TONIGHT - Marva Dawn, "Worship Ought to Kill Us?..."

Christ Reformed Church, 1611 16th St. NW, is hosting a series on preaching and worship over the course of the fall.

EVENT: Reception and Conversation with Marva Dawn. Food and Drinks will be served beginning at 6:30, followed by Dr. Dawn's presentation, Q&A, and additional time for refreshment and conversation....

SPEAKER: Dr. Marva Dawn is an internationally renowned speaker and teacher, and the author of numerous books, including "Reaching out without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for this Urgent Time" and "A Royal 'Waste' of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World."

FREE PARKING in Colonial lot at 1616 P Street NW with validation.

SERIES: Preaching in the Capital: All Sermons Are Not Created Equal
The Reformation taught that preaching is the very Word of God, a mark of the true church, and a key of the kingdom that opens the doors of heaven to those that believe. It is the divinely appointed means by which the Spirit produces faith in our hearts, and the primary source of Christian instruction. Do we still believe this to be true today? Most contemporary sermons are a mix of anecdotes, tips, and inspirational stories—more junk food than bread of life. We often hear more about the person behind the pulpit than about the person and work of Christ. It seems that few in our pulpits—or our pews— understand what’s required by our Lord’s command to preach the Gospel. Join us for Preaching in the Capital, a lecture series that will critically explore the state of preaching today and ask how the the lost art of Reformation preaching can be recovered.

Editorial note: I have read books by Marva Dawn and have been impressed with her joy in the Lord and her sincere desire for Christians to reflect Him. I hope you can make it!