I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2 ESV)
All of life is worship. We continually extol and pour out adoration in every area of our lives. “The problem with our outpouring is that it is fallen. It needs redeeming, else we spend our outpouring on false gods appearing to us in any number of guises. Salvation is the only way our continuous worship is set aright and urged into the fullness of Christ”(Harold Best, Unceasing Worship). When we approach worship as Christians, we are told by the apostle Paul to refuse to be conformed to the world’s idolatry and to be transformed by the renewal of our minds as we participate in the kingdom of Christ. This year, our Fall Bible Conference finds its focus upon our worship as participants within the kingdom of Christ. We want to see, from the pages of Scripture, how we can and indeed must joyfully pour out our lives in Christ-centered worship.
“Family” is a term that we are familiar with and use on a regular basis. While we use this term in various contexts and with various meanings, it seems as though the term “family” lacks definition. Throughout our society many are seeking to give unbiblical meaning and purpose to the family, which has led to widespread confusion, despair, and ultimately the demise of many families. Because of this, we now question the validity and role of families. So where do we find hope for our homes in the midst of such a troubling time? We go to the one who designed the family and examine his plans and intentions.
At our Fall Bible Conference this year, Dr. Randy Stinson will be pointing us to God’s word and its affects upon our families. Primarly he will focus on the gospel or the good news God has given us within the pages of Scripture as the foundation of our hope. Dr. Stinson will help you to see your role in the family whether you are young or old, married or single, parent or grandparent. Whatever context you find yourself in, God is calling you to be a part!
Jerry Bridges states, “There is a crisis of caring in the Church of Jesus Christ today. Many Christians readily identify with David’s lament, ‘No one is concerned for me…no one cares for my life.’ (Psalm 142:4). We are all so busy, absorbed in our own responsibilities and insulated from one another. We pass each other like ships in the night, uttering a friendly but empty, ‘Hi, how’re you doing?’ and hearing an equally hollow response, ‘Oh, fine, how’re you?” This is just one of the many questions that come to our mind when we think about the church as community. In this conference we will seek to understand more deeply what it means for the church to be a caring, connected, community of believers, why it is important, and some practical ways we can foster this in our churches.
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