Alen and I are taking turns on this thing so tonight is my turn. This afternoon we ended up back at our lodging doing the usual solve-all-the-problems-of-the-world-in-a-single-sitting thing. One of the guys may have slept through most of it. (!)
In spite of a large crowd and a fairly late arrival we managed to get fairly good seats. Early on in the service there was a video presentation promoting the Biblical Builder which was followed by Robert Bakss preaching. His message was from Ruth 2 and was titled “Nothing Catches God By Surprise.” He asked the question “To what end were you born?” and then gave three points which came naturally from the narrative of the text.
Count your blessings where you are.
Choose who you will spend your life with.
Consider why God has brought you here.
Rob Booy then presented some photos from his ministry in PNG which were followed by the main speaker, Jim Alley. Alley took his text from Matthew 14 where he focused in on the role of storms in our lives. He pointed out that in the narrative, the disciples had:
A directive to follow (they were instructed to cross by sea)
A storm to go through (they were told they would make it to the other side)
A Saviour in the middle of the storm
And a lesson to be learned (“You are the son of God”)
One of the great blessings of conferences is the fellowship with other believers. Last night Maccas presented the venue. This morning we’re making out with coffee and random snacks for breakfast and it all starts again at 9am.