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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

02:50 min | 1 year ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"From a reformed and pastora perspective. Your hosts today are john. Mafa who's pastor race reformed church and springhill tennessee just south of nashville and i'm justin purdue astor of covenant baptist church in nashville north carolina. We are meeting on an unusually. John is right podcast today. It is a tuesday. it's a monday in our world and it's raining a lot because that's just what it does these days Made the lord's mercy be upon those in louisiana who've been hit by the hurricane and Yeah i assume that we're experiencing some.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

02:25 min | 1 year ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Of covenant baptist church and beautiful asheville north carolina and. I am john moffatt. I'm the pastor of grace reformed church in spring hill tennessee which it is also beautiful. Just south of nashville tennessee. Justin my friend. One of my favorite points of my week is to talk to you about christ in who've already had a wonderful time just sipping coffee and thinking about the future and encouraging one another but we have a pretty epic book giveaway today. And why don't you tell the people what we're giving away. We're giving away another book by our friend and friend of the cast. michael horton. he needs to professor the gas. I'm just saying they're real. I i mean. I think we gave one of his books. Literally last week and He's a professor at westminster seminary. And can i. Interject is can beat us that if he doesn't start writing more books we're going to give away. We're gonna run books giveaway and so another book by brother. Michael horton this week. And this week's title is the gospel driven life. The gospel german life by horton and so public service announcement for all the listeners. Out there the much beloved and much ballyhooed wheel of names is no longer thing. A new word alley..

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

02:50 min | 1 year ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Welcome to theo. Cast encouraging weary pilgrims to rest in christ conversations about the christian life from a reformed an pastoral perspective. Your hosts today are john. Moffitt whose pastor of grace reformed church in spring hill tennessee. And i'm justin purdue pastor of covenant baptist church in asheville north carolina. We have met again today. John to record a podcast another. I've enjoyed our conversation just one on one time before we hit record and i'm looking forward to the conversation we're about to have today but before we get to it as we always do these days we want to give some stuff away. Yes we do. Today's book Great recommendation coming to you. From justin purdue and whatever that guy is the over that guy is and i've not read this book so i'm looking forward to getting library. I don't know Recovering eden the gospel according to ecclesiastes by zach s wind brown youtube. You can see His white ring. Yeah kind of see it on there but it's a serious Also according to the old testament and our second book by s wine which said maybe when you get on the podcast soon who knows but Yeah so this book is going out to our members first of all. It's going out to ronald he's been a member since last year. Thank you ronald. We're going to and justice. Have an all kinds of problems with cameras camera. Okay yeah and So -gratulations zach. We'll send you an email. Should that look out to you. And then we're also going to give away on social media today and that one it's We post every wednesday morning right when the episode comes out so if you go to all of our social media handles and you can find one of them there in the instructions and will give one of those away. Be patient with us for a little bit behind on those giveaways We've we've been working on. Some stuff is going to be my transition into what we've been working on We've been announcing this for a long time. We have gone down the road of multiple different Avenues of trying to launch an app for our separate from onda. And we've had to ditch several and we finally found one and it is now i mean hopefully this is for weeks in advance but it is now live and just an hour just on it this morning and it just went. Live this name and everything. He's got it username at just and you can fly gown uploaded all that good stuff so this app is designed for two things one our supermarket a community to gather together and communicate with each other and and continue the conversations like we do on the facebook group. But most importantly it's where you find your local and online groups so that you can join the weekly discussions about the podcast. If you wanna learn more about that you can..

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"There. Thanks for listening. Welcome to theo. Cast encouraging where pilgrims to rest in christ conversations about the christian life a reform perspective. And as we've been saying lately from a pastoral perspective as well. Your hosts. Today are john. Moffitt whose pastor at grace reformed church in spring hill tennessee. Just south of nashville and myself. Just purdue pastor of covenant baptist church in asheville north carolina. John is good to be around the mic with you man. We've been out.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Theo cast encouraging we to west in christ conversations about the christian life from a perspective. Our hosts today are together. Live and in person. We have john moffatt. Pastor of grace reformed church spring hill tennessee and myself justin purdue pastor of covenant baptist church in asheville north carolina. Could we sit here today..

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"And when they do the work of the ministry. What ends up happening. Is they build themselves up and love. Will we learn and this is why we emphasize that's because the church I think rightfully so has been emphasizing. This for years the means of grace we use that word a means means. It's a way in which it comes to you and what's coming to you great. It's a vehicle for church if a churches centering around grace that. And that's what the ministry becomes as we are considering how to build one. Another up by receiving grace are motivation and then giving love in response. I mean also were giving grace right patients. Aggressiveness and mercy and meekness is leaving election of grace right. Were receiving grace and in a more pointed way. Were receiving christ. Because christ. God's grace to us and so as we receive christ in the means who. What are we then giving one another were pointing giving in one sense christ and grayson love and mercy all these things to each other. Yeah right so we're appropriately. Using the means is the preaching of christ weekly the administration of christ through physical means which is the the word sorry the sacraments and baptism and we're gathering together to depend upon god in prayer. Everyone equally understands. We have not unless it comes from. God that is what's going to prevent a church from coming divisive and becoming turning turning church into legalism. I i have juhar. These people have well every time they walk away from church. It's nothing of grace. It's not a means by which christ is administered to them. They walk away with a to do list filling down and completely Drowning pie in legalism. So if that is the church context during the understand when you say when you hear us say now what and we point you to church. You're like no way you're like no forget you forget that right because this is i know i know i can speak for covenant baptist church and i know i can speak for for grace reformed church.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

04:37 min | 1 year ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Our hosts today. John moffatt grace reformed church in spring hill tennessee and myself justin purdue pastor of covenant baptist church in asheville north carolina. John brother we have met to podcast. And i think we're going to have a really good and helpful conversation. That will tee up here in just a minute. But before we get to that portion of the podcast. We're going to give the people what they want. You're gonna tell them something that you're four and something that you're against at least i think that's what you're about to do. Yeah well what we were talking about before hand. This is not my procon but we were talking about beforehand. That so you're telling me this free. This is alabama's content. Yeah so we record for people that don't know like four weeks in advance because it takes a while to get everything edited and al john. Don't pull the curtain too far back now know so. It's yet last night was election. Oh november it ever and we are recording still not knowing who our president will be true and so we had an interesting conversation about that and it is kind of weird to think that you know in the past few years and elections we've always known by november fourth who it is as well i think and so i think we are not knowing you know yeah. I think that there can be bipartisan agreement. That it would be nice to see a more unified approach to counting votes across the states. So that we can have more timely results in subsequent elections. I think we can all agree that that would be good and At the risk of sounding very cliche. I am reminding myself as i trust. All believers are that even though we do not know the results of presidential election. We do know that trice rains. That he's on the throne and that he wins in the end and so our hope is is fixed on him and Politics are not ultimate. So we can. We can rest in the lord. Jesus knowing that he is ultimate Even as we have aim to be good citizens here in the united states of america. Yeah sorry to usurp and hijack your procon there but you. I'm just thankful that social media will go back to it's insanity.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

05:22 min | 1 year ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Today are doesn't purdue pastor of covenant baptist church in beautiful asheville north carolina and. I'm john moffatt. Pastor of grace reformed church in spring hill tennessee justin. It is good to be with you again this morning. My friend are you good morning brother. It is good to be with teams. It is beautiful here in asheville north carolina. It's a great time of year and he says like mid october. This is a great time to live in the area where i do insult thankful for that thankful for the beauty. That's all around me. And all around us and i don't know that i have a legitimate procon for today but just as i'm processing the the natural beauty of this area and what normally would be a very busy like bustling season here of tourism and all that kind of stuff with people coming in to look at the leaves and enjoy the good restaurants in the craft beer and stuff i mean. Obviously it's been a minute since we've mentioned covid nineteen but boo i tain and you know and everything that that is related to that and i know here in north carolina. We are now in phase three of reopening plan. But there's still a lot of things that are not reopened so there that is not really sure What all that means. When you're in phase three of a three-phase plan and.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

05:25 min | 2 years ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Birth. Welcome to Theo cast encouraging we rebuild rooms to rest in Christ conversations about the Christian Life from a reformed perspective our hosts today are John Moffitt pastor of Grace Reformed Church in Spring Hill, Tennessee and myself Justin Purdue Pastor Covenant Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina, John always good to be around a microphone you man. I've enjoyed our free recording convo today and I am I'm eagerly anticipating your pro-con for this morning you've recently returned from home. Little family get away and you are a Californian and you're going to be talking about things that pertain to the water and the surf so you are an expert in this area. I'm in a qualified to speak on it. I'm sure the listeners can't wait to hear what what you're in favor of and what you're against so give it to a man. You know, this one thing we didn't talk about I was talking last night with another California. You're always spring it. You're always spring unknown. So do you know what tri-tip is what kind of meat tri-tip is so okay. Yeah. I thought you talking about something pertaining to water sports no life. So when I first moved out here to the South they they also had learned this recently. They also call it the California cut but it's it's a part of the cow that caliber teams love because it's it's it has it kind of has a like a just it's a lot cheaper to buy but it has like a sirloin flavor. Styles to it but and you don't smoke. It's not a smoke me. It's one of those things that you cook it you to kind of block you Scar the meat, you know and keep it. Anyways, we're just talking about California and I just found out that there's a local Meat Market that sells tri-tip. So I'll be buying some tri-tip this weekend and every, you know, every go ahead every time you say, California. I keep thinking Remember the Titans like califone. Yeah,.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

05:44 min | 2 years ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Your host today are Justin Purdue Pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Asheville North Carolina and John Moffatt has thrown of grace reformed church in springhill and see. Just Justin, it's good to be with you my friend. You have the most anticipated moment of the week for all Wednesday morning, they want to know what is it that Justin is against? PROCON. What's worse made our? It's what's made our our podcast wildly popular is the amid where we're at least in the top ten thousand podcasts seriously so. So we sit here today and This is the first day of October in the Year of our Lord Twenty Twenty and it is getting nice and brisk outside in Asheville North Carolina I mean. We've had some that really nice crisp early fall weather in recent days which I absolutely love. So I am pro was going to begin with the positives because why not I am profile? I am pro fall. It is my favorite season of the year. There's so many things that I love about it. I could probably talk about it for half an hour but nobody's nobody's interested in that they they want this no for thirty minutes. So I love I love the weather. Especially in the area of the country where I live whether in the fall here is Great I. Love the Christmas in the air that the smells that you even associate with fall I love Bourbon and Mike a fire football the just a lot of things that happened in the fall that's that are great that I think are kindnesses from the Lord. My Con- is related to fall. So I've already expressed my undying affection for this season of the year and yet grow quite weary of quite literally everything having to be like pumpkin spiced something. That's under sort of like I'm over I'm over the Pumpkin spice thing like everywhere I look it's Pumpkin spice this and it's Pumpkin spice that and it's like there are other flavors guys. You know that are associated with fall in this time of the year. So I'm just I'm just asking for a little bit more diversity. I mean spice is is sort of part and parcel of fall. But can we do something other than Pumpkin you know and you? I'm not I'm not against Turkey flavored stuffing flavored coffee. Now you're just getting silly name so i. I mean I'm not against Pumpkin flavor. I just feel like it dominates. In a way that. Ban is his. Could be better I think we can do better guys you know and so. Yeah let's listen to what what he or she will and I've been obviously thinking about these things quite deeply. For some time that was evident Burnley. So yeah, well, never.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

04:59 min | 2 years ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"That's it man. Just, so you know this podcast classes with Jimmy as well. So it's all three of us were pretty excited about that. That's why named him the host on the Intro Day. He's a part of what the people are going to be listening to today. That's right. That's right. It was good. Well, that's all we have. So we hope you enjoy police This is also going to be available on Youtube, if you want to share that with people, we just really hope this gets out. We really want people to be encouraged by this. We'd love to see a resurgence as are already has been in Covenant Theology, Specifically Governor Theology. So in bob discount the algae and in Reform Theology Covenant Theology and so. Does matter. reform these cover dental. Yeah. Anyway. Important stuff blessings, grace and peace talk to you. Soon. Welcome to the Education Series on an introduction to Covenant Theology your host for this series is going to be Jimmy Bueller Pastor of Christ community church and Wilmer Minnesota Justin Purdue Pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Asheville North Carolina and I'm John Moffatt Pastor of grace reformed church here in Spring Hill Tennessee gentlemen. It's actually great to be able to do this recording together in the same room normally we have to zoom in so it'll be good. To, do this education series together I. Think it'll be beneficial for us and for the listener. So Jimmy tell us a little bit about this series and what it is that we're trying to accomplish. Yeah. So obviously, this is kind of an introductory episode into Covenant Theology, and as we think about the structure and framework of the Bible Christians universally believed that God is a covenant keeping up the as we look throughout the Old Testament we see the Abraham at Covenant No at Covenant so on and so forth but we want to present today. Is an idea of what is known as Covenant Theology, and so our churches, the three churches that we represent here, all subscribe to the sixteen, Eighty, nine London Baptist Confession, and specifically in Chapter Seven of that confession, you begin to see language around God's.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

06:01 min | 2 years ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Ill will but it's it's it's red in a vacuum that has no benefit to the body of Christ that I am personally involved in. You know Christ. Community. Church Covenant Baptist Church Insert Your Church named here and so I think one of the things that I want to point out to answer your question John. Is I. Think the way that the Bible? points, itself out as a way that's beneficial is when Bible the Bible is red and I would say specifically taught and preached. In a corporate gathering of believers. Point I use this illustration before we recorded when we as fathers and husbands. Make decisions and I mean life altering decisions, moving states, changing jobs buying a car. We always make those decisions and do our research on the premise of I am a father and I have a wife and I have to make the decisions based upon those and even little decisions about okay. That's too much money for this particular thing that I want to participate in and so when we think about life naturally if you're a good father. And you're good husband you always think about life in that context of my family but we don't do this with our relationship with the father. We think it's we're only children. We only it's me and God and you know we'll figure this out if I have a struggle with San or if I want to grow in my I need to work on that and I would even say to Jimmy's point that your Bible reading. Is should be for the benefit and in the context of family I'm reading this because my family and I would benefit. From ways in which I consider to build them up into love because I'm I am consuming our fathers information that he's given us and I can use that for worship I can use that for encouragement I can use it for those who are discouraged I can encourage those who are growing, but that's not how we see it. I need this through my day. Yeah. It's all about your own personal development for your own sake and that that's not a biblical concept. A drum that I'm happy to keep beating and I know you guys are are completely with me in this I think it. It's just worth saying over and over is that the common notion for the Evangelical is that the real important stuff of the Christian life happens when we're by ourselves. And so this is certainly is true with respect to how we approach scripture and God's word like the most important interaction that I have with the Bible occurs me and Jesus like myself in wherever you do it with whatever beverage you want. That's when it really matters. that private time in the word is is the real interaction that I have with scripture and Sunday morning and gathering with the Church Yell at God God says, we should do it and I'm sure it's beneficial. But this private stuff is is the real thing and that is just not as Jimmy already pointed out, it's not the the thrust of the New Testament. The New Testament speaks in corporate realities the the letters in the New Testament written two congregations. The mention of scripture and the Ministry of the word is always in the context of the body of Christ whether it's the public reading or the teaching or even just interacting with scripture it's always assumed it's together that we do that in right. Like something that we need to really embrace I think as believers biblically is that the corporate reality of the Church and the corporate reality of the gathered church in particular drives, my private life, not the other way around and I think most people assume that the private my private life in particular my private devotional life drives everything else. Know. That that corporate reality drives, your private life and that's very like comp-. Very disorienting thought for many evangelicals, but it's a very freeing Alan. And it's important for a number of reasons that I'm sure we'll. We'll continue to unpack. Well and For me but something that's kind of going off in my brain is I'm thinking of the fruit of the spirit you know love joy peace patience, kindness think of all of these things. The fruit of the spirit do not make sense. If only exists for the private individual. No. Because you cannot be a loving person. Of the communion of Saints Right like you can't be patient. You know outside of the communion of saints. Right because there's nothing to be patient with Y-. You don't love yourself. You're not patient with your cell. That's certainly just doesn't make sense and so. And yet this is something that we continually do when we when we talk about Personal Bible reading is it benefits me now here's here's something that I just kind of want WanNa throw out that. Even as we think about Bible study like I, encourage I encourage people in my own body to to gather with other saints to to study the Bible because I do think that it is a it's a good way for people to to know one another to to be around one another to hear you know how God has uniquely wired that person to offer various insights about about the scripture. But but even that's a that's a a corporate sense. It's a community sense and so maybe now is is perhaps a good time to say. You know none of us approaches the Bible with kind of like this purely objective like I'm just going to see the Bible for what it is and so is there a way guys that we are supposed to understand the Bible that we are supposed to read the Bible?.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

10:05 min | 2 years ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Pastor of Christ community church and Wilmer Minnesota and I am just in purdue. Pastor. Of Covenant Baptist. Church in Asheville. North. Carolina Jimmy you've got the cultural update today man what's going on in your world? What's going on in my world Let well, this past weekend. So we're about to start school back up in our house. I know I think you guys start a little earlier than we do down in north. Carolina. North Carolina. In Minnesota. We do not start school until after. Labor. Day. and. I'm not really sure why that is i. think it just seems maybe like a natural break but anyway so we went back to school shopping this weekend and so we eat. That's always yeah. Oh it. So we we did the clothing shoes because we're in the stage where kids are just constantly growing. And our kids are. What I like to call horizontally challenged. So they are they are long and lean, and so finding clothes and shoes for them as is a little bit of a challenge praise God for the Internet you know that we can find sizes and things like that. So we loaded up all of our kids took him clothes shopping to come shopping, and then we did probably the worst thing on the planet. which is the supplies if to go find the supplies and and I don't know what it is, but I feel like whenever we do this. It's like the supplies on the list. I you can't find. You can't find anywhere in store. It's like man I can find the sixteen count CRAYOLA. I can find the twenty four count but bro, where is the eight count and so meant it just a it is a it is tested sanctification for me. Just to rummage through a and plus you know woolmer's smaller towns. So everybody has the same idea and everybody's going to the same stores. And so it's like you know you walk into target or officemax or Walmart or wherever, and it's like there's this school supplies everywhere It's like post post apocalyptic school supply shopping. Sal Jimmy. What you're saying is you're you're having a hard time obeying the school list that they're giving. Oh. Yeah you were saying you did that. Dad Jokes. Of The The back to school supply list here in Nashville is incredibly exacting because everything has to be like chemical free. All of these things because. It's it's pretty absurd. The standards are rigorous. Do you guys have organic markers? I'm sure edible at market. Like a non-toxic. Not, nontoxic is just way too low of a bar around here. Are they are they? Are they gender neutral markers. On my goodness everybody in Asheville has to bring homemade granola? That's. Right There is a place downtown Nashville like that is that way I felt when I was walking around. There's like star I mean is there and isn't it kind of like a transient? Like, the people will go out and stay out in the Wilderness and I felt like I found this community of like, wow, this is berry like there's a lot of people who just came from hiking. Like In the. Them. All right no, you're. You're not off. It's an incredibly ECLECTIC place. You know keep Ashville. Weird is a thing. Everything like everything is organic, it can't can't have any of these kinds of like harsh chemicals in it. Every restaurant in the city is farm to table because it's like well, if you're not doing farm to table then why being business and own answer, it's just. Kind of place it is but when you keep everything weird the nothing's weird. Yeah. Oh. there. That is yeah. So it seems that almost fell legalistic to live in that it does seem legalistic. Might goodness. So John What, are we talking about today man? Speaking of speaking of lists, and since legalism we are talking about obedience in the Christian? Life. In many of you who are listening to the podcast either just joined us as might be number one or you've been listening for a long time. One of the stations we here at the over the years is that were anti no noman, and if you don't know what that word means anti law, we think there's no place for obedience or they're still place for law in the Christian life, and so we wanted to bring some clarity to what is I think an abuse of obedience and then what we would say is delight in obedience. So not dread but delight. So the that's really what this conversation is going to be about is our experienced and what we've seen within evangelical ISM within I would say conservative evangelicalism. And this draw towards fear and guilting people into obeying God and how we believe that the reformed confessions and scripture actually leads the believer to the joy and the delight and rest actually in the obedient. God. So how there's actually a huge difference between the two? So that's where we're at guy who's going to bring San. Happy to happy to jump in on this one. So in many of the contexts that exist in the evangelical world that are Pyatt, cystic? I. Think we can say that we want to be really clear about what we're talking about here in those contexts Jesus is preached. We're not saying that Christ isn't preached in those contexts. The Holy Spirit is even seen to be central in obedience and sanctification. So we're not saying that the role of the Holy Spirit is somehow downplayed or minimized, but there is practically no outworking of that. Preaching of Christ and of that. The Holy Spirit is central to obedience and sanctification because like practically speaking when you sit in most evangelical context these days you're pounded with law. Just absolutely beaten to death with law and assurance is eroded as a means of getting people to take seriously. So it's like, Hey, let me unsettle. Let me unsettle everybody in the Pew in order to motivate people towards holiness and as you said already, John, we're going to scold people towards obedience. That's one of the issues the problems that were pointing out with our current evangelical moment I was joking with you guys before the podcast started about a song I grew up singing and the lyrics go obedience is the very best way to know that you believe which is. Attaching a childish rinse to their obedience a how well they obey is the level of Yeah That, both of you I think that that's that's that on. You know for for the average person kind of sitting in the Pew. I, think this is most likely true that that the law is used as a means by which to to motivate where it's do this I, I wouldn't even say that the emphasis for the posture as you do this and live, it's do this or die. You know right like obits her obe obey or die and That, that can just be so so terrifying and specifically to the. To the person who sensitive and conscience Perhaps I just think a luther if you're familiar with with Luther 's. Can origins in his beginnings and I mean the brother spent you know upwards of eight hours and confession because he never felt like he measured. And I remember listening to that story and just identifying with that so much because. There, there's this this fear that you know my life of. Obedience or my life of disobedience is the measure by which I I relate to God I think one of the things that were pointing out here is the inconsistency that exists in the Evangelical World, and in particular there are many guys many people who rejoice in what we would call the doctrines of grace. They understand themselves even to be calvinistic and will on the one hand herald the glorious truths of the unconditional grace and love of God towards his people. But then it's interesting. There's a great contradiction in the posture in in the tone of. Preaching and teaching and of life in the church because then. We Herald this unconditional love and grace of God toward the lack on the one hand. But then everything in terms of its practical outworking becomes exacting it up becomes threatening even in tone and that's one of the things that we're trying to point out here that we we want to talk about today in this podcast. Biblical motivations for obedience, and that's where this conversation will be headed here in just a moment. And the tone is it's as just as was just saying, it is subtle. You will hear the Gospel and you will hear messages that are invigorating they are they are gripping they bring you close into the cross they loved cross. But as we pointed out a couple of weeks ago in I, think it was I can't remember the exact episode, but it might have been the dark side of Christianity where. There is this fear. Of A lack of a laxity there's a fear of laziness. There's a fear that Christians will not take.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

11:22 min | 2 years ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Welcome to the o cats encouraging weary films to rest in. Christ conversations about the Christian life from a reformed perspective are host. Today are John Moffatt. Pastor of grace reformed church and Spring Hill. Tennessee Jimmy Bueller Pastor of Christ community church in Wilmer Minnesota and Myself Justin Purdue Pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Asheville North Carolina Reverend. We have met to podcast day and it is a special day. Here at the list of podcast. Unlike any other at least an hour experience up to now we are doing this. Live in front of a number of our friends and brothers and sisters in the faith. So I don't know about you. I'm feeling a little bit of extra pressure. We don't get to do as much editing as we might normally do right in a regular show and there is a lot going on on my screen right now messages flying in and yeah the extrovert in me. Wants to reply to all of them and I'm gonNA fight that desire so that we try to stay on task. That's right. John Why don't you? Why don't you brother help the listeners who are not partaking in this live Webinar thing? We've got going on understand what we're doing today and why we're doing it well As everybody already knows the whole world is feeling the effects of the corona virus specifically the majority of our listeners. We do have listeners. All over the world but majority of them here in the United States and most people are at home with extra time and so we thought we would participate with them in any way that we can provide more content We're also GONNA open up a lot of the stuff that we have for a membership for free because we we know that people are scouring for good information especially when it seems like most information that is on the Internet right now is negative and full of fear and there is much to be afraid of but I think at the same time we need to be feeding ourselves with good information objective realities that we remind ourselves that we are within the hand of God and be safe within his hands at the same time. we use wisdom so speaking of we did a podcast When was that yesterday Tuesday I wasn't sure Yup Times by the way we did a podcast on joy in the midst of suffering in reference to the corona virus. So today we thought we'd do something different for those of you there at home without we do something. Live use technology using Zoom so we have. We're using zoom Webinar. We have almost four fifty people right now. That are in here asking questions all kinds of great comments and so if you WANNA ask your question just to remind you if you're new You can come over here into the at the bottom where it says questions and you will be able to ask those down there if you're interested in being a on the podcast on the audio just lettuce no by putting you're willing to ask your question audibly and we will take that in an open open up and let you answer so that's kind of where we're at today. We've we've picked three questions that were emailed in to start us off and then we will grab several of these. That are being put in at the moment. There is absolutely no way. We're going to be able to get to all of these so we're going to spend about forty five minutes answering your questions and then we will do. We'll go over the members podcast and do another twenty ish minutes. Will you never know how long that podcast will be? You just kind of gets to the point until we're done depends on. How Spicy into questions are? It's it's at least fifteen minute house and how fired up we get. I guess well and if we have anything that we if we don't get recording right away we run out of time so I think we're good today so Jimmy. Why don't you go ahead and start with our first question? Sure glad to do that. So this one comes from Stuart and his question is this would be interested to hear how confessional ISM strengthens us in the middle of this pandemic. Which for me. And I'm sure others has brought up much UNBELIEV and out that was present but not stood up in the heart until trouble came. So that's a great question steuer and actually yesterday the podcast that we three recorded we talk about this a little bit but a great source of comfort that all three of us found actually came from the confession that our church uses. Which is the sixteen eighty nine London Baptist Confession Chapter Five Talks About Divine Providence and In paragraph one of Chapter Five. I won't read it per se but it talks about the infinite power and wisdom of God that he upholds and directs and governs all things and all creatures Specifically I think what we found in paragraph three was particularly helpful when he said are when the framers of this confession when they write in his ordinary providence. God makes use of means though he is free to work apart from them beyond them and contrary to them out his pleasure and so as we think about the global pandemic that has really blow brought the world to its collective knees It's it's difficult. And being guys that rely heavily on the ordinary means of grace that God uses the preaching of the word the words visible at baptism and the Lord's table to strengthen create establish faith. It's painful for us as pastors to not be able to gather with our people and yet we also understand that Justin coined this probably yesterday where we are in extraordinary times will also give us extraordinary grace. And so we we rest in those things. And so you have confessional ISM Kinda add a paper level but you also have confessional ism kind of add a thirty thousand foot level that the truth that we have constantly harped on in this podcast that that we find rest in Christ outside of ourselves that what God has given us in Christ in the Gospel Perfect righteousness imputed to us through no effort or merit on our own. Those things even remain true in the midst of a pandemic so even when things are going well when you are able to attend to gather worship with the saints that you are able to have the word of God preached over you. You see the Gospel in the table even when you quote unquote feel good And you're able to function in your everyday life in a normal sense. Those things are true but but even now when we're kind of sheltered in place when it's very easy to be discouraged to feel lonely to feel isolated and and to feel socially distant from people those objective truths of the imputed righteousness of Christ your account. They're still there. They didn't go anywhere You know I I just think of you know places in scripture like Psalm. Thirteen where the PSALMIST cries out to. God He asked God for help and for faith. But he recounts the faithfulness of the word in the past and this is something that I shared with my church last Sunday over facebook. Live that you know we rest in the truth that God is not distant that Jesus is not distant from sin and death but rather he was crucified he was buried with sin and death and he rose again defeated them. Both and so I mean just to encourage you. I mean I don't know where you specifically are But but just to encourage you that the truth is that you fight to believe that God is for you in Christ that he has from eternity past chose you to be his own. Those shoes are still there in a time of pandemic. I don't know if you guys want to jump in on that topic as well. I'll jump in really quick. Jimmy I think to be confessional. Might help to state this clearly to be confessional certainly does mean that we hold to a confession of faith and for for all of us. It's a confession of faith out of the the era of the reformation or the era that flowed out of the reformation in the case of like the sixty ninety nine or the Westminster Confession for example. But it also means that we are. We are confessing right. We are saying together believing together. We are looking to doctrines and truths from scripture. That we are to rest in and trust and so two words that we often use on. Theo CAST TO DESCRIBE THE CONFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE. Are that it is an objective. Perspective is an outside of us reality so as Jimmy just alluded to were looking to Christ who is outside of us were looking to God who is outside of us. We're looking to these great truths and promises of God that exist outside of us in our experience. And then also the other thing is that to be. Confessional is to believe in an and hold too declarative realities. Meaning that they're done. They're finished and so when we're looking to things entrusting and things that are outside of us and that are completed they're finished and they're not in jeopardy those things transcend all circumstances and they transcend all of our emotional volatility. It matters not how I'm feeling today or how I'm processing the cove in nineteen pandemic today the trews of God remain and as Jimmy said the righteousness of Christ for me remains the atoning satisfying work of Christ for me remains my safety in Christ my standing before God. All of those things are rock solid because their objective outside of me and they're declared if they're done and so that's how confessional perspective gives us rock under our feet when as as we sing in the him when all around my soul gives way right like he then is all my hope and stay. Well that's that's a confessional perspective that's right we are. We're looking to those things in particular. We're looking to God in Christ. Jesus for us in the midst of all kinds of storms and things that are swirling around our lives or a justin. You want me. I don't have much added. That was excellent guys. I'm GonNa Actually Find Marisa here. She is we're so hopefully you're ready. We're GONNA bring you on and let you ask what Mersa please state your first last name and where you're from so I'm ruth. I live on the Theo. Cast group and facebook world now. Technically I live in Georgia. So yeah we're a little bit on lab anyway. I'll ask my question. I WanNa thank you guys for what you do. You bring a lot of comfort to God's people whether we're in a pandemic or not you're always bringing the gospel spy appreciate that So I just wondered if you talk a little bit about Church discipline at what point.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

05:46 min | 2 years ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Listen and south to two thoughts. Two thoughts real quick Yeah and then. I'M GONNA have to quit. My Boy Horatio bonar before we do go over to the on the members gotta do it. I'll do that. I'll do that at some point minute. So two thoughts here from me. They're not exactly related but they were prompted by things. You guys were saying Jimmy. You were talking about how Christian hedonism in being in your prayer closet obsessing over your feelings. Really Hinders love of neighbor. I I'M GONNA make a more broad statement about patriotism. I think pilots this. This hyper focus on our affections or our obedience our performance and the the unachievable standard that sets for the Christian. That kind of thing pilot kills honesty in the church in relationship. Like we're told to confess in to one another well James. Five sixteen is going to be destroyed by Potiskum. Because nobody's GonNa tell the truth about themselves because it's like if I did. What would people think for so pie? Tim Kills Honesty in the church. And I would say it's interesting that Pyatt cystic contexts or obsessed with sanctification and pieters hinder sanctification. Because it is all about me. I'm less likely to confess in the my brothers and sisters. I'm less likely to lean into the church and the fellowship of the saints the way God designs. I'm not I'm not calling it like it is. I'm painting a false picture of my own reality and so are real true. Sanctification is hindered by that nonsense and the other thought that I wanted to say. I'll kick it over to you. John Piper's line you know. Famous tagline is God is most glorified in us when we're most satisfied him. I I might WanNa rephrase that somewhat and say that I'm not gonNA say most glorify because I'm not gonNA. I'm not going to presume on that piece I will say this. God is tremendously glorified when we are most mindful of our need of him in particular when we are most mindful and aware of our need of Jesus so if we want to glorify God one of the ways that we can do that in our daily lives and certainly when we gather as churches is to confess together the fact that we are send sick wretches. Who are absolutely desperate for. Christ and his work in our place and I am confident based on scripture that God is very glorified in that confession and I would wager to say that he is more glorified in that. Then he is us being satisfied. You know in in our relationship with him. Yeah I mean the the confession of sin in the evening corporate confession of Sandwich. Paul says confess your sins to one another which I guarantee you. I grew up in a church context where that only happen. When you're in like intense counseling moments in your confessing it to the shafter to help. But we do this as a congregation. I know you guys do that. We corporately confess before our neighbors to each other. The absolute need of forgiveness in in in doing that. What it does is it constantly and prayers also a moment of dependence. Because you're opening your heart and your mind and your soul to request to request something But I will say for those of you if you're new to Theo cast. If you haven't downloaded faith versus faithfulness a primer on rest. This is I would say you know. I think it's like ten thousand twelve thousand words that this is what we're trying to get at so if you don't wrote him and Mrs Wyatt was written and Jimmy did an excellent job at the very slow in the middle section. Justin does a great job of explaining the difference between a pie. Tissot context or church and a reformed. Or We'd say a restful confessional perspective And then at the end Jimmy does a really good job of kind of pulling the clutter off of the Gospel to saying. Listen this if you want to know what brings you rest this. Is it so just go? Read that last section. Encourage you to do that and then just in our Jimmy. Sorry Justin you actually Or answering a question. I think we should jump into the members. Podcasts and do we actually have a facebook group? That's growing before to go over to type in Theo. Cast and you'll see the facebook group we Once in a while jumping there and let you know what we're recording and so we did today and we received like five six questions. One of those was okay in light of this tweet by Piper. What's your overall thoughts on the whole kind of premise of Piper's ministry? So we'll talk about that And some of the other questions that we received So if you WANNA join over there you can can I throw? Can I throw a bonar quote out there from one of his him really quick? Yeah absolutely once close that I probably side about one. Out of every ten episodes. But I'm just GonNa for the people that are new. WanNa side it so horrendous bonar Scottish minister in the eighteen. Hundreds is more famous for his hymns in his tournaments and the guy is absolutely spot on about basically the reality of the severity of Jesus and the safety that we have in him. He's got a book called God's way of Peace Book for the anxious that I would come in to everybody but in his him called. I hear the words of Love the last two verses go this way and they're very short my love is ofttimes low my joy still ebbs and flows but peace with him remains the same. No Change Jehovah knows then the last verse goes I change. He changes not the Christ can never die his love not mind. The Resting Place is truth. Not Mind the tie. And that's an old him. The tune is at I mean. It's a reasonably sweet tune but it is not like some contemporary like jam session. Him and that song is one of the most beloved songs at Covenant Baptist Church because it. It's so good in pointing the saints outside of themselves to God in Christ and knowing that we're safe and it has acknowledged.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

05:54 min | 2 years ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Reform. The perspective today are hosts are Justin for new pastor of Covenant Baptist. Church and Jimmy Buehler's with us today. Believe it or not pastor of Christ church and Wilmer Minnesota and I am John Moffatt. Pastor of grace reformed church in Spring Hill. Tennessee gentlemen specifically Jimmy. It's good to be around the microphones today with all three of US makes conversations a little more lively especially when Jimmy comes in is hot as he is. Today I try. I try my best Dutch on my best keep things spicy. Yeah Jim Jim. We haven't heard from you in a while. So why don't you Which gives us an update. What's going on in the the state of Minnesota The state of Minnesota. So the classic thing to do in Minnesota. Is You talk about the weather. So just know that it still bone chillingly cold. And that's all that needs to be said. John has experienced that He's experienced Wilmer kohl-welles not even minus thirty. That's when you call the other day and told me it's thirty. I didn't experience that. Yeah that was that was cold but honestly the the big thing that's going on Just in our life kind of two fold so our church is is up enrolling and so which is good news and it's exciting news. We've got home fellowship. Groups that meets. We have a men's ministry that's meeting we've rolled out. You know systematically categorizing our kids and our families which is exciting And I've also re signed a contract. You come back to the school that I teach at by vocationally to come back next year. Which kind of just takes a little bit of that financial pressure off of us as a family It's not without? Its challenge as many who listened who perhaps are by vocational or who worship at a church. Where the passersby vocational? You're just less available for your people and for your family which is difficult so pray for us in that regard but it's also just financially speaking it just takes a lot of that load off So it's exciting. The the school has glad to have me back and might be rolling out a Christian theology course which you can guess what we're GonNa talk about all the time thought. Yeah things have been. Things have been good. added a couple of families to our midst and so awesome. We definitely still feel like we're in that very infants stage of finding our footing getting you know. Wording around our message You starting elder training all of those things so a little bit for me is I feel like I'm drinking from the church planting fire hydrant. And so oh yeah it's it. Yeah you just you don't thing it really is it really is and so my wife and I. We often feel like we're ships passing in the night so that that provides challenges as well but Yeah I knew it wasn't going to be easy. Yeah but there's yeah there's a lot of his righteousness in those. There's a lot of sweetness in the early years of church being planted and they're also really hard years at the same time and indeed. Yeah then there's a lot that could be said about that. And we may do podcasts. At some point on the first five years or something Because it's real gimme four more years. Yeah well and honestly like in the first. When you're when you're planting a church you do. Often you see the best in people Particularly your your core families. The way that a sacrifice and they give they serve But honestly being bi vocational which all of us I think have experienced what it does is it gives me a level Gives me a level of compassion that I did not have before fulltime ministry? Where when I ask somebody to do think did to to do something. Either to to preach in my stead to a plan. Some particular event or to facilitate a group like. I know what it's like to have that that pressure of a full forty to fifty hour week job plus a family and then trying to do ministry so I'm grateful for all the things that I'm learning. I just wish it would slow down a little bit but here we are when it also it does give you perspective is. You've already alluded to and it. It works on you in such a way that when things do begin to shift and you're able to give more of your time toward the Ministry of the Church you're just more grateful for it and I think it humbles you. It tempers you in even in terms of your expectations. So there's a lot of value in it that I think. In refining that happens in that by occasional season and I'm not saying that everybody needs to do vocational church planting. I mean that's not at all whenever you get sent out of good church and you're fully funded. Praise be to God but you know if you do find yourself in a BI vocational situation. The Lord will use it. Yeah I will say that. As Jimmy's experiencing there are a lot of emotional highs and emotional lows. Your emotions run rampant. When you're a church planner yeah well and user I mean let's just feel it all kinds of ways. Yeah you you. There are days where you feel really good and there are days. Yeah don't feel good at all and there are days. Those days are happening because I got a text from Jimmy and it's typically three worries and I was like. Oh No oh no. I do neither times. You don't feel like a very good pastors out. You're.

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"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

Theocast - Reformed Theology

01:39 min | 3 years ago

"covenant baptist church" Discussed on Theocast - Reformed Theology

"Hi this is Justin Today on theo cast. We are talking about obedience. Obedience is actually not a dirty word though we know that for many of you your experience with obedience has been hard you have often been scolded or shamed or motivated by fear you've often had your assurance sure it's eroded in order to motivate you towards obedience and holiness in the Christian life but what we're going to do today is from the Bible and from the perspective affective of the reformed confessions point people to the reality that assurance and rest and peace in the Lord Jesus Christ actually motivates and and propels us forward in pursuing obedience in the Christian life and then in the members podcast. We didn't intend for this to happen but we were really getting ramped up. At the end of the regular podcast cast the members podcast is both lengthy and very spirited and we think quite good and so if you're not already a total access member you're. GonNa WanNa go over to Theo cast dot org and get on a fourteen day day free trial so that you can listen to the members podcast on obedience stay tuned and welcome to theo cast encouraging weary pilgrims to rest in Christ price conversations about the Christian life from a reformed perspective our hosts today are John Moffatt pastor of community Bible Church in Spring Hill Tennessee Jimmy Bueller pastor of Christ community church and Wilmer Minnesota and I am just in Purdue Pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Asheville North Carolina Jimmy..

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