The most important part of each day at TFY Ireland will be the time we spend studying God’s word. We’re really looking forward to these experienced pastors helping us to dig deeper into the teaching of Scripture. Over the next few weeks we’ll be telling you a little bit more about the subjects we’ll be studying and who will be lecturing. Check back here for updates!
THE KINGSHIP OF CHRIST
TFY Ireland will begin with lectures on the Kingship of Jesus Christ. You can’t get a more important topic than that! Over the course of the week we’re going to see how this fundamental principle affects everything including how we work, worship, and witness.
Our first speaker will be David McCullough. He has been serving as a minister for 25 years in Faughan, Dromore and Woodstock Road congregations. He is married to Heather and has 5 children.
Philip Moffett is our second lecturer of the week. He is married to Laura and they have one infant son, James. Philip has been minister in the Cullybackey congregation for 10 years. He enjoys rugby, reading, coffee and spending time with his family.
Philip’s topic is “The Church”. Does the church really matter? Does it matter how the church is organised? Is church membership important? The answer to these questions is an emphatic yes. The Bible tells us that Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her (Ephesians 5.25). This should be enough to let us know that the topic of the church matters!
David Sutherland has been a pastor for 20 years in Ballyclare and Ballylaggan congregations. He and his wife Ruth have 4 children. He enjoys running and reading and will make our Scottish attendees feel at home!
David will be helping to guide us through Covenant Theology. Covenant Theology allows us to understand the message of the Bible from the first chapter of Genesis to the last chapter of Revelation and to see how all the parts in between fit into the big picture of God’s plan for his church. Understanding this helps us to appreciate God’s wisdom and faithfulness and to cherish our salvation more.
Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, and we believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the only infallible rule that God has given to teach us how we’re meant to do that. So on Wednesday we’re going to take a deeper look at what the Bible teaches us about how we should worship God, and especially on how that affects our praise in worship.
This session will be led by Warren Peel. Warren has been a minister in the RPC since 2001, first in Ballyclabber RPC and then, since 2012, in Trinity RPC. He also teaches New Testament and Greek at the Reformed Theological College. He and Ruth have been married for 20 years and have 4 daughters.