Gap Bible Series

The Gap Bible Series seminars take place at the Town Clock Chapel in Gap, PA. The chapel is located at 866 Chestnut St, Gap, PA 17527. Registration is free, so invite your friends and family to join you.

The Parables of the King

with David Garner


Friday, September 13, 2024
7:00 p.m. What Are Parables?
8:00 p.m. Revealing and Concealing:
Understanding Jesus' Parables . . .  or Not
9:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session

Saturday, September 14, 2024
9:30 a.m. Stories at Work: Jesus Christ and His Parables
10:30 a.m. The Power of a Parable:
Luke 7:36-50 and Matthew 18:21-35
11:30 a.m. Question and Answer Session

David Garner is chief academic officer, vice president of Global Ministries, and professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. David has served in theological education, pastoral ministry, missions, and parachurch ministries since 1986. He has lived and taught in various parts of the world, including Europe, Central America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. His primary theological interests include the doctrine of adoption, the doctrine of Scripture/revelation, Christology, and ecclesiology—with special concern for the interface of theology and missions. Author and editor of several books and over 100 essays and articles, Garner also served as the Systematic Theology Book Review Editor for Themelios Journal from 2018–2021. 

Biblical History
and Archaeology

with James Hoffmeier


Friday, October 11, 2024
7:00 p.m. Israel in Egypt: the Evidence for the Hebrew Sojourn in Egypt
8:00 p.m. Where Is Mt. Sinai and Why It Does Not Matter
9:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session

Saturday, October 12, 2024
9:30 a.m. David and Solomon's Kingdom in the Light of Archaeology
10:30 a.m. King Hezekiah's Defense of Jerusalem against Assyria as Illustrated by Archaeology
11:30 a.m. Question and Answer Session

James Hoffmeier is emeritus professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern Archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois. Born and raised in Egypt, Hoffmeier’s passion for Biblical Archaeology and Old Testament studies began in his youth, which led him to major in Near Eastern Archaeology at Wheaton College (IL). Graduate school took him to the University of Toronto where he earned his MA and PhD in Egyptology. 

Hoffmeier has authored and edited 20 books including Israel in Egypt, Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism, and The Prophets of Israel: Walking Ancient Paths. He has also written more than 100 articles in journals, books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. After his retirement in 2019, Hoffmeier moved to Paradise, PA, to be close to his five grandchildren.

Jesus’ Paradoxical Encounter with the Rich Young Ruler

with John Miller


Friday, November 15, 2024
7:00 p.m. The Poor Rich: “What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?”
8:00 p.m. The Possible Impossibility: “Who Then Can Be Saved?”
9:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session

Saturday, November 16, 2024
9:30 a.m. The Gain of Loss: “What Then Will We Have?”
10:30 a.m. The Last First: How Is This Possible?
11:30 a.m. Question and Answer Session

John Miller is a pastor of Redeemer Baptist Church in Macon, GA. He has served in pastoral ministry for over 15 years, and completed his Masters degrees at Greenville Presbyterian and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminaries. John also serves as the Vice President and Professor of Practical Theology at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary. John is married to Elizabeth, and they have four children.

The Gap Center for Biblical Studies, located in the town of Gap in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, exists to glorify Almighty God as He has revealed Himself in the written Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments by the spread of the Gospel through educational lectures, seminars, classes, and training courses.


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