Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pastors Convention

The pastors convention started Monday evening and finished Thursday noon.  I did not get a count but estimate about 150 out of which 75(?) were pastors, teachers, etc.; Dad tells me that about 30 congregations were represented.

Dad started the convention Monday evening.  Starting on Tuesday I spoke for the 10:00 to 11:00 class and in the 3:00PM service with Dad taking the evening services at 8:00PM and the first hour in the morning.  I gave a series on "The Gospel of Paul".  My emphasis was on the authority of Paul and his message; the uniqueness of his calling and ministry as the Apostle of the dispensation of Grace.  His message, the spirit of the grace message, the doctrines of grace, rightly dividing the word, zeal for the truth, simplicity of the grace message and the Pauline emphasis on the spiritual, celestial, eternal.

During the Pastors Convention there are no children's classes, so the parents are responsible for their children.  We had a good time of fellowship with the different Pastors and fellow laborers in the Grace of God.  There were several pastors that were not able to attend for one reason or another.  Some waited to come on Thursday with their congregation.  Some came only for the Pastors Convention.