Where is Truth?

2009 Sovereign Grace Conference – Messages
Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth

Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth

We thank the Lord for the blessing of hearing His word preached in power at our conference meetings last week.

For those who couldn’t make it, and for those who’d like to listen again, the messages from GraceAndTruthOnline.com’s 2009 Sovereign Grace Conference can now be downloaded or listened to online here:

Wednesday 22nd April

We Persuade Men (Don Fortner)

Thursday 23rd April

A Great Message From A False Preacher (Don Fortner)

Alternatively you may also watch the messages as videos below. These videos are hosted on the Vimeo website and can be played in their entirety without downloading. Just click on the play button below, or alternatively click on the ‘Vimeo’ button in bottom corner to visit the Vimeo web page for each message.

Wednesday 22nd April

Notice the play button at bottom left of the video, and the ‘Vimeo’ link button on the bottom right. The video can be viewed full screen by clicking the icon to the left of the ‘Vimeo’ link, and volume can also be adjusted during playback by clicking on the bars to the left of that icon.

Thursday 23rd April

Where is Truth… in Devon?

Where can the truth of God be heard in Devon?

‘The Church in Devon’ website seeks to answer that question – being most concerned with the gathering of Christ’s church (the ekklesia) in the Devon area. As such it promotes the Gospel of Christ and provides details of meetings held in Devon where that Gospel may be heard.

We live in days when there is a great famine of the hearing of the word of God in our country. Though many churches profess the name of Christ, the reality is that there are very few places where Christ is actually preached in the Gospel – where the Truth may be heard.  Yet the preaching of the Gospel is the very means by which God saves sinners, builds and establishes the church, and continues to sustain and feed His people in that church. The truth is, any ‘church’ in which the Gospel fails to be preached is not worthy of the name of Christ.

Of course, many will claim that they do preach the Gospel, but unless the gospel preached accords with that set forth in the scriptures (see The Gospel of God ), unless it be the same message preached by the apostles of old, preached with the same Spirit by those sent of God to proclaim it, then whatever the name given to the message, and whatever the claims made for it, it simply isn’t the Gospel of Christ, and it has no power to save. What is needed in the churches today is the faithful preaching of the Gospel of Christ, as set forth in the scriptures, by preachers sent forth by God to preach His word with boldness: “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance” 1 Thessalonians 1:5.

Yet despite a great falling away from the truth of the Gospel and from the faithful preaching of Christ in that Gospel in many places today, nevertheless the Lord still does have a people in this day, He still does gather them under the preaching of His word, and He still does send forth preachers to preach that word. Christ continues to build His church! It is our joy to see this happening and our desire to see God’s people gather to hear the preaching of Christ in the Gospel. To this end, this website promotes that Gospel and its proclamation in the county of Devon in which we live, and also further afield.

Since April 1999 we have held meetings in Honiton, Devon to gather under the preaching of the Gospel, usually on audio and video tape. These meetings are normally held every two weeks. If you are in the Devon area and are interested in attending these meetings please do get in touch by email

For further details see also the ‘Honiton Sovereign Grace Meetings’ website, which provides full details of meeting times as well as providing messages online which can be listened to. To understand the importance and value of the public worship of Christ in His church have a listen to The Importance of Public Worship by Henry Mahan.

See also: The Gospel of God  and Grace and Truth Online

In this post I hope to provide some links to messages which we have recently heard at the meetings in Honiton, as well as information regarding the meetings.

On Monday February 25th we listened to the following heart-warming message by Maurice Montgomery:

‘Jesus Christ’ – Colossians 1:15-17 (Maurice Montgomery)


On Tuesday April 1st and Wednesday April 2nd GraceAndTruthOnline.com’s 2008 Sovereign Grace Conference was held in Sidmouth, Devon.

Following his visit to this area last year we were delighted to welcome back Pastor Don Fortner as our speaker.

Don Fortner’s ministry has been a great blessing to us over the years, a ministry in which the Lord Jesus Christ is always exalted.

The venue for this year’s conference was the excellent Sidholme Hotel in Sidmouth Devon. This is situated about 30 minutes south of Honiton on the beautiful East Devon coastline (http://www.sidholme.co.uk ). Sidholme Hotel Elysian Fields, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8UJ (See also the PDF Sovereign Grace Conference 2008 Flyer here?)

Audio messages of the meetings are now available.

Tuesday 1st April 2008 at 8.00pm D.V.
Freewill or Freegrace (Don Fortner)

The Baptisms of Luis Gomes and Ian Potts – April 1st 2008

Wednesday 2nd April 2008 at 8.00pm D.V.
A Parable of Every Believer’s Life (Don Fortner)

About Don Fortner

Don Fortner has pastored and faithfully declared the gospel of God’s free grace in Christ at Grace Baptist Church of Danville Kentucky for over twenty-five years. Only incidentally is he a widely published author, and conference speaker. Books and commentaries he has written include Basic Bible Doctrine; Grace for Today; Discovering Christ in Revelation; Discovering Christ in Genesis; Discovering Christ in the Song of Solomon; Discovering Christ in Ruth; Discovering Christ in all the Scriptures; Life After Pentecost; and The Church of God. His prolific and endless labour to comfort and feed the people of Christ has resulted in a copious amount of unpublished materials now available and updated routinely at http://www.donfortner.com.

“But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:23-24