The Gospel and God's Glory 28 Jul - 4 Aug 2019
God seeking His own glory. The statement should not sound strange to our ears. But it so often is. What could be better than 'God giving us Himself' in His glorious rule that includes both salvation and judgment? This is the question Dr. Jim Hamilton raises and tackles for us so we may grow to love God for who He truly is. As our sin is seeking our own glory, what is best for us and others needs to be understood in terms of God's glorious grace that is not an ignoring of His judgment. The Gospel defines for us what is righteous, what is deserved, by God and man. It therefore is a life-changing lesson of learning to give God what He already deserves.
From the first to the last book, the Bible tells a story of salvation that man must heed to know God in His glorious self. In this good news Christians have placed their trust, but even as Christ's disciples, we are not always clear about how every part of the Bible explains this Gospel. This year's Creation to Consummation (CTC) conference will allow every Christian to learn of the central theme of the Bible from beginning to end. Seeing God's glory in the unfolding story of God's kingdom and the salvation of His people in His justice and mercy will enable Christ's church to grow in its faithfulness to Jesus. Christians from all walks of life have often struggled with questions relating to the problem of evil, God's sovereignty, the relationship between God's justice and judgment in the Bible and so on. Our struggles here and in other issues reflect our need for a clear and coherent explanation of the life of the Christian under the God who seeks to establish His glorious rule through His Son's fulfilment of the Scriptures. Jesus preached a 'baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire' (Matt 3:11) and our understanding of the issues dealt with at CTC 2019 will affect directly our ministry and the preaching of the church. Through the evening talks, the morning workshops (CTC Behind The Scenes) and the final gathering to think through what it means for God to be glorious in Himself in terms of the health of a local church, this year's conference promises to be a core topic in the GGF calendar for years to come.
Dr. James M. Hamilton
James M. Hamilton Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He is the author of God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment and the Revelation volume in the Preaching the Word commentary series.
| God's Glory in Salvation Through Judgment |
James M. Hamilton
|The Psalter as a Book||Dr. James M. Hamilton||Download|
|David's New Exodus in Psalms 18 and 34||Dr. James M. Hamilton||Download|
|The Flow of Thought in Psalms 42-49||Dr. James M. Hamilton||Download|
|The Interpretation of the Psalms in the New Testament||Dr. James M. Hamilton||Download|
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|Sun 28 Jul||9.10am & 4.45pm||Prelude sermon |
The Seed of the Woman and the Blessing of Abraham
|Mon 29 Jul||7.30pm-9.30pm||CTC evening talk 1 |
The Psalter as a Book
|Tue 30 Jul||9am-12.30pm |
(8am for breakfast)
|BTS morning workshop 1 |
The Bible's Big Story
|7.30pm-9.30pm||CTC evening talk 2 |
David's New Exodus in Psalms 18 and 34
|Wed 31 Jul||9am-12.30pm |
(8am for breakfast)
|BTS morning workshop 2 |
How Truth, Symbols, and Ethics Derive from the Story
|7.30pm-9.30pm||CTC evening talk 3 |
The Flow of Thought in Psalms 42-49
|Thu 1 Aug||9am-12.30pm |
(8am for breakfast)
|BTS morning workshop 3 |
The Worship and Culture that Sing the Story
|7.30pm-9.30pm||CTC evening talk 4 |
The Interpretation of the Psalms in the New Testament
|Sat 3 Aug||2pm-4pm||Evangelical Ministers Assembly event (free) |
Building Healthy Churches: Biblical Theology, Salvation Through Judgment and Healthy Churches
|Sun 4 Aug||9.10am & 4.45pm||Recapitulation sermon |
New Exodus, New Birth, and The Lifting up of the Son of Man
* Light food and beverages will be available for purchase each evening.
|Prelude sermon||The Seed of the Woman and the Blessing of Abraham||Recording|