A Lenten Preaching Seminar
The Presentation of Our Lord and the Purification of Mary
February 2, 2009
Messiah Lutheran Church
Cross + Words
The holy apostles used several words to preach about the work of Jesus on the cross. Among them are “reconciliation,” “redemption,” “justification,” “covenant,” and “propitiation.” These words were not drawn, as it were, out of thin air but were already part of the Biblical vocabulary of God’s Old Testament people. By examining these “cross words” in their Old Testament contexts, one will gain a deeper appreciation of what the apostles meant when they used them to proclaim the atoning death of Christ. Based on the book by Leon Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, this Lenten Preaching Workshop will explore the Old Testament roots of these words and give suggestions on how to develop this theme into a Lenten sermon series.
Come and learn about the art and gift of preaching in Lent, flowing from His Holy Word, leading to His Body and Blood, and giving us the very gifts of heaven.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
* The forgiveness of sins, life and salvation.
* Great insights into the art of preaching.
* Practical advice about how to preach in Lent.
* Sample outlines which may be used.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER
Rev. Paul Beisel is a 1997 graduate of Concordia University in Nebraska, where he majored in English and pre-seminary studies. He is a 2001 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, where he recived his M.Div. He also recived his S.T.M. in exegetical theology from CTS in 2004, where his thesis was on the Gospel of Matthew. He is the pastor of Concordia Lutheran Church in Warsaw, Illinois, and Messiah Lutheran Church Keokuk, Iowa. He is also an Adjunct Instructor for John Wood Community College. He and his wife, Amy, have four children.
Registration 10:00-10:30 a.m.
The Feast of the Presentation
of our Lord and the Purification
of Mary (Festival Divine Service) 10:30 a.m.
The Reverend David Juhl, Preacher
Welcome and Opening Remarks 11:15 a.m.
First Presentation 11:30 a.m.
Lunch 12:30 p.m.
Noonday Office 1:15 p.m.
Second Presentation 1:30 p.m.
Break 2:30 p.m.
Third Presentation 2:45 p.m.
Break 3:45 p.m.
Q&A and Closing Comments 4:00 p.m.
Vespers 4:15 p.m.
Check into hotel & supper on your own 4:30 p.m.
Evening Event TBD 7:00 p.m.
Evening Prayer 8:30 p.m.
Matins (with Academy) 8:15 a.m.
There are several excellent hotels in the area. The one we recommend is the Country Inn and Suites. To make a reservation, please call:
COUNTRY INN AND SUITES
7011 122ND AVE
KENOSHA, WI, US 53142
We will also be providing housing by congregation members for those interested, as it is available.
HOW TO REGISTER:
You may either email me (toddpeperkorn +at+ mac dot com)
Or call 262-551-9081
if you have any questions
Let us know you’re coming so we know how much food to prepare!