Time Alone with God
Spending time with God is a concept that may be foreign to you, and it may seem difficult to feel like you are actually connecting with Him. At this conference you will have many opportunities to hear great talks, engage in good conversations, and listen to music - all to the glory of God. It’s also our desire that during this conference you would have time to personally encounter Jesus Christ through God’s Word.
It is our prayer that He Would meet and impact you in a unique way during this conference. Please do not pass up the opportunity to connect with the one and only God through His Word in the midst of all the action and excitement of the conference.
We have put together the following pages for you to use in your study if you wish. The devotions will hopefully help you spend fruitful, quality time with the One who created you to know Him better as you see His Son in the pages of His Word.
1 Peter 3:18
Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.
Many people think that God is cold and indifferent toward their suffering. What does 1 Peter say about Christ’s relationship with suffering?
There is a difference between saying you are a sinner and detailing out what type of sinner you are. What are some specific ways you sin and/or have sinned in the past?
What are some ways someone’s life might change if they lived in light of the truth that Jesus has suffered and died for all their sin?
1 John 5:1
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too.
What does that mean to you that you are a child of God?
Many of the promises of God are not just for our future but for today. How would believing you are a Child of God affect your life today?
According to this verse what do people who love God do?
And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.
Do you get the chance to pick who your brothers and sisters are?
According to this verse, are there superior ethnicities in God’s family?
What would change about how the church functions and relates to one another if she began to live out the reality of this verse?
So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ. That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me.
What do you think Paul and his companions are warning people about? What are they teaching them?
What would it look like for you to do this back on your campus?
Paul’s vision was to present men and women to God as perfect in their relationship with Christ. Does that seem like a worthwhile vision? Explain.