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Question and Answer Session

True Church Conference 2012

True Church Conference  live-streamed.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Question and Answer Session

Q. If you were coming into a new church that needed reformation, where would you start.

JN: Give your greatest energy to the pulpit. Preach to convert the lost. And then put energy into small groups. Have accountability among the small group leaders. Anticipate the need for church discipline because it will arise.

RH: Be patient and wait on the word of God to do work in the people’s lives. You will see fruit.


Q: How to know when going from preaching to implementing?

BB: When it came time to deal with regenerate active membership and church discipline.

RH: We are long on theology and short on application. We need to practice what the word of God says.


Q: Are there issues that should not be tackled first?

BK: A leadership change (i.e., moving to elder lead) would not be a good first move. Practical biblical exposition must come first. We need to think about change in terms of decades.

RH: Don’t start by preaching Calvinism and Aminianism.

DM: Begin with the importance of wisdom in our preaching. Don’t be dumb all of your life. You need to gain and maintain credibility with people. It is hard to reform a church, it is near impossible to regain credibility with a church once it has been lost.

JN: We need to work on biblical conflict resolution early on.


Q; How do you know the difference between difficult sheep and a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

BB: It is difficult. It takes spending time with the people. Look at their reception of the Word of God. They may disagree with the pastor and still love the Word.

RH: There is a difference between misunderstanding and obstinacy.


Q: From a morale standpoint, how do you encourage those who have had friends and family who have left the church over doctrinal issues?

BK: We must preach the doctrines of grace and practice the grace of the doctrines of grace. Those who have left need to be treated with grace. We are too quick to shun others.

RH: We need to love people who leave because many of them will return.


Q: About times of hardship, difficult seasons…how do you endure these times without quitting? Are there strategies to deal with the storms?

DM: We are not alone in our tribulations. Some of the greatest saints have been beset through history – Spurgeon, for instance. Tribulations are unique. It is easy to discuss this matter on the “post” side. It takes maturity to glorify God in the midst of tribulation. But it is easy to bless God for his Son Jesus Christ.


Q: What is the next step of reformation in your local church?

BK: The post-reformation generation. The children of those who went through the reformation must not just accept this as the way we do things. They will tend to revert back if the reformation is taken as staus quo. Each generation must understand that reformation is biblical.

RH: Young and restless Calvinists. They want to add to the reformation. And they may not understand the doctrines of grace, they just want to be a part of a reformed church. They are following a man and not following the Bible.

JN: To continue gospel humility to the next generations.


Roy Hargrave – the Ministry of Reconciliation

True Church Conference 2012

True Church Conference  live-streamed.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Message  5 – Roy Hargrave – the Ministry of Reconciliation


The text of the sermon is 2 Corinthians 5:16-21.


The man of God should seek to persuade others of his integrity. It is not enough to preach the word, it must be done with sincerity.


The context of the text is insurrection. Man is in rebellion against his creator. And the enmity that man has for God was not instigated by God at all. Man had no reason to rebel against God. And man took no initiative in reconciliation. God initiated reconciliation. In fact, sinful man cannot seek reconciliation.


A. A new spiritual perception (see verse 16)

1. We regard no one according to the flesh. No more carnality. Turn away from the flesh.

2. We do not look upon Jesus Christ after the way of the flesh.

3. The outer man is perishing, but the inner man is being renewed day by day.

B. A new spiritual persuasion (verse 17)

1. We are in Christ. What does it mean to be in Christ?

a. to belong to Christ

b. to be a member of Christ

c. to be clothed in the righteousness of Christ

d. to be judged according to the imputed righteousness of Christ

2. We are to live in the power of Christ.

C. A new spiritual prescription (verse 17)

1. A  new creation comes from an alien imputed righteousness.

2. Man’s original righteousness was lost in the fall of Adam.

3. The righteousness of Jesus Christ is far greater than the righteousness that could have come from Adam.

4. All things are made new.

D. A new spiritual position (verse 18)

1. We are reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.

2. And Jesus gives to us the ministry of reconciliation.

3. The manner of reconciliation is from God toward sinful man.

4. Reconciliation is possible because of the blood of Jesus Christ.

E. A new spiritual participation (verses 18-20)

1. We are entrusted with the ministry of reconciliation.

2. We are entrusted with the message of reconciliation.

3. We are empowered to preach reconciliation. Why?

a. We can sympathize with sinners.

b. We know the joy of salvation.



True Church Live Stream

2012 True Church Conference Live Feed/Visual Aids

Not only is the True Church Conference FREE this year but for the first time, you can watch the entire conference live-streamed.

The schedule is as follows (all times CST):

Tonight (Thu):  7 PM

Friday: 9 AM, 1:30 PM, 7 PM

Saturday: 9 AM, 7 PM

Sunday: 10:30 AM

If you or your group wants to sing along with the song services, you can download the lyrics here

The speakers are David Miller, Barry King, Brett Beasley, Roy Hargrave, and Jeff Noblit


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