By EPC(R), Jan 26 2019 08:55PM
Philip, Adrian and John attended the EPCEW Annual Presbytery Conference in Sheffield on Fri 25 – Sat 26 January. They were warmly welcomed and, unexpectedly, became actively involved when Philip was asked to introduce a speaker, pray and chair a question and answer session, Adrian also prayed publicly for the Word of God to be preached with authority and efficacy.
This year’s conference theme was “On Preaching Sermons: On Hearing Sermons”. In all, eight papers were delivered, bookended by two sermons. Each talk was followed by a substantial time for questions and discussion and the schedule was interspersed with fellowship and prayer time.
Topics included the theology, preparation, delivery and hearing of preaching, preachers as ambassadors and the work of the Holy Spirit in the congregation when hearing sermons. Our officers found the content of the conference biblical, challenging and encouraging, and the tone of debate and worship to be respectful, warm and God-centred.
We thank God for blessing our brethren with an encouraging weekend under God’s word, in fellowship with fellow servants of our Lord, for keeping them safe during their travels and their testimony that they were edified and instructed from the Scriptures.