Interview #14: Sam Waldron – Two Things You Must Do To Be Saved: How To Communicate Essential Gospel Truths to the Lost, Book Giveaway + More

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On episode 14 of our podcast, we interview Sam Waldron on his book Two Things You Must Do To Be Saved: How To Communicate Essential Gospel Truths to the LostWe talk about everything from the Gospel, faith repentance, every member evangelism, missional, regulative principle and more!

(We know we said this week would be Jeff Johnson on “The Church, Why Bother?” but do to technical issues we will have that next week, sorry.)

After that, we talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines and give you a preview of next week’s episode featuring Jeff Johnson on “The Church, Why Bother?”

Book Giveaway:

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This week you have a chance to win a paperback of Sam Waldron new book Two Things You Must Do To Be Saved: How To Communicate Essential Gospel Truths to the Lost.

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.

Post-Interview Music:

God Be Merciful (Ps. 51) from Pilgrim Days: Indelible Grace II

Community & Church Ministry – 3 Free Video Lectures by Chad Clint + 1 by Ted Christian from Reformed Baptist Seminary

From the Reformed Baptist Seminary blog:

For a recent theological module on church ministry, Reformed Baptist Seminary invited Pastor Chad Clint to address the subject of “community,” sometimes known as the church’s “body life.” Chad gave three lectures in all. In the first lecture, he discusses the importance of the church being a missional community that roots its ministry in the church’s own identity. He suggests various practical ways that we can cultivate and carry out missional community in the church in the second lecture. Then, in the third lecture, he surveys several specialized types of intra-church ministries such as ministries especially aimed at the youth, college and career, young couples, singles, older saints, etc.

A note about the lecturer: Chad Clint has served as the associate pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Taylors, SC, since 2007. He graduated from Northern Arizona University with a B.A. in Social Science and Secondary Education and from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville with an M.Div. degree. His passion is to make much of Christ through preaching, teaching, and building relationships with people. Chad and his wife, Melanie, have three children – Jaxon, Grace and Eli – and are prayerfully and intentionally teaching them to be faithful followers of Jesus who love to share the good news of his life, death and resurrection with everyone they meet.

On a related note you may also be interested in this video:

Reformed Baptist Seminary invited Pastor Ted Christian to serve as one of five lecturers for its recent module on Church Ministry. In the lecture below  Ted explains how the church’s vision, mission, and strategy are grounded in its identity. Moreover, he argues that the church’s identity also constrains a three dimensional focus that is upward (worshiping God), inward (building up one another), and outward (ministering to the lost).

Encouraging News From Reformed Baptist Seminary International (RBSI)

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Even though we are from the great nation state of Texas, we rejoice to see Reformed Baptist materials being promoted throughout the world. That is why I found this very encouraging:

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The 8th Theological Module in Bogotá, Colombia. “A Theology of the Covenants.” Pastor Salvador Gomez of La Iglesia Biblical del Señor Jesucristo
We thank God for his faithful provision that has made theological training accessible to Colombian pastors through the ministry of Reformed Baptist Seminary and its International Training Program (RBSI). With God’s blessing, we have completed the eighth theological module entitled “A Theology of the Covenants.” Pastor Salvador Gomez of La Iglesia Biblical del Señor Jesucristo served as our instructor. The module was a great time for reunion and communion with the pastors of several cities in Colombia who are taking the program. We’re always encouraged to see how the men’s excitement renews each time they gather. Many of the men continue to testify of the spiritual and personal benefit they get in addition to the biblical training. They claim that fellowship with other pastors during this week of the module refreshes their lives and ministries, recharging them to continue working in their churches.
 
A total of 47 students from different parts of Colombia attended this module…

 

RBSI is a ministry of Reformed Baptist Seminary that focuses on theological education outside the United States. Through RBSI the seminary seeks to provide biblical training for pastors and ministerial aspirants outside the United States who have neither the time nor the money to pursue an extended, formal theological education. Until Providence opens a door for them to receive a fuller education, they are in immediate need of basic theological training to ground them in the great doctrines of Scripture. Thus, the seminary offers a version of the Marrow of Theology program, which provides an introduction to sacred theology and a platform on which to build further theological studies.

Find out more on how you can support RBSI.

Interview #8: Paul Brewster – SBC History: GA Baptist Assocation & Sandy Creek

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On episode eight of our podcast, we interview Pastor Paul Brewster on some Southern Baptist (SBC) History: GA Baptist Assocation & Sandy Creek.

After that, we talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines and give you a preview of next week’s episode featuring Paul Reynolds on his book 66 Books One Story.

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.

Post-Interview Music:

Be Thou My Vision by Ascend the Hill from their album Hymns. Entire album can be downloaded free.

Samuel Pearce’s Piety: Summary & Blog Series by Evan Burns + More From Nettles & Haykin

After a 3-part blog series on the life of Samuel Pearce, Evan Burns at Gospel Worthy wrote the following summary:

PEARCE, Samuel

(1766-1799), was born on July 20, 1766, in Plymouth.  His father, William Pearce (d. 1805) was a silversmith and a deacon of the Baptist church in Plymouth.  In 1792, the Spirit of God regenerated Pearce’s heart under the preaching of Isaiah Birt (1758-1837).  A year later, he was baptized on his seventeenth birthday (July 20, 1783), and he became a member of the congregation in Plymouth.

At nineteen years old, Pearce received a call from his church to pursue ministry of the Word, and he studied at Bristol Baptist Academy from August, 1786 to May 1789.  He quietly consecrated himself to faithfully study and prepare for the ministry.  His piety was described as “serious, industrious, docile, modest, and unassuming” (Works, III, 370).  Redemption themes were the roots of his zealous spirituality.  “Christ crucified was his darling theme, from first to last” (Works, III, 431).  He was clearly heavenly-minded, and he saw every experience as a window of the soul through which he would look for foreshadows of heaven.  Pearce’s friendships were built around a “kindred piety” (Works, III, 372).

While ministering at Cannon Street Baptist Church in Birmingham (1789-1799) Pearce burned with affection for God. “The governing principle in Mr. Pearce, beyond all doubt, was holy love” (Works, III, 429).  His hunger for God was commonly expressed in such sentiments: “I want more heart religion; I want a more habitual sense of the Divine presence; I want to walk with God as Enoch walked” (Works, III, 372).  His heart was enflamed with missionary zeal because of the beauty he beheld in the cross.  Pearce was most enthralled with God when he was most active for God.  Having been disallowed by the Baptist Missionary Society to serve as a missionary in India, his piety revealed a “singular submissiveness to the will of God” (Works, III, 392) as he contentedly stayed home to preach and promote the mission.  He encouraged a joyful embrace, not a glum acquiescence, of God’s mysterious providence.  The sovereignty of God was not merely a soteriological doctrine; it was the kindling of his piety.

Pearce died an early death, and being impressed with this young man’s unabated holy affections for God, Andrew Fuller wrote his memoirs.  “Like Elijah, he has left the ‘chariot of Israel,’ and ascended as in a ‘chariot of fire;’ but not without having first communicated of his eminently Christian spirit.  Oh that a double portion of it may rest upon us” (Works, III, 368).

For Further Reading:  Andrew Fuller, Memoirs of the Rev. Samuel Pearce (Works, III, 368–446).

(Above suggested reading can be downloaded via a FREE e-book here or here. Can also be purchased from Amazon here or here.)
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Today: ARBCA Day of Prayer for Missions

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At the 2012 ARBCA General Assembly a resolution was passed designating a Thursday in May as a day of special prayer for home and foreign missions. Pastors of ARBCA churches are encouraged to meet in a central location to entreat the Lord that the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ will conquer the hearts of many and that churches will be planted both here at home and around the world.

 

Here are some of the requests suggested for foreign missions this year.

William Carey Theological Biography & Free E-Book

Jason G. Duesing, in his series on Seven Summits Worth Climbing in Church History, just posted a short bio on William Carey (1761-1834), an English Particular Baptist missionary, known well as the “father of modern missions,” and hero to many current and aspiring missionaries.

He keeps the grand end in view.” After arriving in India in September 1796, John Fountain used these words to describe his first impressions of William Carey (1761-1834). A missionary pioneer, organizer, catalyst, survivor, and inspiration, Carey lived 73 full years and changed the modern world…

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Other post on William Carey:

Further Reading:

Adoniram Judson, Credobaptism, Andrew Fuller & Serampore

Evan D. Burns, at Gospel Worthy,  writes:

On his voyage to India, Adoniram Judson became convinced of the biblical doctrine of credobaptism, and he forsook his Congregationalist missionary society and turned to the American Baptists for help.  They were not initially prepared to oversee and care for the Judson’s in Burma, so Rev. Daniel Sharp, of Boston, first wrote back to Judson expressing their interest in supporting Judson and his wife, Ann, but also expressing their inability to do so at the time.  So, Sharp recommended the Judson’s serve with the English Baptist missionaries in Serampore.  Here is Sharp’s reply to Judson on May 6, 1813…

Here is Sharp’s letter to Andrew Fuller mentioned above as written on March 5, 1813…

Read these letters here.

Recruiting Pastor: 3 Ways Andrew Fuller Requested The Help Of His Congregation In Evangelism

andrew fuller ovalRyan Patrick Hoselton, at Historia ecclesiastica, list three ways Andrew Fuller requested the help of his congregation in evangelism:

In 1806, he wrote a letter to believers entitled, The Pastor’s Address to His Christian Hearers, Entreating Their Assistance In Promoting the Interest of Christ. He asked for help to promote the gospel, and pastors today can learn from his recruiting methods.

1. He aimed to convince his congregation that evangelism was their mission too

2. Fuller made his congregants aware that their involvement in the Christian mission was necessary for the continuation of churches

3. Fuller not only entreated their assistance for the mission but he also equipped them for it

Read the post.

Fuller’s Missiology: Dustin Benge Interviews Evan Burns On Gospel Worthy

andrew fullerDustin Benge, at Historia ecclesiastica, Interviews Evan Burns about his new blog Gospel Worthy. It is a blog, “dedicated to the SPIRITUALITY & MISSIOLOGY of Andrew Fuller, and his legacy”.

Part one of the interview covers the following questions:

1. How and when were you first introduced to Andrew Fuller?

2. What do you see as the central theme running through Fuller’s missiology?

Part two covers:

1. How does Fuller’s personal spirituality impact his public gospel witness?

2. What contribution do you think Fuller’s theology of mission can make upon a new generation of missionaries?

3. What is the mission of your blog, “Gospel Worthy”?

Conclusion:

“Please visit Gospel Worthy often and feast from the words of Fuller as he helps us understand how our call to the Christian mission must flow out of a Christ-centered spirituality.”