Introductory Lectures on Presuppositional Apologetics by Dr. Greg Bahnsen

Seeing as how Pastor Jay is currently doing a Sunday School series on Apologetics to the Glory of God and how we use Dr. Bahnsen’s work in it, I thought it would be useful to share these introductory lectures on presuppositional apologetics.

The following lectures Dr. Bahnsen gave at a high school to prepare Christians to defend their faith in college standing on the authority of God’s word:

Lesson 1 The Myth of Neutrality

Lesson 2 Introduction to Worldviews

Lesson 3 Worldviews in Conflict

Lesson 4 Defending the Christian Faith

Lesson 5 Problems for Unbelieving Worldviews

James Renihan: Guest Preacher for Sunday, April 20th

James-Jim-Renihan-BowtieJames M. Renihan is an elder at Christ Reformed Baptist Church in Vista, CA.

He and his wife Lynne have been married for 33 years. They have five children who have all professed their faith in Christ–the oldest four (Beth, Nathan, Micah & Sam) are married and their youngest (Susie) is still at home. They have six grandchildren. Jim studied at Liberty University, Trinity Ministerial Academy, Seminary of the East, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry in July 1984. He has authored several books including True Love (a study of 1 Corinthians 13) and Edification and Beauty (a study of how 17th Century Baptist churches practiced their beliefs). Jim also serves as the Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, CA.

All the “one another” commands in the New Testament [infographic]

Here are some:

When you look at these verses, a few more common themes show up.

Unity. One third of the one-another commands deal with the unity of the church.

  1. Be at peace with one another (Mk 9:50)
  2. Don’t grumble among one another (Jn 6:43)
  3. Be of the same mind with one another (Ro 12:1615:5)
  4. Accept one another (Ro 15:7)
  5. Wait for one another before beginning the Eucharist (1 Co 11:33)
  6. Don’t bite, devour, and consume one another—seriously, guys, don’t eat each other (Ga 5:15)
  7. Don’t boastfully challenge or envy one another (Ga 5:26).
  8. Gently, patiently tolerate one another (Ep 4:2)
  9. Be kind, tender-hearted, and forgiving to one another (Ep 4:32)
  10. Bear with and forgive one another (Co 3:13)
  11. Seek good for one another, and don’t repay evil for evil (1 Th 5:15)
  12. Don’t complain against one another (Jas 4:115:9)
  13. Confess sins to one another (Jas 5:16)

Love. One third of them instruct Christians to love one another.

  1. Love one another (Jn 13:3415:1217Ro 13:81 Th 3:124:91 Pe 1:221 Jn 3:114:7112 Jn 5)
  2. Through love, serve one another (Ga 5:13)
  3. Tolerate one another in love (Ep 4:2)
  4. Greet one another with a kiss of love (1 Pe 5:14)
  5. Be devoted to one another in love (Ro 12:10)

Humility. About 15% stress an attitude of humility and deference among believers.

  1. Give preference to one another in honor (Ro 12:10)
  2. Regard one another as more important than yourselves (Php 2:3)
  3. Serve one another (Ga 5:13)
  4. Wash one another’s feet (Jn 13:14)
  5. Don’t be haughty: be of the same mind (Ro 12:16)
  6. Be subject to one another (Ep 5:21)
  7. Clothe yourselves in humility toward one another (1 Pe 5:5)


Infographic: all the one another commands in the New Testament

2014 Family Camp 2014 – Mar. 26-29 @ Palestine, TX. [Details]

Here are some details about the Family Camp that Pastor Jay announced several weeks back:

2014 RB Family Camp

8th Annual Reformed Baptist Family Camp

Hosted by Heritage Baptist Church, Mansfield, TX

March 26-29, 2014.

Location: Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, Palestine, TX

From the camp coordinator:

In 2013 we had our seventh annual Reformed Baptist Family Camp at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center in Palestine, TX. It was a wonderful time of preaching, encouragement, fellowship, and fun. Our speaker for 2013 was Dr. Fred Malone of First Baptist Church, Clinton, Louisiana who preached on the topic of “The Family.”


Our speaker for this year is Pastor Ron Baines, Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Topsham, Maine. Pastor Baines’ theme will be “Lessons from the Historical Books of the Old Testament.”


The Elders at Heritage Baptist Church and I would like to invite you to be a part of this opportunity. All of the details are listed out on the attached flyer [below]. I will also send a brochure in a separate email due to its size. Please notice that a few of the housing options are based on limited availability, so please let me know if you are interested in any of these. We are asking that all registrations and payments, if possible, be turned into Heritage Baptist Church, Mansfield by March 5, 2014.


Wednesday, March 26 is an “optional” day at Lakeview. Those wanting to participate can arrive at the camp as early as Wednesday afternoon to enjoy the facilities. There will be an additional cost for housing for Wednesday night. If you or someone in your church is interested in this option, please let me know as soon as possible.

Let us know if you want more details.

2014 RBFC Brochure [PDF]

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