Friday, May 09, 2008

Ontario Worker's and Elder's Conference 2008

Vera and me just enjoyed a good part of the week at the 16th annual Worker's and Elder's Conference, hosted this year by Markham Bible Chapel. The theme this year was "Christ in the Old Testament".

Christ in the Law of Moses - Randy Amos
Christ in the Prophets - Willie Burnett
Christ in the Psalms - Harry Graham

I particularly enjoyed Willie's treatment of Christ in the Prophets. He showed us from various sections of the prophets four main points, how they spoke of:

1. Christ - The Eternity of His Being (Isaiah 6; Micah 5:2 etc.)
2. Christ - His Incarnation (Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14 etc.)
3. Christ - The Perfect Servant of Jehovah (Servant songs of Isaiah, 42:1-7; 45; 50:4-10; 52:13-53)
4. Christ - The Sovereign (Isaiah 9:6 etc.)

There were seminars on various topics such as Encouraging the Next Generation, The Spirit of the Age and Missions.

Keith Keyser ministered from Philippians on the last day and I was challenged by the illustration which I've heard before about the last words of William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army. From his deathbed he sent a note to many who were eager to hear what he would say with his last breath. The note was delivered and on it was just one word "OTHERS"! May the Lord help us to have that attitude, the attitude of Christ (Philippians 2:5)

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