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Seminars 2016-17

October 2016

Dr Masters, Pastor, Metropolitan Tabernacle        
(i) Observed Preaching Deficiencies and Omissions that Hinder Effective Evangelism
(ii) Drawing Sermons from the Text  – rather than merely preaching about the text, making word studies, or using the text as a pretext.

Pastor Christopher Buss, Mt Zion Baptist Church, Ashford 
The Canon of Scripture, its formation and authority.

Pastor Roger Brazier, Edmonton Baptist Chapel, London     
Handling the Types – It is boldly asserted by many that Joseph was not a type of Christ. How should types be identified, understood and presented? This presentation is based on the classic system of Patrick Fairbairn.

November 2016

Dr Masters                 
Understanding the Covenants – according to historic Baptist beliefs (as distinct from Presbyterian or New Covenant views). 

Pastor Jack Seaton, Pastor Emeritus, Inverness Reformed Baptist Church                  
A Survey of Nehemiah and Ezra – a suggestive survey with special attention to the principal themes and applications for preaching

Pastor Ibrahim Ag Mohamed, Metropolitan Tabernacle    
The Biblical Teaching on Heaven, and its deployment in ministry.

December 2016

Dr Masters                      
How and Why Notable Good Churches Have Fallen – or learning the lessons from history.

Pastor Buss                     
The Intertestamental Period, its chief events and their significance.

Rev John Thackway, Hollywell Evangelical Church, North Wales    
A Survey of Colossians – a suggestive survey with special attention to the principal themes and applications for preaching.

January 2017

Dr Masters                     
Reaching All Sorts and Conditions of Men – broadening the scope of evangelistic preaching to challenge the major states of lost souls.

Pastor Roland Burrows, Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Cradley Heath, West Midlands 
A Survey of the Epistles of John – a suggestive survey with special attention to the principal themes and applications for preaching.

February 2017

Dr Masters                      
The Nature of ‘Pastoral Authority’ and its Limits – including a review of pastoral responsibilities.

Pastor Buss                        
Are Housegroups Wise or Scriptural? – thoughts to consider in the trend toward fragmented ministry.

Rev Malcolm Watts, Emmanuel Church, Salisbury   
A Survey of 1 Samuel – a suggestive survey with special attention to the  principal themes and applications for preaching.

March 2017

Dr Masters                      
The World Our Greatest Enemy – the underestimated power to corrupt churches of worldly trends in thought, culture and entertainment, and the responding duties of church leaders.
The Book of Genesis (I) – viewed as history with constant pastoral application to all believers. A scheme for series preaching, and special rules of interpretation. Passages referring to Christ and the character of the New Testament church. 

Pastor Chris Hand, Crich Baptist Church, Derbyshire      
A Survey of Isaiah, I – a suggestive survey with special attention to the  principal themes and applications for preaching.

April 2017

Dr Masters                    
Guidance: So Crucial and Yet So Neglected – God’s guidance is either misunderstood or seldom sought today, leading to an enormous loss to believers and churches. Rational rather than divine guidance is now widely promoted in Christian books. The principles of guidance for various aspects of life will be reviewed with source scriptures for teaching.
The Book of Genesis (II) – viewed as history with constant pastoral application to all believers. A scheme for series preaching, and special rules of interpretation. Passages referring to Christ and the character of the New Testament church.

May 2017

Dr Masters                        
(i) Pastoral Counsel for Doubting Christians – the practical arguments and encouragements for pulpit and private ministry
(ii) The Use of the Psalms in Personal Ministry

Pastor Mark Stocker                         
Particle Physics and the Higgs boson for Pastors – the implications for apologetics and preaching.

Pastor Roger Brazier, Edmonton Baptist Chapel, London     
A Survey of the Acts of the Apostles – focusing on passages recording the church and the apostles in trouble.

June 2017

Dr Masters                         
Miracles and Parables –  their justification and primary use as vehicles of evangelistic reasoning and persuasion.  

Pastor Buss                    
The Post-Modern Philosophy of Truth     

Pastor Hand
A Survey of Isaiah, II – a suggestive survey with special attention to the  principal themes and applications for preaching.