The Grace and Faith conference has started and I am being blessed already, so the DIGs for the next few days will probably be either what Duane or Andrew or Wendell has been saying!
I know the teaching will be good, that is one of the main reasons for coming to a conference like this, however the other main reason is for the fellowship.
At a gathering like this you come together with like-minded people, all sharing one thing in common, that is faith in the mercy, compassion and goodness of the Lord.
When Nunsy and I started out in what is known as “the grace message” we did not have many like-minded people in our church and it was conferences and minister’s meetings where we met people with the same doctrine as we had.
They encouraged us, built us up and helped us in our walk; this was ten years ago now.
The wonderful thing is that we met up with some of those same people in the conference last night!
The other great thing for us is that we now have many people of the same view in our local church.
But it is still great to meet those who guided us in the early days.
The point I am trying to make is that we all need encouraged, edified and exhorted and that is done when we meet up with men and women of God, as a group that we call church.
We may be at conference (on a Saturday morning now), but we are getting ready to go to church.
We are getting ready to be blessed.
I pray that you are in fellowship with like-minded people, if not you need to find some.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Christian fellowship”.
Hebrews 10 v 25…..Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching