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The guys at Reformed Forum have available a helpful podcast looking at the history of credo-baptist or baptism of believers alone.  The podcast looks at the Anabaptist, General Baptist, and the Particular Baptist showing the differences between the three and how you can’t lump all baptist today into the Anabaptist category. They interview James Dolezal who makes a strong argument for baptism of disciples alone from a covenantal reading of the scriptures.  He also makes a helpful distinction on what God is saying in baptism and what man is saying in baptism.  I commend the listening of this podcast to all who believe Christians should be baptized.

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Timmy Brister post a quote from Martin Lloyd-Jones encouraging church members to read Jonathan Edwards that says

“My advice to you is: Read Jonathan Edwards. Stop going to so many meetings; stop craving for the various forms of entertainment which are so popular in evangelical circles at the present time. Learn to stay at home. Learn to read again, and do not merely read the exciting stories of certain modern people. Go back to something solid and deep and real. Are we losing the art of reading? Revivals have often started as the result of people reading volumes such as these two volumes of Edwards’ works. So read this man. Decide to do so. Read his sermons; read his practical treatises, and then go on to the great discourses on theological subjects. But above all, let all of us, preachers and listeners, having read this man, try to capture and to lay hold upon his greatest emphasis of all – the glory of God.”

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Since Bro. Matt so kindly sent the church links to this website I thought I would repost about something I see as very important praying for you pastor! 

Justin Taylor blogger of Between Two Worlds put up an excellent, and what I see as a very important post about praying for your pastors.  I hope many will commit to praying often for their pastors.  It reminds me of hearing Tom Nelson talking about the revivals of church history and I can’t remember what he said verbatim, but he said basically that prayer doesn’t start revivals, if people are praying then a revival has started.  I think this is true, I know personally I don’t pray enough, and I don’t think others pray either.  I pray that others and I will, by God’s grace, begin to pray more frequently, in detail, watch the results, and praise God for all we see.

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There is going to be a conference this November held to discuss the Southern Baptist and Calvinism at Ridgecrest NC, be sure to check out the details.  Building Bridges: Southern Baptist and Calvinism hosted by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Founders Ministries

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Russel More, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and executive director of the Henry Institute has written a very though provoking article for Touchstone magazine about what a Christians burial should be like called Grave Signs.  To be honest had not really thought about the issue except for just recently when I saw that Banner of Truth has a booklet on the topic, so I was excited to see the article, and to be able to start thinking about the issue.  I believe Dr. Moore makes some good points and I think the article is worth reading. Has anyone else thought about this issue?  Have any opinions?

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Since Bro. Matt so kindly sent the church links to this website I thought I would repost about something I see as very important praying for you pastor! 

Justin Taylor blogger of Between Two Worlds put up an excellent, and what I see as a very important post about praying for your pastors.  I hope many will commit to praying often for their pastors.  It reminds me of hearing Tom Nelson talking about the revivals of church history and I can’t remember what he said verbatim, but he said basically that prayer doesn’t start revivals, if people are praying then a revival has started.  I think this is true, I know personally I don’t pray enough, and I don’t think others pray either.  I pray that others and I will, by God’s grace, begin to pray more frequently, in detail, watch the results, and praise God for all we see.

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