Nuts & Bolts in Preaching The Old Testament

Dale Ralph Davis is well known for his masterful ability to preach the Old Testament historical texts.  He has written commentaries in the Focus on the Bible series covering the historical books from Joshua and 2 Kings. In 2010 he delivered this message at the Trinity Baptist Pastor’s Conference in New Jersey.

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Ligonier 2016 National Conference: The Gospel

2016 National ConferenceThe audio from Ligonier’s 2016 National Conference is available to stream for free.  The subject is the Gospel itself, and the speakers who join R. C. Sproul to speak on the glories of the Gospel included Al Moher, Michael Reeves, Ian Hamilton, Derek Thomas, Tim Keesee and many more.

R.C. described the purpose of this conference this way:

In 2 Peter 1:16, the Apostle tells us that he and the other Apostles “did not follow cleverly devised myths” when they proclaimed “the power and coming” of Christ Jesus. Rather, the Apostles were “eyewitnesses of his majesty.” These men saw something take place in space and time that altered the course of human history. The incarnation, ministry, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus are not legendary events in a fictional tale. They are firm historical realities on which the Christian faith stands or falls.

In the face of cultural hostility, followers of Christ must not compromise the bold historical witness of the Christian faith. We stand not on a mere idea or a fanciful myth, but on historical events that testify to the fact that Jesus is Lord and Savior.

We must be prepared to articulate and defend our faith so that we can give an answer for the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15). To help prepare you for this task, our national conference will be centered on the theme of “The Gospel.”

Truth and clarity regarding the life and work of Jesus Christ are critical issues for the rising generation. That is why I am looking forward to revealing the Ligonier Statement on Christology at this conference. It’s intended as a clear and memorable articulation of orthodox Christology, and I hope it will serve the Church for years to come.

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Bethlehem 2016 Conference For Pastors

All twelve messages from the Bethlehem 2016 Conference for Pastors, which finished today, is now available for download in audio and video. The speakers included Don Carson, John Piper, Joe Rigney, Jason Meyer, Leonce Crump II, and Tim Keesee who is behind the amazing videos Dispatches From the Front.

The audio and video from the conference is available here:

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Desiring God 2015 Conference for Pastors

In February Desiring God held their annual pastors conference entitled Where Sin Increased: The Rebellion of Man and the Abundance of Grace. The speakers included Sam Storms, Bryan Chapell, Conrad Mbewe, Steve Childers, and Mike Bullmore among others.

The audio of the sessions is available online.

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SBC Presidents Panel “The Supreme Court and Same-Sex Marriage: Preparing Our Churches”

At this year’s Southern Baptist Annual Meeting Ronnie Floyd led the President’s Panel on the same-sex marriage issue. The speakers on this panel were Al Mohler, Russell Moore, Matt Carter, Ryan Blackwell and Dr. Rosaria Butterfield who came to faith out of the LGBT community.  This was one of the most helpful, biblical, level-headed, Gospel-oriented discussions I’ve seen among evangelicals about this volatile issue that sees many Christians sliding into anger on one side, or Gospel-emptying acquiescence on the other.

There isn’t currently an easy link to this panel discussion, but go to the following link and navigate to Wednesday Afternoon and you’ll find this panel on page 2.

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Coming Home; New Heaven & New Earth: The Gospel Coalition 2015 National Conference

This years TGC National Conference “Coming Home” is now available online. The usual suspects gathered in Orlando in April to talk about Heaven. Don Carson, Tim Keller, John Piper, Phil Ryken, Ligon Duncan, Mark Dever, Voddie Baucham, and a new face, a pastor from Brazil, Augustus Nicodemus Lopes, gave the plenary addresses.

From the website:

The conference titled Coming Home: New Heaven and New Earth sought to stir longing for our ultimate home in heaven as we explored the sweep of redemption from creation to consummation, from Genesis to Revelation. Through times of worship, prayer, fellowship and instruction, we sought to reaffirm the Bible’s teaching on eschatology and declare in word and song with joyful hope that Jesus is returning soon. Along with the nine main plenary sessions we had more than 50 workshops and focus gatherings led by speakers addressing topics including evangelism, homosexuality, student ministry, sexual abuse, faith and work, and more.

Don’t miss Al Mohler’s workshop address “Aftermath”, or G. K. Beale & Ligon Duncan’s workshop “The Gospel and Eschatology.”

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G3 2015 Conference: The Bible is the Word of God

James White, R. O. Roberts, Josh Buice, Voddie Baucham, Paul Washer, Tim Challies, Steve Lawson and David Miller deliver addresses at the G3 2015 Conference about the Word of God.

From the website:

The church of Jesus Christ in every generation is given the weighty charge to proclaim and preserve the Word of Truth.  What we believe about the Bible will shape how we live, how we worship, and how we seek to educate our children and grandchildren.  Have you considered the lack of Bible reading in a typical worship service in our present day?  Have you talked with your friends outside of your church about their family worship patterns?  If you use the word “catechism” outside of a church or conference setting today, you may receive strange looks of complete confusion.  The fact is, we are living in a day where the Bible has become the most popular book of history and yet the most irrelevant book among the culture. God has breathed out His Word.  Preachers have proclaimed God’s Word.  Martyrs have died to preserve God’s Word.  Today, we don’t have an option to relax when it comes to the inerrancy, authority, sufficiency, veracity, infallibility, and holiness of God’s Word.

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Clarus 2015: Assembled Under the Word

Clarus is the SW Regional Conference of The Gospel Coalition held in Albuquerque, NM this year in March.  Among the plenaries were Don Carson, David Helm and Alistair Begg.  The title of the conference was “Assembled Under the Word: Preaching and the Church.

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G4 Conference 2014: The Church From a Biblical Perspective

Steve Lawson, Conrad Mbewe, Paul Washer, John Synder, Voddie Baucham, Tim Challies, Josh Buice, and David Miller joined at the 2014 G4 Conference to preach on issues of the church.

From the website:

The church was founded by Jesus Christ and serves the purpose of bringing glory, honor, and praise to God.  In our present day landscape of American evangelicalism, the church is being morphed into concert halls, entertainment stages, and country clubs.  The younger generation today is being raised without any connection or commitment to the church of Jesus Christ.  In fact, many churches are forming Saturday night services and minimizing worship opportunities in order to accommodate the pace of our American families.  The culture is trying to change the church into something modern, convenient, cheap, and non-intrusive.  In the process, doctrine has taken a backseat to pragmatics and the pulpit has been replaced with entertainment programs.  From coffee shop churches to Internet churches – there is a massive problem that must be addressed in our modern culture.  Let us not forget that while all of these modern advancements take place that are morphing the foundation of the church, hundreds of thousands of small dying churches are preparing to breathe their last breath.  The subject of the church is a vital issue that must be addressed and it must be addressed from the counsel of sacred Scriptures.

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G3 Conference 2013: The Gospel Message & Mission

Steve Lawson, Joel Beeke, David Miller, Paul Washer, Don Whitney, Voddie Baucham, and Tim Challies deliver messages at the G3 Conference in 2013.

From the website:

The message of the gospel has been neglected in many pulpits in modern evangelicalism.  In an aggressive attempt to grow churches through schemes and strategies of man, the true gospel has taken a backseat and all of this has developed a skewed mission for the church.  Rather than pleading with sinners to repent and be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ in our neighborhoods and throughout the nations of the world, many churches are interested in reporting numbers – and this approach has led to untold masses of false conversions.  We must have a resurgence of gospel preaching and missions for the glory of King Jesus.

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