Being holy is often associated with extreme moral purity and glowing halos – something reserved for ultra-pious saints in robes. But the Bible says that if you’re a Christian, you’re a saint – made holy and blameless before God, not because of who you are inherently, but because of Jesus’ death for sin in your place. And as saints, we’re called to be holy just as God is holy. If we’re honest, sometimes being a Christian sounds both too good to be true, and a little too hard. If I’m holy, why is it so hard to stop sinning? What does it even mean to be holy? What am I, really – a sinner or a saint?
Join FOCUS students from ANU, UC, ACU and ADFA as we open the Scriptures together to explore what the Bible says about holiness. It’s a week you don’t want to miss! We hope you can come along.
When: Monday 12th – Friday 16th of July
Where: Greenhills Conference Center (Day Sessions)
Reformed Church Rivett (Night Sessions)
Earlybird rego (by June 1): $275
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We’ll begin each day in prayer, asking our heavenly Father to change our hearts as he speaks to us in the Bible. Then we’ll lift our eyes to Christ’s global mission as we sing, pray and hear from a visiting missionary about proclaiming Christ overseas. We’ll finish off the mornings breaking into smaller groups for Manuscript Discovery. Manuscript Discovery is where you get a few chapters of the bible printed without verses, chapters or paragraph headings. It’s a really enriching time digging deep into God’s word.
Seminars are where we do our topical study on “holiness” in slightly larger groups. These will be interactive, constructive (and deconstructive), mind-bending moments trying to think from a blank page about holiness.
Are we sinners or saints, holy or unholy? What is a saint? What is holiness? Are some of us more saintly? How do we become saints? Can we be more holy?
Come with your questions, a quick eye for detail, and a heart that loves to know God’s glory.
After dinner, we’ll gather with the whole FOCUS family at the Reformed Church in Rivett. We’ll sing, pray, reflect and listen to Richard Chin preach from the Scriptures about whether we are a sinner or a saint, and how we can change from one to the other.
There’ll be question time on some nights, interviews, book reviews and more!
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