The Teaching Ministry of Geoff Volker
IMPLICATIONS OF NEW COVENANT THEOLOGY
Diversity in the Family of Believers
- In the Old Covenant era the people of God were an ethnic people who derived through ancestry through the 12 sons of the patriarch Jacob. Genesis 49:28
- At Mount Sinai Israel became a nation with a special relationship with God. Deuteronomy 7:6-9
- Only the physical descendants of Aaron, the males, 30 to 50 years old are allowed to be priests. Exodus 29:9, Numbers 4:34-37
- In the New Covenant era God’s people are from all over the world. Revelation 7:9
- In the New Covenant era God’s people are not restricted to the nation of Israel. Ephesians 2:11-18
- In the New Covenant era that which draws believers together is not their common ancestry, social status, or economic level but their new hearts and love for their Lord. 1 Peter 1:8, 1 John 3:10
SUPPORT FOR OVERSEAS TRIPS NEXT YEAR
I am trying to be a bit more responsible and save money on overseas trips. Therefore, I am seeking to raise the funds for the Belarus and Romania trips by appealing for the money this fall instead of waiting until sometime after January. As always, do not feel compelled to give. I am convinced that this is a worthwhile opportunity and am asking my Father in heaven to fulfill my request. But whatever happens his Sovereign Will is unfolding and it is motivated by his love for me and is for my good. Romans 8:28
Trip to Belarus in May
I need to raise about $2,000 for this trip.
Trip to Romania in August
I need to raise about $2,000 for this trip.
WHAT EVERY CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO KNOW ABOU THE QUR’AN, by James R. White, published by Bethany House, 2013, 310 pages, paperback. Amazon $13.27
The Reading Forum takes place from 8:00am to 10:00am on a Saturday at the home of Geoff Volker. Please contact Geoff if you have any questions. 480-313-8558, email@example.com
Saturday, November 5 pages 105-192
Saturday, December 3 pages 193-287
“NEW” READING FORUM
BIBLICAL THEOLOGY FOR CHRISTIAN PROCLAMATION: COMMENTARY ON HEBREWS, by Thomas R. Schreiner, published by B&H Publishing Group, 2015, 499 pages, clothbound. Amazon $29.59
Saturday, January 7 pages 1-111
Saturday, February 4 pages 111-205
Saturday, March 4 pages 205-307
Saturday, April 1 pages 307-402
Saturday, May 6 pages 403-499
THEOLOGICAL DISCUSSION GROUP
Saturday, November 12
“How are we to understand the Biblical Millennium?”
The discussion group is from 8:00am to 10:00am at the home of Geoff Volker. Trevor Brents is going to be leading this discussion. All are invited to be a part on this theological discussion. If you desire to attend please notify Geoff Volker (firstname.lastname@example.org, 480.313.8558).
IDS Theological Discussion Group meets every other month on a Saturday morning at my place. The purpose of this group is two-fold.
#1 An opportunity for believers to be iron sharpening iron with one another so that we can make progress on our understanding of Scripture. Each meeting one individual leads an interactive discussion on a biblical topic that believers do not all agree on.
#2 To learn how to discuss biblical issues that we disagree on in a manner that honors the God of Scripture. 1 Corinthians 10:31
AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM
An easy way to support IDS without emptying your wallet
- Go to smile.amazon.com and select a charity that you want to support. To support In-Depth Studies “IDS” you would look up “New Covenant Bible Fellowship.” IDS is under NCBF. Select “New Covenant Bible Fellowship.”
- As a result of your selection .05% of your purchase of qualified items will go to IDS.
- Instead of logging on to Amazon using their standard address (amazon.com) use smile.amazon.com.
- Once you have selected “New Covenant Bible Fellowship” it will always be your charity of choice when you purchase something that qualifies under the Amazon Smile program.
- Not all items on Amazon will qualify for the Amazon Smile program.
New Ministry Address!
Since In-Depth Studies is under New Covenant Bible Fellowship our address is tied to the church’s address. The church’s address has now been changed. The new address for IDS is now In-Depth Studies, PO Box 3482, Gilbert, AZ 85299. Please send your support and any other correspondence to the new address. Since the old address is my home address (3324 E. Enid Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204-4836) I will be still be accepting mail at that address. If you have any questions please contact me.
THEOLOGY 101 For Men Only, Scottsdale, Arizona (Dave Scholl’s home)
Book of Exodus
The Home of Dave Scholl
(5246 E. Fantol Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, Dave’s cell is 602.525.3469)
Please contact Geoff Volker (480.313.8558) for more information on this study. We meet at the man cave of Dave Scholl. The study normally meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7:30am to 10:00am. This is an invitation for any man to come and join us.
No meeting in September
Thursday, November 10 (Dave Scholl’s)
Thursday, December 8 (Dave Scholl’s)
To London (March 20-27)
This will be the 2nd annual NCT conference in the UK. The main topic of the conference will be “Liberty not License.” David Gay and Frederick Serjeant will also be teaching at this conference. The conference will be held at the All Nations Christian College, which is located just north of London. Conference attendees will be able to stay at the college.
To State College, PA (June 22-27)
Grace Fellowship of Boalsburg, PA will be having their 2nd annual NCT conference. Once again I will be teaching at it along with David Gay the Brit.
Gatava, Belarus (June)
I will be returning to Gatava, Belarus to do another conference. I have been going there since 1996.
Comanesti & Bucharest Romania (August-September)
I will be returning to Comanesti and Bucharest, Romania to give a conference. I have been going there since 2003.
IN-DEPTH STUDIES VIDEO AND AUDIO
We just finished a 2 part series on “Union with Christ.” You can also find the audio version on sermonaudio.com. Just look under “Geoff Volker.” You can also find the video version on youtube.com. Just look under “IDS Hour” or “Geoff Volker.”
AN INVITATION FOR AN EVENING OF THEOLOGY
I would be more than happy to come to your home to conduct an Evening of Theology on the topic of your choice. You choose the topic and who you want to invite, and provide a little finger food. There is no cost involved to bring me to your place to conduct the Evening of Theology. This is a tool to affect your family and friends for the Kingdom of God. Consider having one of these gatherings. Please contact Geoff Volker (480-313-8558, email@example.com) to schedule an Evening of Theology.
MORE OF THE NEW UPCOMING BOOK
Picture/Fulfillment: A Study in New Covenant Theology
I am in the process of putting together a comprehensive book on New Covenant Theology. As I finish portions of the book I will be putting them out for your examination and comment. Please feel very free to comment on my writing and do not hesitate to criticize it. My desire is to have a book that is clear and comprehensive. I will begin sending out portions of the new book in June. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am currently working on one of the major sections that discusses the role of Israel in the plan of God. What I have written is now available for your comment on the IDS website. Please do not hesitate to give criticisms or suggestions. I am in need of your thoughts so that I can do a better job on this book. Go to www.ids.org and check out the “new book” section. Everyone who receives the IDS newsletter will also receive the new book portions, as they are available.
MEETING ONE ON ONE WITH GEOFF
One of the most effective forms of ministry that I do is to meet with guys one on one. It is in this setting that I can tailor what we study to meet the needs of the one I am meeting with. If this appeals to you all you have to do is to let me know that you want to meet together. It can be a one-time meeting or an on-going commitment. In light of full disclosure you ought to know that I benefit more from these meetings than the person I am meeting with. Please contact me at 480-313-8558 or email@example.com.
The begging portion of this Newsletter
As always, financial support will not be refused if you should decide to give some to me. All you need to do is to make out a check to “IDS” and send it to the address of the ministry, IDS, PO Box 3482, Gilbert, AZ 85299. You can also send a check through the online banking of your bank. Personally I have found this method to be the most convenient way to support other ministries. Finally, you can give money by going to the IDS website (www.ids.org) and use the pay pal giving button. Please be aware that a portion of your gift through pay pal (2.5%) goes to pay pal. If you ever have questions regarding how we handle financial matters you only need to call or email me and I will answer all your questions.
NEW COVENANT CONFESSION OF FAITH “REVISED”
The “New Covenant Confession of Faith” has been revised. Please check out this thorough confession of faith from the perspective of New Covenant Theology. We think that it is better than the original one. Look at it and give us your feedback. It would be greatly appreciated.
MORE MESSAGES AVAILABLE
If you are looking for more times of teaching from me you could check out our churches website where the Sunday messages are available to you. http://ncbf.net. You can also check me out on sermonaudio.com. Look under Geoff Volker for messages delivered at New Covenant Bible Fellowship.
IN-DEPTH STUDIES OF THE CAROLINAS
In-Depth Studies is now in North and South Carolina. Our newest staff member Brad Woodlief makes his home is Greenville, NC. If you have interest in what we are doing in the Carolinas please contact Brad Woodlief, who would be more than happy to talk with you. Brad teaches bible studies in the Greenville area as well as equipping a students from East Carolina University. Brad would also love to meet with anyone who would want to be equipped with the tools to handle Scripture and is also available as a competent bible teacher for your church or group. Besides teaching You can contact Brad through email at Brad.Woodlief@gmail.com or through Skype at Brad.Woodlief. Please check out Brad’s blog (After Darkness, Light Shines, http://afterdarknesslightshines.blogspot.com).
In-Depth Studies, PO Box 3482, Gilbert, AZ 85299. Geoff’s home address is 3324 East Enid Avenue, Mesa, Arizona, 85204-4836. Cell: 480.313.8558, Skype: “geoffvolker”
In-Depth Studies is a Theological Outreach of New Covenant Bible Fellowship, Mesa, Arizona, which seeks to equip the believer with a theological foundation from the point of view of the Doctrines of Grace and New Covenant Theology.