Session 1 – Featured Presenter: Dr. James Forbes
Preaching Justice in the Power of the Spirit
In Luke 4 Jesus said,
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Dr. Forbes will explore this theme of Preaching Justice in the Power of the Spirit by looking at Jesus, Elijah and Ezekiel as the prototypes for the prophetic word in our world today. Dr. Forbes will look at the two themes of Preaching Justice and Preaching in the Power of the Spirit and how we can bring about a real impact in our churches and communities through the preached word of compassion peace and justice.
Additionally, there will be a Preaching Clinic where we will have a Q&A time with Dr. Forbes to address any preaching concerns that ministers may have. As he jokingly says, he will help “scratch where we itch” so that he can make sure that he is addressing our contextual preaching concerns. We will close our time together by looking at the spiritual renewal of the preacher and the impact that can have on our congregations, community, and world. Come join us for a powerful conference that will be sure to strengthen and refresh your preaching and spirit.
James is a phenomenal preacher and teacher. He is the Senior Minister Emeritus of Riverside Church in New York City. He has taught preaching at Union Theological Seminary and Auburn Theological Seminary in New York.