The Uniqueness of Christ 14-17 Oct 2015
God "has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man." (Joh 5:26-27 ESV)
The Uniqueness of Christ. It's probably not an exaggeration to say that this is one of the most important topics GGF has ever dealt with for the Malaysian context. Of course, every doctrine is important. But here's one that will really impact everything.
Just think about it:
All of the Bible, is ultimately about Jesus. The themes, the content, its thrust, the hope of the kingdom and so on - we even dedicated a full conference to this Christ-centeredness of the Scriptures. In terms of the covenant, all of God's promises were in Christ and so are fulfilled in Christ. In Christ we have God's supreme self-revelation, the perfect mediator between Man and God, and the second Adam who succeeded where we could never have in being God's obedient servant-leader.
Our salvation, is possible only because God accepts Him and the acceptance is in turn related to His uniqueness. He is the one mediator, whose obedience effectively restores man with God. Our own faith is dependent on His. Even Election, that biblical doctrine which so many Christians find offensive (!) is unavoidably connected to Christ and His unique role in Creation: "we were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world" Eph 1.4.
All spiritual blessings are in fact, in Christ. His entire work of atonement would have no efficacy if not for who He is in relation to us, and in relation to God. There would be no way for us, if Christ has been any other way.
And that's what is at stake at this year's TTC. Being united with this Christ means everything. There is no prophet, priest, or ruler who can and has done this for us. Everything coheres in one work in this one person, without which we cannot have life, love, and a future with God, including service to Him. From dishwashing to word ministry to relationships, all is dependent on Christ.
The truth we must learn and love this coming October, is that Christ's work is the most significant reality of our lives. Nothing else compares, and there can be no better use of the Raya holidays (Awal Muharram falls on the 14th October, 2015) than to invest ourselves in understanding it so we can serve God faithfully.
The electives are a great way to work out how the truth you are learning applies in our contemporary context. This year the electives on offer include:
- The Catholic Christ
- The Christ of the Prosperous Princes
- Jesus the leader of Liberals
- The Christ of our Fathers
- Nabi Isa
- The Charismatic Christ
- The Christ of Arminius
- Jesus in song
- Jesus at Youth Group
- Christless Churching
- The Feminist Christ
- Christ Confusion in the Synoptics
- Buddha and Jesus
- Why I don't believe in Jesus
What happens at TTC?
- Challenging talks on the Uniqueness of Christ
- Seminars for guided interaction
- Smaller groups to work hard at reading the Bible for ourselves
- Electives and Network time to get our minds into gear for ministry
- Free time and outdoor games for a break with God's people
- Q & A to wrestle with important questions together with the speaker
- Prayer in dependence on God's teaching
I'm a student without transport, how do I get there?
We will be arranging transport for students from campuses in the Klang Valley, so please indicate when you register if you need a lift.
I can't pay the full conference fee now - can I pay a deposit first?
Yes you may. The non-refundable deposit for normal registration is RM100; for students it is RM50.
Why should you go for TTC? (ft. Stephen Wellum)
Rev. Robin Gan
Rev Robin Gan is married to Joy and they have 3 children - Ilona, Alethea and Latimer. He loves teaching the Bible and is also passionate about people reading the Bible for themselves.
He graduated from Moore Theological College with a Bachelor of Divinity. He also worked as a Ministry Apprentice in the church at the University of New South Wales prior to theological college, and has served in various churches both locally and overseas. He is currently serving as the elder of Christ Evangelical Reformed Church in Bandar Sunway.