Revelation: From Creation to Consummation - The Reign of the Lord Jesus Christ 10-17 Jul 2022
Creation To Consummation – Malaysia's only dedicated Biblical Theology conference is back!
CTC is a conference designed to help busy Christians read the Bible across its entire message of salvation. Learning to read the Bible with the unity of its message found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a vital skill and duty for every Christian, and for the health of the church in Malaysia.
A Biblical Theology of Christ’s Reign from the book of Revelation
The book of Revelation is a mystery to many readers of the Bible. It can be a rather frustrating experience as readers attempt to make sense of the book’s interpretation. Do the images and prophecies in Revelation point to events that are about to happen or are they irrelevant details from some bygone era? How does Revelation teach us to understand what God is revealing in the Scriptures to His people today?
We are pleased to have Dr Brian Tabb with us this year as our teacher. He has contributed a volume in the NSBT series titled, All things New: Revelation as Canonical Capstone which considers the book of Revelation biblically theologically.
One of the key things that we must grasp is the canonical context of the book of Revelation. How do the previous prophecies and biblical theological themes of the Bible cohere in the book of Revelation? As the final book of Scripture, what is its message in light of the biblical storyline and how does it speak to the church today? Revelation itself teaches that the key to our search for answers is the person and work of Jesus Christ (Rev 1:1). Indeed, we must learn to see how Old Testament prophecies and patterns and the New Testament’s theology find their fulfillment and consummation in the present and future reign of Jesus Christ.
Dr Tabb will show us that the book of Revelation is not a fanciful book of riddles, designed for experts to decode. No, it is a book written for the church. The visions in the book of Revelation were given to shape the believers’ worldview in accordance with all that God has revealed in His holy gospel so that they will live obediently and counter-culturally as faithful witnesses in a world that is hostile to the truth. In fact, Revelation decodes us, our reality, seizes our imagination, and masters our lives with the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. We invite you to join us to hear and heed the message of Revelation and so obtain divine blessing (Rev 1:1-3).
CTC: Behind The Scenes (BTS)
CTC BTS gives all conference participants a chance to go 'Behind The Scenes' with the teacher and interact further on how to do Biblical Theology. It complements the night talks in a workshop format so that participants can go deeper into the methodology and learn to handle the biblical material for themselves. Anyone keen on applying the content at CTC to their ministries including pastors, ministry leaders or anyone involved in teaching will greatly benefit from CTC BTS.
Building Healthy Churches (BHC)
Saturday is the climax of CTC as Dr Brian Tabb will be bringing together all we have learnt from the book of Revelation into practical application and building healthy churches. Over a short talk and a Q&A session, participants will get the chance to learn how biblical theology is helpful to life, ministry, and church.
Dr. Brian Tabb
Dr. Brian Tabb is the Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies at Bethlehem College & Seminary and general editor of Themelios, a publication by The Gospel Coalition - so we are certainly excited to have him with us this year.
At Bethlehem College, which is led by John Piper, he teaches courses in hermeneutics, biblical languages, exegesis, and research. His research interests include Revelation, Acts, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, and the topic of suffering.
- B.A., Wheaton College (Psychology, minor in Bible/Theology)
- M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School (Biblical Exegesis)
- M.A., Bethlehem College & Seminary (Biblical and Pastoral Studies)
- M.Th., Luther Theological Seminary (New Testament)
- Ph.D., London School of Theology (New Testament)
Some of his publications:
- All Things New: Revelation as Canonical Capstone. New Studies in Biblical Theology 48. London: Apollos, 2019.
- “We Have Something of Heaven: A Theology of Joy in Revelation.” Desiring God. March 5 2019. Online.
- “Salvation, Spreading, and Suffering: God’s Unfolding Plan in Luke-Acts.” Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society 58.1 (2015): 43–61. Online.
- “Revelation.” in The NIV Zondervan Study Bible, Edited by D. A. Carson. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.
| All Things New: Revelation As Canonical Capstone |
Brian J. Tabb
|Talk 1: Wisdom and Hope in Difficult Days: Reading Revelation||Dr. Brian Tabb||Download|
|Talk 2: The True God Who Is Worthy of Worship||Dr. Brian Tabb||Download|
|Talk 4: The True Words of God||Dr. Brian Tabb||Download|
|Building Healthy Churches 2022||Dr. Brian Tabb||Download|
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|Sun 10 Jul||9.10am & 4.45pm||Prelude sermon |
Revere the Risen King (Revelation 1:9–20)
|Mon 11 Jul||9.00am-12.30pm |
(8am for breakfast)
|Behind The Scenes 1 (FREE) |
The King Speaks to the Churches (Rev 2–3)
|7.30pm-9.30pm||Evening Talk 1 |
Wisdom and Hope in Difficult Days: Reading Revelation
|Tue 12 Jul||9.00am-12.30pm |
(8am for breakfast)
|Behind The Scenes 2 |
The Dragon and the Beast (Rev 12–13)
|7.30pm-9.30pm||Evening Talk 2 |
The True God Who Is Worthy of Worship (Rev 1:4–6)
|Wed 13 Jul||9.00am-12.30pm |
(8am for breakfast)
|Behind The Scenes 3 |
Babylon and the New Jerusalem (Rev 17, 21)
|7.30pm-9.30pm||Evening Talk 3 |
The True People of God who Follow the Lamb (Rev 14:1–5)
|Thu 14 Jul||7.30pm-9.30pm||Evening Talk 4 |
The True Words of God (Rev 19:9)
|Sat 16 Jul||2.00pm-4.00pm||Building Healthy Churches |
The Church in Apocalyptic Perspective
|Sun 17 Jul||9.10am & 4.45pm||Recapitulation sermon |
The Return of the King (Rev 19:11-16)
* Light food and beverages will be available for purchase each evening.
Luther Centre (CTC: BTS and evening talks, & Building Healthy Churches event)
If you are travelling by LRT, the nearest station is Asia Jaya. For your safety, there will be ushers at the station in the evenings to escort you to the conference venue.
There is free parking available at Astaka Parking as well as a paid car park at VSQ PJ City Center.
Luther Centre, 6 Jalan Utara, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS coordinates: 3.10660, 101.63973
Christ Evangelical Reformed Church (Prelude and Recapitulation Sermons)
Christ Evangelical Reformed Church, 10 Jalan PJS 7/3a, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
GPS coordinates: 3.064030, 101.613823
|Prelude sermon||Revere the Risen King (Revelation 1:9–20)||Outline|
|BTS morning workshop 1||The King Speaks to the Churches (Rev 2–3)||Outline|
|CTC evening talk 1||Wisdom and Hope in Difficult Days: Reading Revelation||Outline|
|BTS morning workshop 2||The Dragon and the Beast (Rev 12–13)||Outline|
|CTC evening talk 2||The True God Who Is Worthy of Worship (Rev 1:4–6)||Outline|
|BTS morning workshop 3||Babylon and the New Jerusalem (Rev 17, 21)||Outline|
|CTC evening talk 3||The True People of God who Follow the Lamb (Rev 14:1–5)||Outline|
|CTC evening talk 4||The True Words of God (Rev 19:9)||Outline|
|Building Healthy Churches||The Church in Apocalyptic Perspective||Slides|
|Recapitulation sermon||The Return of the King (Rev 19:11-16)||Outline|