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Essentials and Distinctives (Part 3)
Our question in this study of essentials, you may remember, is this: What is a Christian? Last time we saw how the Bible answers that question by teaching that a Christian is someone who has been regenerated, born of God’s Spirit. Another essential of being a Christian is trusting in Jesus Christ for salvation. [READ MORE]
If you missed Parts 1 or 2 of the series, visit our eNews Archives online.
Music and Worship Resources
Feature Hymn: In Thy Name, O Lord, Assembling
The words to this hymn by Thomas Kelly (1769 – 1855) are from a collection of hymns published by William Gadsby in 1838. The tune was composed by Tom Wells who serves as director of the Heritage Chorale at Heritage Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas. [READ MORE]
Hear R. C. Sproul at the 2005 Founders Fellowship Breakfast
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Limited Seating, so register now.
Sound Theology on the High Seas!
November 12-19, 2005
“The Practical Implications of Calvinism”
Speakers include Tom Ascol, Executive Director of Founders Ministries and Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida; Fred Malone, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Clinton, Louisiana and Roy Hargrave, Senior Pastor of Riverbend Community Church in Ormond Beach, Florida. Steve Camp, Contemporary Christian music artist, will be helping lead in worship.
A pre-cruise conference is also planned for November 11-12 in Tampa, Florida. The theme will be What Is the Gospel.
New from Founders Press
By Curtis Vaughan
“Dr. Vaughan’s commentary on Galatians is a model of careful, respectful handling of the text. He packs a lot in a short space, surveying opinions and moving to the heart of the text. The including of references, at the end of sections, to particularly helpful sermons on the specific text by Spurgeon and Maclaren is a great feature of this work. This will be a helpful resource for pastors and bible study leaders.”
Dr. Ray Van Neste
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
Union University, Jackson, Tennessee
Introductory Special Price: $6.99 (must place order by August 1, 2005)
Now Available from our Online Bookstore
First President of the Southern Baptist Convention (1845-1851)
By Hortense C. Woodson
Charleston Association Series
Particular Baptist Press 2005
Originally published by Broadman Press, 1950
253 pages (hard cover)
Founders Press Price: $19.95
By Tom Nettles
Christian Focus Publications 2005
ISBN: 1 85792 995 0
392 pages (hard cover)
Founders Press Price: $19.95
Coming this Fall to the Founders Study Center
You asked for it . . .
This fall the Founders Study Center is pleased to include in our course offerings two new courses requested by our students: a course on worship and a course on systematic theology.
Worship with audio lectures by Dr. Bruce Leafblad
“God is the first priority of the church. Not people. Not ministry. Not growth. Not success. God and God alone occupies the place of ultimate and absolute priority in the church. However, this biblical idea does not receive much attention in the highly people-centered, growth-dominated, success-oriented American church of today. From our preaching, our writing and our lifestyle, it would appear that today’s church is preoccupied with other matters.” True worship begins with a right understanding of God and a right view of ourselves in light of who He is and what He has revealed in His Word. “The great need of the church today is neither to cling to the old or to create the new forms and formats. Our greatest need today is to recover the priority of God in our worship and in the whole of life.”
Dr. Bruce Leafblad is Professor of Church Music and Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
This course meets for 10 sessions. Students will have access to course material online until December 2, 2005 (14 weeks to complete the course). Cost: $50 (A $15 discount is provided for subscribers of the Founders Journal)
Systematic Theology I with audio lectures by Dr. Roger Nicole
This will be the first in a series of courses on systematic theology. Topics included in this first course include: the Place of Systematic Theology, Divine Revelation and the Authority of Holy Scripture.
Study theology under one of the preeminent theologians in America. Dr. Roger Nicole is a retired professor of theology emeritus at both Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminiary in Orlando, Florida. He is also a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society and a founding member of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy.
This course meets for 16 sessions. Students will have access to course material online until January 13, 2006 (20 weeks to complete the course). Cost: $75 (A $25 discount is provided for subscribers of the Founders Journal)
Additional courses offered this fall:
July 12-15, 2005 at Riverbend Church, Ormond Beach, Florida
“The Gospel and the Family”
Keynote speakers: Tedd and Paul David Tripp
“Evangelizing the Last Frontier–Boldly going where no one has gone before”
Featured speakers: David Sitton and Steve Henry
July 4-8, 2005
Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri
July 18-22, 2005
Laguna Beach Christian Retreat, Panama City Beach, Florida
Mid-South Regional Founders Conference [additional information will be posted as it is available on our website]
October 6-8, 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee
“The Work of the Holy Spirit”
Speakers include Joel R. Beeke and Daniel I. Block
Southwest Regional Founders Conference [additional information will be posted as it is available on our website]
September 22-24, 2005 at Heritage Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas
Speakers include Fred Malone and Jim Renihan
Below is an email from a ministry to Nigeria requesting resources. We receive requests like these frequently and it is our desire to help as we are able. Please read this email and pray for this ministry. If you would like to give toward one of these special projects (or ones like it), please designate your gift for “overseas ministry projects.” Click here for information on how to give to Founders Ministries.
Dear Dr Ascol,
I am writing to thank you for your book Dear Timothy. This was shown and sold to me recently by Dr. Joel Beeke. I am delighted with it, not only for the benefit of my own soul, but because of my interest in providing it for my students in Nigeria.
I am a missionary from Northern Ireland, where I served for 9 years as a minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, and now lecturing in Nigeria at the Theological College of Northern Nigeria. I love the reformed and puritan tradition as you evidently do.
My particular interest in Dear Timothy is due to my work with Africa Christian Textbooks (popularly known as ACTS) – a literature ministry directed to theological students. We have a branch of ACTS at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomosho. The story of how the Lord opened the door there will have to wait for another time. But we have a golden opportunity now to make sure that sound evangelical and reformed literature is available at the heart of the leading seminary of the Nigerian Bapist Convention, one of Nigeria’s largest denominations with more than 4,000 congregations.
If you can help us by donating some books, we’d commit to distributing them free of charge to more than 350 Bible Colleges, seminaries, schools of mission and other training programmes on our mailing list.
Yours by grace alone,
Rev. Dr. Sid Garland
Executive Director, Africa Christian Textbooks
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