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Join Us at the SBC for Breakfast
 2012 Founders Fellowship Breakfast
 
A Biblical Call
Tuesday Morning, June 19, 2012
6:30 AM
Southern Baptist Convention
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel
Versailles Ballroom, Level 3
New Orleans, Louisiana


Tom Nettles

"Retrospect and Prospect:
A Historians Perspective on the Future
of the Southern Baptist Convention"

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Founders Press Moving Sale
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Founders Press is moving to new facilities this spring! In preparation we are clearing out some of our inventory. Each week we are offering special prices on select titles and bundles.

This week (April 16-22, 2012) purchase Baptism of Disciples Alone by Fred Malone for only $11.00!

Visit our online store for more specials and more information.

New special prices will be posted each week now through the end of May.

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Read the latest commentary from Tom Ascol:
 
The Need for Discriminating Preaching
And the Danger of Its Absence

I was struck again today by the simple, devastating indictment that 2 Kings 17:33 makes against generic religion

So they feared the LORD but also served their own gods.

This brief summary describes the mixed multitude of Assyrians who were settled in the fallen nation of Israel. Because of God's judgment on them and their pagan worship, the king of Assyria sent a priest from Israel to "teach them the law of the god of the land" (v. 27). So that priest settled in Bethel and "taught them how they should fear the LORD" (v. 28).

The indictment of verse 33 sheds light on the kind of teaching that the priest did. He certainly introduced them to the ways of the LORD and no doubt taught them the forms, patterns and language of worship. But the result was that they settled into a comfortable lifestyle of "fearing the LORD" while also serving "their own gods."

Keep Reading

What Then Shall We Sing?
 Part 2: Thoughts on Music and Worship
 By Ken Puls 

Ken Puls Music How do you evaluate music? What questions should you ask of the songs you choose to hear and sing?

This is the second part of a two-part study on music. Part 1 was in our February 2012 eNews.

Part 2: Thoughts on Music and Worship addresses the following questions:

6. What is the relationship between music and worship?
7. Can all music be used equally well in worship?
8. What does music add to our worship?
9. What should worship music sound like?
10. Should all Christians sing the same music in worship?

   Read Part 2

If you missed Part 1: Thoughts on Music, Part 1 covered the following questions:

1.  What is music?
2.  What does music communicate?
3.  How does music communicate?
4.  Can music be evil or worldly?
5.  What music can we enjoy as Christians?

    Read Part 1 and A Grid for Evaluating Music

Series is available as a PDF download.

Upcoming Events

Check out these upcoming events in 2012:

Saved By Faith Youth Challenge
     Join us this summer
     For the 2012 Camp
     July 30 to August 3, 2012
     At Southwest Baptist University
     In Bolivar, MO

Theme: Becoming Men of Valor and Women of Virtue
Featured Speaker: Dr. Tom Ascol
Click here for registration information
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