Day of Special Studies

Dr Peter Masters
Pastor Roland Burrows
Pastor Antoine Skaff

Saturday 6 July | 11.30-16.30

Fraternal for Pastors, seminarians & Christian
workers on Monday 8 July | 11.30-15.30

Saturday sessions will be open to all. No charge for registration.
Pastors, seminarians and Christian workers are welcome to attend both days, or Fraternal only.

Many Christians, from the youngest to the oldest, regard a regular Gospel sermon to be a high point of worship for three reasons. There, the glorious redeeming work of Christ is specifically presented. It is also the opportunity to bring and to pray for enquiring friends and neighbours as they hear the message of salvation. And thirdly, it is almost a ‘school for witness’, acquainting believers with all the different ways and illustrations the Bible employs to persuade people to seek the Saviour.

Many preachers, however, find it hard to preach distinctive Gospel sermons every week. Surely the most crucial activity to be encouraged in evangelical ministry today is the persuasive preaching of the Gospel. At a time when doctrine and exposition receive much attention in conservative, reformed circles, the necessity and the special approaches in evangelistic proclamation need to be emphasised.

What are the difficulties and hindrances, and how should they be overcome? Our Day of Special Studies and the associated Fraternal will consider the objectives and glories of this sacred truth – the calling of souls to Christ.

Dr Peter Masters and Pastor Rowland Burrows will (in five distinctive addresses across the two events) seek to deal with the following issues:

▪ Right and wrong concepts of evangelistic preaching
▪ The difficulties involved
▪ New Testament precedent and example
▪ Drawing Gospel elements from the Word
▪ The need for a distinctive interpretive method for this speciality
▪ How past Calvinistic worthies engaged in Gospel remonstration
▪ Past worthies – their terms of Gospel offer
▪ Past worthies – their evangelistic themes

In addition, Pastor Antoine Skaff of Beirut’s largest Reformed Baptist congrega­tion will provide an update on the situation of believing Arabic churches in Lebanon and the Middle East, in the light of current tension and war clouds across the region.

Dr Peter Masters

Pastor, Metropolitan Tabernacle

Pastor Roland Burrows

Former Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Old Hill, West Midlands

Pastor Antoine Skaff

Pastor, Badaro Baptist Church, Beirut, Lebanon

Saturday Addresses – Day of Special Studies (open to all)

Dr Masters

The Speciality of Evangelistic Preaching

Pastor Burrows

How Past Worthies Offered the Gospel

Pastor Skaff

Christ’s Work in the Middle East

Preachers, church officers and all concerned believers are warmly welcome to attend these sessions. This subject is highly significant for all, and especially students and young Christians preparing for lifetimes of commitment to Christ.

Monday Addresses – Fraternal for Pastors, seminarians and Christian workers

Dr Masters

Evangelistic Hermeneutics

Pastor Burrows

Evangelistic Themes of Past Worthies

Pastor Skaff

Christian Opportunities in the Middle East

Pastors, Christian workers and seminarians are very welcome to attend both days, the subjects covered at the Fraternal being distinctively suitable for them.

More details

The Day of Special Studies starts at 11.30 at the Tabernacle on Saturday 6th July (registration & refreshments from 11). Admission is free (please register below), and lunch is served at a modest cost. The Fraternal follows on Monday 8th July (11.30-15.30).
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Metropolitan Tabernacle
Elephant & Castle
London SE1 6SD › Google Maps

BSL Interpretation available

Transport options

Over 25 bus routes serve the Tabernacle

Elephant & Castle station is opposite

Elephant & Castle Underground is close

Parking available (in Congestion Zone)

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Registration for Day of Special Studies (only)

We apologise that our website forms are currently out of operation and we are working to resolve this as soon as possible.

To register for the Day of Special Studies in the meantime, please email us directly here or call 020 7735 7076.

To request attendance at the Monday Fraternal, please contact us via email