Nov. 17-19, 2015 Rocky Mountain Conf. “Reformed Baptist Missions” feat. G. Taylor, M. Chanski, Elliot, Selph, T. Johnson + more in Boulder, CO [Reformed Baptist Network]

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The Reformed Baptist Church of Northern Colorado would like to welcome you to come to the first Rocky Mountain Conference on Reformed Baptist Missions in Boulder, Colorado. The purpose of our gathering is to generate excitement over what the Lord is doing in missions, both at home and abroad, as well as to spend significant time discussing the future of mutual cooperation in some to yet-to-be-determined capacity.

Tuesday Nov. 17th and Wednesday Nov. 18th will be filled with speakers including Mark Chanski, Gordon Taylor, Jon Hueni, Sam Masters, Trevor Johnson, and Robert Elliot. The topics will include church planting (home missions), foreign missionaries, and sermons to encourage us in these endeavors. Thursday morning Nov. 19th will be a guided but open-ended discussion, devoted to exploring the future prospects of a network of Reformed Baptist Churches for mutual edification and cooperation in home and foreign missions and perhaps other things as well.

Brochure:

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Reformed Baptist Network is a new effort for encouraging cooperation and communication among Reformed Baptists in North America.

Biblical Typology [Mark Chanski | RBS | VIDEO]

Reformed Baptist Seminary:

Pastor Mark Chanski
Pastor Mark Chanski

What is typology? What are some examples of types in the Bible? What are the biblical principles to guide the interpreter in discerning and expounding biblical types? Pastor Mark Chanski, professor of Hermeneutics for Reformed Baptist Seminary, addresses these and other questions in the lecture below. If you’d like to audit the entire class, click here.

58 minute video:

 

Stare Your Worst Fears Right In The Eye [Mark Chanski] an excerpt from Womanly Dominion

Womanly Dominion: More Than A Gentle & Quiet Spirit
Womanly Dominion:
More Than A Gentle & Quiet Spirit

An excerpt from Womanly Dominion: More than a Gentle and Quiet Spirit, by Mark Chanski:

Psalm 46 calls for a courageous facing of our worst fears. It summons us to face head on the possibility of the total destruction of our prosperous way of life, to stare down the worst-case scenario.

 

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. (Psalm 46: 1-3).

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The Hermeneutics of the Emergent Church – Mark Chanski [Video]

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[Fall 2008] Pastor Mark Chanski examines the post-modern thinking evidenced in the hermeneutics of some leaders within the so-called emergent church movement.

Watch the 68 minute video [Note: The video will begin after two minutes and continue for the rest of the lecture. The first two minutes is audio only.]:

Pastor Mark Chanski has labored as a full-time Pastor since 1986 in churches in Ohio and Michigan. He has been Pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Holland, Michigan, since 1994. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornerstone University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He also serves as a professor of biblical studies for Reformed Baptist Seminary and teaches the seminary’s course on hermeneutics (i.e., the science of interpretation).

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Building Tomorrow’s Church Lecture 2009-2012 Audio Archive

 

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Last week we interviewed David Giarrizo, coordinator of the Building Tomorrow’s Church – Reformed Baptist Young Adults Conference, during the interview he mentioned that the lectures and sermons from previous conferences could be found online. Well, I found them, so for your listening pleasure here are the links, and be sure to visit the conference website and consider attending the conference!

BTC 2009

Conference Introduction – various speakers

The Basis For Godly LivingPastor Robert Briggs

Minstering Your GiftsEarl M. Blackburn

Manifesting Your GracesEarl M. Blackburn

The Character Of Godly Living – Pastor Robert Briggs

BTC 2010

The Church & Missions: Introduction – various speakers

The Mission is God’s – Don Donnell

Lets Get Out Of Our Hideout Raymond Perron

Becoming A Radicalized Disciple Don Donnell

Proclaiming The Gospel In A Secular CultureRaymond Perron

BTC 2010 Q&A various speakers

BTC 2011

Introduction – various speakers

Masculine Godliness, Pt. 1David Dykstra

Masculine Godliness, Pt. 2David Dykstra

Manly Dominion Mark Chanski

Guideline For Singles David Dykstra

Men: Their Problems and Solutions David Dykstra

Marital Dominion Mark Chanski

BTC 2011 Q&A various speakers

BTC 2012

Introductionvarious speakers

The Practical Implications Of Total Depravity: Humility Sam E. Waldron

The Practical Implications Of Limited Atonement: LoveSam E. Waldron

The Practical Implications Of Unconditional Election: EvangelismGordon Taylor

The Practical Implications Of  Irresistible Grace: Service Gordon Taylor

The Practical Implications Of Perserverance Of The Saints: Holiness– Gordon Taylor

BTC 2012 Q&A Pt.1 various speakers

BTC 2012 Q&A Pt.2various speakers

Do You Really Know Your Newborn? by Mark Chanski [Manly Dominion Book Excerpt]

Do You Really Know Your Newborn?

Who are these adorable little bundles of cuteness whom we wrap up in towels after their baths, and with whom we delightfully roll around in the carpet after dinner, and who ask the most endearing of questions while we’re tucking them in their beds after a long day?  These are our children.  But who really are they?  What fundamentally are they made of?  What’s their nature?

A few months ago, our local newspaper reported a tragic story about a family who had raised a raccoon as a house pet.  They treated it as a beagle, as a sweet, well tempered canine.  But one afternoon, the mother went out into the yard to work, leaving her infant daughter in her crib, while the raccoon wandered the house.  The result done to the little girl’s face was devastating!  This tragedy occurred because the parents foolishly failed to understand the identity and nature of the raccoon.  It was not a domesticated house pet.  It was a wild animal.  Likewise, if parents are to properly raise their children under God, they’ve got to understand the nature and identity of their little ones.  A misunderstanding here will bring tragic results.

So, who fundamentally, are our children?

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1. According to the World

The secular psychologists and educators are very optimistic here.  Their propaganda paints for us a very nice portrait of our offspring.

Some tell us that they’re innocent darlings, that they’re born morally neutral, like a blank tablet just waiting to be written upon by their environment and experiences.  This is the old Behaviorism of B. F. Skinner who taught that character outcome is determined exclusively by external influences.  This view depicts our newborn children as those floating cottonwood puff ball seeds we see drifting about in the spring air.  They’re suspended and weightless, pushed about by whatever puff of wind might pass by.  And so our morally neutral children are vulnerably pushed about by the influences of their parents and their environment.  It’s the blowing of these external influences, for evil or for good, that exclusively determine the direction of a child’s life.

More prevalent today are those who tell us that our children are born basically good.  These authors, therapists and educators assure us that the fundamental nature of our race is noble and virtuous.  If we would just leave our children to themselves, without authoritatively intruding into their developing personalities, they’d grow up to be happy, loving, and fulfilled people.  The Human Potential Psychology of Carl Rogers popularized this optimistic evaluation.  This view depicts our newborns as helium filled balloons.  Leave them to themselves, and they’ll ascend to noble heights of character.  Firm parental interference and intervention will actually hinder the self actualizing ascent of our children!

2. According to the Bible

The Scriptures give us an altogether different picture.  Sure, at creation Adam was good, even very good (Genesis 1:31).  But then came the serpent, the rebellion, the fall, the curse, and the expulsion from the garden.  Good Adam and Eve became evil.  Since then, with the single exception of the Bethlehem Babe, only evilchildren have been conceived and born.

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.

Romans 5:19 For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.

Romans 3:10 as it is written, “THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE; 11 THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD; . . . 15 “THEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD, . . . 18 “THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES.”

 

Yes, this is the Lord’s sobering diagnosis of even the most seemingly angelic of our newborns.  They’re rebels against God like their father Adam.  Their direction is a rushing toward evil.  Now, this doesn’t mean that they’re all as bad as they could be.  Certainly, we can see admirable qualities, such as that rare toddler who delights in sharing his toys.  But in their hearts, they’re fundamentally inclined against God.

Genesis 8:21a And the LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth;

Psalm 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.

Do You Really Know Your Newborn?

So our children are not at all like floating cottonwood puffball seeds — morally neutral.  Nor are they like rising helium balloons — basically good.  To the contrary, the bible depicts them like descending bowling balls, plummeting morally downward with a strong inclination and bent toward evil.  And if their course is not arrested by aggressive intervention, they’ll split hell wide open.

Who, fundamentally, are our children?  They’re born rebels.

Bless God, that we have a great Savior to offer to them, and a willing Jesus to receive them!

 

Excerpt from Manly DominionIn a Passive-Purple-Four-Ball-World by Mark Chanski, Calvary Press, p 209.

Mark Chanski (blogs at markchanski.com) has labored as a full-time Pastor since 1986 in churches in Ohio and Michigan. He has been Pastor of the Harbor Reformed Baptist Church of Holland, Michigan, since 1994. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornerstone University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He teaches Hermeneutics for the Reformed Baptist Seminary in Taylors, SC. Mark is married to his wife Dianne, and has fathered their four sons and one daughter, whose ages stretch from 27-17 (born 1983 to 1994).

EBC 2013 Ladies’ Conference Audio/Video – Womanly Dominion [more than a gentle & quiet spirit] Feat. Mark Chanski

Earlier this month Emmanuel Baptist Church held their 22nd annual Ladies’ Conference. Pastor Mark Chanski was the featured speaker. The topic was Womanly Dominion[more than a gentle and quiet spirit]. Here is the audio/video:

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[they are sermons #6-10]

Here is his book on the same subject:

Womanly Dominion More Than A Gentle and Quiet Spirit

Mark ChanskiMark Chanski has labored as a full-time Pastor since 1986 in churches in Ohio and Michigan. He has been Pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Holland, Michigan, since 1994. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornerstone University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He teaches Hermeneutics for the Reformed Baptist Seminary in Easley, SC. Mark is married to his wife Dianne, and has fathered their four sons and one daughter, whose ages stretch from 24-14 (born 1983 to1994).