Preaching The ParablesDate: Thursday, October 31 2013 Time: 9:00-3:00 Cost: $49/person includes catered lunch on-site, seminar materials and inspiration Location: Carey Centre on UBC Campus (5920 Iona Drive, Vancouver BC google) Presenter: Rev. Darrell Johnson, First Baptist Church ~ Senior Minister
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Jesus of Nazareth, the greatest Preacher who ever lived (!), did most of His preaching through Parables. Not only so, for He also used other forms of communication, as we see in His Sermon on the Mount and His development of His “I AM” claims in the Gospel of John. But for the most part He worked with Parables.
In this seminar we will first spend time grappling with the question “Why?” Why did Jesus choose this genre? To reveal? Or to conceal? Or both? And then what are the implications for us in preaching His Parables? We will then look at the various ways the Church has categorized His Parables: On God, on the Kingdom of God, on the People of God. And then we will take time to study a selected parable (or two) together, in the process coming up with a sermon on it (them).
In all of Jesus’ Parables He takes what at first seems obvious, and then, in a brilliant move, surprises us with something we would never have figured out on our own. Come, sit together at His feet, and enter into the surprises He has for us!
About Darrell Johnson:
Darrell W. Johnson is the Senior Minister of First Baptist Church in Vancouver, Canada. Before joining First Baptist in 2009, he was the Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. Prior to this, he served as senior pastor of a number of Presbyterian churches in California, as well as of the Union Church of Manila.
Darrell has been communicating the gospel since 1970, and is the author of six books: Who Is Jesus (Regent College Publishing, 2011), The Glory of Preaching: Participating in God’s Transformation of the World (IVP Academic, 2009), It is Finished (Regent College Publishing, 2008), Fifty-Seven Words that Change the World: A Journey Through the Lord’s Prayer (Regent College Publishing, 2005), Discipleship on the Edge: An Expository Journey through the Book of Revelation (Regent College Publishing, 2004), and Experiencing the Trinity (Regent College Publishing, 2002).