Conference Notes

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1st John - The Transforming Power of Abiding in Christ - 2007 - Northern VA  
John’s primary PURPOSE is that believers will enter and maintain fellowship with God, with the RESULT of inner joy.
His secondary PURPOSE is to give believers ASSURANCE of their salvation, with the RESULT that they will continue to live by faith.

 “That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that our joy may be full … These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may [continue to] believe in the name of the Son of God.” 1Jo 1:3-4; 1Jo 5:13 (emphasis added)

This compilation of notes represents the truths found in the Epistle of First John.

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1st Peter - Fellowship of Fire - 2009  
First and Second Peter are grouped in what are called the General Epistles, written to the Church at large. The theme of First Peter is the refining and growth potential in our sufferings, 1Pe 1:3, 1Pe 1:6; 1Pe 2:2. This epistle was written to believers scattered by persecution throughout Asia Minor (1 Pe 1:1). The date was circa 64-65 A.D.—the beginning of Nero’s persecutions. First Peter is the best known and loved of these epistles, called by E.J. Goodspeed, “One of the most moving pieces of persecution literature.” This epistle is written to suffering believers, and is styled by Isaac Walton as, “affectionate, loving, lowly, and humble.” This epistle conveys an intense expectation of the Lord’s return as seen in 1Pe 1:5, 1Pe 1:7, 1Pe 1:13, 1Pe 2:12, 1Pe 4:13, 1Pe 4:17, 1Pe 5:1, 1Pe 5:4.
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1st Thessalonians - The Word Working in You - 2007  
The primary focus of Paul's epistles to the Thessalonians, written A.D. 50–51, is Christian living in light of eternity, which results in balance. The "bookends" of 1Th 1:3 and 1Th 5:8 reveal the book's theme—the well-balanced Christian life. The book also teaches that God's Word works through faith. Interestingly, this epistle is closely related in content to the Old Testament book of Ruth, which provides a perfect biblical illustration of the practical truths of this book.
This conference was recorded in Western PA in October 2007. Click HERE for link to audio lessons.
1st Timothy - Fight the Good Fight - 2011 - Phoenix, AZ  
The theme for the Spring 2011 Bible conference in Phoenix is found both at the beginning and end of the book (1Ti 1:18, 1Ti 6:12). In each reference, different words and phrases are used. In the first, Paul speaks of the good fight of faith as an ongoing campaign, thus reminding us that we are part of a vast and great spiritual army. In the last, his words focus on our own personal struggle, a good reminder that no one can fight our battle for us. This scope and intensity will be captured as we follow Paul’s thought through the book.
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2nd & 3rd John - In the Fellowship of the King - 2012 Clearwater, FL  


A Study in 2nd and 3rd John
In the epistles of John we see a common theme of a fellowship shared by believers and the Lord. This fellowship is forged in conflict, against dark and sinister forces, as faith is tested and refined. The touchstone of the fellowship is found in the truth, and that truth centers in the glorious person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. To hold to this truth against all odds, all deception, and all temptation is to win a place among the ranks of those who value the fellowship of the King. It is an old story.

This compilation of notes represents the truths found in the Epistles of Second and Third John. Click HERE for audio lessons.

2nd Corinthians - Knowing God - 2014 - Northern Virginia  

Knowing God—A Study in 2nd Corinthians

Moving Beyond Knowledge into Experience—

Igniting the Tinder of Truth by the Fire of the Spirit


This conference was presented in Northern Virginia February 28–March 2, 2014.
“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness,
who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2Co 4:6
Second Corinthians is much more than just a defense and vindication of Paul’s ministry. It expounds the foundation of his life and service in the experiential knowledge of God in all His varied manifestations to Paul. In other words, Paul was who he was, and did what he did, because he continued to grow in his knowledge of God. This knowledge was not merely intellectual or academic. Rather it was essentially experiential, as Paul came to know the living Christ in his daily life.
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2nd Peter - Precious Promises, Perilous Times - 2009 - Northern Virginia  

The theme of 2nd Peter is the great need for personal spiritual growth in a time when false teachers and teachings were infiltrating the early church (2Pe 1:5 with 2Pe 3:18). Key words/phrases relevant to spiritual growth are “grace and peace,” which can be “multiplied” as we grow in the “knowledge” of our Lord, and exercise due “diligence” in the practice of spiritual “love.” As a method of instruction, Peter emphasizes the necessity of reminder and repetition (2Pe 1:12-13, 2Pe 1:15, 2Pe 3:1-2).

2nd Timothy - The Good Soldier of Jesus Christ - 2011 - Northern Virginia  

The epistle of Second Timothy is considered to be one of Paul’s most personal letters. He is writing during his second and final imprisonment to his trusted and beloved son in the faith. Paul knows his execution is imminent. His concern is not for himself, but for Timothy, who must continue in the spiritual battle. His theme, “the good soldier of Jesus Christ” follows that of first Timothy, “Fight the good fight” (1Ti 1:18; 1Ti 6:12).


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Beauty For Ashes - 2010 - Florida  

Have you ever stood in great need of comfort and encouragement? If so, you know that in time of affliction, there is no thought or word that has deeper meaning, nor any possession of greater value, than that of effective and genuine comfort. The objective of this study is to equip us to have the assurance that there is comfort available, and to know how to be comforted, as well as how to be a comfort to others in the fires of affliction.

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Behold, the Beauty of the Lord-2018-Erie, PA  

Nan Cunningham presented Behold the Beauty of the Lord to the ladies in Erie, PA in March 2018;

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Biblical Chivalry - 2010 - Phoenix, AZ  
This study on Biblical Chivalry was presented at the April 2010 BTBM Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. Gene teaches how we need—in these dark and perilous days—to awaken from our spiritual slumber, to break free of the shackles of earthly pursuits and possessions, and answer the timeless call into the fellowship of knights-in-training! 
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Courage in Conflict - 2010 - Kalispell, Montana  

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
Let all that you do be done with love.” 1Co 16:13–14

Notes from the Kalispell, Montana Conference - June 2010.

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Courage in Crisis-2015-Buchanan Dam, TX  
Gene Cunningham lead a men's study at the Cross and Spurs Cowboy Church on Saturday, February 21, 2015. He also gave the message "Courage According to the Savior" on Sunday morning at the church. 
"When I am afraid, I will trust in You." Psa 56:3
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Cry ... Abba, Father - 2015 Northern Virginia  

"Cry ... 'Abba, Father'"

Learning to Live in the Spirit of Adoption
"For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, 'Abba, Father.'"
Romans 8:15
This study of spiritual adoption will hold many surprises for us. Not only is God the Father treated slightly in most works on theology, but the concept of sonship by spiritual adoption is scarcely understood.
Because of the biblical meaning of the term “adoption,” our study is forced to take a practical approach to the relationship of the believer to the heavenly Father. This approach is demanded by each of the passages in which the phrase “Abba, Father” is found.
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Ephesians - Positions of Privilege in the Household of God - 2010 - Denver, CO  

Ephesians is a “Prison Epistle,” along with Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon (see Eph 3:1, Eph 4:1, and Eph 6:20). Written by Paul from Rome, the epistle expands on themes in Colossians, much as Romans does to Galatians. Whereas Colossians develops the all-sufficiency of Christ to the Church, Ephesians shows the blessings of that “fullness” enjoyed by the members of God’s family. The idea of unity resulting from reconciliation runs strong through the book (Eph 1:9-10; Eph 2:16-18; Eph 3:4-6; Eph 4:3-6; Eph 5:30-32; Eph 6:18-20). It is possible that the epistle was actually a circular letter to the churches of Asia. Paul’s goal is to inform the saints of their privileged status and exhort them to live in a way worthy of their standing.

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Esther - 2014-Western Pennsylvania  

The Book of Esther
The Hidden Hand of God
God Standing in the Shadows 
"... if I perish, I perish." Est 4:16b
The book of Esther never mentions the name of God, but His hand is seen in everything that takes place in the story. The theme is easily understood as that of the providence of God. Esther is a story that illustrates the truth of this priceless doctrine. Providence has been called "the hand of God in the glove of history." It is the heavenly Father watching over and caring for His people.
This conference was held in Western Pennsylvania October 10–12, 2014.
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Faithful Living in a Faithless Generation-Jumonville, PA Feb 2014  

Gene presented this class at the CCCA Allegheny Section Camp in Jumonville, PA in February 2014.

Habakkuk - The Just Shall Live By Faith - 2010 - Orange County, CA  

The prophet grapples with the “mysteries of Providence,” and the age-old dilemma of reconciling the presence of evil with the existence of a good and all-powerful God. This is called “theodicy,” the “vindication of the justice and goodness of God in spite of the existence of evil in the world” (Webster’s Dictionary). Habakkuk clearly declares that the ultimate resolution of the dilemma is found only by a living faith (Hab 2:4) in a loving God (Hab 3:13).

This book contains the notes from the Orange County, California Bible conference held in August 2010.

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Heirs of the Kingdom - 2010 - Northern VA  
"Heirs of the Kingdom" have privilege, responsibility, and accountability (Mar 13:33–37). "Heirs" is a term that deals with discipleship, not justification/salvation. As we shall see, every child of God is an heir. The question before us is this: How much will I inherit, and will it really matter that much? Every member of the Royal Family has a share in the Royal Inheritance.  Again, the question of our study is, “how much?”
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Hosea - The Transforming Power of Forgiveness - 2012-Uniontown, PA Conference  
The book of Hosea is divided into two unequal sections: The first (Chapters 1–3) uses the relationship between Hosea and Gomer, to set the stage
 for the second (Chapters 4–14), which deals with God's complaint against Israel and the coming judgment. In the first, we have the faithful prophet and the faithless bride; in the second, we see the faithful God and faithless Israel.
The theme of the book is the loyal love of God for idolatrous Israel, and the power of His redemption and forgiveness to transform her into His beloved bride.
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