Granted Ministries Conference 2008: The Majesty of the Gospel of Christ | Various Speakers
Though the Granted Ministries Conference 2008 was dedicated to “the Majesty of the Gospel of Christ,” any proper discussion of the gospel must turn to Christ Himself, and so these messages deal specifically with His person and work. In “The Humanity of Christ” (based on Hebrews 2:14-18), Mack Tomlinson considers at length the incarnation of God in the person of Christ, stopping to ponder what it really meant for Him to live in this world as a man. Mike Durham preaches from John 1:14-18 on “The Revealing Work of Christ,” in which the revelation of God in Christ is viewed as greater than all other revelations of God. For a wonderful look at our need for more than ceremonial cleansing, see Tim Conway’s message from Hebrews 8-10, “The Day of Atonement Fulfilled.” “Raised for our Justification” is Chad Thompson’s consideration of the strong meaning of the resurrection, ascension, exaltation, and heavenly session of the Lord Jesus Christ, based on Romans 4:25. Hebrews 10:1-22 provides a look at the boundless efficacy of the saving work of Jesus, which Mike Durham calls “The Sufficiency of the Work of Christ.” In “The Priesthood of Christ,” Bob Jennings preaches from Hebrews 3:1 and wonderfully portrays the faithfulness of Christ in His heavenly intercession. Mack Tomlinson then returns to discuss “The Blessing of the Risen Christ,” the blessedness that comes to Christians as a result of His present heavenly ministry (see Hebrews 9:24). The last three messages provide a fitting conclusion to the whole conference. Tim Conway asks “What Do You Want?”—a searching question, helpfully applied to all who attended the conference, prompting all present to seek God Himself and not just knowledge about God. Next comes not a sermon but a question-and-answer session in which the conference speakers took questions from the audience. Finally, Bob Jennings preaches on “The Gospel of the Glory of Christ” (see 2 Corinthians 4:4), a very helpful consideration of the hindrances, content, and spread of the Gospel of Christ. Christians certainly need no special reason to listen to more teaching about their Lord, and no unbeliever can do without these truths.