ELM AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
and Pastor Paul Walker present
HOW DOES GOD SAVE LOST MEN?
The Doctrines of Grace in Evangelism
Dear Fellow Laborer,
I am writing to invite you to the second Western Slope Seminar on Biblical Evangelism. The theme will be, “HOW DOES GOD SAVE LOST MEN? The Doctrines of Grace in Evangelism”
Two years ago, we launched our first Seminar on Biblical Evangelism. We taught on “What Is the Gospel?” and we gave instruction in how to share your faith by using the Law to confront sinners. What we have seen since that time, is that many other groups are using a similar approach but with a non-biblical understanding of how men are actually saved. As a result, emotional manipulation is still very popular and those confronted are still being asked to do something in order to be saved by some exercise of the power of their own will.
As my son likes to say, “Tell me what you believe about how men are saved and I’ll know everything about your theology.” What we are discovering is that many church members and even pastors have some very man-centered ideas of salvation, even in churches that claim to be doctrinally sound. Have you ever heard a speaker say, “God has done everything He can for you, now it’s up to you”? So God is left wringing His hands just hoping that hard-hearted wicked sinners will make the right choice. If God is truly Sovereign, He is able to save lost sinners. So come along with us and discover what our fore-fathers in the faith knew and taught about the Doctrine of Salvation. You may be surprised to find that much of our theology of today bears little resemblance to what the Bible actually teaches.
God willing, this seminar will be held at Elm Avenue Baptist Church in Grand Junction, Colorado on September 10-11, 2010, Friday afternoon and all day Saturday so that it does not interfere with your own church services. Our key-note speaker will be Pastor Randall Easter of First Baptist Church of Briar, Texas. I have had the privilege of preaching with him in Peru on a mission trip in 2008. He was our key-note speaker in 2008 as well. He will be speaking on Man’s Inability and Particular Redemption. Missionary Justin Vold of HeartCry Mission Society will also be speaking. He serves the indigenous peoples of Alaska and Wyoming. His topics for the seminar are Unconditional Election and Perseverance of the Saints. I will also have the privilege of speaking on Irresistible Grace as well as the application of these doctrines. There will also be a Q&A time on Saturday night.
The response we receive from folks like you will help us know for what kind of numbers to plan. We anticipate for this to be supported by free-will offerings with no charge to attend. If you are interested in hearing more, please contact me. Please feel free to pass this on to others. This is for pastors, leaders and laymen who love God and His Word and long to see genuine lasting fruit as He promised in John 15:16.
Most of all, pray for us, this will be a huge undertaking and the enemy we face likes nothing better than to discourage us from practicing Biblical evangelism.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Pastor Paul Walker