Meeting Jesus on Every Page: Finding Christ in all the Scriptures
October 14-15, 2011
2011 Cheyenne Reformation Conference
Do you ever find yourself challenged to understand the Bible, particularly difficult portions of the Old Testament? Are you convinced that the Bible must be more than an impossible-to-obey list of do’s and don’ts? Would you like to learn how the entire Bible is held together, by the person and work of Jesus Christ?
Northwoods Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce the upcoming fall conference: Meeting Jesus on Every Page-Finding Christ in All the Scriptures. This conference will help all believers: pastors, teachers, lay people, young and old, to read the Bible the way Jesus taught: with Him as the heart and center. Dr. Dennis Johnson will show us how the Reformation’s themes of “Scripture alone,” “Christ alone,” and “Grace alone” should converge in how we read our Bibles. We will see how exploring the Scriptures’ Christ-centeredness will increase our delight in the Word and equip us to stand firm with the good news delivered once for all to the saints.
Come and see your study, reading, and hearing of the Scriptures bear much fruit, for the glory of God, by reading them how our Lord taught us to.
Sponsored and hosted by:
Northwoods Presbyterian Church
Faithful to Holy Scripture
True to the reformed Faith
Obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ
Dr. Johnson is Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, where he has taught since 1982. He also serves as Associate Pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church, in Escondido.
A graduate of Westmont College (B.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div.; Th.M.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.), Dr. Johnson pas- tored Orthodox Presbyterian churches in New Jersey, and California. After teaching New Testament for 16 years, he now teaches primarily preaching and ministry courses, in which he applies his background in biblical studies to the issues of ministry, the church, and the culture.
He has served as moderator of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church General Assembly and Presbytery of Southern California, moderator of South Coast Presbytery in the Presbyterian Church in America, member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Committee on Christian Education, and trustee of Covenant College. Dr. Johnson has preached and taught in Chad, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, and the Ukraine.
He is the author of Triumph of the Lamb: A Commentary on Revelation; Let’s Study Acts; The Message of Acts in the History of Redemption; and Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures, as well as articles and reviews in Westminster Theological Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Journal of the Evangelical Homiletical Society, and Ligonier Ministries’ Tabletalk. He is the editor of Heralds of the King: Christ-centered Sermons in the Tradition of Edmund P. Clowney, and co-author (with Elyse Fitzpatrick) of Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ. He has contributed essays to volumes such as The New Testament Student and Theology; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique; The Pattern of Sound Doctrine; and Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry: Essays by the Faculty of Westminster Seminary California. Dr. Johnson is a contributor to the Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible and the English Standard Version Study Bible. He also edited Foundations of Christian Education, a collection of addresses to Christian schoolteachers by Cornelius Van Til and Louis Berkhof.
Dr. Johnson and his wife, Jane, have four married chil- dren and fourteen grandchildren, whose families are scattered from Florida to Asia.
Friday, October 14
6:00pm Registration opens
6:45 – 8:00 Session 1: The Walk through the Bible that Sets Hearts Afire
- Jesus showed two disciples traveling to Emmaus and the whole group of apostles that every part of the Old Testament Scriptures are God’s testimony to Christ’s Person and redemptive work (Luke 24). When we learn to read the Bible the way Christ taught his first followers, we can expect to discover how the whole Scripture finds its unity in Jesus the Messiah.
Saturday, October 15
8:30am Registration opens
9:15 – 10:30 Session 2: Reading the Road Signs: Following the Typology Road from the Old Testament to Christ
- The highways that link Old Testament events, institutions, and persons to their fulfillment in Christ are often marked by clear “road signs” which we call “types.” We can be confident that we are following routes that God embedded in the Bible when we see Old Testament figures directly interpreted for us in New Testament passages.
10:45 – 1200 Session 3: Recognizing the Landmarks: Jesus the Final Prophet, Great High
Priest and King of Kings
- Many Old Testament texts and themes are not explicitly interpreted by the New Testament as fulfilled in Christ. Nevertheless, as our mediator, Jesus fulfilled the offices of prophet, priest, and king. Remembering this will help us discern the patterns that link many passages to the Bible’s good news of the Redeemer who reconciles and renews us in knowledge, righteousness, and holiness.
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Q & A Session
2:00 Conference ends
Lord’s Day: October 16, 2011
- We extend a warm invitation to all visitors to worship with us. Dr. Johnson will be preaching at our 10:30 am service.