Posted on 13th June 2015 at 10:49 by LCBC News in LCBC News Blog
This was held at St Mary’s Church, Maidenhead on 6th June and a group of women from LCBC attended. Here is what one of them reported back:
'The two keynote talks, given by Caroline West, were based on Psalms 33 and 139. Although presented in a low key style God’s sovereignty at personal, national and global levels was reinforced, and related to creation, history and salvation. Since no event in life takes God by surprise and because He sees the bigger picture we were challenged to be filled with praise for Him who is all knowing, all present and all holy. Nothing frustrates God’s plan and purposes and we are to take encouragement from this, even when things in life don’t go our way. Our compassionate God who ‘knows our frame’ invites us to seek His will and then to take up the challenge to do it.
The seminar list of ten was wide ranging and several topics appealed. However, unlike the proverbial smorgasbord the choice was limited to one topic. Subjects covered were: Children, teens and the internet; Contentment; Depression; Marriage; Pain in our lives; Prayer; Reading the psalms; Secular society; Using time and Women helping women.
I chose God’s priority for prayer and there were some helpful comments and discussion about the definition of prayer, our innate desire for independence and, crucially, a reminder that 1 Peter 5:7, an often quoted verse ‘Casting all your care upon Him’,* has to be put into Context (reminding me of LCBC Sunday evening sessions in Church House and COMA being drummed into us!) Again there was a reminder that prayer changes us.
*Cast Your Cares on Him
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,
7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.…
The recommended reading list will be helpful for later reading.
Our Father by Richard Coekin
Prayer by Tim Keller
A Praying Life by Paul E Miller
The interview with Andrea Williams, barrister and evangelical activist, as well as Director of Christian Concern, was stunning. It delivered, prophet-like, a wake-up call to Christian women to take a bolder stand against the increasing threats to the Christian faith in our land. It would be wonderful to have Andrea at LCBC.
The singing was good and I especially enjoyed Creation Sings the Father’s Song. (Getty/Townsend).'
Hopefully even more of LCBC's women will be able to attend next time!