The West Virginia Christian Lectureship was held for the first time in the year 2000 and was hosted by the Lord's church in Mannington, West Virginia. From that wonderful beginning, the lectureship has been held consecutively for seven years in a variety of places in the beautiful mountain state. It has been well received and wonderfully attended. Great interest has been expressed, and spiritual strengthening has been experienced. Most of all, the Word of God has been given a platform for proclamation.
The Lord's church in Pennsboro has been blessed with the opportunity to host the lectures in 2003 and, again, in 2005. We are thankful to God for the privilege of serving as host to the Eighth Annual West Virginia Christian Lectureship which will be held September 9-12, 2007.
We have chosen the theme "The Wrath Of God Against All Unrighteousness Of Men," taken from Romans 1:18. From this we are going to be dealing with some vitally important moral issues. Subjects that will be addressed include the sanctity of life, lying, forgetting God, homosexuality, pornography, gambling, the family, materialism, bioethics, and consequences of immorality, just to name a few. These are things that are influencing everyday life in our society, and we must be reminded of what God has to say about them. Surely, this theme is both pertinent and timely.
We could not be happier with the preachers who have accepted an invitation to speak on this program. We have twelve men from near and far that will be bringing years of experience and expertise to Pennsboro. Keynote speakers include Winford Claiborne of Fayetteville, TN, who is the speaker on the International Gospel Hour, a far-reaching radio program; Ralph Gilmore of Jackson, TN, who is a Bible professor at Freed-Hardeman University; Neal Pollard, director of Bear Valley Bible Institute in Bear Valley, CO; and Frank Higginbotham of Chester, WV. Other very capable preachers include Roger Rush, Dan Kessinger, Dana Slingluff, Eddie Cooper, Albert Farley, Warren Kenney, Charles Pugh III, and Terry Jones. Additionally, we are excited that Kathy Pollard of Lakewood, CO, will be teaching a ladies' class each afternoon.
As has been the case in previous lectureships, a book containing manuscripts of the lessons will be printed, and a free copy will be given to each family that attends. It promises to be a valuable volume.
It is our hope and prayer that the good readers of the West Virginia Christian publication will also want to attend its lectureship. It is not too early to be making plans to do so. -P.O. Box 644, Pennsboro, WV 26415.
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