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Conference Schedule


Friday, October 15, 2021

Registration (5:00 - 6:15 p.m.)

Dinner (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Welcome & Introductions (6:50 - 7:00 p.m.)

The Son and the Seed Before the Beginning: The Covenant of Redemption

Dr. Ryan McGraw (7:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Complimentary Continental Breakfast (8:00 - 8:50 a.m.)

Welcome (8:50 - 9:00 a.m.)

A Sacrament, a Son, and a Bad Seed: The Covenant of Works

Dr. Ryan McGraw (9:00 - 10:00 a.m.)

Break 10:00 - 10:20 a.m.

The Beginning of the Story of the Son, the Seed, and the Sacraments: The Covenant of Grace

Dr. Ryan McGraw (10:20 - 11:20 a.m.) 

Lunch Break (11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) 

The Survival of the Seed and a Sign: The Noahic Covenant

Dr. Ryan McGraw (12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)


Break 1:30 - 1:50 p.m.


The Son, the Seed, the Sacraments in Progress: The Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Davidic Covenants

Dr. Ryan McGraw (1:50 - 2:50 p.m.)

Break 2:50 - 3:00 p.m.

Question and Answer Session with Dr. Ryan McGraw (3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

Closing (4:00 - 4:05 p.m.)

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Redeeming the Seed through the Son: The New Covenant

Dr. Ryan McGraw (10:00 - 10:45 a.m.)


Morning Worship | Dr. Ryan McGraw preaching (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) 

The Son and the Seed After The End: The New Heavens and the New Earth

Evening Worship | Dr. Ryan McGraw preaching (5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) 

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2021 Christian Life Conference


The 2021 Christian Life Conference will be held at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church from October 15-17, 2021. Dr. Ryan McGraw, professor of Systematic Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will be walking us through the covenants of Scripture and their significance for a deep and meaningful understanding of God's work on behalf of His people. Come join us for a weekend of solid, biblical teaching, and good Christian fellowship at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church.


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Our Speaker

Dr. Ryan McGraw is the Academic Dean, Morton H. Smith Professor of Systematic Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Adjunct Professor of Doctoral Studies at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and Research Fellow for the University of the Free State, USA. He obtained his PhD in historical theology from the University of the Free State (Jonathan Edwards Centre Africa). He regularly contributes articles and book reviews to numerous publications. Before assuming his duties at GPTS, he pastored congregations in the PCA and OPC. He is married to Krista, and they have three sons and one daughter. 

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