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Ministry Report – 2012 in Review
We thank all of you for your prayers and support. We have had a very busy year, and anticipate busy times ahead. The Lord has given us a vast field of ministry. In 2012 our on-line resources have been visited by 16,568 unique visitors, most of them returned for further studies. They collectively used 41,741 articles, lessons, and pages on our site. The following chart shows the top countries of over 160 using our materials. Several e-mail exchanges with users have attempted to direct them to answers based upon the Bible speaking for itself.
The major original works being used regularly include the Syllabus on Reformed Theology (commentary on the Westminster Confession), Lessons through the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Studies in the Book of Romans (a complete exegetical and applicational commentary), Lessons from Psalm 51, Bible Basics, The Holy Spirit in the Ministry of the Word, the Truth About Christmas, and our most recently published Five Challenging Bible Facts (A study through the doctrines of the Canons of Dort).
Many of our stand-alone articles have also risen to high levels on Google and other search engines. Some are directly quoted and referenced by popularly used resources such as Wikipedia, Theopedia, and Monergism. This brings thousands of people to our lessons from around the world. There we pray they will find answers to their questions about the Bible and the way of life that honors our God.
The Institute participated on a public forum panel at St. Petersburg College dealing with principles to follow when voting for civil leaders. This Reformed position was also presented in a seminar at Grace Community PCA in Palm Harbor. The text of that seminar How Shall We Then Vote? is available as an article on our website. Our Executive Director also led two Community Bible studies on the book of Romans through Christ the King PCA (Seminole, FL). Our Director’s sermon Iterative Reformation at the joint Reformation Sunday worship service for the Pinellas County PCA congregations is available on our site in text format.
We welcome the support of individuals and churches to partner with us in expanding our outreach and providing sound biblical studies without cost to the lost, and to hungry believers everywhere.
Yours by grace alone: Bob Burridge (executive director)