Here is the Contents, Foreword, and first chapter: Johnson, Jeffrey D. Pursuit of Glory (sample)
About one year ago I was ordained by Grace Bible Church of Conway as one of the pastors. I have been a member here since 2011 and grew in service and responsibility over a few years before being ordained. I've learned a lot over the past year but what I've learned were not new concepts … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned in my Pastoral Rookie Year.
May we all stop and ponder for a moment about the story of the gospel as we prepare ourselves for Christmas. I am amazed that God Almighty would sendus such a wonderful gift while we were His enemies and deserving of His wrath. My friend, Tom Nettles, sent me this poem, which prompted … Continue reading Christmas Poem by Tom Nettles
I am regularly asked why I don't go to the largest, fastest growing church where most twenty somethings go in our town. It doesn't make sense to some why my wife and I choose to be part of a simple average sized church. By Bible-Belt expectations, I shouldn't want to go to church where the … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Be a Reformed Baptist
We would like to welcome you to the new and improved Reformed Baptist Blog! A few factors led to the need for an upgrade so we took on the task. You will find a new look with the same pastoral writing and insight from a Reformed Baptist perspective. Whether you are a long time reader … Continue reading Welcome to the New Reformed Baptist Blog
This is a final reminder to the blog's readers that the Christmas giveaway drawing is next month. As I announced on September 23, this year the Reformed Baptist Blog would like to thank our readers by offering an opportunity to two of the blog's email subscribers to receive a free book for Christmas this year. Two of our readers … Continue reading Final Reminder – The Christmas Giveaway is Coming!
Ligon Duncan spoke at the Gospel Coalition conference this morning on 2 Timothy 4:6-22. As he was expositing the text, he mentioned what he called a classic sermon by Charles Spurgeon on verse 13, in which Paul admonishes Timothy to "bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come-- and the … Continue reading The Importance of Books for the Pastor