Experiencing God: Bringing Scripture to life

Experiencing God: Bringing Scripture to life

Some things are so much easier to say than they are to do.

‘We want to apply the riches of Scripture to the realities of life.’ It’s a wonderful ambition, but how exactly do the Scriptures come alive in a person’s life?

We want an approach to personal ministry that speaks to the whole person — mind, heart and will.’ Who could disagree with that, but are we really clear about the way thoughts, feelings and decisions fit together to shape a person’s life? And how confident are we that our approach to ministry is effectively engaging all three?

‘We want to experience God to the full.’ Of course, but how? And what, exactly, do we expect an authentic experience of God to be like?

Jeremy Pierre is both a pastor and a professor of biblical counselling. Exploring the way people experience God is a key emphasis of his teaching. In a series of keynote addresses, Jeremy will show how the Bible leads us to experience God with all of our being — thoughts, feelings and will.

Yet this isn’t some personal renovation project. We can only experience God as we should because Jesus Christ has gone ahead of us. He lived in relationship with God as human beings were intended to do. He earned the right to welcome each of us into this new humanity by faith.

Sins forgiven, design restored.

The heartbeat of the conference will be how to apply these life-transforming truths to ourselves and others – each in our own unique contexts.

Biblical Counselling UK is seeking to serve Christ by fostering and supporting church members, pastors and teachers who are passionate about the transforming work of Christ that is accomplished through personal ministry of the Word. They are committed to Christ-centred change, enabled by the Spirit, through the ministry of the Word, in the local church. You can find out more about their ministry on their website.

Their Annual Conference takes place on 25-27th March, at  The Hayes, Derbyshire. Details on conference and booking.  Optional post-conference Masterclass, finishing lunchtime on Thursday 28 March

Jeremy Pierre is Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky. 

Author of The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience, he serves on the board of directors for the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is a certified member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He and his wife Sarah raise their five children in Louisville, Kentucky.