Sunday Night Theology
Every last Sunday of the month
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: 200 S Church St., West Chester, PA 19382Category: Service
Sunday Night Theology is designed to provide extended time of Bible teaching as well as talks about current issues that should be addressed by the church of Jesus Christ. The Journey Church will provide excellent resources and work to bring some of the finest speakers here to our church as both a ministry to our members as well as an outreach to our community. These are occasions when you can invite others who might not otherwise come to a church to come and listen to our Sunday evening talks.
Upcoming SNT Talks:
Raising Sexually-Faithful Kids — Christian parents are charged with the responsibility of raising their children “in the way they should go;” i.e. to follow God’s Word and Christ Himself. And that means talking to our children about sex, sexuality, and gender. But parents are not doing this, for a number of reasons. In this talk, we discuss practical strategies for how to open up this vitally important discussion between parents and children. This SNT talk will be led by Harvest USA's David White on Sunday, January 27, 2019.
Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope — Life-expectancy worldwide is twice what it was a hundred years ago. And because of modern medicine many of us don’t often see death up close. That makes it easy to live as if death is someone else’s problem. It isn’t. Ignoring the certainty of death doesn’t protect us from feeling its effects throughout the lives we’re living now. But this avoidance can hold us back from experiencing the powerful, everyday relevance of Jesus’ promises to us. So long as death remains remote and unreal, Jesus’ promises will too. But honesty about death brings hope to life. That’s the ironic claim at the heart of this talk. Cultivating death-awareness helps us bring the promises of Jesus from the hazy clouds of some other world into the everyday problems of our world, where they belong. This SNT talk will be led by Dr. Matthew McCullough, author of Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope, on Sunday, February 24, 2019.
Nurturing Family — Families, both nuclear and extended, are growing more distant. Children are growing up without meaningful attachments to their grandparents, cousins, or relatives; adult siblings are less invested in each other’s lives; and parents are captive to managing family schedules rather than nurturing relationships. Both distance and an accelerated pace of life become the justifications for lack of meaningful engagement. The tyranny of the urgent triumphs over the much needed virtue of investing relationally in one another. But Scripture has a different vision for family life. In it we see that nurturing family is imperative. Deuteronomy 11:19 does not hesitate to assert that there is an indisputable biblical basis for cultivating and establishing family relationships. This session will challenge us to reclaim the value of cultivating connection with family and what steps you can take to begin that cultivation right now. This SNT talk will be led by CCEF's Julie Lowe on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Praying the Bible — Our lives are packed with work responsibilities, meetings, appointments, extracurricular activities, and todo lists. Full schedules shrink our desire to maintain a vibrant prayer life. And prayer seems impractical anyway since its results are often not immediate and are intangible. Why pray more frequently when we pray the same old, boring phrases about the same old things, over and over and over again? Knowing this struggle is common to the Christian life (personally and from his ministerial experience), this seminar will seek to aid Christians where they are often weak so that they can encounter Christ afresh in prayer. This SNT talk will be led by Southern Seminary's Dr. Donald S. Whitney, author of Praying the Bible, on Sunday, April 28, 2019.
Faith in the Faith - The Apostle's Creed is perhaps the most popular summary of the Christian faith. A product of the early new covenant church, the Creed has served for centuries to confess the faith among believers and to convey the faith to those outside. In this seminar, Dr. Stan Gale will lead in understanding the content, flow, and value of the Apostles’ Creed as a tool to foster unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God (Eph. 4:13). Dr. Gale is the author of The Christian’s Creed: Embracing the Apostolic Faith. This SNT talk will be on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
The Book of Deuteronomy (Part 1) — The conclusion to the Torah (the first five books of the Bible) features Moses' final words of wisdom and warning to the Israelite people as they wait at the edge of the promised land. He encourages his people to faithfully love the Lord while cautioning them against the rebellion of their parents. It is a retelling by Moses of the teachings and events of the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers and, therefore, naturally features both sections of law and sections of narrative. Pastor Raymond will teach on these two genres of writing in the book of Deuteronomy over the course of two talks. Part 1 will feature law. This SNT talk will be led by Dr. Raymond M. Johnson on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
The Book of Deuteronomy (Part 2) — The conclusion to the Torah (the first five books of the Bible) features Moses' final words of wisdom and warning to the Israelite people as they wait at the edge of the promised land. He encourages his people to faithfully love the Lord while cautioning them against the rebellion of their parents. It is a retelling by Moses of the teachings and events of the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers and, therefore, naturally features both sections of law and sections of narrative. Pastor Raymond will teach on these two genres of writing in the book of Deuteronomy over the course of two talks. Part 2 will feature narrative. This SNT talk will be led by Dr. Raymond M. Johnson on Sunday, July 28, 2019
Women, Sexuality and the Church: Gospel Sight for Our Blind Spots —The Church has a long way to go in dealing with the fallout of the Sexual Revolution and the emergence of the internet. While there has been growth in addressing the sin that men are struggling with, and the impact on marriages, there remains a huge blind spot regarding the sexual struggles that women have. This session addresses what sexual brokenness looks like in women’s lives and how local churches can engage gracious, redemptive ministry to them. This SNT talk will be led by Harvest USA's Ellen Dykas on Sunday, August 25, 2019.The
Sermon on the Mount — Jesus appears in the Gospel of Matthew as the Messiah of Israel, the king who will rule and save the world, the Teacher greater than Moses, the Son of Man, and the Son of God giving his life for his chosen people. Matthew’s Gospel reveals the wisdom of the gospel message itself as the new way of life that results from it as disciples discover truth through special encounters with Jesus. Matthew accomplishes more than merely sharing stories of the life of Jesus. He is an artist and theologian - a theological artist and an artistic theologian. To read this Gospel well requires close attention to how the parts and the whole fit together. In this SNT, the overall structure of the Sermon on the Mount will be examined as well as key theological themes to help succinctly state the main point(s) that inevitably leads to personal application of its teaching in daily life. This SNT talk will be lead by Dr. Jonathan T. Pennington on Sunday, September 29, 2019.
Roman Catholic Theology & Practice by Dr. Gregg R. Allison on October 27th, 2019
Scripture: Inspiration, Authority, and Interpretation by Dr. David S. Dockery on November 24th, 2019
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