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I had the most pleasant time interviewing Bill Farley about his conversion, family life, and his book, “Gospel-Powered Parenting”. I conducted the interview as part of the show “Faith and Reason” on 10/12/2010 while filling in for Christian apologist Matt Slick of Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (  

Here is a link to the 1 hour interview: Bill Farley on “Gospel-Powered Parenting”

I also want to mention to all that Sovereign Grace Fellowship of Nampa will be hosting a “Gospel-Powered Family” conference featuring Bill Farley. The information is below. Hope to see you there as we ponder how we can better parent for the glory of God!!!

Gospel-Powered Parenting Conference

William P. Farley is pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship  ( in Spokane, WA. He has published articles in Discipleship Journal, Enrichment Journal, & Focus on the Family magazine. He has been married to Judy since 1971, has five children & fourteen grandchildren. He is the author of “Gospel-Powered Parenting” & “Outrageous Mercy” (P&R).

October 22-24, 2010 @ Sovereign Grace Fellowship (1311 6th Street South, Nampa, ID 83651)  208-466-0937


Friday, October 22

7pm – “How the Gospel Relates to Parenting” by Bill Farley 

Sat, October 23

9am – “Fatherhood Lessons from Noah” by Bill Farley

10am – “Spirit-Filled Parenting” by Rick Hogaboam

11am – “Parenting and the Ten Commandments” by Bill Farley

12pm – Lunch Break (Bring a bagged lunch and eat with others)

1pm – “New Testament Instructions on Parenting” by Bill Farley

2pm – “Questions & Answers” (Panel will include Bill & Judy Farley)

Lord’s Day, October 24

10:45am – Bill Farley will be preaching, “The Gospel: A Narrow Angled View

COST:  FREE, however books will be available for purchase at conference. No need to register.

WHO: Everyone is invited. Married, single, whoever.

WHERE: Sovereign Grace Fellowship of Nampa (address listed above)

CHILDCARE: There will be no childcare or nursery staff; however the nursery will be available for moms to use. Children are welcome.


Here is a link to the audio.

Here is my sermon outline:

Romans 5:18-6:14 Baptism Signifies a Changed Identity

Pastor Rick Hogaboam, Sovereign Grace Fellowship, 6.20.2010 A.D.

Romans 5:18–6:14 (ESV) — 18 Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. 19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.

–          A Changed Identity

–          Who’s your daddy?

  • The whole human race is represented by one of two heads, Adam or Christ.
    • Everyone is born into Adam by natural birth, an enmity with God because of the fall and the infection of sin into the whole human race.
    • You are only born into Christ by rebirth, regeneration, being “born again”.  Paul shows how baptism corresponds to this reality of dying and newness of life.
      • 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life

20 Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

–          The Superior power of Grace

1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

–          Grace is not licentiousness!!! You died to sin, past tense. In Christ, judicially but also in actuality. Sin no longer has reign over you.

A Confirmation –

3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

–          There are realities in baptism, namely that it signifies a very real union with Christ. This of baptism as your wedding ring.

  • In some sense, we are to wear our baptism.
  • It is dangerous if someone is tempted to remove their wedding ring, usually leads to trouble, a desire to show oneself available.
  • Our baptism signifies a dying to one life and a rising to a new one. It signifies our transfer from darkness to light, from death to life, from Adam to Jesus.
  • Marriage also signifies this transfer from Rick being Rick, to being one with Mimi. I am no longer myself and alone, but and wedded with another.

–          “in order that” – very important, pay attention.

–          “we too might walk in newness of life” – connected with Jesus’ resurrection which allowed Him to walk in the realities of exalted Lord, a newness, so also we.

  • Paul corresponds with our future hope, but also in the present newness, an actual newness that we are to walk in. (more…)

Here is a link to the audio: audio sermon.

My sermon notes are pasted below…this is a rough outline that I make for my own use and not really polished for public consumption, but you may get something out of it.

Galatians 2:1-5 “What’s Circumcision Got to do with It?”

Pastor Rick Hogaboam, Sovereign Grace Fellowship of Nampa


Galatians 2:1–10 (ESV) — 1 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. 2 I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain.

–          :1 > 14 years following previous visit that followed his 3 years of silence

  • Scholars dispute when this trip to Jerusalem took place, whether it was the famine relief trip recorded in Acts or the council in Acts 15, good arguments for each and I tentatively believe that it was the relief trip recorded briefly in Acts 11:30 with the revelation that Paul and Barnabas should take an offering to Jerusalem, and then brief mention that they returned from the trip in Acts 12:25, bringing back to Antioch John Mark, who was Barnabas’ cousin (Col 4:10).
    • Pluses: this was the second trip of Paul to Jerusalem and makes the most sense if he is being chronological here in Galatians
    • This does affect dating of the book: Did he write after his first missionary trip, where he visited the province of Galatia in Acts 13-14? If so, this would support the relief trip as the reference here.
    • I think the issue that emerges here is what developed post the relief trip, Acts 15 was the nail in the coffin of this issue and was so public that Paul would simply be reminding the Galatians of what was already decided.
  • BARNABAS [BAR nuh bus] (son of prophecy; encouragement, consolation) — an apostle in the early church (Acts 4:36–37; 11:19–26) and Paul’s companion on his first missionary journey (Acts 13:1–15:41). A Levite from the island of Cyprus, Barnabas’ given name was Joseph, or Joses (Acts 4:36). When he became a Christian, he sold his land and gave the money to the Jerusalem apostles (Acts 4:36–37). Cousin of John Mark (Col. 4). Early in the history of the church, Barnabas went to Antioch to check on the growth of this early group of Christians. Then he journeyed to Tarsus and brought Saul (as Paul was still called) back to minister with him to the Christians in Antioch (Acts 11:25).[1]
  • TITUS (Tīʹ tŭs) Gentile companion of Paul (Gal. 2:3) and recipient of the NT letter bearing his name. Titus may have been converted by Paul who called him “my true child in our common faith” (Titus 1:4 HCSB). As one of Paul’s early associates, Titus accompanied the apostle and Barnabas to Jerusalem (Gal. 2:1), probably on the famine relief visit (Acts 11:28–30). Though Acts does not mention Titus, he was quite involved in Paul’s missionary activities as shown in the Pauline letters. He was evidently known to the Galatians (Gal. 2:1, 3), possibly from the first missionary journey to that region. Titus also seems to have been a very capable person, called by Paul “my partner and coworker” (2 Cor. 8:23 HCSB). He was entrusted with the delicate task of delivering Paul’s severe letter (2 Cor. 2:1–4) to Corinth and correcting problems within the church there (2 Cor. 7:13–15). Paul apparently was released after his first Roman imprisonment and made additional journeys, unrecorded in Acts. One of these took him and Titus to Crete, where Titus remained behind to oversee and administer the church (Titus 1:5). According to church tradition, Titus was the first bishop of Crete. See Crete.[2]

–          :2 I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain.

  • “ revelation’, Depends on whether you understand the Acts 11-12 trip or the Acts 15 trip.
  • Acts 11:27–30 (ESV) — 27 Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius). 29 So the disciples determined, everyone according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea. 30 And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
  • Acts 12:25 (ESV) — 25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had completed their service, bringing with them John, whose other name was Mark.
  • “privately”: supports viewing this relief trip as what paul is mentioning because the Acts 15 trip was very public and not private at all (although Paul could be mentioning private discussions within the broader council)
  • he follows though be saying that he presented the Gospel he had been preaching to see if he had been working in vain or not. This seems to be much more than a mere relief trip and leads people to believe that it was what Luke records in the following:

–          Acts 14:25–15:2 (ESV) — 25 And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia, 26 and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had fulfilled. 27 And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. 28 And they remained no little time with the disciples. 1 But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” 2 And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and the elders about this question. (more…)

Rick Hogaboam Audio Sermon, Hosea 8

Posted: February 14, 2009 by Rick Hogaboam in Audio Sermons, Hosea