WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US FOR THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Reformed Bible Conference is an annual event of the First Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Hinckley, MN, now in its eighth season. The purpose of this conference is to promote the glory of God through Biblical and expository preaching, Reformed reflection, and concerted attention to the person and work of Christ.

It is our desire to uphold the true unity of the church by inviting a variety of guests committed to the historic and confessional Protestant faith to present sermons on the conference theme. It is our conviction that the gospel “is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” (Rom. 1:16), that “faith comes from hearing the message…[which] is heard through the word of Christ” (Rom. 10:17), and that the Bible, as a God-breathed book, is sufficient to thoroughly equip us “for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17). It is our intent to adorn (Titus 2:10) the gospel
of Jesus Christ to the end that warm hearted devotion to the Savior be fostered through God-centered worship and Christ-centered preaching.

“For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants, for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of dark-ness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of
the glory of God in the face of Christ” (2 Cor. 4:5-6).
 


2011 Reformed Bible Conference recordings can be found HERE

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February 26, 2012
 The Holy Spirit and the Incarnation (Matthew 1:18-25) Pastor Duane Fowler
March 4, 2012
 The Holy Spirit and Personal Evangelism (Acts 8:26-40) Rev. Larry Piedt
March 11, 2012
 All Things New: The Holy Spirit and Conversion (Acts 16:6-15) Pastor Kevin C. Carr
March 18, 2012
 The Witness of the Holy Spirit in the Assurance of our Adoption (Romans 8:12-17) Rev.  Logan Almy
March 25, 2012
 Can These Bones Live? The Holy Spirit and Revival (Ezekiel 37:1-14) Pastor Ivan Fiske
April 1, 2012
 Dancing with the Star: The Holy Spirit and Sanctification (Galatians 5:25) Rev. Chad Brewer

 

In the early days of the church, the Holy Spirit received very little attention by theologians. The Apostles’ Creed for instance, only affirmed, “I believe in the Holy Ghost.” It was not until the Reformation that the Holy Spirit received the studied and reflective attention he deserved. The redoubtable Benjamin Warfield said that “the doctrine of the work of
the Holy Spirit is an exclusively Reformation doctrine, and more particularly a Reformed doctrine, and more particularly still a Puritan doctrine.” John Owen’s 17th-century work, Discourse Concerning the Holy Spirit (1674), has been unequaled to date.

The Holy Spirit’s ministry—though less visible and more mysterious than the Father and the Son throughout the pages
of Scripture—is nevertheless powerful and necessary. The Lord Jesus was con-ceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the
Virgin Mary’s womb (Matt. 1:20). Christians are born of the Spirit (John 3:5-8), and through the Spirit they grow up in their salvation (Phil. 2:12-13). Evangelism is ineffective without the Holy Spirit (1 Pet. 1:12). The church is revived by
the power of the Holy Spirit (Ezk. 37:1-14). The Holy Spirit witnesses with our spirits that we are the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:16; 1 John 4:13). As the Hymnist says, “All is vain unless the Spirit of the Holy One
comes down!” For these reasons and more it is entirely fitting to spend several Sunday evenings together considering what the Holy Spirit does for us as believers.

Before Jesus left this world he ordered his disciples to wait upon the Father to send the Holy Spirit so they could be clothed with “power from on high” (Luke 24:49). You are invited to join with us as we learn together of the Holy Spirit’s ministry that so powerfully works in our behalf.

 



 Rev. Logan Almy—Pastor, Kirk of the Lake PCA, Duluth, MN; Graduate, Covenant Theological  Seminary, M. Div.




 Rev. Chad Brewer—Campus Evangelist with Reformed University Fellowship on the U. of MN  campus; ministerial staff at City Life PCA, St. Paul; Graduate, Covenant Theological Seminary,  M.Div.



 Rev. Kevin C. Carr, D. Min.—Pastor, First PCA, Hinckley, MN; Former Missionary to the  Navajos, Western Indian Ministries, Inc., Window Rock, AZ



 Rev. Ivan Fiske—Pastor, Quamba Baptist Church (BGC), Quamba, MN; Graduate, Bethel  Seminary, M. Div. and Covenant Theological Seminary, D. Min.




 Rev. Duane Fowler, D. Min. Candidate —Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Mora, MN;  Graduate, Dubuque Theological Seminary, M. Div.; D. Min. Candidate, Covenant Theological  Seminary


 Rev. Larry Piedt—Former Assistant Pastor, Coral Ridge PCA under the late Dr. D. James  Kennedy; former VP with Evangelism Explo-sion in charge of Kids EE Worldwide; graduate,  Knox Theological Seminary, M. Div.; retired Airbus Pilot with NWA; currently with the simulator  program for Delta Airlines; member of South Florida Presbytery of the PCA
 
 

A freewill offering will be received