2019 Thornwell Lectures
It seems like everything today depends on remembering our PIN numbers. From ATMs to websites to even using our phones, these little numbers mean so much in our day-to-day lives that it can feel like the most important thing to know is our PIN.
Thornwell Lecture Series
this summer offers a different perspective. The Bible tells us that the most important thing to know is not a thing at all, but a person. Above all else, we must know God.
Accordingly, the theme of the 2019 Thornwell Lecture Series is “Knowing God.” Our speakers will explore and unpack the various attributes of God. When theologians speak of the attributes of God, they are referring to his various characteristics such as love, wrath, justice, mercy, etc. God’s supreme revelation of himself is Jesus. So knowing God means knowing him in Christ, by the power of the Spirit for everlasting delight.
Why should we study God’s attributes? Because, as we mentioned at the outset, knowing God is the most important thing for creatures like us. You can’t love someone well that you don’t know! So God wrote to us in his Word to tell us what he is like. Think of this study as an invitation to get to know the most interesting, inspiring, complex, inexhaustibly lovely person in the universe. Knowing God is our highest privilege as Christians!
The Lord has provided an outstanding lineup of speakers this year. We will hear from Biblical authorities like Al Mohler, H.B. Charles, Jr., Burk Parsons, and Steve Lawson, in addition to many other wonderful expositors of God’s word,
beginning June 2. Please join me in praying that God would awaken in us a deep joy as we get to know better the one who loves us so well. Have a great summer!
Your fellow debtor to grace alone,
Associate Minister of Discipleship