G3 2016

2016 G3 Conference – The Trinity

God has made Himself known to us in general ways through creation, but He has likewise made Himself known to us in specified ways through His Word.  In the Scriptures, God has revealed His identity as a triune God who exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  This knowledge shapes the way to worship, serve, pray, and preach.  The aim of the 2016 G3 is focused on educating ourselves regarding our triune God and magnifying Him properly in worship.


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 another elder 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:  “Our Calling to Proclaim a Triune God from a Trinitarian Book”


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 Doctrine of the Trinity”


Main Session #3 – 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 Everlasting Covenant is a Trinitarian Plan”


Main Session #4 – H.B. Charles Jr.

H.B. Charles, Jr. (@HBCharlesJr) serves as Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida, and the author of two books – It Happens After Prayer, and, On PreachingAdditionally, H.B. Charles Jr. is the  host of The On Preaching Podcast which is dedicated to discussing the issues of preaching with a goal of helping others preach clearly and accurately the Word of God. H.B. Charles Jr. is married to his wife Crystal and they have three children – H.B. III, Natalie, and Hailey.

Sermon Title:  “The Preacher’s Dependency Upon the Holy Spirit”


Main Session #5 – Bruce Ware

Dr. Bruce Ware is the T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Dr. Ware is a highly esteemed theologian and author in the evangelical world. He came to Southern Seminary from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he served as Chairman of the Department of Biblical and Systematic Theology. Prior to this, he taught at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and Bethel Theological Seminary. Dr. Ware has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews and, along with Thomas Schreiner, has co-edited  Still Sovereign. He also has authored God’s Lesser Glory: The Diminished God of Open Theism;  God’s Greater Glory: The Exalted God of Scripture and the Christian FaithFather, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance; Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God; and The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ.

Dr. Ware’s education consists of: A.S., Judson Baptist College; Cert., Capernwray Bible School, Carnforth, England; B.A., Whitworth College; M.Div., Th.M., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Sermon Title:  “The Roles Among the Trinity”


Main Session #6 – James White

Dr. James White (@DrOakley1689) is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty books, including The King James Only ControversyThe Forgotten TrinityThe Potter’s Freedom, and The God Who Justifies. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than one-hundred twenty moderated, public debates around the world with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong. In recent years James has debated in such locations as Sydney, Australia, as well as mosques in Toronto and London. He is an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, has been married to Kelli for more than thirty years, and has two children.

Sermon Title:  “The Trinity and the Qur’an: The Key Apologetic Conflict”


Main Session #7 – H.B. Charles Jr.

H.B. Charles, Jr. (@HBCharlesJr) serves as Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida, and the author of two books – It Happens After Prayer, and, On PreachingAdditionally, H.B. Charles Jr. is the  host of The On Preaching Podcast which is dedicated to discussing the issues of preaching with a goal of helping others preach clearly and accurately the Word of God. H.B. Charles Jr. is married to his wife Crystal and they have three children – H.B. III, Natalie, and Hailey.

Sermon Title:  “The Resurrection of Christ was a Trinitarian Event”


Main Session #8 – Steven Lawson

Dr. Steven J. Lawson (@DrStevenJLawson) is president of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to bring about biblical reformation in the church today. He has served as a pastor in Arkansas and Alabama for over thirty 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 Trinity in Salvation”


Main Session #9 – James White

Dr. James White (@DrOakley1689) is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty books, including The King James Only ControversyThe Forgotten TrinityThe Potter’s Freedom, and The God Who Justifies. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than one-hundred twenty moderated, public debates around the world with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong. In recent years James has debated in such locations as Sydney, Australia, as well as mosques in Toronto and London. He is an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, has been married to Kelli for more than thirty years, and has two children.

Sermon Title:  “The Defining Christian Confession: The Trinity


Main Session #10 – Bruce Ware

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:  “Beholding the Trinity in Worship”


Main Session #11 – Steven Lawson

Dr. Steven J. Lawson (@DrStevenJLawson) is president of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to bring about biblical reformation in the church today. He has served as a pastor in Arkansas and Alabama for over thirty 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 Trinity in Sanctification”


2016 G3 Conference | Q & A Panel Discussion 

The speakers from the 2016 G3 answered questions that were submitted prior to the conference.  The session was moderated by Todd Friel.


Optional Session #1 – Anthony Mathenia

Anthony Mathenia (@AMathenia) was raised in Jackson, TN and attended seminary in Memphis, TN before serving as a full-time missionary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He currently lives in Christiansburg, Virginia with his wife, Hannah, and their four children.

Read more and find sermons on his church’s website: www.ChristChurchRadford.org

Sermon Title:  “The Trinity and Synergistic Sanctification”


Optional Session #2 – Todd Friel

Todd Friel (@ToddFriel) is the host of Wretched TV and Wretched Radio.  He is an author, conference speaker, and has a passion to impact unbelievers with the gospel of Christ.  Upon being warned that talking about false teachers on radio would end in Todd’s termination, Todd contacted Ray Comfort to seek advice in response to his boss’s demand that he become seeker sensitive on air.  Ray Comfort’s typical and immediate response was, “Then let’s do our own radio show.” So in 2005 they did just that.  Before long, they were invited to produce a TV version of the radio show.  For the last seven years they have produced Wretched TV and Radio with their eye squarely focused on their three fold vision.  Their vision statement reads, “We want people to get saved, grow in their love for the Lord through the study of His Word, and get equipped to share the Good News with others.”  Todd and his wife have three children and reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Read more on their website: www.WretchedRadio.com

Sermon Title:  “The New Apostolic Reformation, Jesus Culture and Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit”


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