2. Who is someone who has inspired or spurred you on in your Christian walk?
Many people have enriched my life. I came from a non-Christian family, so every Christian I meet is an inspiration and an encouragement. The man who converted me then met with me once a week for three years to disciple me, teach me the Bible, help me to pray, to answer my questions, and keep me accountable. And he prayed for me!
3. What do you think are the benefits of attending conferences like Katoomba Easter Convention?
It is encouraging to meet with lots of other Christians from different churches, and experience our unity to Christ. It is good to hear different people giving Bible talks, to benefit from different perspectives and different people. It is good to make new friends, and good for us to pray together and praise God together.
"Each morning I pray that this day would be my best day of loving and serving God." - Peter Adam
4. The KEC theme this year is "The end of all things: life on the edge of eternity". How do the 'end times' and promise of eternity with Jesus shape the way you live today?
Hugely. There are some sins which I don't commit because I know that one day the secrets of all our hearts and lives will be exposed when Christ returns. I know that any sacrifice or suffering or self-denial is worth it, because I am not living for this life but for the next. Having Jesus as my Lord means I don't need the approval of others: his 'Well done' will be worth waiting for. And I look forward so much to seeing the church, the glorious bride of Christ, in all her splendour! I look forward to my resurrection body, free from sin and frailty. And I look forward to seeing the glory of God covering the earth as the waters cover the sea.
5. What spiritual disciplines or habits helps you to persevere ahead of eternity?
I keep myself accountable to my friends. I try to continue to grow continually as a believer in Christ, and in usefulness in ministry. I repent of my sins everyday, and put sin to death everyday. I find all my consolation and comfort and joy in God, the father of mercies. I try to grow in love, humility, contentment, patience, forbearance and forgiveness. Each day I praise God, confess my sins, thank him, trust him, cry out to him, turn to him, live in his presence, live by his power, trust his inspired Scriptures, offer my body as a living sacrifice, and pray for others and for myself. I engage in life-long learning about God, about the Bible, about God's world, about other people. Each morning I pray that this day would be my best day of loving and serving God.
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