Romans 8 is a truly remarkable chapter that has comforted and blessed Christians throughout the ages. This is the case because Romans 8 summarizes the Gospel. As one author puts it, “If you know Romans 8 then you know the Gospel.” This chapter tells us that if we are in Christ then we are perfectly safe. As the song goes, “no power of hell, no scheme of man” will ever “pluck” us from the hands of God since he has so wonderfully and so lovingly redeemed us to himself through Jesus Christ. We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loved us!
Spend October 19-20 exploring and mining the truths contained in this incredibly important chapter at Grace’s 3rd Annual Fall Bible Conference.
Grace Evangelical Free Church
12717 Santa Gertrudes Ave.
La Mirada, CA 90638
Saturday Timeline (6:00-8:30pm)
5:15 pm – Bookstore Opens
5:50 pm – Doors Open
6:00 pm – Session 1 (Main Sanctuary)
7:05 pm – Break
7:15 pm – Session 2 (Main Sanctuary)
8:30 pm – Dismissal
9:00 pm – Bookstore Closes
Sunday AM Timeline
7:45 am – Bookstore Opens
8:00, 9:30, 11:15 am – Session 3 (Main Sanctuary)
9:30, 11:15 am – Breakout Session 1 (Room 207)
9:30, 11:15 am – Breakout Session 2 (Room 208)
1 pm – Bookstore Closes
Sunday PM Timeline (6:00-7:30)
5:00 pm – Bookstore Opens
6:00 pm – Session 4 (Main Sanctuary)
7:00 pm – Corporate Prayer and Sung Worship
7:30 pm – Dismissal
8:15 pm – Bookstore Closes
Conference Bookstore featuring titles from Crossway, Banner of Truth, Zondervan, Good Book Company, Christian Focus, Tyndale, Nav Press, B and H, and more. Discounts from 30% to 60%.
Ray (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) has pastored churches in four states, most recently, Immanuel Church, in Nashville, TN. Along with his pulpit ministry, Ray has served as a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, and as a writer. His latest book, Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel, was named ECPA’s, “2017 Christian Book of the Year.” Ray also made significant contributions to The English Standard Version, and New Living Translation of the Bible. He is president of, Renewal Ministries, and serves on the Council of The Gospel Coalition.
Along with his wife, Jani, of forty-six years, Ray has four delightful children and fourteen amazing grandchildren.
Anthony (M.Div., Master’s Seminary) is the Preaching Pastor at Community of Faith Bible Church in South Gate, CA where he has served since 2006. For nineteen years, Anthony has been a faculty member at the Los Angeles Bible Training School where he is currently teaching the course, Christian Marriage and Family.
Anthony and his wife, Sherry, have been married for twenty-five years and take special joy in raising their five children.
Kenny (M.A., Biola University) is the Elder of Worship and Preaching at Grace. He came to Grace in 2001 from Beach Cities Community Church where he worked after serving on the staff of La Habra Hills Presbyterian Church. Kenny has preached and led sung worship in a variety of venues including Biola University chapel and Forest Home Christian Conference Center.
Kenny and his wife, Betsy, have been married for twenty-one years and are the grateful parents of three wonderful children.
What does is it mean to live in the Spirit? Our thoughts on the matter can be vague and fuzzy. But Romans 8 clearly and practically teaches one how to live in the Spirit. Come and learn from two persons who regularly work at putting this passage into practice.
The Gospel-Centered Life – Jason Oakes, Jan Buck
It has been said that to know Romans 8 is to know the gospel. But, what does it mean to live the gospel day by day? In this session, hear what it means to live a Gospel-centered life from two persons who have been especially shaped by its transforming power.
A Conversation with William Lane Craig
Preeminent Christian apologist, Dr. William Lane Craig, and Erik Thoennes helped us look forward to the challenge of communicating the gospel in a changing world.
- 4 main sessions focusing on The Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9-13
- 2 breakout sessions highlighting prayer in the family as well as prayer through the ages
- 1 panel providing practical helps for more effective praying
The conference concluded on Sunday evening with a stirring Concert of Prayer.
Featured speakers included Bobby Scott, from Community of Faith Bible Church, as well as our own, Moyer Hubbard, Jason Oakes and Kip Dochterman.
“Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name”
Speaker: Moyer Hubbard
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
Speaker: Bobby Scott
”Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we have also forgiven our debtors”
”And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
Practitioners of Prayer
Poetry of Prayer
Prayer for a Lifetime
Ron & Joyce Ulshafer and Randall & Nancy Gruendyke
Five truths that changed the course of history and can change the course of your life. A conference marking the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
Change by Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptura)
Speaker: Randall Gruendyke
Change by Grace Alone (Sola Gratia)
Speaker: Jackson Randall
Change by Faith Alone (Sola Fide)
Speaker: Erik Thoennes
Luther’s Doctrine of Calling and It’s Incredibly Practical Implications for the Christian Life
Speaker: Alan Gomes
“Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other”: Luther ‘s Rediscovery of Scripture Alone and Faith Alone
Speaker: Karin Stetina
Change by Christ Alone (Solus Christus)
Speaker: Rob Lister
Music & Spoken Word
Change by Glory to God Alone (Soli Deo Gloria)
Walt Harrah & friends