RTC Preaching Conference 2023: Preaching the Gospel of Matthew

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RTC Preaching Conference 2023: Preaching the Gospel of Matthew

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.

Conference Schedule

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

Conference Speakers

Daniel (Dan) Doriani

Dan is Professor of Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis and Director of the ‘St Louis Centre for Faith and Work’). Dan is pastor, preacher, author and scholar. Dan is also the author of several books, including a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Reformed Expository Commentary) and two works on a Christian view of work.

Murray Capill

Murray is the RTC’s Lecturer in Pastoral Ministry and Dean of Ministry Development, with over 30 years of experience in pastoral ministry. Originally from New Zealand, he came to Australia in 2001 to teach at the college, before serving for 12 years as the principal. He is the author of Preaching with Spiritual Vigour and The Heart is the Target

Martin Williams

Martin is the RTC’s Lecturer in New Testament and Greek. Martin joined the College in 2012. He has lecturing experience and has been engaged in mission in Cameroon, West Africa, under the auspices of a Korean Presbyterian Church. Martin’s doctoral dissertation, ‘The Doctrine of Salvation in the First Letter of Peter,’ was published by Cambridge University Press.


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