Grace

under

Pressure

Perth Men’s Convention 2019

Saturday 10th August

8:30am – 3:00pm

No one can escape the impact that pressure can have on how we live our lives.

It entices us back to living more self-centered lives. If we give in to that pressure, what always follows is disunity or division in churches, a loss of focus on who we are as Christ’s disciples and how we ought to live.

In Philippians 1–3, the Apostle Paul addresses this pressure by directing us back to a gospel focus and to stand firm in it.

As Stuart Coulton teaches us from Philippians, God’s word will help us with grace under pressure: to set our priorities in life, follow the example of Jesus, and wonder anew at the grace which frees us to stand firm and serve Christ, the church and our world.

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Speaker

Stuart Coulton is the Principal of SMBC, Sydney Missionary and Bible College, in NSW.

Stuart studied Arts/Law at the University of NSW (1975-1979), being admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court in NSW in 1980. He practised law in both private and government spheres (1980-1983) before undertaking theological studies (1984-1986). He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in 1987 and pastored the Burwood Presbyterian Church (1987-1991) and Blacktown East Presbyterian Church (1991-2002). Stuart commenced as a visiting lecturer at SMBC in 1987, before joining the faculty of SMBC on a full time basis in July 2002, becoming Principal in 2012.

Stuart and his wife Pauline have been married for over 40 years. They have 3 married children and 4 grandsons.

This year is the 19th Perth Men’s Convention, and we are delighted to have Stuart Coulton among us

Stuart will be speaking to us from the book of Philippians.