Monday - Stephen Van Rhyn - a superbly honest talk from Exodus 1-2 on stepping out in faith. He challenged us that:
It's not enough to simply defend orthodoxy,. Terry Virgo was also excellent in the evening with the first of a two parter on Gideon, led into by Isaiah 9 - Christ's victory is like that at Midian. To be concluded on Friday morning. I gather this is the same material he taught at the UCCF Preaching Persuasively staff training.
we need to do great exploits for God
Tuesday - I'm on the Mobilise (Students/20s) track so I was up at the Clarendon Centre this morning. First up Lex Loizides on Signs & Wonders. And God did some!
Then secondly the highlight so far - CJ Mahaney on Christ, Our Mediator. This was absolutely fantastic - let us look to objective truth and believe that Jesus is our mediator... the one and only Mediator. Christ, the one who resolves the Divine Dilemma. A dilemma that applies to and affects God before it affects us. CJ very helpfully reminded us that we must get the divine order right... God... then us..... Objective truth... then subjective truth.
CJ is also up this evening speaking to the whole conference.... bring it on!
Great to run into Marcus Honeysett, Derek Cross, Kath Arnold, Rebecca Toy, Scott Taylor, Sean Green and Tom Shaw, amongst others... great sense of fellowship and encounter with God. Time to take responsibility. God has given us great things to do...