From the very beginning, the Christian faith has stood in contrast with the world. John wrote, "The world is passing away along with all its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever" (1 John 2:17). It's important for believers to understand the dividing line between the age of the Spirit and the spirit of the age. There is a great need for God's people to understand what it is that characterizes both the secular kingdom and Christ's kingdom. This conference considers the work of the Spirit in the current age of the church, its collision with the world's spirit of unbelief and idolatry, and concludes that, "He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world" (1 John 4:4).
Plenary 1 – The Spirit of a New Age, Conrad Mbewe
Plenary 2 – Two Worlds, Two Spirits, Daniel Hyde
Plenary 3 – The Spirit of Conviction, Conrad Mbewe
Plenary 4 – The Spirit of Transforming, Richard Phillips
Plenary 5 – The Spirit of Christ’s Glory, Daniel Hyde
Plenary 6 – The Spirit’s People in the World
Conrad Mbewe has served as pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church since 1987 and has
been the principal of the Lusaka Ministerial College during various periods of its
existence. He is a graduate of the Cape Town Baptist Seminary in South Africa. He
holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Pastoral Theology and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in
Missions. He is the chancellor of the African Christian University, and is a board
member of the Central Africa Baptist College and the Covenant College Zambia. He is
the author of Maintaining Sexual Purity, Foundations for the Flock, Insights from the
Lives of Olive Doke and Paul Kasonga for Pioneer Church Planting and Mission Today,
Transforming Our Working Culture, Your Discipleship Manuel, By Fire & By Cloud – A
History of Kabwata Baptist Church, and Pastoral Preaching – Building a People for God.
He is also the editor of Reformation Zambia. He is married to Felistas and they have 6
adult children and 2 grandchildren.
Daniel Hyde has been the pastor of Oceanside United Reformed Church since its
inception in 2000. Besides being a local pastor, he serves in a variety of ways for the
extension of Christ’s kingdom. He teaches a variety of courses at Puritan Reformed
Theological Seminary, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, and the Instituto João Calvino
in Recife, Brazil. He serves on the Advisory Council of Word & Deed Ministries. And he
has written fifteen books, including Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide
for Pilgrims and God in Our Midst: The Tabernacle and our Relationship with God.
Danny also serves as editor of MeetthePuritans.org.
Topic: Holy Spirit
Scripture: 1 John