This year, 2017, marks the five hundredth anniversary of the leading event that gave rise to what history calls, The Reformation. On the Eve of All Saints Day, October 31, 1517, an uncelebrated Augustinian monk by the name of Martin Luther, a minor university professor at the newly instituted University of Wittenberg, wanted to engage in public debate about the selling of indulgences—a dubious religious practice of buying saving benefits from the church. It was then that he posted his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Chapel to announce his intentions. The incident created a firestorm of controversy that eventually transformed the face of Europe. What arose from the ashes of superstitious medieval Catholicism was the vibrant Protestant movement that was grounded in the Scriptures alone as the only infallible rule of faith and practice. Emerging from that foundation came the recovery of the biblical gospel of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, on account of Christ alone, to the glory of God alone.

Yet today, the winds of religious innovation and secular humanism are assaulting the very truth of God’s free justifying grace which Luther called, “articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae” or, the article upon which the church stands or falls. The author of Hebrews warns us to “pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it” (Heb. 2:1). Paul sought unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine” (Eph. 4:13-14). He would call such religious novelty “a different gospel” which in effect is no gospel at all (Gal. 1:6-7). At First Presbyterian, we believe our Reformation forefathers got the gospel right. It is thus worth protecting, preserving, and passing on. It is what Paul called, “The power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom. 1:16). We invite you to join us for this year’s Reformed Bible Conference as we explore together the biblical gospel which is grounded in Scripture alone, and offered by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone, to the glory of God alone.

The Reformed Bible Conference is an annual event of the First Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Hinckley, MN, now entering its thirteenth 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 salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom. 1:16), that “faith comes from hearing, and hearing 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 Godcentered worship and Christ-centered preaching.

“For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus 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
2016 Reformed Bible Conference recordings can be found HERE

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PLEASE NOTE; The sermon file for March 26, 2017 was incomplete until April 10, 2017.
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March 5, 2017  
  Hebrews 2:1 "Solas of the Reformation: Anchoring the Heart to Truth",
  Pastor Kevin C. Carr
March 12, 2017

 Isaiah 66:2 "Scripture Alone: Sufficient for Life", Pastor Eric Anderson

March 19, 2017  
 Ephesians 2:1-9 "Grace Alone: Not What These Hands Have Done",
  Mr. Randy Smith
March 26, 2017  Romans 4:1-25 "Faith Alone: The Heart of the Gospel", Pastor Nathan Lee
April 2, 2017

  Acts 4:5-12 "Christ Alone: For There is No Other Name",  
  Chaplain Ross Haverhals

April 9, 2017

 Romans 11:33-36 "Glory to God Alone: To Him be Glory Forever",
  Pastor Ivan Fiske




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).
Pastor Eric Anderson—Pastor, Lifespring
Church, Crosby, MN; graduate, Bethel University
Mr. Randy Smith — Occasional Pulpit Supply, First Presbyterian (PCA), Hinckley;
Providence Reformed Baptist, Minneapolis;
Student of the Puritans and Reformed Spirituality;
Studied at Northwestern College, St. Paul and Bethlehem Institute
Pastor Nathan Lee—Pastor, Grace PCA, Duluth,MN;
graduate, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, M.Div. (2014)
Rev. Ross Haverhals—Lead Chaplain, Sandstone
Federal Correctional Institution; member, Siouxlands
Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America;
graduate, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, M. Div.
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)

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