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Covenant Theology and Baptism

October 10th, 2012 | Comments Off on Covenant Theology and Baptism

Last year, two of our senior students presented a paper on Covenant Theology and Baptism to an audience of about 50 students. It has been very well received and may be viewed here.

January 2013 IRBS Course

October 9th, 2012 | Comments Off on January 2013 IRBS Course

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 New England during the early republic period. As always, we invite pastors to audit the course at a significantly reduced cost. Please contact Prof. Renihan for further details.

Special Lectures on Covenant Theology

October 9th, 2012 | Comments Off on Special Lectures on Covenant Theology

IRBS will be hosting special lectures on Covenant Theology by Dr. Fred Malone on Saturday and Monday October 13 & 15 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. These lectures will be held at Christ Reformed Baptist Church, 2210 East Vista Way, Vista, CA, 92084. There is no charge to attend. No lunch will be provided, though we will order some delivery pizza if people wish to contribute. Dr. Malone is pastor of First Baptist Church, Clinton, LA and is Senior Fellow of IRBS.

IRBS on Facebook

October 9th, 2012 | Comments Off on IRBS on Facebook

Have a look at our new Facebook page and like us.

What is the Christian Ministry?

October 1st, 2012 | Comments Off on What is the Christian Ministry?

September 30, 2012 was a wonderful day as Sam Renihan, 2012 IRBS/WSC graduate, was ordained into the Christian ministry at Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada, CA. To begin the day, IRBS Trustee Pastor Don Lindblad of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, Kirkland, WA, delivered an excellent exposition of Ephesians 4:1-16. Please listen to it carefully–it is extremely useful.

A Wonderful Gift

September 25th, 2012 | Comments Off on A Wonderful Gift

A Wonderful Gift

 In the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra … went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the Lord, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all that he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was on him…. For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel (Ezra 7:1, 6, 10, ESV).

Why was Ezra useful for service in Israel? The first and most important reason is that the Lord was with him.

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‘Without Body, Parts, or Passions’: A Very Important Discussion

July 28th, 2012 | Comments Off on ‘Without Body, Parts, or Passions’: A Very Important Discussion

Our Confession of Faith begins its chapter ‘Of God and of the Holy Trinity’ with this wonderful statement:

1. The Lord our God is but  one only living, and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself,  infinite in being, and perfection, whose Essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself;  a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light, which no man can approach unto, who is immutable,  immense, eternal, incomprehensible, Almighty, every way infinite, most holy, most wise, most free, most absolute, working all things according to the councel of his own immutable, and most righteous will, for his own glory, most loving, gracious, merciful, long suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin, the rewarder of them that diligently seek him, and withall most just, and terrible in his judgments, hating all sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty. Continue Reading →

Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology

June 22nd, 2012 | Comments Off on Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology

An important new series.

Reformation Heritage Books has released the first two volumes of an important and interesting new series titled Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology. Edited by Daniel Hyde and Mark Jones, it ‘intends to clarify . . . confessional issues from four vantage points:’ textual, historical, theological and pastoral. The books are tightly focused and well executed investigations of particular topics. Continue Reading →

We Labor Diligently for the Conversion of Souls

January 18th, 2012 | Comments Off on We Labor Diligently for the Conversion of Souls

In reading from my great teacher John Owen, I came across this wonderful section from his sermon titled “The Duty of a Pastor.” It may be found in his Works, vol. 9:460-462.

I shall mention one duty more that is required of pastors and teachers in the church; and that is, — that, we labor diligently for the conversion of souls. This work is committed to them. Continue Reading →

Carl Trueman Audio and Video

September 28th, 2011 | Comments Off on Carl Trueman Audio and Video

It was great to visit Oceanside United Reformed Church this past Friday and Saturday and hear Carl Trueman lecture.  Continue Reading →