Pause for Thought with Ray Dadswell: A Chance to Get Together

‘Bible by the Beach’ is due to reach us in Eastbourne once again!

With the title ‘True Humanity’, this popular conference is expected to draw many hundreds of visitors to the Congress Theatre over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Writing in the publicity brochure, Bishop Wallace Benn, chairman of the trustees, looks forward to a very exciting Bible by the Beach 2014.

“The world tells us to discover ourselves by an inward journey that can easily become self-centred, self-possessed and dangerously introverted and introspective.

“The Christian answer is the exact opposite. It says that we find our true selves, our true humanity, by knowing, loving and serving the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a journey out of ourselves to follow Him whose grace redeems us and whose Spirit seeks to conform us to the of God’s Son. In other words, it is in serving Christ that we find perfect freedom and begin to become truly human.”

The Bishop explains that there is to be a wonderful line-up of speakers who will help us in various ways to explore what it means to be truly human as we seek to live for, and honour, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Activities for children and youth, as well as for adults, will begin with the opening celebration on the Friday evening, and will continue throughout the Saturday and Sunday, concluding at lunchtime on the Monday.

Comments from past delegates...

“A warm atmosphere that is informal and welcoming yet serious about Bible teaching and worship.”

“It was my first time. I’m going away uplifted.”

“It was a challenging and awesome weekend.”

“It gave my children a sense of a bigger church than our own small setting.”

Sounds good! Especially when the New Testament reminds its readers: ‘Let us spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day (of the Lord) approaching ‘ (Hebrews 10, 24-25).