2020 West Coast Conference

Friday, June 26 2020

Start End Description Speaker
3:00 p.m. 3:45 p.m.

Pre-Conference: Preach the Word (2 Timothy 4:2)

This session will consider what it means to preach the Word “in season and out of season” and to “reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”

W. Robert Godfrey
3:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference: Sound Teaching (2 Timothy 4:3)

This session will consider why it’s important for preachers to know and teach sound doctrine. It will also consider why it’s important for Christians not to have “itching ears.”

Steven Lawson
4:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m.

Pre-Conference: Fulfill Your Ministry (2 Timothy 4:5)

This session will consider what it looks like to be sober-minded, to endure suffering, and to fulfill one’s ministry—especially as a preacher of God’s Word.

Gabriel Fluhrer
7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

The Word of the Lord (Jonah 1:1-6)

This session will explore what it means when the Word of the Lord comes to any prophet and then apply that understanding to our present circumstances—the Word of the Lord has come to us by God’s Word and Spirit, namely, in the revelation of Jesus Christ (Heb. 1:1–2). It is good news. Will we respond like Jonah?

Burk Parsons
8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

The Sovereignty of God (Jonah 1:7-17)

This session will consider how God revealed Himself to Jonah, His wayward prophet. He revealed Himself as sovereign over the whole universe and as committed to His Word being accomplished. His pursuit of Jonah says much about His redeeming purposes.

Steven Lawson

Saturday, June 27 2020

Start End Description Speaker
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Salvation Belongs to the Lord (Jonah 2)

This session will meditate on Jonah’s prayer in chapter 2. It will consider how the prayer encourages us to turn to the Lord and trust Him even in the direst of circumstances, and it will explain the significant of Jonah’s statement that salvation belongs to the Lord.

Stephen Nichols
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Proclaiming the Word (Jonah 3)

This session will consider how Jonah took the word of the Lord to Nineveh, and how the people responded in faith and repentance upon hearing Jonah’s preaching. It will touch on the importance of preaching God’s Word and consider how the story of Jonah is a foretaste of the gospel’s going to the whole world.

W. Robert Godfrey
1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

Our Gracious God (Jonath 4:1-4)

This session will consider the character of our God. Jonah describes Him as gracious, merciful, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster. It will explain how God’s character never changes and how we can hope in that simple truth.

Gabriel Fluhrer
2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Questions & Answers

4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

A Heart for the Nations (Jonah 4:5-11)

This session will consider Jonah’s bitter heart upon seeing God’s mercy toward the Ninevites. It will explain why he was bitter and note the hypocrisy of his attitude, and it will then consider the danger of Christians’ exhibiting the same attitude. The session will end with a call to take God’s gospel to all peoples.

Steven Lawson