Sat 24 Nov
LCF National Conference & AGM 2018 National
A lawyer after God's own heart: Lessons from Psalm 119
Psalm 119 is an obvious choice for a lawyer's psalm. But as the psalmist talks of walking according to the law of the Lord, delighting in his statutes and fully obeying his precepts, does that seem like a tough act to follow?
Look again. The psalmist is a person living with a real experience of stress, difficulty, exhaustion, failure and very great need; but with a deep longing that God will renew him and give him fresh strength, new energy, renewal of life, and zeal for Him and for His work.
Which sentiment echoes louder in your own legal practice?
Join us at LCF HQ (8 Marshalsea Road, London SE1 1HL, near London Bridge) as we consider Psalm 119 together, and seek to be lawyers after God's own heart.
09:30 Doors open – Registration and refreshments
10:15 Session 1 – Committed to the truth of God's word
11:00 Coffee break and discussion
11:30 Session 2 – Conscious of his need of God's grace
13:45 Session 3 – Confronting the world in God's strength
14:30 Discussion – Direction, delight and dilemmas: Living as lawyers after God's own heart
15:30 Closing remarks
Rev Dr Chris Wright is the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership (www.langham.org). After ordained pastoral ministry in the Church of England, he taught the Old Testament in India for five years (1983–88) and then at All Nations Christian College in England until taking over the Langham leadership at John Stott's invitation in 2001. His books include commentaries on Deuteronomy and Ezekiel, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God; The Mission of God; The God I Don't Understand; and The Mission of God's People. Chris was the Chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group. (www.lausanne.org), from 2005 – 2011, and was the chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment – the Statement of the Third Lausanne Congress in October 2010. Chris and his wife Liz, who come originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, have four adult children and ten grandchildren, and live in London as members of All Souls Church, Langham Place.