At a time when Christianity is deemed outdated and irrelevant, the church has the important task of making the gospel relevant to unbelievers. While this is a good thing, we need to take seriously God’s warning of worldliness—when the world’s way of thinking and living becomes your own.
The drift towards worldliness can be slow and subtle. Perhaps we become attracted to the “wisdom” of Google, trusted friends, pop culture or self-help gurus, so that we begin to question God’s loving wisdom. Perhaps we begin to withhold truth and compromise on core values to preserve our reputation and relationships.
In a prosperous country like Australia, the world’s wisdom can look so attractive, sound so plausible and feel so good. Without ongoing vigilance, we can find ourselves drifting with the world’s current and settle for living as the world does—so much so that sin begins to look normal, and righteousness feels strange.
Far from an innocent ‘lifestyle choice’, God makes it clear in His word, that for His people, the world is a competing loyalty. Anyone who loves the world cannot be a friend of God (James 4:4). It’s one or the other, which means there is everything at stake in that choice.
So how should Christians resist the gravitational pull of the world? How do we spot where the world has pulled us in and has shaped our thinking and living? How do we stay true to the course God has set out for us? What does ‘holiness’ look like in the 21st century?
Conquering Worldliness: Resisting the Gravitational Pull of the World
Join us at Katoomba Easter Convention (KEC) 2024, to explore the topic, “Conquering Worldliness: Resisting the Gravitational Pull of the World”.
Hosted by Katoomba Christian Convention, KEC is an annual event to help delegates grow in their relationship with God. For many families, KEC has become an important family tradition (here’s 5 reasons why)—a way for parents to communicate the significance of Christ’s death and resurrection, and the prioritisation of spiritual growth each year.
At KEC, hearing and responding to God’s word is the priority. At a time where we and our children are bombarded by secular messages, values and ideals, KEC will help your family to start the year well, rooted in God’s word.
As always, the program will feature empowering Bible talks, inspiring Christian testimonies, uplifting worship in song, and breaks for relaxation and fellowship. With age-specific programs for everyone from toddlers to adults, all are welcome to join us this Easter.
For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit the website: https://easterconvention.com/