Posts tagged ‘Evangelism’

June 29, 2016

Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook

Watchman Fellowship Profile NotebookStatus: Available for reference in library only.

Book Description:

Arlington, Texas based counter cult educational and evangelistic ministry, Watchman Fellowship, provides this custom notebook which contains every Profile published by Watchman Fellowship bimonthly since 1993 — over 450 pages!

These Profiles are 4-page briefings on new religious movements, the occult, cults, New Age spirituality, and related doctrines and practices. New Profiles will be added to the Notebook six-times per year as they continue to be published on an ongoing basis.

Watchman Fellowship is largely staffed by traditionalist Southern Baptists who subscribe to a Dispensational Premillennial view of eschatology. Not every view espoused by Watchman Fellowship necessarily reflects the views of the session of Mid-Cities Presbyterian Church.

Source: Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook Page

About the Author:

Watchman Fellowship is an independent Christian research and apologetics ministry focusing on new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age.

David Henke founded Watchman Fellowship in Columbus, Georgia in 1979. Today, Watchman Fellowship has grown to several offices in the United States.

Watchman Fellowship serves the Christian and secular community as a resource for education, counseling, and non-coercive intervention and evangelism training. We accomplish these tasks through our church presentations, personal counseling, this website, and other activities. We have served almost every denomination including Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal, Assemblies of God, Church of God, Lutheran, Nazarene, non-denominational, etc., as well as schools, law enforcement agencies, and civic groups.

Concerning a person’s right to choose, we believe that a real choice is one based on access to all the information, and understanding both or all sides. The counterfeit groups typically try to block their members and the public from having access to this information. We have found that most cults will use deception, control, cover up, and dishonesty with their own members and the people they are trying to convert. This deception includes some or all of the following: the group’s history, false prophesy, false scholarship, a distortion of true church history and doctrine, and destructive practices of the group.

Our name, Watchman Fellowship, is often confused with the Watchtower Society title used by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. However, we are in no way affiliated with them. Our name is taken from the Old Testament book of the Bible, Ezekiel.

“Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth, and give them warning from Me.” (Ezekiel 33:7)

As Christians, we do believe that “we are our brother’s keeper.” Like the watchman on the wall (Ezekiel 3:17), we have the responsibility to sound a warning against the deception and destructive spiritual abuse practiced by counterfeit groups. In sounding such warning Watchman Fellowship also has a principled commitment to accuracy.

Source: About Us Page

Book Details:

450+ Pages
Publisher: Watchman Fellowship
Publication Date: 2016

Source: Watchman Fellowship Profile Notebook Page

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June 16, 2016

Through Their Word (John 17:20-26)

Sermons JohnOn Sunday, June 12, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Through Their Word” from John 17:20-26.

“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
Jesus Christ unifies us, he secures us, he sanctifies us, and he sends us out by his word.

You and all members of Christ’s church must diligently preserve and pass along the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

1. Those Who Will Believe
2. That the World May Believe
3. I Made Known to Them

Listen to “Through Their Word” (John 17:20-26) at mcopc.org.

March 21, 2016

Boldly Approaching the Throne of Grace (John 14:8-14)

IMG_0017On Sunday, February 28, 2016, Pastor Joe Troutman preached “Boldly Approaching the Throne of Grace” from John 14:8-14.

We may boldly approach God in prayer if we believe in Jesus Christ, the only Way to the Father, who promises to work through us.

1. The Unity of Father and Son (John 14:8-9)—God the Father shares the same divine nature as God the Son; God the Son, in his human nature—our Lord Jesus Christ—visibly reveals God the Father to everyone, not by his appearance, but by his words and his works.

2. Words and Works (John 14:10-11)— Jesus manifests the Father in his words and in his works because he was perfectly obedient to his Father in every way.

3. This I Will Do (John 14:12-14)— Believers will do greater works than the Lord Jesus because after Jesus’ physical resurrection, their preaching will result by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the spiritual resurrection of people from every nation. Our prayers to this end are according to his will, and will result in his working through us to do those greater works.

Listen to “Boldly Approaching the Throne of Grace” (John 14:8-14) at mcopc.org.

November 5, 2015

B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series (Anthology CD)

Warfield Lectures CDStatus: Available

CD Description

Throughout the history of the Church, the great doctrines of the faith were forged in the fires of debate as in Pelagius & Augustine, Luther & Erasmus, Calvin & Eck, and Whitefield & Wesley. The goal of this debate and lecture series is to promote the exchange and examination of the great historic doctrines of the Church; foster a corporate sense of the relevance of the Christian faith and Reformed theology to our culture; and challenge the individual believer to connect with the historic Christian faith and the Church.

Messages from the B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture series feature the following topics:

Pentecost and the Work of the Holy Spirit Today by Richard Gaffin
Spurgeon, Lloyd-Jones, and Edwards by Iain Murray
Revival and Revivalism by Iain Murray
A Biblical Theology of Worship by Daniel Block
Unsought Gifts: Christian Suffering by Mark Talbot
Will the Church go through the End-Time Tribulation? by Gregory Beale
John Calvin and the Protestant Reformation by Carl Trueman
The Christian, His Witness, and Defending the Faith by Scott Oliphint

33 MP3 messages on 1 CD

CD Details:

SKU: M-BBWA
Publisher: Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
Publish Date: 2015
33 MP3 messages on 1 CDs

Source: Reformed Resources

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September 7, 2015

Saved From What?

Saved From What CoverStatus: Available

Book Description

Saved From What? is a penetrating look by well-known pastor and teacher R. C. Sproul at what the Bible really teaches about the nature of salvation.

Christians speak of “being saved,” but all too often don’t follow the phrase to its logical reply: “Saved from what?” How do we answer this question when we share the gospel with others? Far from being a matter of semantics, the issue holds critical importance for believers and non-believers alike. Is it really sufficient to say that we are saved from our sins?

R. C. Sproul uses Scripture to show that the question, in its most important sense, should be phrased, “Saved from whom?” The answer: God himself. God, in righteous wrath, stands against us in our sin. But the glory of the gospel is that the one from whom we need to be saved is the very one who saves us. It is when we truly grasp the significance of Christ’s redeeming work that we begin to understand the serious demands and joys of repentance. Thoughtful readers will be strengthened and challenged by this insightful volume. Now available in paperback.

Dr. R.C. Sproul

Dr. R.C. Sproul

About the Author

R. C. SPROUL is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Florida. He has written more than sixty books and is featured daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio program.

Book Details

128 Pages
Publisher: Crossway/Good News Publishers
Publication Date: July 2010

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August 17, 2015

Getting the Gospel Right: The Tie that Binds Evangelicals Together

Getting the Gospel Right CoverStatus: Available

Book Description

Christian unity is important. And unity in the gospel is essential. Yet that unity was tested by the release of two documents, Evangelicals and Catholics Together and The Gift of Salvation, which appeared to surrender the historic doctrine of sola fide (faith alone). Then a new level of unity was achieved with the release of a statement called The Gospel of Jesus Christ: An Evangelical Celebration.

This sequel to Sproul’s popular Faith Alone contains the complete text of The Gospel of Jesus Christ along with thorough, point-by-point discussion and exposition. The significance of this affirmation is summed up by Christianity Today: “A number of people have been stunned by the broad acceptance of this statement.” It has been signed by “Methodist and Presbyterian, Pentecostal and cessationist, Baptist, Lutheran, Anglican, and free church” leaders.

As Sproul explains, unity in the gospel touches the soul of the church itself and all of its members. “To be faithful to the Great Commission,” writes Sproul, “we must get the gospel right.”

Dr. R.C. Sproul

Dr. R.C. Sproul

About the Author

Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Florida. His teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in 40 countries worldwide. He is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, and the author of more than seventy books and scores of articles for national evangelical publications. Dr. Sproul also serves as president of Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies, and Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. He currently serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, FL.

Book Details

208 Pages
Publisher: Baker Book House
Publication Date: December 2002
ISBN 10: 0801064473
ISBN 13: 9780801064470

Source: WTS Books

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March 29, 2015

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God CoverRelated Media

Listen to 3 lectures by J. I. Packer from the 1988 Desiring God Conference entitled The Source of Saving Faith, The Nature of Saving Faith, and The Path of Saving Faith.

Source: Desiring God

Publisher’s Description

If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all?

J. I. Packer shows in this new edition to the popular IVP Classics how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God’s sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it.

With over 100,000 copies in print, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is truly a classic that should be read by every Christian.

•New edition of a classic work on divine sovereignty and human responsibility

•Challenges extreme views on both sides of the issue

•Outlines a proper incentive and support for evangelism

Includes a Foreword by Mark Dever

JI PackerAbout the Author

J. I. Packer is Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also serves as contributing editor to Christianity Today. Packer’s writings include books such as Knowing God (IVP Books), A Quest for Godliness (Crossway), Growing in Christ (Crossway), Rediscovering Holiness (Servant), and numerous articles published in journals such as Churchman, Southwestern Journal, Christianity Today, Reformation & Revival Journal and Touchstone.

Book Details

122 Pages

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Publication Date: January 2012

ISBN 10: 083083799X

ISBN 13: 9780830837991

HT: WTS Books