Should preachers aim for the affections? Is this even possible without resorting to manipulation techniques? In a new roundtable video, John Piper, Voddie Baucham, and Miguel Núñez—all Council members for The Gospel Coalition—explore differences between “working the crowd” and awakening authentic, God-honoring emotion…
Baucham references a complaint sometimes voiced in more traditionally emotional (e.g., black and Latino) cultures that emphasizing truth and theology amounts to “denying your culture, your heritage, your ethnicity.” But the call to awaken affections with biblical truth is not culturally specific…
Watch the full 12-minute video to hear these three preachers discuss Grand Canyon moments, when God looks boring, and more.
Here is a highlight from the post Ligonier wrote from said sermon:
In Genesis 41 we find the apex of the Joseph story. He has already been in the pit and in prison and at this moment Pharaoh announces his approval of Joseph. He has interpreted the dreams. The first two dreams got him into the pit. He tells his brothers then he tells his father. After this we see him in the pit. After this there is another pair of dreams. One ends marvelously the other not so much. And now he stands before Pharaoh who asks for the interpretation of his dreams. He interprets the healthy and sick ears of corns and healthy and sick cows. and he tells Pharaoh there are going to be seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine.
At this moment we see what is considered the pay off of his life. In Sunday school this is how it goes. “Have you ever been hated? Joseph was hated, but because he endured these circumstances God elevated him.” The moral of the story is if you will trust God despite difficulties God will elevate you to a place of prominence. Really? I beg to differ. If you are reading Genesis for the first time, when you get to chapter 41 the first time you don’t cheer. You get on your face and pray for Joseph. Let me explain. In verse 37 we have to see this in its grammatical, historical context in order to understand Christ’s redemptive work. “This proposal pleased Pharaoh and all his servants. And Pharaoh said to his servants, ‘Can we find a man like this, in whom is the Spirit of God?’ Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Since God has shown you all this, there is none so discerning and wise as you are. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. Only as regards the throne will I be greater than you.’ And Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘See I have set you over all the land of Egypt.’” Now all of a sudden he’s gone from the pit to Potipher to prison and now to Pharaoh. Now we say this is the payoff moment. I don’t think so. He is part of the covenant community. That covenant is not that you will serve pagan kings.
But there’s more…
Or watch the sermon:
On episode 30 of our podcast, we interview Pastor Voddie Baucham Jr. about his newest book “Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors: Reading an Old Story in a New Way”. We get into Gospel-centered preaching, Redemptive-Historical Preaching, Christ in the Old Testament, preaching, hermeneutics and more.
As we prepare for the upcoming 2014 G3 Conference in January – we are happy to announce a special Reformation Day rate that will be a gift to all who register on October 31st 2013 only. Anyone who registers on October 31st will pay for one seat and receive two seats for the single registration. This could be a blessing to your friend or a means of showing appreciation for your pastoral staff this October. –
- Steven Lawson
- Voddie Baucham
- Tim Challies
- Conrad Mbewe
- David Miller
- and more….
- Q&A session with all speakers
- Special Q&A in the exhibit hall on Thursday night after the conference with coffee and dessert.
- Wretched w/ Todd Friel – live show in the exhibit hall on Friday at lunch.
- Large theological bookstore with many volumes of new and old books that will benefit any Christian as they seek to build their library!
About Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors
Betrayal. Slavery. Power. Redemption.
We think we know the story of Joseph—the young man sold into slavery by his own brothers before rising to immense power over all of Egypt. But is it possible that we’ve missed the realstory behind the story?
In Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors, Voddie Baucham Jr. helps us to understand the crucial role that the story of Joseph plays in redemptive history. Engaging and thoughtful, this book will help you read the Bible from a Christ-centered perspective and revitalize your love for God—the true hero of history.
“Here is a popular-level reading of the life of Joseph as it is found in Genesis—an approach that reads the narrative both within the framework of Genesis and within the framework of the entire Bible. It avoids mere moralism, but does not overlook the morals implicit in the story; it avoids finding Jesus hiding behind every verse in some earnest but skewed and uncontrolled appeal to typology, yet it shows how the narrative prepares the way for Jesus. In many ways these chapters foster quiet, patient, faithful Bible reading, while driving readers toward the gospel.”
—D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“Voddie Baucham has thrown a spanner in the works of those writers and preachers who see little more in the biblical narratives than unrelated moral and spiritual lessons that are ingeniously applied directly to us. By identifying vital theological dimensions that unite the whole Joseph story within Genesis, he steers us towards the christological significance of this much loved, and much misapplied, account of the sons of Jacob.”
—Graeme Goldsworthy, Former Lecturer in Old Testament, Biblical Theology, and Hermeneutics, Moore Theological College
“During the final days with his followers, Jesus made an astonishing statement. He said, in essence, that he was the subject of all the Old Testament stories, laws, and prophecies. Following the lead of our infallible interpreter, Voddie Baucham has taken the well-worn story of Joseph and consistently drawn a portrait of our Savior through it. With its meticulous care, warm affections, and deep theological acumen, this book will introduce you to the story of Jacob’s son, Joseph, but also to the more important story of Joseph’s Savior, the Lord Jesus. I love the thought of using this book in a Sunday school class or for family or personal devotions. Seriously, buy it.”
—Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, counselor; speaker; author, Found in Him
“You may have heard the story many times, but perhaps not quite as you will in this book. Voddie Baucham displays the brilliant colors of the gospel with uncommon richness.”
—Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; author, Pilgrim Theology
“The story of Joseph is one of the most intriguing and instructive found in all the Old Testament. Deception, betrayal, deprivation, and injustice, as well as mercy, forgiveness, providence, and love are all prominently displayed in its telling. Undergirding, permeating, and guiding the events of Joseph’s life, however, is the gospel of Jesus Christ. With careful exegesis, theological precision, and pastoral sensitivity, Baucham explains Joseph’s story with a freshness that highlights the glorious grace of God in the gospel.”
—Thomas Ascol, Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church of Cape Coral, Florida; Executive Director, Founders Ministries
“Voddie’s emphasis on redemptive history seen in the life of Joseph helps shift our eyes from a focus on Joseph and the events in his life alone to the greater reality—the gospel on display through his life.”
—Sherrill Lanier, Women’s Ministry Advisor for Christian Education and Publications, PCA
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The Semper Reformanda 2013 Conference is underway! Check out the first two sessions, or watch the LIVE stream here!
Sam Waldron, at the Midwest Center for Theological Studies blog, explains his speaking engagement at the upcoming National Center for Family-Integrated Churches conference:
Some of you may have already heard or seen that I will be speaking at The Worship of God Conference of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. This conference will be held October 31-November 2, 2013 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, NC. I am excited to take the two slots that Scott Brown has asked me to fill. The subjects are ones that I care passionately about. I will be speaking once on the subject of The Worship of God in the Great Confessions of the Church and once on the important question Is There a Regulative Principle? In this session I will show that, while all of life is addressed by the sufficient Scriptures, the sufficiency of Scripture has a special and detailed relevance and application to the church and its worship that is different than its application to the rest of life. This special application of the Scriptures to the church and its worship is historically known as the regulative principle of worship.
My concerns about the Family-Integrated Church movement are no secret. And I have not ceased to be concerned about the theological and practical issues I have raised. Over the past few years, however, I have been pleasantly surprised to discover that men like Scott Brown, Jeff Pollard, and Voddie Baucham are heartily confessional and truly and firmly convinced of the system of doctrine (including the ecclesiology) taught in the 1689 Baptist Confession. Whatever contradictions of the Confession some who identify themselves with FIC movement may believe and practice, these men love the 1689 Baptist Confession. Particularly encouraging to me are their clear and correct views of the Christian Sabbath and the Regulative Principle.
This is why we will be featuring a series of videos created by the NCFIC on The Worship of God on our website for the next few weeks. You will hear men like Joel Beeke, Paul Washer, Conrad Mbewe, and others sharing convictions and perspectives about the worship of God to which I can give a loud Amen! and which I can only pray will increasingly spread through the global church of God.
Here are the videos Dr. Waldron has shared thus far:
Update: Nov. 03, 2013 – The below videos require a password now but you can still watch them all on SermonAudio
Semper Reformanda 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM – Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM (CDT)
Christians need to be better informed regarding the Muslim religion. Whether the goal is to understand global politics or to talk to a Muslim neighbor across the street, having a correct understanding of Muslim beliefs is vital.
Through fair and accurate use of the Qur’an and other documents, scholar and accomplished debater Dr. James White, host of the radio program “The Dividing Line” will examine what Muslim sacred texts teach about Christ, salvation, the Trinity, the afterlife, and other crucial topics; and Dr. Voddie Baucham will speak on “The Truth About the Nation of Islam”. If you are looking for information to engage in open, honest discussions about Islam, you will not want to miss this conference.
|5:00 PM||Registration Opens|
|6:00 PM||Congregational Hymns|
|6:15 PM||Session #1 – Putting the Qu’ran in its Historical Context|
|7:15 PM||Refreshments and Fellowship|
|7:45 PM||Session #2 – The Nation of Islam|
|9:00 AM||Congregational Hymns|
|9:15 AM||Session #3 – The Three Plllars of Islamic Rejection of the Christian Faith, Part 1|
|10:45 AM||Session #4 – The Three PIllars of Islamic Rejection of the Christian Faith, Part 2|
On November 15-16, 2013, Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin will be speaking at the Quakertown Regional Conference on Reformed Theology. The conference theme is “Precious Doctrines” and will also feature Voddie Baucham and Philip Ryken as speakers. Details on the conference can be found here. The conference is a regional conference of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
November 15-16, 2013
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The Gospel Coalition posted a 10 minute video addressing the question “How Can Homosexuality Be Wrong if It Doesn’t Harm Anyone?”
Whether coming from a spirit of honest curiosity or agitated defensiveness, it’s a common question: How can homosexuality—and same-sex “marriage” in particular—be wrong if it doesn’t hurt anyone?
In a new video, Russell Moore, J. D. Greear, and Voddie Baucham tackle this complex and critical topic…
Baucham points out, the pressingly public nature of today’s marriage debate “explodes the myth” that the issue is really just about “what I do in my bedroom.”…
But why not let those outside the church redefine marriage so long as we maintain a Christian view inside? We tried that with the divorce culture, Moore recalls, and it was disastrous—not to mention unloving to our neighbors. Watch the full 10-minute video to see how they respond to the argument that the state should get out of the marriage business.
2013 Founders Fellowship Breakfast
“The Reformation We Need” by Voddie Baucham [45 min.]:
Baptist are not creedal! Really? What’s the 1689?
Recorded Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Founders Fellowship Breakfast in Houston, Texas.
Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m. CST
Hosted by Voddie Baucham and his daughter, Jasmine
There is a core question parent’s must consider about college. Is it about culture or compromise?
Put another way, why should you pay for your child to be bombarded by a flood of humanistic thinking for the reward of an earthly credential with little to no eternal value?
Join Voddie and his daughter, Jasmine, as they share their perspectives on college – and learn why and how they made the decision they did for Jasmine to pursue and earn her bachelor’s degree. The questions are real and the stakes are high.
Voddie Baucham is one of the most sought after speakers at venues around the country. Register now to reserve your spot for what promises to be one of the most dynamic webinars ever hosted by CollegePlus.
Tom Ascol not only gives you some details about the upcoming (June 11, 2013) Founders Fellowship Breakfast in, Houston, Texas:
Every year at the meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, Founders Ministries hosts a breakfast featuring a speaker, free books, fellowship and encouragement for those attending the convention and those who live in the area. This year’s breakfast features Dr. Voddie Baucham, who will speak on “The Reformation We Need.”…
Tickets are $25. Register before May 15 for a $5 discount. Registration deadline is May 30. It is not unusual for the breakfast to sell out, so register early.
But he also gives you some stuff you may not have known about featured speaker Voddie Baucham
Will you be there?
A still relevant post by Voddie Baucham from July 19, 2012:
“It’s hard to deny that homosexual marriage appears to be a foregone conclusion in America. This is a frightening prospect not only for those of us who understand marriage to be a testimony of the relationship between Christ and his bride, the church, but also for all who value the family and its contribution to the well-being of society and human thriving. And while it’s difficult to watch a coordinated, well-funded, well-connected propaganda strategy undermine thousands of years of human history, it’s especially disconcerting to witness the use of the civil rights struggle as the vehicle for the strategy.”