RTC Melbourne Campus
Our Annual Preaching Conference explores the gospel of Matthew. Become equipped to teach and preach it to others.
The Gospel of Matthew richly presents themes every gospel preacher delights to proclaim. While probably not the first gospel to be written, it sits at the start of the New Testament for good reason. Matthew skillfully shows how Old Testament promises are fulfilled in the coming of the Messiah. He models to the preacher a fine balance of law and grace, gospel and discipleship. He presents to us the Messiah who brought salvation to Israel and indeed to the whole world. He shows us the work of Christ in first forgiving and saving us, then remaking and refashioning us. And he does all this with a compelling structure, prose that is often rhythmical and poetic, and many readily memorable phrases.
Little wonder Matthew’s gospel was used by the early church more widely and more extensively than any of the other gospels. And no wonder it continues to be a powerful tool for preaching and discipleship today.
RTC’s 2023 Preaching Conference will help you explore this great Gospel and equip you to teach and preach it to others.
Our guest speaker is Dr Daniel Doriani, pastor, preacher, author and scholar. He has written the two volume Reformed Expository Commentary on Matthew, as well as many other books. He is professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Covenant Seminary, St Louis, Missouri.
Daniel Doriani will join Martin Williams and Murray Capill in presenting two days of sermons, lectures, and Q&As on the Gospel of Matthew.
All times are in AEST.
Day One — Tuesday, September 19
9:30AM | Welcome, Prayer, Announcements
9:45AM | Session 1, Sermon ‘New & Old’ Matt 12:51-52
10:30AM | Morning Tea
11:00AM | Session 2, ‘The Plan & Purpose of Matthew’s Gospel’
12:30PM | Lunch
1:15PM | Session 3, ‘Preaching the Gospel from Matthew’s Genealogy’
2:30PM | Session 4, Interview with Dan Doriani
3:00PM | Afternoon Tea
3:30PM | Session 5, ‘Preaching Christ from Matthew’s Parables’
4:35PM | Closing, Prayer, Announcements
5:30PM | Optional Dinner
Day Two — Wednesday, September 20
9:00AM | Welcome, Prayer, Announcements
9:15AM | Session 6, ‘Preaching the Gospel Every Time You Preach Matthew’s Gospel’
10:15AM | Morning Tea
10:45AM | Session 7, ‘Preaching the Ethics of the Sermon on the Mount’
12:00PM | Session 8, Q&A with Dan and Martin
12:30PM | Lunch
1:15PM | Session 9, ‘Learning from the Master: What the Sermon on the Mount Teaches us about Preaching’ + Q&A
2:30PM | Session 10, Sermon: ‘Storm at Sea’
3:15PM | Closing, Prayer