15th Annual Maine Conference on Reformed Theology Sept. 20-22, 2019

Our Invitation:

Join us for the 15th Annual Maine Conference on Reformed Theology with Dr. Martin Emmrich, who will speak on the person of Christ.

Our Speaker:

Emmrich

Martin & Rebecca Emmrich have been living in Corvallis, OR, since 2007 along with their two daughters Ella & Quinn.

Besides his pastorate at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dr. Emmrich has been Professor of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Heidelberg [formerly Hannover], Germany from 2011-2019, as well as at the Akademie für Reformatorische Theologie [ART] in Marburg, Germany from 2004-2006. He holds a PhD in biblical hermeneutics, and is the author of two books: Pneumatological Concepts in the Epistle to the Hebrews and At the Heart of Luke: Wisdom & Reversal of Fortune, as well as a variety of journal articles in Old and New Testament Studies.

For this year’s conference, Dr. Emmrich will deliver a series of messages relating to the person of Christ. The five messages were originally part of a sequence of Christmas sermons. They have been adapted for the occasion, taking us from the “Why?” to the “How?” and to the present reality of our redemption in Jesus Christ. We hope you will be blessed.

Our Schedule:

Friday 7:00 PM:

Isaiah 1:1-4

This introductory lesson offers a bird’s eye view of the dilemma of God’s people. The prophet Isaiah develops the Old Testament version of the prodigal who refuses to come home, except that here it is a whole nation of prodigals that is in view. But God takes action. Jesus is the answer and catalyst of the homecoming of God’s people, as he assumes the role of the outcast.

Saturday 9:00 AM:

Mark 1:12-13

Mark 1 furnishes a summary view of Jesus’ ministry, seen through the lens of a desert journey. The biblical motif is key to the Christian experience in this world.

Saturday 10:30 AM:

Luke 2:40-52

Our third text is the earliest witness to Jesus’ own sense of identity. Luke 2 reveals that even at the age of 12, Jesus had a unique understanding of both his origin and mission. The wisdom of this 12-year-old holds a number of compelling truths for us. 

Sunday 9:30 AM:

John 1:35-42

John 1 furnishes a snapshot from the beginning of Jesus’s public ministry. He makes disciples, and John’s account of the first three of them is a powerful metaphor to shape our grasp on what it means to follow Jesus in every day life.

Sunday 6:00 PM:

Matthew 6:24-34

The last lesson from the sermon on the mount is a sample of Jesus’ teaching. It moves us from Jesus calling us to a life of discipleship to the life of faith, so often challenged and crippled by various kinds of anxiety. The text crystallizes the essence of the Christian profession.

Isaiah 9:6-7

“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.  Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever.   The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.” 

Important: We ask that you let us know if you are coming so that we may plan our refreshments. Please contact us by phone (207) 637-2061 or email lcc@ne.twcbc.com by September 13th. There is no cost to attend the conference, though we will take an offering during the second session on Saturday.

Motels:

Midway Motel – Cornish (207) 625-8835

Cornish Inn – Cornish (207) 625-8501

 

 

Advertisements