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The Reformed Bible Conference is an annual event of the First Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Hinckley, MN, now in its ninth 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
2012 Reformed Bible Conference recordings can be found HERE
2014 Reformed Bible Conference recordings can be found HERE
2015 Reformed Bible Conference recordings can be found HERE

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February 10, 2013
***CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. RESCHEDULE TBA***
SEE MARCH 17, 2013 FOR RESCHEDULED SERMON
 
One Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) Pastor Kevin C. Carr
February 17, 2013
 The Cross of Christ (Romans 3:19-26) Pastor Ryan Kron
February 24, 2013
 For Thus Saith the Lord God (Isaiah 52:6-12) Pastor Duane Fowler
March 3, 2013
 Christ as Prophet: The Wonderful Spirit-filled Life (John 16:7-15) Mr. Joel Ostrom
March 10, 2013
 Christ Our Heavenly Intercessor (Hebrews 7:25) Pastor Logan Almy
March 17, 2013
 Lord of All (Philippians 2:8-11) Dr. Ivan Fiske
March 17, 2013  One Mediator (1 Timothy 2:5)Dr. Kevin C. Carr
March 24, 2013  The Stepping Down of a "King" (Matthew 6:24) Mr. Scott David
       

 

An old gospel song says, "I'd rather have Jesus than anything this world affords today." In a simple way, that chorus expresses the longing heart of genuine Christian faith. Yet such holy desire seems rare today, having been co-opted by
a greater concern for relevance, coolness, or altruistic activities. Increase Mather once said, "Though morality is good, and necessary to be taught and practiced, yet it is much to be lamented, that many preachers in these days have hardly any other discourses in their pulpit than what we find in...[secular writers]. Christ, the Holy Spirit and (in a word) the gospel is not in their sermons." That was 1689! Sadly, the name of Jesus is even more rare throughout churches in 2013.

At First Presbyterian we believe that "salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). Therefore, Christ and his gospel of grace must be held forth from pulpits with conviction and singularity. Paul reminded the Corinthians that he "resolved to know nothing" among them "except Jesus Christ and him crucified" (1 Cor. 2:2). This intentional focus must be recovered today!

This year's Bible conference will explore the depth and breadth of what it means to preach Christ. The Scriptures teach that "there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Tim. 2:5). John Calvin recognized this mediation with respect to the Lord's offices as prophet, priest, and king. Subsequent Reformed confessions and catechisms underscored the continued relevance of viewing the work of Christ in this way. The guest speakers at this conference will explore with you the offices of Christ. We trust by God's grace from henceforth, you will enter his house with these words, "Sirs, we would like to see Jesus." (John 12:21).

 



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




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



 Mr. Scott David — Occasional Pulpit Supply, First Presbyterian, Hinckley; Homeschooling  father of four;  Student of the Puritans and Reformed Spirituality;
  Vocation: heating and air-conditioning.



 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. Ryan Kron — Organizing Pastor, Emmaus Road Reformed Church (RCUS), Eden Prairie, MN;  Graduate,  Westminster Seminary California, M. Div.; Minnesota Native


 Mr. Joel Ostrom — Former Lay Minister of Prayer and Devotion, Quamba Baptist Church;  Homeschooling father of five; Vocation: Timber-frame construction.
 
 

A freewill offering will be received