Prophecy & Future Hope

Wednesday Nights, May 11, 18, & 25 from 7-8:15 p.m. in the sanctuary
with Dr. Darrell Bock, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary
When one hears about the End Times, all kinds of things can come into one’s mind. We will spend three weeks asking how does what we know about what is to come impact how we are to live now. Yes, we will discuss what is to come, but we will do it with an eye for the way that impacts what God asks us to do now. It is not Back to the Future, but from the Future Back. Come join us and see God’s calling from a fresh angle.
May 11 –  Getting oriented: Mission and the FutureThe Kingdom now and to come
May 18 – Jesus’s Olivet Discourse: The Structure of ProphecyPatterns Near and Far – How to Live Caught In-between
May 25 – Daniel and Revelation: The Victory to Come and the Current CallingHow Knowing What Is Ahead Helps Us Now
Darrell L. Bock is Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as Executive Director of Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership. He has served on the board of Chosen People Ministries for over two decades and also serves on the board at Wheaton College, currently chairing the Academic Affairs subcommittee. He is a graduate of the University of Texas (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and the University of Aberdeen (Ph.D.). He has had four annual stints of postdoctoral study at the University of Tübingen, the second through fourth as an Alexander von Humboldt scholar (1989-90, 1995-96, 2004-05, 2010-2011). He also serves as elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Richardson, Texas, writes for Christianity Today, served as President of the Evangelical Theological Society for the year 2000-2001, and has authored over forty books, including a New York Times Best Seller in non-fiction, numerous works on Jesus and the gospels, and the recently released Cultural Intelligence: Living for God in a Diverse, Pluralistic World. He is married to Sally and has three married children (two daughters and a son), three grandsons and a granddaughter.