G3 2014

2014 G3 ConferenceThe Church:  From a Biblical Perspective

The church was founded by Jesus Christ and serves the purpose of bringing glory, honor, and praise to God.  In our present day landscape of American evangelicalism, the church is being morphed into concert halls, entertainment stages, and country clubs.  The younger generation today is being raised without any connection or commitment to the church of Jesus Christ.

In fact, many churches are forming Saturday night services and minimizing worship opportunities in order to accommodate the pace of our American families.  The culture is trying to change the church into something modern, convenient, cheap, and non-intrusive.  In the process, doctrine has taken a backseat to pragmatics and the pulpit has been replaced with entertainment programs.  From coffee shop churches to Internet churches – there is a massive problem that must be addressed in our modern culture.  Let us not forget that while all of these modern advancements take place that are morphing the foundation of the church, hundreds of thousands of small dying churches are preparing to breathe their last breath.  The subject of the church is a vital issue that must be addressed and it must be addressed from the counsel of sacred Scriptures.

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Main Session #1 – Josh Buice

Dr. Josh Buice (@JoshBuice) serves as the senior pastor of Pray’s Mill Baptist Church – the host church for the G3 Conference.  With a burden for the state of the church and a desire to encourage other pastors, Josh Buice and Ric Blazi (both pastors of Pray’s Mill) started praying and organizing an effort to form what is now known as the G3 Conference.  Josh is married to his wife Kari, and they have four children (2 boys and 2 girls).  He has an M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He writes a blog (Delivered By Grace) and has a passion for expository preaching and sound biblical theology.

Sermon Title:  “The Church Is God’s Will For Your Life” – Ephesians 4

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Main Session #2 – Tim Challies

Tim Challies (@Challies) has been labeled the “Mega-Blogger” of the evangelical world.  He writes a blog at Challies.com that originally started as a personal devotional site and family connection tool that has now expanded to one of the most read blogs in the evangelical world. Tim is husband to Aileen and a father to three young children. Tim serves as a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario, and he is also a co-founder of Cruciform Press.

Sermon Title:  “The Radically Normal Life of the Christian” – 1 Thessalonians 4

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Main Session #3 – Conrad Mbewe

Dr. Conrad Mbewe (@ConradMbewe) is the current pastor of Kabwata Reformed Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa. He is widely regarded as the “African Spurgeon.” KBC is presently overseeing the establishment of 20 new Reformed churches in Zambia and Botswana. Conrad writes articles for newspapers and other widely circulated publications. His most recent book is Foundations for the Flock: Truths About the Church for All the Saints. He is also the principal of the Reformed Baptist Preachers College in Zambia. He blogs at A Letter from Kabwata.

Sermon Title:  “The Worshipping Church” – John 4

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Main Session #4 – Steven Lawson

Dr. Steven J. Lawson (@DrStevenJLawson) is the Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, having served as a pastor in Arkansas and Alabama for the past twenty-nine years. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D.Min.)

The focus of Dr. Lawson’s ministry is the verse-by-verse exposition of God’s Word. The overflow of this study and preaching has led to his authoring over sixteen books.  Steve and his wife Anne have three sons, Andrew, James, and John, and a daughter, Grace Anne.

Sermon Title:  “The Church – Chosen and Called by God” – Romans 8

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Main Session #5 – David Miller

David Miller (@PreacherMiller) is an evangelist from Heber Springs, AR.  He has been traveling the roads of our nation preaching the gospel for over 40 years.  David has a heart for the church and as an evangelist, he desires to strengthen the church for God’s glory.

David is the founder of Line Upon Line Ministries which is dedicated to expository preaching and the clear declaration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is married to his wife Glenda, has a son named Josh, and a grandson Malachi.  David is limited by a disease known as Muscular Atrophy, however, God continues to use him from his wheel chair as a powerful preacher who rightly divides the Word of Truth.

Sermon Title:  “The Founding and Founder of the Church” – Matthew 16

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Main Session #6 – Steven Lawson

Dr. Steven J. Lawson (@DrStevenJLawson) is the Senior Pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, having served as a pastor in Arkansas and Alabama for the past twenty-nine years. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University (B.B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Reformed Theological Seminary (D.Min.)

The focus of Dr. Lawson’s ministry is the verse-by-verse exposition of God’s Word. The overflow of this study and preaching has led to his authoring over sixteen books.  Steve and his wife Anne have three sons, Andrew, James, and John, and a daughter, Grace Anne.

Sermon Title:  “The Church’s Call to Biblical Preaching” – 2 Timothy 4

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Q&A Panel Discussion

The speakers for the 2014 G3 Conference gathered together for a panel discussion on the subject of biblical ecclesiology.

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Main Session #7 – John Snyder

John Snyder prepared for the ministry at Blue Mountain College, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theological Seminary. He then completed a Ph.D. on the Eighteenth-Century Welsh revivals at the University of Wales: Trinity St. David. He is a pastor at Christ Church in New Albany, MS. John and his wife Misty live in New Albany with their three children.

Additionally, you can see Dr. Snyder’s teaching in the DVD series – Behold Your God.

Sermon Title:  “Beginning our Ecclesiology with the Self-Revealed Character of God” – Selected Texts

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Main Session #8 – Conrad Mbewe

Dr. Conrad Mbewe (@ConradMbewe) is the current pastor of Kabwata Reformed Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa. He is widely regarded as the “African Spurgeon.” KBC is presently overseeing the establishment of 20 new Reformed churches in Zambia and Botswana. Conrad writes articles for newspapers and other widely circulated publications. His most recent book is Foundations for the Flock: Truths About the Church for All the Saints. He is also the principal of the Reformed Baptist Preachers College in Zambia. He blogs at A Letter from Kabwata.

Sermon Title:  “Making Disciples vs. Baptizing Goats – The Mission of the Church” – Acts 16:11-15

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Main Session #9 – Voddie Baucham

Dr. Voddie Baucham wears many hats.  He is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter.  He currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX.  He has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, TX, and Union University in Jackson, TN.  He has also lectured at Southern Seminary.

Voddie Baucham holds degrees from Houston Baptist University (BA in Christianity/BA in Sociology), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), an honorary degree from Southern California Seminary (D.D.), and additional post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, England (Regent’s Park College).

Voddie and his wife, Bridget have been married since 1989.  They have eight children, Jasmine, Trey (Voddie, III), Elijah, Asher, Judah, Micah, Safya and Amos.  They are committed home educators.

Sermon Title:  “The Modern Church’s Sissified Jesus – A Need for Proper Christology in Our Ecclesiology” – Revelation 1:4-6

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Main Session #10 – David Miller

David Miller (@PreacherMiller) is an evangelist from Heber Springs, AR.  He has been traveling the roads of our nation preaching the gospel for over 40 years.  David has a heart for the church and as an evangelist, he desires to strengthen the church for God’s glory.

David is the founder of Line Upon Line Ministries which is dedicated to expository preaching and the clear declaration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is married to his wife Glenda, has a son named Josh, and a grandson Malachi.  David is limited by a disease known as Muscular Atrophy, however, God continues to use him from his wheel chair as a powerful preacher who rightly divides the Word of Truth.

Sermon Title:  “The Excellency of Christ” – Hebrews 1

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Main Session #11 – Voddie Baucham

Dr. Voddie Baucham wears many hats.  He is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter.  He currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX.  He has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, TX, and Union University in Jackson, TN.  He has also lectured at Southern Seminary.

Voddie Baucham holds degrees from Houston Baptist University (BA in Christianity/BA in Sociology), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), an honorary degree from Southern California Seminary (D.D.), and additional post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, England (Regent’s Park College).

Voddie and his wife, Bridget have been married since 1989.  They have eight children, Jasmine, Trey (Voddie, III), Elijah, Asher, Judah, Micah, Safya and Amos.  They are committed home educators.

Sermon Title:  “Faithful Men Disciple and Send Faithful Men” – 2 Timothy 2

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