Saturday, January 11, 2014

SGI National Conference 2014

On January 2 and 3, Esther and I went to the Student Global Impact Conference in Allen Park, MI.
It was very encouraging, yet very convicting.
It is 2 days packed full of workshops and general sessions, and so it is kind of an overload of information.
So how can I remember the highlights and get more out of it?
I decided to try and post at least a little bit about each session.
So here goes!

General Session 1

To Be In the World, Not of It
Pastor Doran
(with some of my thoughts)
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
The choices Paul made were for the sake of the Gospel. v23
His purpose was to be a fellow partaker in the Gospel. v23
If I can be satisfied in an idolatrous* context, then there is something seriously wrong with my spiritual life.
If we do all things for the Gospel (for Christ), it will control our relationships, our actions, our life. Our relationships, actions, and life will not control the Gospel.
I can not join people in sin to try to win them, because then I would be just like them and they would see no need for the Gospel.
We need to have Gospel-centered flexibility, but we are not to assimilate to the world because we are under the law of Christ and we must be careful to guard against idolatrous entanglement.
Just because we are under grace does not mean we can do anything, because we are under Christ. He is our Master, we must obey Him.
This does not mean we will not fail, oh, how many time I have failed! But with God's help, we rise.

Lord, help me to live my life for You, for the sake of the Gospel!

"For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.  And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you."
1 Corinthians 9:19-23

*Idolitry is worshiping anything that is not the one true God 

1 comment:

Ring Family said...

Glad you are doing this. I will be looking forward to hearing more! :-)