Sex, Second Coming & Sanctification
7:45 a.m.– 4:45 p.m.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Webster Christian Reformed Church
1344 State Road, Webster, NY 14580
Jeffrey A.D. Weima, professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary
Preaching 1 Thessalonians
1 Thessalonians deals with important subjects such as the sanctity of sex, the second coming of Christ, comfort concerning believers who have passed away, models of behavior for church leaders, and much more. The aim of this seminar is to help preachers brush up on the exegetical steps required in moving from the biblical text to a sermon that faithfully expresses its message for the church today. This seminar will enable participants to create a sermon series on 1 Thessalonians.
7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 Session #1
The ‘Big Picture’ of 1 Thessalonians: Introduction to its City, Church & Correspondence
9:45 Session #2
The Thanksgiving: A Preview of Coming Attractions (1 Thess 1:2-10)
11:30 Session #3
Infants, Nursing Mother & Father: Paul’s Portrayal of a Pastor and Parishioners (1 Thess 2:1-12)
12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:30 Session #4
Increasing in Conduct that Pleases God: The Sanctity of Sex & Loving Fellow Christians (1 Thess 4:1-12)
3:15 Session #5
Jesus is Coming Again! A Word of Comfort about Deceased Christians at Christ’s Return (1 Thess 4:13-18)
4:45 p.m. End of Seminar
Center for Excellence in Preaching and Webster Christian Reformed Church.