How Shall We Then Live?
Spring 2015 Bible Conference - April 24th-26th
Glenn L. Hill
You have heard him the times he filled the pulpit at Berean Bible Church, and he has spoken at all previous conferences. Glenn is a retired pastor and author of the critically accplaimed Christianity's Great Dilemma.
He is the founder and pastor of LIFT Church in Fort Myers, FL. He is also the author of Reading the Bible Through New Covenant Eyes.
Previously he has served as a Youth Pastor and a full time Associate Pastor, and currently is the pastor of New Covenant Fellowship in Georgetown, TX. He is also currently attending Austin Graduate School of Theology.
David B. Curtis
He founded Berean Bible Church in 1997 and provides a "home church" for many worldwide through the live internet ministry. He hosts this conference specifically to bring people together "in the flesh" for great fellowship.
Jeffrey T. McCormack
Former owner of the Apologia Book Shoppe, he is a web and graphic designer, musician, blogger, and avid reader who attends Berean Bible Church and works to keep their website up to date.
While the official conference begins at the 5:00 check in time Friday night, the pre-conference fellowship fun begins Thursday night for those who come to town early, as we enjoy a meal together at a local restaurant. And this year, we have added an official Fri. lunch meal meeting if you are available to join us.
Thursday, April 23:
5:30 - Pre-conference meet and greet meal:Pirate's Cove, 109 J/K Gainsborough Square, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320? - 757-549-7272?
Friday, April 24:
10:30AM - Safe Haven for Preterist Women Meeting
1:00PM - Pre-conference meet and greet luncheon: (Details coming)
5:00 - Official Conference Check In
5:30 - Opening Announcements, Introductions, and Worship Through Song
6:00 - David Curtis - HermeneuticsWe will be looking at some very important principles of interpretation. It is because most of the church doesn't understand these principles that there is so much confusion over what the Bible means by what it says.
7:30 - David Boone - What's the Hell? Part One (Hermeneutics & Hell)An examination of the traditional doctrine of Hell in light of and through the same hermeneutical principles that led us to Preterism (word studies, audience relevance, context, cultural analysis, genre analysis, etc.).
Saturday, April 25:
8:30 - Glenn Hill - Jesus' Use of Gehenna (Part 1)Jesus is recorded as having used the Greek word, Gehenna, several times in the New Testament. In all of those instances the KJV translators translated Gehenna into our word, hell. In Christianity, hell is that place of fiery torture where all of the people, who die without Christ, will spend eternity burning, screaming, and suffering unimaginable agony and pain for all eternity, without ever dying or ever escaping. Is this what Jesus was thinking about and what He was speaking about when He used the word, Gehenna? I do not think so! And if not, then what was on our Lord's mind and of what was He warning His people?
9:45 - Glenn Hill - Jesus' Use of Gehenna (Part 2)Jesus is recorded as having used the Greek word, Gehenna, several times in the New Testament. In all of those instances the KJV translators translated Gehenna into our word, hell. In Christianity, hell is that place of fiery torture where all of the people, who die without Christ, will spend eternity burning, screaming, and suffering unimaginable agony and pain for all eternity, without ever dying or ever escaping. Is this what Jesus was thinking about and what He was speaking about when He used the word, Gehenna? I do not think so! And if not, then what was on our Lord's mind and of what was He warning His people?
11:00 - Jeff McCormack - The Book of Enoch & the New Testament (Part 1)The Book of Enoch has been discussed by some, debated by others, and cast out by many as irrelevant. But is it? In part one we look at a bit of the history and content of the book, and how it was treated by the early church, and begin to examine some of the evidence showing that this book was actually very influential on our New Testament Scriptures and their authors.
12:00 - Lunch (Provided by BBC)
1:00 - Jeff McCormack - The Book of Enoch & the New Testament (Part 2)Picking up where part one ends, we continue looking at just how influential the Book of Enoch was on the doctrines of the New Testament.
2:15 - Alan Bondar - The Resurrection of the Body1 Corinthians 15 has been a major text in the controversy over the resurrection. The popular view is that Paul taught a resurrection of our physical bodies. In this lecture, we'll take a closer look at this chapter to see what Paul was actually teaching.
3:30 - David Curtis - Sons of God and the NephilimThis will be a study of Genesis 6 and examining the different views of this strange story.
4:30-7:00 - Dinner
7:00 - Praise and Worship
7:30 - Question & Answer/Fellowship TimeThis is a time for you to asks any and all of your questions to the speakers.
Sunday, April 26:
9:00 - David Boone - What's the Hell? Part Two (Immortality of the Soul & Hell)An examination of the doctrine of the immortality of the soul and its relation to the traditional doctrine of hell.
10:30 - Morning Worship
11:00 - Alan Bondar - The Typology of JacobHow do the promises given to Abraham apply to us today? The answer to this question is found in the typology of Jacob. We'll learn why Jacob's role in the story is crucial to understanding the application of fulfilled eschatology.
1:00 - Dismissed
1:30 - Lunch
IT WILL SURELY BE A GREAT TIME OF FELLOWSHIP! REGISTER NOW!
NEW LOCATION: Unlike the previous years, the conference this year will be held at the Wingate by Wyndham at 817 Greenbrier Cir, Chesapeake, VA 23320. Click the link to see what they have to offer, but we suggest you call them directly to book your room at the discounted group rate of $79.95, which includes complimentary hot breakfast. Call 757-531-7777, tell them you are coming for the conference and give them the special discount code BBC.
Conference admission is $45 per single registrant, married couples ($70), and a family rate for one or two adults and any number of children under 18 living at home. Unfortunately we cannot offer any child care during the conference.
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...for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true...