In our day, the church’s most radical message might just be its most ordinary: we meet God in those places where He promises to be found. But where are those places? According to the Scriptures, God uses the preaching and teaching of the Scriptures, the administration of the sacraments, and the life of the church as the normal ways that He works out His special power on earth.
This conference took place on October 22, 2016. The excellent lectures provided challenging instruction, and the attendees created an amazing and encouraging fellowship. Thank you to all who came out and made this event a success. Each of the lectures have been posted below. Click the arrow to the left of the title to view the files.
Dr. Mark Jones (PhD, Leiden Universiteit) is the senior minister at Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, Canada. He is also Research Associate in the Faculty of Theology at University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Dr. Jones is the author of numerous books, including Knowing Christ, A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Jesus Christ, and Antinomianism: Reformed Theology’s Unwelcome Guest?
Conference Audio (Click the Arrows for Mp3s)
YouTube Is Not Enough: Preaching and Presence · Dr. Mark Jones
In our age of streaming video and satellite campuses, is there any difference between virtual and actual church? Does the local congregation still matter? Hear how the preaching of the word is so much more than a podcast.
Water, Bread, and Wine: the Sacraments and Salvation · Pastor Uri Brito
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper have been given to us as ordinary means of God’s special grace. Learn how the church can recover the role of the sacraments in its covenant community.
How Did We Get Here? The Role of Catechism and Tradition · Dr. Mark Jones
Do Protestant churches need tradition, and what is a catechism for anyway? The church has left us these tools in order to keep our thinking straight in a crooked world.
It Takes a Church · Pastor Steven Wedgeworth
Jesus said that the gates of Hell would not prevail against His Church, but did He really mean our church? While it’s hard to believe and challenging to experience, it is God’s plan to use local congregations to save His people and spread His kingdom across the world.
Can We Please God? Or How Not To Be an Antinomian · Dr. Mark Jones
In the Great Commission, Jesus tells His church to “disciple the nations” and to teach them to obey “all that He has commanded.” What does this mean, and how can we be faithful to this mission today?