2014 UK Banner South East Conference
How Big Is Your God?
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BSE is a one-day event for young people aged 15+ who want to find out more about the Christian Faith.
Its aim is to help those who are already Christians to dig a little deeper into the Bible and give those who aren’t yet Christians a chance to find out first-hand what it’s all about.
The day will be a mixture of teaching and a question time, with an opportunity to mix with other young people from different backgrounds.
The cost for the day will be £7.00 , this will include a light lunch. For students and unwaged the cost is £4.00.
Grove Chapel, Camberwell Grove, London SE5 8RF
Saturday 29 November 2014
10:00am – 4:30pm
I had just two ambitions on returning to university in my second year. One was to join some kind of dramatic society – well, that never materialised. The other was to join a students’ golf society. In my great eagerness to bring my golf clubs into the hall of residence, I managed to get them jammed in the revolving doors and they had to be freed by the porter! I think the doors were eventually repaired, and as for the irons and woods, they were serviceable enough for me to manage a couple of eighteen-hole rounds before the middle of October, though I didn’t exactly set the course alight, and haven’t managed since!
But before very long something happened which changed everything – not only the kind of society I kept at university, but everything else. I discovered to my great horror that I had failed the end-of-year exams I had sat several months earlier. So high had been my confidence, and so utterly misplaced, that I hadn’t even bothered to check my results with my tutor. Now all my self-reliance evaporated in an instant, and I simply did not know what to do next.
In my first year I had been conscious of people in university who called themselves ‘Christians’; friendly, warm people they all were, but I simply thought they were taking things to extremes. All my life I had thought that I was a Christian. Isn’t a Christian someone who tries to be nice and forgiving to people? Why be so serious about it all; why not simply enjoy life? I had largely disregarded and ridiculed these people, to my great shame.
Yet now, reeling with the shock of personal failure, I suddenly had a sense of deep curiosity and announced that I wanted to go along to a Christian Union meeting. That evening my eyes began to be opened as I met folk who spoke about Jesus Christ as a living person and a true friend. I learned that the basic problem with me, with everyone, is our sin, the way in which we reject God and his commandments. Above all I saw that God, in his great love for sinners like me, had sent his only Son Jesus to die in our place. ‘The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost’ (1 Tim. 1:15).
Saturday, 29 November
- 1000 – Registration and Coffee
- 1030 – SESSION 1: The God who is sovereign , Paul Yeulett
- 1130 – Refreshments
- 1145 – SESSION 2: The God who saves , Andy Pearson
- 1300 – Lunch
- 1400 – SESSION 3: George Whitefield , Paul Yeulett
- 1500 – Refreshments
- 1515 – SESSION 4: The God who satisfies , Andy Pearson
- 1630 – Close
- Travel and Location Details (Buses, Trains and Parking): www.grovechapel.org
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- Please book no later than 21 November to be guaranteed a lunch!