Who should come?
Everyone, children included!
Nursery will be provided for kids under 2 so that parents can attend the conference.
If you have Preschool kids ages 2-5, and grades K-6, please don’t feel like you can’t come, or that your kids will be bored. They will be learning about the same topics as the adults, but in a kid-friendly way. They also will lots of hands-n activities, games, and object lessons. They will have a blast!
The conference that Emmanuel Bible Church is hosting on October 29-30 will help address some of those issues that have crept their way into the thinking of Christians today. What is the final, ultimate, and sufficient authority in my life? Did the death of Jesus pay for all of my sins, past, present and future, or do I have to do something to earn salvation? Was my salvation dependent on how good a person I was, or was it a free and unmerited gift from God? Is Jesus the only mediator between man and God, or are there other avenues I can pursue to reach the Father? Do I live my life with a wall between the sacred and the secular, or can I glorify God in all that I do? These questions have answers, and the deeper a person delves into these answers the more profoundly it will influence their life and walk with the Lord.
The Reformers of the 16th century had to battle for what we take for granted: that we are saved by grace alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide), in Jesus alone (solus Christus); that Scripture, and not my feelings, nor the church, nor a priest, is my final authority in life (sola Scriptura); and that I can live a life that glorifies God no matter what my role is in the church or in society (soli deo Gloria). These are the five Solas of the Reformation, which we didn’t have to fight for ourselves, but could easily lose if we fail to remember.
So whether you are new to the faith or a mature believer, I encourage you to attend. If history scares you, don’t worry – it will not be all history. We are using the five Solas of the Reformation as a jumping-off point to what the Bible has to say to us. In an increasingly corrupt and hostile world, we need more discernment, more theological depth, a more profound love of Christ, and a better understanding of how our Christian forefathers fought these battles already.