Communion with God concerns our relationship with God. Christians recognize that the ritual of baptism sets us apart from the world “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matt. 28:19). As such, baptism, among other things, speaks to our identity with God in three persons. More than that, it is a sign and seal of our deeper union and subsequent communion with God in three persons. The Christian faith is decidedly Trinitarian in its view of God and the church has always affirmed that “except a man believe [this] faithfully he cannot be saved” (Athanasian Creed). But, how do we relate to this Triune God? More importantly, how does he relate to us? Is the doctrine of the Trinity an antiquated relic of the church’s past? Is it a hopeless confusion? Or, is it the necessary foundation in rightly relating to the living God? This conference explores that vital relationship or communion with God in three persons. The Trinity is not ivory tower theology. It is the rich soil out of which true fellowship with God grows. Communion with God is devotion at its most basic level.

In his classic treatment on the subject, entitled Communion with God, seventeenth-century theologian John Owen regarded communion as the “giving and receiving... between God and the saints while they walk together in a covenant of peace” (Works, 2:9). In other words, communion with God is a two-way street. God initiates and we respond. However, this mutual communion occurs not merely with God as One, but with One God in three persons. Paul indicates as much in his apostolic blessing: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Cor. 13:14).

The second part of this conference recognizes that true communion with God is enjoyed through the primary means of grace. We hope you will join us this year as we seek to cultivate warm hearted fellowship with our Triune God though his word, table, and prayer.


The Reformed Bible Conference is an annual event of the First Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Hinckley, MN,
now in its 12th 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
2015 Reformed Bible Conference recordings can be found HERE

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February 7, 2016

 
 1 John 1:3 "Communion with the Triune God: Trinitarian Fellowship and
  the Means of Grace", Pastor Kevin C. Carr


February 14, 2016
 Galatians 4:1-10 "Communion with the Father:
  Redemption’s Amazing Benefit", Pastor Kim Kuhfuss
February 21, 2016  
 Song of Solomon; 1Cor. 1:4-9 "Communion with the Son: The Riches
  of Christ in Grace and Glory", Pastor Nathan Lee
February 28, 2016
 Romans 7:13-8:27
"Communion with the Holy Spirit: The Child of God in
  Desperation", Pastor Joe Reed
March 6, 2016
 Isaiah 66:1-2 "Communion through the Scriptures: Trembling at God’s
  Word",  Pastor Ivan Fiske
March 13, 2016
 1 Corinthians 10:1-22
"Communion through the Lord’s Table: Communion
  of the Body and Blood of Christ", Pastor Judson Marvel
March 20, 2016
Jeremiah 50:6
"Communion through Prayer: Return to Thy Resting Place",
  Mr. Randy Smith

 

 


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).
Rev. Dr. Ivan Fiske, D.Min.—Pastor, Quamba
Baptist Church (BGC), Quamba, MN; graduate,
Bethel Seminary, M.Div. and Covenant Theological
Seminary, D.Min. (2009)
Rev. Kim Kuhfuss—Church Planter in Eau Claire,
WI, under Covenant Presbyterian (OPC),
Hammond, WI; graduate, North Central University,
Minneapolis; former board member at Mid America
Reformed Theological Seminary
Rev. Judson Marvel, Th. M. candidate—Pastor,
Good Shepherd PCA, Minnetonka, MN; previously
served RCA congregations in Iowa and Michigan;
graduate, Princeton Theological Seminary, M. Div.;
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Th. M. candidate
(2016)
Pastor Nathan Lee—Pastor, Grace PCA, Duluth,MN;
graduate, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, M.Div. (2014)
Pastor Joe Reed —Pastor-at-Large, Quamba Baptist
Church, Quamba, MN; graduate, Cornerstone University,
Grand Rapids, MI (2002)
Mr. Randy Smith — Occasional Pulpit Supply, First Presbyterian, Hinckley;
Providence Reformed Baptist, Minneapolis;
Student of the Puritans and Reformed Spirituality;
Studied at Northwestern College, St. Paul and Bethlehem Institute
 
 

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