GRETNA, Neb.—”God wants you to be holy because He says, ‘I am holy,'” Pastor Keith Hunt told attendees at the Spring Bible Conference of the Nebraska Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Hunt is pastor of First Baptist Church in Nebraska City.
The conference April 8 and 9 began with fellowship over dinner at a restaurant and continued at Gretna Baptist Church for challenging messages on the theme “Pursuit of Holiness.” Hunt set the foundation of the conference by describing divine holiness in preparation for the following day’s challenge of personal holiness—being holy because God is holy—presented by Pastor Shawn Rittmiller of Park Lane Baptist Church in Omaha.
Pastor Eric Wilmeth of Baptist Church Planters laid out principles for what ecclesiastical holiness looks like. The church, he says, works to make disciples who follow Scripture, not mere traditional practices. Finally, summarizing and applying the Biblical truths and principles presented at the conference, Pastor Bryan Clark of Gretna Baptist Church looked at practical holiness, demonstrating that “a proper knowledge of God leads us to a healthy fear of God that draws us into the everlasting love of God.”
The last session comprised a “singspiration” of worship to the Holy One as voices raised to give Him praise. An annual banquet for Whispering Cedars Baptist Camp ended the conference. In promoting its ministry, the camp revealed its new theme, “Building Campers Inside and Out.”
Listen to the conference messages at gretnabc.com.