Associated Bible Students Convention

 
August 10-11, 2013
 

ABSCO 2013 Convention Program

ABSCO 2013 Convention Photos

 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Morning Chairman: Br. Laddie Stewart

10:00 - 10:15 Bethel & Welcome

10:15 – 11:15 Discourse – Br. Joe Megacz
The World as a Foe & Besetment - Power Point - PDF
Snares: Higher Criticism, Gross Darkness, Moral Relativism, Politics, Good Social Causes, Philosophical Rhetoric, Environmental & Social Reform, Political Correctness, Time Wasters, etc...
How We Can Conquer: Admonitions & Encouragements

11:30 – 12:30 Discourse – Br. Allen Coffman
The Flesh as a Foe & Besetment - Power Point - PDF
Snares: Selfishness, Pride, Jealousy, Anger, Discouragement, Combativeness, Approbativeness, Touchiness, Comparisons, Opposite of Spirit of Sacrifice, Galations 5:16-26, Proverbs 6:16-19, etc…
How We Can Conquer: Admonitions & Encouragements

Afternoon Chairman: Br. David Wiant
2:00 – 3:00 Discourse – Br. Larry McClellan
The Devil as a Foe & Besetment - Power Point - PDF
Snares: Pride, Deceptiveness (particularly for us now), Laying Up Snares, Ambition, Hypercriticism, Hatred, Narcissism, Traitorous Behavior, False Accuser, Matthew 4:1-11, etc…
How We Can Conquer: Admonitions & Encouragements

3:30 – 4:30 Testimonies – Br. Allen Coffman
On Convention Theme

5:00 – 6:00 Discourse – Br. David Stein
The Nominal System as a Foe & Besetment - Power Point - PDF
Snares: Compromise & Subtlety, Error, Carelessness in Spiritual Matters, Sectarianism, Nicolaitan (Lording) Spirit, persecuting Spirit, Dominionism (Church/State), Is Their Agenda the Same as Ours?, Nominal Literature-Will This Really Help Us Conquer?, etc…
How We Can Conquer: Admonitions & Encouragements

Sunday – August 11, 2013
Morning Chairman: Br. Ed Winske


9:30 – 9:45 Bethel Service


9:45 – 10:45 Panel Discussion Part One

1Peter 4:7-13 & the Conquering Spirit
Moderator – Br. Joe Megacz, All Speakers Participate

Panel Discussion Part One:
1. 1 Peter 4:7—What does it mean to be “sober,” and what is the relationship between watching & praying?
2. Verse 8—How can having “fervent charity” (agape love) help in this time of the end?
3. Verse 9 —Why will exercising “hospitality” benefit in the conquering spirit?
4. Verse 11—What is the relationship between sound doctrine (in verse 11) and developing character (vss. 8-10)? See also 2 Tim. 2:15
5. Verse 12—What are the special tests and trials of the Laodicean Church? (vs. 12 in conjunction with vs. 7) How is Rev. 3:14-22 related?

11:15 – 12:00 Panel Discussion Part Two
1Peter 4:7-13 & the Conquering Spirit
Moderator – Br. Joe Megacz, All Speakers Participate

Panel Discussion Part Two:
6. Verse 13 - How can rejoicing in tribulation help in conquering? See also Hebrews 12:2
7. Romans 8:37 states that we are “conquerors through him that loved us.” What is the difference between a conqueror and a more than conqueror?
8. Why are our tools and weapons not carnal? What are more effective tools?
9. How has our relationship with God and experience with God’s providence influenced our ability to conquer? Romans 8:37; Psalm 31:31-4

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch – Provided by the Ecclesia

Afternoon Chairman: Br. Larry Young


1:15 – 2:15 Discourse – Br. Larry McClellan

“The End of All Things is at Hand” - Power Point - PDF
• Characteristics of “the hour” which makes it more of a test
• “Careless Living a Form of Profanity” Reprint 5404
• Necessity of vigilance and sanctification
• Importance of Harvest doctrine in this end of the hour
2:15 – 2:45 Break (30 Minutes)
2:45 – 3:45 Discourse – Br. David Stein
• “Take Heed to Yourselves” – the final admonitions of the Pastor before he died
• Heb. 10:24-25
• How The Vow and Resolve were meant to help us become “More than Conquerors”
• How the Harvest Message was meant to help us become “More than Conquerors”
• Patience & waiting: learning not to run ahead of the Lord or trying to steady the ark
• Obedience vs. Disobedience

2:45 – 3:45 Discourse – Br. David Stein
“Take Heed to Yourselves” – the final admonitions of the Pastor before he died
• Heb. 10:24-25
• How The Vow and Resolve were meant to help us become “More than Conquerors”
• How the Harvest Message was meant to help us become “More than Conquerors”
• Patience & waiting: learning not to run ahead of the Lord or trying to steady the ark
• Obedience vs. Disobedience

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