In January, Stephen was a guest speaker, along with Dr Raymond Givan, at the annual Goshen Bible Convention held at Goshen School near Luweero in Uganda.
Over 750 pastors from a wide area of Northern Uganda attended the four day conference. Stephen gave a series of talks based on Mark’s Gospel inspired by Mark Galli’s book, Jesus Mean and Wild.
For example, the presentation based on Mark 2:23-3:6 contrasted the strategy of war employed by the Pharisees with the strategy of peace used by Jesus. In a presentation on Mark 3:20-35, Stephen compared the way the demons, the Pharisees and the family of Jesus came to very different conclusions as to who Jesus claimed to be.
The weather was very warm but it was exhilarating preaching in the open air.
Feeding over 750 people three meals a day was quite a challenge but the Goshen hospitality team excelled themselves.
A Hopeful Repentance (Mark 1:14-20)
Holy War (Mark 1:21-28)
Demanding Priorities (Mark 1:29-39)
Love that Makes Enemies (Mark 2:25-3:6)
Challenging our Confirmation Bias (Mark 3:20-35)
Good Warnings (Mark 4:1-20)
The Sum of all Fears (Mark 4:25-31)
Jesus the Unwelcome Prophet (Mark 6:1-13)
Jesus’ Great Expectations (Mark 8:27-33)
The Prosperity Gospel (Mark 10:17-31)
The Riches of Poverty (Mark 12:41-44)