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NEWS from the CONCORDANT BIBLE SOCIETY of GREAT BRITAIN

CONTACT ADDRESS OF THE CONCORDANT BIBLE SOCIETY of GREAT BRITAIN.

The Hon Secretary, Mr Malcolm Ferries,
Flat 5, Redholme Court, Redhill
STOURBRIDGE
West Midlands, DY8 1ND
ENGLAND

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CONCORDANT BIBLE SOCIETY of GREAT BRITAIN
FUTURE PLANNED CONFERENCE DATES

Willersley Castle Hotel 2019.
Friday 6th September to Sunday 8th September. £160.00 (Additional Sunday evening available + £52.00.)

Willersley Castle Hotel 2020.
Friday 11th September to Sunday 13th September. £169.00 (Additional Sunday evening available + £60.00.)

NEWSLETTER FOR OCTOBER 2018

"I am entreating you, then, brethren, by the pities of God, to present your bodies a sacrifice, living, holy, well pleasing to God, your logical divine service, and not to be configured to this eon, but to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for you to be testing what is the will of God, good and well pleasing and perfect" (Romans 12:1-2, CLV).
"For our realm is inherent in the heavens, out of which we are awaiting a saviour also, the Lord, Jesus Christ, who will transfigure the body of our humiliation, to conform it to the body of his glory, in accord with the operation which enables him even to subject all to himself" (Philippians 3:20-21, CLV).

 

Dear Brethren, On 8 October this year, The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change published a "Special Report". Its conclusion, based, apparently, on three years of scientific research followed by a week of back-and-forth between said panel and politicians, was that we all need to reboot our lifestyles, because although they've been telling us things are bad for years, they were wrong - it's even worse than they thought! Unusually, the report failed to get top billing on many mainstream news media, suggesting that even the world can get tired of its own wisdom.

This year has indeed been one of strange weather patterns - hurricanes, floods, and scorching heat simultaneously in scattered parts of the world which should be experiencing different seasons! But while the world panics on every level from the personal to the global, as believers, we know that we can take refuge in our realisation of our God's love, His sovereignty, His wisdom and His Word. Paul tells us that we should "Be ambitious to be quiet," and "Engaged in our own affairs," (1 Thess. 4:11) We don't need to worry about the ever- changing wisdom of scientific fashion. It's true that God has given us our lives, and this world as our fleshly habitation, and we shouldn't forget it, but as members of the Ecclesia, our focus should be on that happy expectation we have in Christ Jesus, and ultimately on the certainty that God is going to be "All in all". We can reasonably assume that the members of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change would not have heard much to their liking during our annual conference in early September, though had they ears to hear, their concerns would have been swept away on a tide of blessed assurance! The conference was again held at The Willersley Castle Hotel in Cromford, Derbyshire, a wonderful weekend of close Bible study and warm fellowship.

 

Talks given at these conferences are never collaborative, yet our super-natural God tends to focus the hearts and minds of speakers on a particular theme. This year, much of the study concentrated on the realisation surely felt with increasing vividness by the believer, that we are not at home in this world; that the Body of Christ is counter-cultural and that God intends it to be so, focussed on an expectation in Christ which only the Saint can understand.


Details of the next two CBS annual conferences are shown above.
If you can, please stay over Sunday night. Over twenty of us did this year.
We are a small and scattered fellowship, and this weekend is one time during the year
when we can all come together to glorify God and edify each other - it really is a marvellous time!


Conference DVDs: As some of you know, we had what can probably be described as "production problems" with recording the talks this year, which is why we are dispatching them later than we would like - we do apologise for this! Our grateful thanks go to Nelson Howe and Haiko Muller for rescuing two of the recordings on-scene at Willersley, and to the other speakers who are re-recording their talks on DVD or, in a couple of cases, CD. We're taking steps to prevent a similar situation recurring in the future, God willing! If you haven't requested a set of DVDs of this year's conference, don't be put off, just let us know, using the contact details below.

 

Subscriptions for Unsearchable Riches:
A number of our fellowship receive Unsearchable Riches Magazine from The Concordant Publishing Concern, and Jan deals with paying over some of the subscriptions. Some of you signed up at the conference and paid over the £14 for 2019 but if you didn't sign up at Willersley and you wish to add your name to Jan's list, again, just let us know, using the contact details below and send your payment. She will be sending the details and payment in December and any donations as well.

(We do like email for written communication where it's possible: it saves the CBS postage costs, and as a blind person, blessed to have access to suitable technology, emails are very easy for me to access.)

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