Chester Bible Festival

Explore God's revelation of Himself

24 Churches
70 Events

Including 3 talks by the authors of the book, and signings at Storyhouse

What's it all about?

During October, churches in Chester are highlighting the importance and relevance of the Bible.

The events below have free admission, free refreshments and free literature, as well as a bookstall.  If you cannot attend them but would like to learn more about the Bible on your own, go to www.godsbigpicture.co.uk for a series of 10-minute videos giving an overview of the purpose and contents of the Bible.    If you would like further help, please contact us via www.uptonbaptist.com

Upton Baptist Church

We’re a friendly and welcoming Bible believing evangelical church made up of people from all walks of life, united by our love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Seating is limited at some events, so if you’d like to come along to an event, it would be helpful if you could let us know how many people will be coming – see below.

Upton Baptist Church Events

Upton Baptist Church is distributing around 2500 copies of Mark’s Gospel as part of the festival.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Bible, it’s a great place to start.

You are invited to a Book Club styled event in the Pavilion on Wealstone Lane on the 10th, 17th and 24th October from 7.30 to 8.30pm.

Share your thoughts about what you have read with others and find out what they discovered.  The same event is repeated on three evenings so you can attend the most convenient one.

On Thursday 31st, at the Pavilion on Wealstone Lane 7.30pm, Gerard Chrispin will present the introductory session of a course he has written – ‘Mark Time’. 

This is for those who want to meet regularly for a more in depth look at the gospel of Mark in the future.

Adam: Man? Myth? Or ape?

Monday 7th October 7.30pm, Gavin Cox, Upton Golf Club, Upton Lane, CH2 1EE

Gavin’s talk will address the ideas of theistic evolution with reference to anthropology and genetics. Gavin worked in land survey with remote sensing and internationally in the seismic industry prospecting for oil and gas.

What does the Bible say about racism?

Tuesday 8th October, 7.30pm, the Pavilion, Wealstone Lane, CH2 1HB

Gavin’s talk will address the ideas of theistic evolution with reference to anthropology and genetics. Gavin worked in land survey with remote sensing and internationally in the seismic industry prospecting for oil and gas.

The Bible: Is it true?

Monday 14th October 7.30pm, Clive Anderson, Upton Golf Club, Upton Lane, CH2 1EE

Clive will show that while artefacts can never prove the authority of the Bible, they show the events described in the Bible occurred in time and history.

Evidence for the Bible - small

What does the Bible say about life after death?

Tuesday 15th October, 7.30pm, Clive Anderson, the Pavilion, Wealstone Lane, CH2 1HB

What happens when we die? How do we know? Clive will show how the Bible brings comfort and challenge when we face the reality of the end of life..

God’s Trees

Monday 21st October 7.30pm, Julian Evans, Upton Golf Club, Upton Lane, CH2 1EE

This presentation provides an enthralling examination of seven contrasting topics based around the theme of trees, forests and wood in the Bible.

God's Trees

What does the Bible say about suffering?

Tuesday 22nd October, 7.30pm, Nathan Paylor, the Pavilion, Wealstone Lane, CH2 1HB

Why is there so much suffering in the world?  Is God in control or not? Why am I suffering?  Am I being punished? These and other questions will be examined from the Bible.

The Bible: What’s it all about?

Monday 28th October 7.30pm, Gerard Chrispin, Upton Golf Club, Upton Lane, CH2 1EE

The Bible is made up of history, poetry, letters, legislative documents and much more. It was written over a period of 1500 years by about 40 different writers. Why is it so diverse? Is there a common theme?

The Bible Panorama - small

Jesus: liar, lunatic or Lord?

Tuesday 29th October, 7.30pm, Gerard Chrispin, the Pavilion, Wealstone Lane, CH2 1HB

Gerard will consider this quotation from C. S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia) concerning the key figure in the Bible. Which is true? Are there alternatives? What difference does it make to us?

Venues

Upton Golf Club, Upton Lane, CH2 1EE

The Pavilion, Wealstone Lane, CH2 1HB

Storyhouse, Hunter St, Chester, CH1 2AR

Resources

Mark’s Gospel was written between AD50 and AD70, primarilly for a non-Jewish audience.
If you’re not too familiar with the Bible, it’s a great place to start.

This beautifully produced book with over 200 full colour images, reveals some of the many discoveries that either authenticate or illustrate the Biblical narrative.

Evidence for the Bible - small

The first authoritative book to focus on trees, forests and wood in the Bible including how they were used and sometimes abused. Trees, too, abound in the imagery and symbolism, and the pictures and parables of scripture.

A surveying the scenery of Scripture: Each chapter of each book of the Bible plainly summarised and explained; Part Two: Enjoying the unhindered view with confidence including practical topics about the Bible to help you trust and read it. (Chapters on why the Bible is trustworthy, how to read all of the bible, bible reading schemes, etc.)

The Bible Panorama - small
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