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Biblical Worldview Lecture Series

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May 16, 2017 - Nation Building vs. Kingdom Building

June 20, 2017 - To Be Announced

July 7-9, 2017 - The Future of Christendom Conference

What's going on with our Mahoning Valley group? Contact Mr. Grant Stauffer: grant1@pdt.net

Biblical Worldview Lecture Series
Thursday
Oct272016

An Invitation from the Independence Reformed Bible Church:

Join us for an Old Fashioned Election Day Sermon!

In times past, our nation's Pastors routinely preached "election day sermons". On these days, pastors preached the principles of Biblical government to the voters, so that they could judge the candidates, and to the candidates and officials so that they would understand their responsibilities in governing.

Considering the direction of our nation and our government, we at the Independence Reformed Bible Church believe that it would be good to return to this custom. We invite you to join us on Sunday November 6th, when Pastor Joel Saint will preach an election day sermon you don't want to miss!

Sunday, November 6th

Service (and sermon) time is 9:00 AM, followed by Sunday School.

IRBC meets in the Conestoga Christian School, 2760 Main St. Morgantown, PA

We enjoy a noon pot-luck fellowship meal on the first Sunday of every month -- feel free to join us on this first Sunday of November!

Sunday
Oct162016

William Carey: Missionary With A Consistent Worldview

Tuesday, October 18th

William Carey is know as "the father of modern missions"
 
What did Carey's mission work look like?


 
Does modern mission work look like Carey's?
 
Carey did great things in India; we can learn from his example.
 
Joel Saint will present this interesting and useful lecture that will benefit any Christian and stir your thinking about missions...not just foreign missionaries but your own right where you are!

 
 

Come out for good fellowship and food!  A Question and answer time follows the lecture. 
 
Dinner from excellent menu  6:00  
Lecture  7:00

    Bring a friend!     
Chef Alan's American Bistro  
6th & Penn Avenues, West Reading, PA

 

Friday
Oct072016

What’s Right? What’s Wrong?

Well-meaning folks distressed about the direction of our country often send out "patriotic"
emails written by those of the WWII generation. They hit my in-box in every election cycle, this
year being no exception.

The text is generally written by a self-proclaimed old fogie congratulating himself about working hard, raising his kids, defeating the Nazis, loving his country, and singing the national anthem.
He lays all our problems at the feet of those unpatriotic, drug-addled, sex-obsessed youngergenerations who have elected all the wrong people. "You got what you asked for!" smirks thegeezer. "Sheesh! We'll have to bail you out – again."

Now, I'm a gray-haired son of a WWII vet, but I hate these whining emails because they miss thepoint. Our current societal distress can be laid at the feet of all the adults, including the oldsters and maybe even especially them.

Because the point is that our problems are not political – they're religious. "Culture is religion externalized," said Henry van Til and he's exactly right. Our problems are the results of several generations' abandonment of the Bible. For way too long we've acted as if the Bible speaks only to our individual salvation, as if it's just a personal thing and not applicable to all of life.

We abandoned politics to unethical sociopaths because politics is not seen as religious (separation of church and state, y'know). We turned our children’s schooling over to secular humanist state bureaucrats because education is seen as “neutral” and not religious. Banking fraud runs rampant because we love inflation and debt, regardless of what the Bible says. As for the sanctity of marriage, well, those Puritanical ideas went out in the 1920’s.

In truth, we’ve turned to the state for salvation instead of Christ and it's during the generation of these emailing geezers that these attitudes became dominant in the America they claim to love.

"IN.GOD.WE.TRUST," they shout. Do they really? For what, our Social Security checks? If it’s God we trusted, it’s God we would obey. But what Americans really mean – what we have really trusted – is that God will do our bidding instead of blessing us because we do His bidding.

It comes down to this. People (all people everywhere) need to answer three questions:

What's Right?

What's Wrong?

Says Who?

In America we haven’t asked these questions for too long. America will be “fixed” when we ask, and correctly answer these questions, especially “Says Who?” On this we can only have one answer: the Triune God. It really doesn’t matter whether we disagree. We can disagree with gravity to the same effect.

So, by all means, go ahead and vote. But don’t expect the election to cure what ails America. That would be a top – down solution requiring Americans to be governed (controlled) by politicians. The true solution is one of self-government where we’ll live in obedience to God and His Word.

~John Bingaman, October 2016

Friday
Sep162016

Is the Blood of the Martyrs the Seed of the Church?

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Tuesday, September 20th

 

It is common to hear of persecution and its effect on the church, and much easier to talk about when someone else is receiving the persecution.  It has been said: "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church"
 
Is this always true?

Is it ever true?

What about blessing...can it be the seed of the church?

This is a thought provoking presentation of the subject, examining the implications from a Biblical and historical perspective. 
 

Come out for good fellowship and food!  A Question and answer time follows the lecture. 

 
Dinner from excellent menu  6:00  
Lecture  7:00
    Bring a friend!     
Chef Alan's American Bistro  
6th & Penn Avenues, West Reading, PA 

 

 

Friday
Jul082016

The "Dones": Why Are They Done?

 



 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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The "Dones": Why Are They Done?
Part 2: The Pastors

Last month we examined the trend of many Christians who are "Done" with church.  They just stopped completely. Just...done. Finished. Over with.

How about pastors?  Could it be that many pastors are also "Done", while at the same time occupying the pulpit?  Come out and hear "part two" to gain insight to discern the times in which we live.
   
 
 
Come out for good fellowship and food!  A Question and answer time follows the lecture. 
 
Dinner from excellent menu  6:00  
Lecture  7:00

    Bring a friend!     
Chef Alan's American Bistro  
6th & Penn Avenues, West Reading, PA