Another day of lectures and sermons: Evidently, Calvinists (the ones present at the Calvin500 celebrations) are prepared to hear three sermons in succession from 7-10 pm! Tonight, Phil Ryken gave an outstanding sermon in 1 Corinthians 16:5-11, illustrating Paul's constraint to preach the gospel despite the strength of the opposition. Peter Lillback preached on 1 Corinthians 1:29-31 on "All the Glorious Offices of Christ" and the evening ended with Bob Godfrey suggesting that John 17:1-8 was Calvin's Cherished Text.
In an acoustically challenged building (actually it must be the worst acoustics I have ever heard), some truly memorable things were said, none more so than Dr. Godfrey's plea that when someone hears the term "Reformed" they would immediately think of someone who preaches the gospel and invites sinners to believe in Jesus Christ.
The sermons and lectures are due to be published in a commemorative volume (details later).
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