The Reformed Bible Conference is an annual event of the First Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Hinckley, MN,
now in its 11th 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 darkness,’ 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
2013 Reformed Bible Conference recordings can be found HERE
2014 Reformed Bible Conference recordings can be found HERE

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February 22, 2015

  Psalm 135:6  Our God Does Whatever He Pleases:
  The Mysterious Doctrine of Divine Providence", Pastor Kevin C. Carr

March 1, 2015
 Acts 17:24-28 "Set Times and Exact Places: God’s Providence over Nations",    Pastor Ivan Fiske
March 8, 2015  
 Psalm 2:1-9; Psalm 33:10-11 "Providence Prevails in History: His Foes to
 the Contrary Notwithstanding", Dr. Steven J. Keillor
March 15, 2015
 1 Cor. 16:8-9
"Sweet Will Be the Flower: God’s Providence toward His
 Church", Mr. Randy Smith
March 22, 2015
 Job 2:1-10 "Receiving Good and Evil from the Lord: God’s Providence in
 Human Pain", Mr. Scott David
March 29, 2015
 Genesis 45:1-11; 50:20
"Intended for Good: God’s Providence in
 Redemption", Pastor Nathan Lee


Many Christians today appear overly anxious about their future. The economy is languishing. Secularism is unabated. Precious freedoms, once taken for granted, seem to be evaporating. Hostility toward the church at home is growing. Professing Christians abroad are targeted for the most vicious persecution. Even if the future does appears bleak, is this cause for panic? The fact is, Christians have always faced the reality of an uncertain future with the confidence that there is a King who reigns in heaven, and who acts in human affairs for his glory and our good according to the counsel of his will (Eph. 1:11). We call this divine working Providence.

One of the best definitions of Providence is that found in the Westminster Shorter Catechism Q. 11: “God’s works of providence are, his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures, and all their actions.” We recognize that our God not only created all things, but he also sustains all things “by his powerful word” (Heb. 1:3). To be sure, Divine Providence presents us with many mysteries (Deut. 29:29). But it is also a most comforting doctrine as well. Puritan John Flavel (1628-1691) regarded it to be the “great support and solace of the saints in all the distresses that befall them.” He continues, “Indeed, it were not worth while to live in a world devoid of God and Providence” (Flavel, The Mystery of Providence, 15).

The biblical doctrine of Providence needs to be placed once again into our frame of reference. If ever we would face the troubles and uncertainty that may lie ahead, we must do so with the confidence that our God reigns. Join us for this year’s conference, God’s Mysterious Ways, and allow your hearts to be encouraged by the truth that our great and mighty God does whatever he pleases (Isa. 46:10) and is not subject to human designs (Psa. 2:1-6; Prov. 21:1).

 Rev. Kevin C. Carr, D. Min., Th. M. — Pastor,
First Presbyterian Church (PCA), Hinckley, MN;
former Missionary to the Navajos, Western Indian Ministries, Inc., Window Rock, AZ.;
Graduate, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Th. M. in Reformation and
Post-Reformation Theology (2013).

Mr. Scott David —Teacher,
4:12 Youth Ministry, First PCA, Hinckley;
homeschooling father of four;
student of the Puritans and reformed spirituality;
studied at the Midwest Center for Theological Studies

Rev. Ivan Fiske, D. Min. — Pastor,
Quamba Baptist Church (BGC), Quamba, MN;
Graduate, Bethel Seminary, M. Div. and Covenant Theological Seminary, D. Min. (2009)

 Dr. Steven J. Keillor, Ph.D.—Teacher, Author, Historian;
graduate, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Ph.D.;
currently engaged in a four volume project on the providential history of
the United States

 Pastor Nathan Lee—Pastor, Grace PCA, Duluth,MN;
graduate, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, M.Div. (2014)
 Mr. Randy Smith — Occasional Pulpit Supply, First Presbyterian, Hinckley;
Providence Reformed Baptist, Minneapolis;
Homeschooling Father of nine;
Student of the Puritans and Reformed Spirituality;
Studied at Northwestern College, St. Paul and Bethlehem Institute


A freewill offering will be received