10 Pennsylvania Ave
Dorothy, NJ 08317
To the saints gathered to the name of the Lord Jesus Christ elsewhere,
In praying about a conference over the past couple of years, the Lord recently brought before us some thoughts from the life of Hezekiah from second Chronicles. Hezekiah lived at a time much like ours. There was nothing to boast in. There was failure within and without. Yet, in the midst of that failure the Lord stirs up Hezekiah to repent and return to the Word of God. The result was that in chapter 29 “Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people”. Then in chapter 30 the rejoicing could not be contained and Hezekiah desired all Israel to come and enjoy what they had enjoyed. So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was written. Also this was not just Hezekiah but Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD. What was the result of this turning to the Lord and His Word with singleness of heart? We see in chapter 31 that there was a practical effect in all of Israel as they returned home. To remove what was a hindrance, and also to be “encouraged in the law of the Lord”.
In a day of ruin our mindset may be that it is time to give up, to go along with the current. However, the Spirit of God through the Apostle Paul in the second letter to Timothy outlines something much different. If ever there is a time to oppose the current, to not give up, it is in a day of ruin. So Paul encourages Timothy to “stir up the gift of God” because this was needed more then ever. He exhorts him “to be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” because anything else will only add to the ruin. He comforts him to “remember Jesus Christ of the seed of David”, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who walked in this scene rejected. Finally he gave him a charge “before God and the Lord Jesus Christ…preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
With these thoughts before us, a keen sense of our weakness, and trusting we have the Lords will we would like to warmly invite you to join us for prayer, reading, ministry, preaching of the gospel, and remembering the Lord in His death. We will begin Lord Willing with prayer at 7:00pm on Friday November 23rd, 2018 and end Lords day evening November 25th, 2018. All meetings will be held at the Holly Heights Elementary School in Millville, NJ. Accommodations will be at local hotels as well as the homes of the saints from the assembly in Dorothy. We request that you provide your information to us no later than November 1st, 2018. Those under the age of seventeen must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Also, since “there is one body” Eph 4:4 we cannot provide accommodations to any who have been “put away” 1 Cor 5:13 by a local assembly. Further, if any are under discipline by an assembly, please ensure you have the fellowship of your local brethren before scheduling to come.
For registration please use www.bibleconferenceregistration.com and follow the links to the Dorothy Conference. If you experience any difficulties with the site you can email Joseph and Joanna Countouris at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have registered you will receive an email from us. If you do not receive an email confirming your registration after a week please email us at the above email address or call us at 856-207-4214.
Please address all other communications to Henry Sikora 6 Tuckahoe Road Dorothy, NJ 08317.
Brethren, we covet your prayers to the end that this time would be for the Glory of God. Signed on behalf of those gathered to the Lord’s name in Dorothy,
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