This Week at the Center for Excellence in Preaching

Next sunday is April 20, 2014 (Ordinary Time)

This Week‘s Article:

The Lectionary Psalms Text is: Psalm 114
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The Lectionary Gospel Text is: Matthew 28: 1-10
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Old Testament Lectionary Text is: Acts 10: 34-43
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Lectionary Epistle Text is: Colossians 3:1-4
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Upcoming Events in the Grand Rapids Area:

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  • "Preaching I Corinthians: From Text to Sermon" with Dr. Jeffrey A.D. Weima", Dr. Jeffrey A.D. Weima, Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church, Calgary, Alberta, May 12, 2014

    Monday, May 12, 2014 at Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church, Calgary, Alberta
    Contact Rev. Paul Verhoef (pverhoef@ucalgary.ca) to register.
    Deadline April 25, 2014, cost: $25
    This seminar is intended to help pastors prepare a sermon series on Paulís first letter to the troubled church of Corinth. The presentations will illustrate the hermeneutical steps involved in moving from selected passages of 1 Corinthians to sermons that are both faithful to the textís original meaning and also relevant for the contemporary audience. Participants will receive a booklet that contains detailed exegetical notes on the various passages from the letter covered in the seminar.
    "Preaching I Thessalonians: From Text to Sermon" with Dr. Jeffrey A.D. Weima
    Calvin Theological Seminary Professor of New Testament Jeffrey Weima is happy to arrange to hold this two-day seminar for pastors. The seminar is aimed at pastors who wish to 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. The brief letter of I Thessalonians deals with important subjects such as the second coming of Christ, the sanctity of sex, comfort concerning believers who have passed away, models of behavior for church leaders, and much more. The seminar examines the historical context, epistolary structure and text of this important epistle of Paul, all with the larger goal of helping pastors write sermons that make this ancient letter relevant for the contemporary church.
    Dr. Weima has taught at CTS since 1992, is the author of numerous articles, three books, and has currently completed a major commentary on I & II Thessalonians (Baker Books 2014). He frequently lectures throughout North America and overseas and also leads biblical study tours to Turkey, Greece and Italy.
    If you are interested in trying to arrange a seminar for pastors in your area, please contact Dr. Weima at 616-957-6019 or by email at weimje@calvinseminary.edu