The Fiel Conference in Brazil
IN THE MIDDLE OF WONDERFUL, YET CONFUSING TIMES
A total of 811 persons attended the XVII Annual FIEL Leadership conference in Brazil. Adhering to the theme “Grace, marvelous grace” pastor Jim Orrick from Kansas City and author and pastor Brian Edwards of London brought sixteen challenging messages directed to the hearts of hearers who had come from every corner of this large country.
The conference bookstore saw much activity with more than $40,000 worth of books and tapes sold at discount prices. A common complaint was that the bookstore was too crowded. For next year we have reserved a larger hotel with more space for the bookstore and a larger auditorium that will seat up to 1,400 persons.
There is currently a ground swell toward the formation of a reformed fellowship by pastors who have been forced out of leadership positions in their respective denominations. Five of the most qualified men of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil have recently been removed from their seminary posts because of their Biblical stand for the faith. The same thing is happening among the Baptists. We find ourselves in the middle of wonderful, yet confusing times. Pray that our books, magazines and conferences may serve as guiding lights to these earnest and sincere servants of the King.
Next week five of our FIEL team will be flying to Portugal for the First FIEL Conference in that land. Dr. Tom Ascol of the Founder’s Journal and Gilson Santos, the pastor of our local church here will be speaking at the four day meeting. We will be distributing several hundred reformed books among the pastors who attend the conference.
Our 2nd FIEL Conference in Mozambique was held in July with Erroll Hulse as the principle speaker. Eighty pastors attended from many parts of the country.
The Art of Preaching February 12, 2019
The following is abridged from a pamphlet by James Begg (1803-1883), The Art of Preaching, printed in 1863, twenty years after more than 400 ministers had left the Church of Scotland to form the Free Church of Scotland. While in the context in which Begg wrote there were no doubt peculiar historical circumstances affecting the […]
Coming Events and Present Duties February 7, 2019
‘Then shall the Kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. . . at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh….. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour […]