Free Romanian translation of Jeremy Walker’s “The Brokenhearted Evangelist” [ebook]

EVANGHELISTUL CU INIMA ZDROBITĂ

Autor: Jeremy WALKER

Cu o biblicitate lipsită de curaj, creștinii de astăzi afirmă adevărul scriptural privitor la evanghelizare și misiune, însă, așa cum ne amintește autorul cărţii, Jeremy Walker, “nu putem pretinde că știm şș credem adevărul despre oameni, suflete, Rai, Iad și mântuire dacă acesta nu ne face să fim diferiţi în felul în care gândim, simţim, ne rugăm, vorbim și acţionăm”.

Cum își dezvoltă creștinii acest simţ al urgenţei în a vedea pe păcătoși mântuiţi? Ce ne motivează în evanghelizare? Trebuie să avem caracterul evanghelistului cu inima zdrobită, a lui David în Psalmul 51, care recunoaște grozăvia păcatului lui, privește la Dumnezeu după iertare, apoi își recunoaște obligaţia incontestabilă de a învăţa căile lui Dumnezeu pe păcătoși.

Într-un stil angajant și cu căldură pastorală, Walker îi îndeamnă pe creștini să își exerseze această obligaţie și acest privilegiu de a învăţa pe păcătoși căile lui Dumnezeu. Autorul le oferă credincioșilor atât adevăr spiritual cât și călăuzire practică care să îi ajute în împlinirea acestei îndatoriri evanghelice necesare.

Jeremy Walker este pastor al Bisericii Baptiste Maidenbower din Crawley, Anglia, și co-autor al cărţii A Portrait of Paul: Identifying a True Minister of Christ.

[Source : Reformation Heritage Books]

Masculinity & the Priority of Love [Jeremy Walker]

Jeremy Walker:

If you were asked to identify the primary quality which defines a true man of God in his specific relation to a true woman of God – distinctively within the marriage relationship – what one-word answer might you give? What if the opposite question were asked: what single quality ought to characterise a woman of God in relation to her husband in particular?husbands

…the distinctive feature of masculinity in this relation to femininity is love. Leadership or headship may be implied, but the focus of the apostle is on the motive and nature of the husband’s relation to his wife. This love is neither physical lust nor romantic delight, and neither one can or will supply a lack of intelligent and principled love.

Pastor Jeremy Walker
Pastor Jeremy Walker

Let me briefly spell out several things about this love. Note first its character, for it is Christlike. As such, it must be principled, realistic, intelligent , sweet and – ultimately – sacrificial. Its great pattern is Christ’s coming for and dying for his church. This is not a matter of occasional spectacular demonstrations, though it may include them. It is not a notional knight in shining armour who, fortunately for the husband, never actually needs to make an appearance. It is to labour for the good of your wife regardless of the cost to yourself, a daily death of a thousand cuts to male selfishness and laziness.

Read “Masculinity and the Priority of Love”

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:

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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Available For Review: “Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness” by Jeremy Walker [Blog Tour]

Cross Focused Reviews:

Passing Through Pilgrim Life in the WildernessFor our first July blog tour, we’re pleased to offer Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness by Jeremy Walker (Reformation Heritage Books, 2015)…

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Date: July 6-19, 2015
  • Available Formats: Paperback (Continental US Only) & ebook (.mobi or .epub)
  • We ask that reviewers post to their personal website/blog and Amazon.com.

Sign up here.

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)

You may now watch the “Through the Eyes of Spurgeon” documentary free on YouTube [2 Hour Video]

The crowd-funded documentary on Spurgeon, that we’ve been keeping y’all up to date on, is now available to watch for free on YouTube [2 hours] (previously just Vimeo).

Through the Eyes of Spurgeon YOUTUBE

The lives of millions of Christians around the world have been changed through the ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. But how much do those of us who esteem him so highly really know about Charles Spurgeon, the man?

What were the events that shaped his life and made him the man who would be known as the Prince of Preachers? Through the Eyes of Spurgeon invites you to explore with us where and how Spurgeon lived, to follow his steps, to embrace the legacy he has left us.

Join us in seeing the world of Charles Spurgeon through his eyes. throughtheeyesofspurgeon.com


You may still obtain a digital download for $10.

comingsoonPlus, an extended edition is expected for those who pre ordered a DVD:

…pre orders will also include a new extended edition digital download!

This extended edition will be roughly 30 minutes longer than the regular and will contain lengthened interviews and other footage that is incredibly interesting, but just won’t be able to make the final 90ish minute cut.

Jeremy Walker’s “reluctant & brief” follow-up to his book “The New Calvinism Considered” in light of recent Driscoll happenings

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Driscoll has been among the most vociferous and voluble of those sailing under the flag of the New Calvinism. Toward the latter half of 2014, significant concerns and charges began to accumulate around him…

What do we make of all this? There are several things of which we must take account. The New Calvinism is far bigger and often better than Mark Driscoll, although he has epitomised or been connected with some of its biggest dangers, worst excesses and greatest failings as a movement. Visitors to the website are encouraged to make donations to help ‘support the ministry’, hosting and distributing past and promised future Bible teaching and resources, with a non-profit launch assured. But Mr Driscoll, though down, was not out. In December, he launched a new website with a very familiar design (and the Mars Hill name attached), a well-laundered resumé (containing nothing of the recent and well-attested allegations), and the vast majority of his preached and written material, all under the title ‘Pastor Mark Driscoll’.

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Mark Driscoll preaching during his series on the 10 Commandments at Mars Hill

We should avoid tarring all with the same brush, even if some have been spattered with the muck. None of us — myself included — are in possession of every relevant fact. Most of us are not in possession of many relevant facts. If we are to speak to a matter, we must speak to what is clear and evident, and avoid imputing evil without definite evidence.

Another thing to avoid is the kind of vindictiveness and viciousness that gloats in the downfall of another. No Christian should gleefully revel in someone else’s disgrace, even if you think you saw it coming. There may be a righteous sense of the vindication of God’s honour, but we do better to weep over another’s sin than wallow in our own pride.

So, what principles are enforced and what lessons should be learned from this situation?

  • We should learn the value of a robust ecclesiology
  • We should learn the importance of maintaining biblical standards for pastoral ministry
  • We should learn the necessity of real friends
  • We should learn the significance of true repentance
  • We should learn the blessing of doctrinal standards
  • We should learn the ugliness of celebrification
  • We should learn the worth of hearing our critics
  • Finally, we should learn the danger of our own circumstances

Read “Revisiting the New Calvinism”.

On episode #35 of our interview podcast we discussed this book with the author:

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Tomorrow’s Promise, Today’s Indulgence [Jeremy Walker]

christmas pudding flamingFrom Jeremy Walker at Reformation21:

Perhaps one of the reasons why the festive season is one of such excess and abandonment is because we indulge with the self-satisfying assurance that we will be sorting everything out tomorrow. So, whether it is food and drink, spending, or general laziness and laxity, we let it all hang out because tomorrow will be different.

We can do the same thing spiritually. We promise ourselves that tomorrow is the big day, the day when we will really begin to pray against a particular sin, wrestle against a particular temptation, address a particular habit. And what happens? First of all, our own sinful hearts will incline to one last fling, one last binge – after all, we will be taking ourselves in hand tomorrow. But more than that, Satan will begin to whisper. He will assure us that we might as well give in to temptation – after all, we can repent later and start over the day after. And how often does this happen?

Read the rest of this needed exhortation here.