- Sunday | October 22, 2017
- 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
- Galbreath Chapel
Living in God’s Coming Kingdom: Main Themes in Matthew
The author of Matthew composed his Gospel a generation or so after Jesus lived. Matthew’s aim was to present the meaning of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection for a mixed congregation of Jews and Gentiles. The similarities between their situation and ours today are easy to see. These disciples were striving not only to live together in spite of strife and factions among themselves, but also to maintain their faith in the midst of a world that mostly considered them irrelevant, if not laughable. No wonder Matthew’s message to his church can speak so practically and powerfully to our own time!
October 22 – Following Jesus
October 29 – Welcoming All
We welcome Dr. James E. Davison, a former pastor at Westminster. During his years here, Jim developed and nurtured a strong program of adult seminars on Sunday mornings. This tradition continues and now Jim graciously returns every year or two to teach a series of seminars on a biblical topic. After serving Westminster, Jim directed the continuing education programs at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and taught classes in Greek. In retirement, Jim continues scholarly research and writing, teaching, and serving in mission. Jim’s guide to the Year of the Bible and book on baptism for Presbyterians are well known to Westminster members.
Photo credit: By Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Coming in November: Jack Aupperle on four distinct streams of Christian thought in the 20th century.