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January 2013 IRBS Course

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

From January 8-16, 2013, we will (DV) offer our CH 604 Baptist History course. This year, Pastor Ronald S. Baines of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Topsham, ME will be the guest lecturer. Pastor Baines is a Trustee of IRBS and a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Maine. He is working on Baptist History in Northern [...]

A Year with Baptist Classics

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

A Year with Baptist Classics compiled by Dr. James Renihan and Michael Gaydosh Can you name the Baptist pastor who served one church for over 50 years, and left us a marvelous testimony of his faith? Did you know that a famous Baptist wrote a book similar to The Pilgrim’s Progress, and that it was [...]

A Gracious Tour Response

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

What a wonderful tour! All of us are very thankful to the Lord for His abundant mercies to us. We enjoyed safety (once or twice someone stepped into the street without looking to the right) and good weather, but mostly wonderful moments of friendship and a profound sense of the power of God’s workings among [...]

B&PH Tour Day 2

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

What do you do to keep the Lord’s Day holy while on a tour in a foreign land? Well, one obvious activity is to attend church. And today, we will be visiting the Metropolitan Tabernacle, made famous by the great Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

Frequently Asked Symbolics Questions: Elect Infants

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

In many modern editions of 2LCF, chapter 10:3 begins simply ‘infants dying in infancy . . . .’ Other texts read ‘elect infants dying in infancy . . . . ‘ Which text is correct according to the original printings? This question is simple to answer.

Treasury of David: Applications

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Applications: 1. Spurgeon’s treatment of the Psalms teaches us something about the reverence in which we should hold the Word of God. As we read the Treasury of David, we may rightly say that Spurgeon is our master-teacher of the truth of the Psalms. But he never viewed himself as a master of Scripture.

The Treasury of David as a Help to Preachers

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The Treasury of David as a Help to Preachers: Every part of the Treasury of David serves as a help to preachers. Simply reading Spurgeon’s exposition teaches us how to view the Psalms, and how to apply them to the lives of all sorts of Christian people.

The Treasury of David and Preaching

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The Treasury of David and Preaching The Treasury of David is a wealth of information and ideas! We must notice that Spurgeon intended, as one of its uses, for it to serve as a help for preachers, and thus it gives us a great deal of insight into his view of how the text of [...]

Spurgeon’s Method in the Treasury of David

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Treatment of each Psalm: Spurgeon followed a uniform treatment of each Psalm, according to the following pattern: Introduction, Division, Exposition, Explanatory notes and quaint sayings, and Hints to preachers.

A Treasure Discovered

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

At our church, Escondido Reformed Baptist Church, we are in the midst of a series of sermons moving consecutively through the book of Psalms. This study has been great for my own soul, and for all of our people. As I have been contemplating these ‘Sweet Songs’, I discovered a paper I wrote in 2003 [...]

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