The Pattern and the Pulpit: A Workshop on Biblical Exposition, May 7-9, 2014
March 20, 2014
TODAY'S BIBLE READING:
The Charles Simeon Trust, and our focus this year will be “The Pattern and the Pulpit: Exposition, Systematics, and Practice.” For most of us, a classroom is the place for doctrine. And the pulpit is the place for preaching the Word. If we are going to preach expositionally instead of doctrinally, does this mean that systematic theology is somehow useless or merely a distraction in sermon preparation? On the contrary, systematics has an important role to play. Join Dr. Michael Lawrence (senior pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon), Dr. Philip Ryken (president of Wheaton College), and Dr. Josh Moody (senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton) as they explore the importance of systematic theology for preparing expositional sermons. What is a Workshop on Biblical Exposition? The Workshops on Biblical Exposition aim to recover the centrality of God’s Word, preached expositionally, to the benefit of the life and health of the church in our generation. In order for this kind of preaching to take place, the Bible must be properly understood and rightly handled. And so, this Workshop consists of two and a half days covering principles of exposition (instructional talks on how to better handle biblical texts), small group practice (times when you will share and receive feedback on two passages you prepared in advance), and preaching (encouraging times of exposition). Each of these sessions is carefully designed to be inter-related for the greatest value in improving your work. For more information or to register, visit The Simeon Trust website.]]>
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL., president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries, and author of several books including How the Bible Can Change Your Life and John 1-12 For You.
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