Its that time of year again. P4C’11 registration is now open and we are excited at what the Lord has in store for this year’s Summit. The Cavanaugh family has already begun planning and putting things in motion for what we are praying will be a pivotal point in each individual’s life as they attend. Why are we praying for it to be pivotal for you? This year’s theme is simply ‘Foundation’. It is our two fold desire to challenge you in your biblical foundation and to give you the building blocks that will strengthen you in that foundation – your faith in Jesus Christ. We want to show that doctrine [the foundation] is not something to be feared or even shunned. Rather, doctrine is the issue, because it defines what we believe about God, and what we believe about God is the foundation for how we live and therefore glorify Him in all things. His word tells us…
“But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Timothy 3:14-17
“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” – Matthew 7:25-29
God’s word is clear about the pursuit of clarity in what we believe. The man or woman who is not “throughly furnish” in sound doctrine will be washed away with the winds and floods of temptation, lies, and tribulations. In a culture, where distinctives are destroyed and replaced with feeling and emotion, it is of utmost importance that we pursue the “the knowledge of the Son of God” [Eph. 4:13] so that we are not “tossed to and fro” by every false “wind of doctrine”. Join us this year at P4C ’11 to discover that doctrine is not just academic or even theoretical, but it is intensely practical. It is the pursuit of the knowledge of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ unto godliness [1Timothy 4:7&8]. It is the life of the one who longs to glorify God in all all things. We look forward to seeing you there.
Pursuing with you,