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 Issue 88 (Spring 2012)
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Editoral Introduction (Tom Ascol)
Watching Over the Flock and the Shepherd


Thomas Watson As Pastor and Scholar (Chris Lee)
A Sermon to Preachers (B.H. Carroll)
Horatius Bonar and the Search For Rest (John Y. May)
Select Hymns of Horatius Bonar   


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There is still time to join us this spring as we celebrate 10 years of ministry, offering pastors, students, missionaries and church leaders the opportunity to benefit from biblically sound, in-depth courses of study. Register now to participate in our courses on preaching and evangelism.

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Study Evangelism and the Excellencies of God with Pastor Jim Odens and Evangelist R.F. Gates. The glory of God is the motivation, the purpose and the goal for truly biblical evangelism. This course outlines an approach to evangelism based on that truth, providing biblical principles and practical advice for greater effectiveness in fulfilling our Lord's commission. A 10-week course beginning March 18, 2013.

Study Preaching and Preachers with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. This was the first course we offered back in 2003. It is rich and refreshing source of insight for all who desire to faithfully proclaim God's Word. A 16-week course beginning February 4, 2013.

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Tom Ascol Blog
 Engaging Biblical, Theological & Cultural Issues

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Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Ministry of Dr. Fred Malone

Dr. Fred Malone was gospel-centered before being gospel-centered was cool. I made that statement yesterday in my sermon at First Baptist Church of Clinton, Louisiana, during special services that were planned in honor of the 20th anniversary of his ministry as their pastor. I've know Fred for over 30 years and during that time he has become one of my closest friends on earth. From my earliest conversations with him about ministry and preaching he has always emphasized that preachers must not merely preach about Christ, but "preach Christ!"

Long before the modern conversation on gospel-centrality Fred was encouraging ministerial students and pastors to read the Bible and preach biblical sermons that exalt Jesus Christ. In those nascent days of the revival of the doctrines of grace among Baptists, Fred's counsel was greatly needed by Calvinists and non-Calvinists alike. That remains true today.

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Behold the Days
 Song by Ken Puls
Upon This Rock
Featured Song

Behold the Days

"Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah" (Jeremiah 31:31).

1.   "Behold the days are coming,"
         Declares the Lord our God,
      When I shall make with Israel
         And Judah a new bond;
      Not as the promise which I made
         And which their fathers broke."
      The law in stone was shown to be
         A harsh and threat'ning yoke.

2.  "My law shall be in every heart
         To teach them to obey;
      And it shall be their great delight
         To serve Me in that day.
      I shall prepare a sacrifice
         By shedding precious blood
      To bring My people near to Me,
         So shall I be their God."                 [Read More]

Theme: The New Covenant in Christ Jesus
Words and Music 2009 Kenneth Puls
Based on the hymn Behold the Days are Coming 1992 Kenneth Puls
Used by Permission

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Upcoming Events

 Founders Conference Midwest
     Theme: The Doctrines of Grace and the Christian Minister
     February 26-27, 2013
     In St. Peters, MO
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Speakers: Ben Leonard, Terry Coker, Scott Lee, Jeremy Jessen, Bill Savage, John Greever, Joe Braden, and Andy Chambers.
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