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April Walk in Truth Newsletter

  Walk in Truth Newsletter April 2011   In This Issue Featured Article Question of the Month Baucham Family News Event Update Family Discipleship Corner Special Offer   Featured Article:  The Church, The Family, and Discipleship:  Part Two,  by Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr. (From the upcoming book, Family Shepherds, due out in October ...

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10 Things I Hope We Learn from John Piper’s Leave of Absence

John Piper has taught me much over the years.  I consider it an honor to count him as a friend, and I am deeply saddened by his recent announcement that he will be taking a leave of absence for the remainder of 2010.  In explaining his leave of absence, he ...

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New Old Hymn

As Pastor of Preaching at GFBC, part of my responsibility has been leading us to worship in a manner fitting our theology and philosophy of ministry.  This has included developing a theological and practical approach to music that fits our doctrine.  Most of this task now rests on the capable ...

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Sam Waldron’s Open Letter on the FIC

Back in September, Sam Waldron wrote an article on the Family Integrated Church that set off a firestorm of criticism of the “movement” within Reformed Baptist circles and beyond.  Many of our opponents relished the thought of a respected scholar taking the FIC to task.  As a result, many linked ...

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James White on Dave Welch’s Worldnet Daily Article

On December 22nd, my friend, Dave Welch of the Houston Area Pastor’s Council wrote an article defending the Manhattan Declaration.  Welsh’s article was a response to opposition in general (which would include me), and John MacArthur’s opposition in particular to the Declaration.   I addressed this issue in ...

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New GFBC Church Plant in North Houston (Part Three)

Although we have little doubt that there is a need for new church plants, we are not Naïve concerning the potential advantages and disadvantages of launching a new work.   As such, we are trying to walk into this endeavor with our eyes wide open.  We are also working hard ...

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New GFBC Church Plant in North Houston (Part Two)

The Need for New Churches Of all the options available to us --multiple services, bigger buildings, satellites, and church plants-- we have chosen to plant a new church. As stated in part one, it is not our contention that all of the other options are necessarily wrong in every circumstance ...

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New GFBC Church Plant in North Houston (Part One)

Word is out about the new GFBC church plant that is scheduled to launch January 31, 2010.  GFBC launched on April 7, 2006, just over three and a half years ago.  However, since then, we have seen significant growth.  Most of that growth has occurred in the past year.  A ...

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Important New Book

Paul Renfro, my fellow elder at Grace Family Baptist Church, has joined with Timothy Jones (editor), Brandon Shields, and Jay Strother to write a very important book.  Perspectives on Family Ministry, takes a careful look at the very important question, “How should the church organize it’s efforts to disciple ...

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