SMBC 2019 Biennial Preaching Conference

SMBC 2019 Biennial Preaching Conference

TOPIC: Between Rescue and Home: Preaching Discipleship from the Book of Deuteronomy
WHEN: Monday 6 - Thursday 9 May 2019
WHERE: SMBC Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132
COST: Early Bird: $280 (before 5pm 29 March), Standard: $310 (before 5pm 26 April), Late Comer: $340 (before 2pm 3 May)
SPEAKERS: Jonny Gibson, David Jones, Matt Fuller, Kirk Patston
WHO: Preachers, pastors, Bible study leaders, and all those who love to delve deeper into the Bible!



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Between Rescue and Home: Preaching Discipleship from the Book of Deuteronomy

Between judgement and salvation. Between promise and fulfillment. Between rescue and home.

That’s where we are.

On the edge of the promised land, God’s people are called to choose life and walk in obedience.

It’s a call to discipleship – to love God with all their heart and soul and strength.

We hope you can join us in May as we explore the powerful relevance of the Book of Deuteronomy for our churches today.

Mark Adams
Director of the SMBC Centre for Preaching and Pastoral Ministry


JONNY GIBSON (Old Testament lecturer, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, USA)

DAVID JONES (Senior Pastor, Ann Street Presbyterian Church, Brisbane)

MATT FULLER (Senior Pastor, Christ Church, Mayfair, UK)

KIRK PATSTON (Pastor, Springwood Presbyterian Church and Old Testament lecturer, SMBC)



9.00am Tea + coffee

9.30am Sermon on Deuteronomy 1-3 – Matt Fuller

11.00am Morning Tea

11.30am Israel's God in Deuteronomy – Jonny Gibson

12.45pm Lunch

2.00pm The priority of mission in Deuteronomy – Kirk Patston

3.00pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm Sin in Deuteronomy : Purging the evil from among you – Jonny Gibson

4.30pm Break

7.30pm Sermon on Deuteronomy 6:4-25 – David Jones


9.00am Tea + coffee

9.30am Sermon on Deuteronomy 7:1-26 – David Jones

11.00am Morning Tea

11.30am Responding to Dawkins: Holy war in Deuteronomy – Jonny Gibson

12.45pm Lunch

2.00pm Use of Deuteronomy in the New Testament – Kirk Patston

3.00pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm Discipleship: Living in God's Presence – Matt Fuller

4.30pm Break

7.30pm Sermon on Deuteronomy 16:18-18:21 – Kirk Patston


9.00am Tea + coffee

9.30am Sermon on Deuteronomy 23:15-25:19 – Jonny Gibson

11.00am Morning Tea

11.30am Five pastoral reasons for preaching Deuteronomy – David Jones

12.45pm Lunch

2.00pm Grace and obedience – Kirk Patston

3.00pm Afternoon Tea

3.30pm Preaching the Decalogue for today's church – Matt Fuller

4.30pm Break

7.30pm Sermon on Deuteronomy 27:1-28:68 – David Jones


9.00am Tea + coffee

9.30am Sermon on Deuteronomy 31:30-32:47 – Matt Fuller

11.00am Morning Tea

11.30am Why worship matters: The constant lure of idolatry – Jonny Gibson

12.45pm Finish


A  bookstall will be available during the conference.

Note: Images, info and talks from the 2015 Biennial Preaching Conference are available here and 2017 Biennial Preaching Conference are available here

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