Thornbury Bible Convention
The heavy skies and two days of torrential rain suddenly gave way to spring sunshine and a glorious rainbow, to remind those meeting for the annual Thornbury Bible Convention of God’s promise to man in Genesis 9:13. Each year, as part of its anniversary celebrations, Morton Baptist Church in South Gloucestershire holds a preaching convention.
On Friday 11 May many visitors joined the regular congregation to hear Bill James of Leamington speak on Hebrews 10. He showed how Christ lived in perfect harmony with God, obedient in all things to ‘do your will’ (Hebrews 10:7). Man was not made to be rebellious. The object of our life is to emulate Christ and do God’s will in all things.
On Saturday evening people from as far away as Westerleigh and Wales joined to hear F. J. Harris from Cheltenham. Pastor Harris preached from Jeremiah 28. He reminded his listeners that we live in difficult and dangerous days. Many ‘churches’, as in Isaiah 5, ‘call evil good’. Their ‘watchmen are blind’. Pastor Harris, like Jeremiah of old, called for preachers to proclaim the judgement to come and call people to return to God.
On Sunday morning Mr Harris preached from Psalm 50; and in the evening on the Church as a demonstration of God’s wisdom and power.