformed Baptist Blog, thinking through some applications of this theology (which we will get more into on next week’s podcast):

Giving Uncle Sam His Due:

…In summary, let us seek to be good citizens of heaven and good visiting residents of this world. Although we are just passing through as sojourners, we still have commitments and responsibilities to maintain. Therefore, let us render to Uncle Sam the things that belong to Uncle Sam and render to God the things that belong to God.

The American Revolution: Was it Biblical? [18 min. readout]:

…we could add other Scriptural examples of civil disobedience, such as the Hebrew midwives in ancient Egypt (Exod. 1:15-21) or Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah in ancient Babylon (otherwise known as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, Dan. 3:8-18), or Daniel in Persia (Dan. 6:1-23). But the point is that in none of these cases is overthrow of the government involved. They disobeyed only at those points where the governing authority expressly required them to disobey God…

A Memorial Day Reflection on Christian Patriotism:

…I pledge my allegiance to my earthly country under God and gladly serve my country as I am able and insofar as it does not conflict with my primary allegiance to God. This is why, when the Lord saved me while I was serving in the United States Navy, I saw no conflict between that service and my devotion to Him…

Any others, that would fit our site scope, that we may of missed?

Available Mar. 3, 2014: Jeff Johnson’s The Kingdom of God – A Baptist Expression of Covenant & Biblical Theology [Book]

By Jeffrey D. Johnson – 268 Pages

[Available March 3rd, 2014]

Is there a central plot to the Bible? And if so, why is the Bible divided into two different testaments? Moreover, how do these two testaments relate to each other? No doubt, it can be overwhelming to traverse the various covenants of the Bible. And it can be difficult to understand the unity and diversity of the Old and New Testaments. The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Biblical & Covenant Theology explains why the maze of the Old and New Testaments cannot be properly navigated or understood without a knowledge of the dual (law and gospel) nature of the Abrahamic Covenant. For the law of the Old Covenant and the grace of the New Covenant flow out of the Abrahamic Covenant and are wonderfully reunited in the gospel of Jesus Christ. In other words, out of the earlier dichotomy comes the later unity of the gospel message.

 

“On the many books that exist on covenant theology, rareare those that are accessible to neophytes while at the same time instructing the well read student on the subject. This one does both. If Jeffrey Johnson’s first book, The Fatal Flaw, explained what Baptist covenant theology is not, The Kingdom of God explains what it is. In my view, the most important contribution of this work is to bring us the history of salvation through all the biblical covenants in a Reformed Baptist perspective. The deeper treatment that Jeffrey Johnson gives to the Abrahamic Covenant in this work is one of the clearest statements I have read. After you finish reading it, you will have a clearer view of the big picture of the kingdom of God.” 

 – Pascal Denault author of The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology 

 

More here

*UPDATE 2/11/2014 ADDED PHOTO OF ENDORSEMENTS

Jan 27-30, 2014 “Calling & Cultivation” RBS Winter Module in Sacramento, CA – Feat. Michael Haykin, Jeff Johnson & Robert Briggs

Reformed Baptist Seminary:

You’re invited to a Winter Module entitled “Calling & Cultivation.” Immanuel Baptist Church of Sacramento, California, will host the module January 27 through 30. Pastors Jeff Johnson and Robert Briggs will address the subject of a “call to ministry” as well as the cultivation of godliness at the level of a man’s personal character, marriage and family, and his public ministry. Dr Michael Haykin will serve as a guest lecturer and lecture the final day on the personal piety of 18th century Calvinist Baptists.

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Join us for a time of rich fellowship, biblical instruction, and Christ-centered exhortation. For the course registration form, lecture schedule, and syllabus, click on the links below.

2014 Winter Module Registration Form [pdf]

2014 Winter Module Lecture Schedule [pdf]:

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Interview #23: Jordan Cooper [Lutheran] & Jeff Johnson [1689’r] – Means of Grace & Assurance of Faith [Tabletalk]

PodcastPromo023 On episode 23 of our podcast, we change things up a bit… we have a “Table-talk” on the means of grace & assurance of faith with Jordan Cooper (Lutheran) & Jeff Johnson (Reformed Baptist).  After that, we talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines.

Books & Sites Mentioned:

Headlines Mentioned:

Sponsor:

Credopedia.org – A wiki dedicated to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, commonly called the 1689, and theology in accordance with the doctrines contained therein.