Saturday was the second and final day of our Young Men's Conference. Thank you to all of you who were praying about this. We had a great turn out (over 30 guys), and I believe that these young men were encouraged and God was glorified.

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Our theme was II Timothy 2. The conference consisted of four sessions, each deriving it's subject from a verse in II Timothy 2. (see topical overview below) All four sessions were recorded on video, and Jonathan Steele is putting them onto a DVD. If you would like to obtain a copy of the DVD, please contact Jonathan via e-mail:

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The following is a topical overview of the conference:

SESSION 1 - Chosen to be Soldiers“Thou therefore endure hardness, **as a good soldier of Jesus Christ*.” 2 Timothy 2:3*

  • On Tactical Weaponry
  • About YOU
  • Whose side are you on?
  • The Essence of the Gospel
  • The Bottom Line: Righteousness
  • Believing vs. Asking (Rom. 4)
  • Professing Christ

SESSION 2 - Depart from Iniquity “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, *The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, **Let every one that *nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.**” 2 Timothy 2:19**

  • Addiction
  • Reformation or Destruction?
  • Romans 6: The Free Man’s Manifesto
  • Understanding Physical Drives
  • Freedom is not related to your experience
  • Something to know
  • Something to do
  • A Warning

SESSION 3 - Avoid Entanglement No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” 2 Timothy 2:4

  • What are Entanglements?
  • Learn to Treasure a Tender Conscience
  • A Call to Sobriety
  • Strive to be Crowned (II Timothy 2:5)
  • Remember that Christ is Conforming You
  • What if I fall?

SESSION 4 - A Workman not Ashamed “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, *a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.*” 2 Timothy 2:15

  • The Bible is your Final Authority
  • You need to search the Scriptures
  • The Key to Understanding the Meaning of Scripture