In two month’s time, we will have the privilege of having Peter Adam serve as keynote speaker during the 2016 Stand for the Gospel conferences. We’re praying for God to make us freshly aware of His grace and goodness through Jesus Chris as we look forward to rich times of prayer, preaching, singing and fellowship with men and women from across the country.
Peter Adam is Vicar Emeritus at St Jude’s Carlton in Melbourne, Australia, where he has an active ministry in praying, writing, speaking, mentoring, and training others in ministry. He also supervises research students for Ridley College in Melbourne, where he served as Principal from 2002-2012.
Peter has spoken at preaching training conferences, and Bible and missionary conventions throughout Australia, and in England, Switzerland, New Zealand, Singapore, India and Pakistan.
At STAND 2016, Peter will be bringing us messages from the book of Esther, as well as a Q&A session. We asked him to share a bit more about his life, and what he’ll be speaking about in the main sessions.
1. Briefly share with us how you became a Christian.
I was brought up in a non-Christian family. I met teacher at school when I was 11, who was not a Christian, but his father was a Christian. When he talked about his father, and his fathers life and values, I decided that I wanted what he had, so went home and asked my parents if I could go to church. I have been going to church ever since! It took me 5 years to become a Christian, which I did in my last year in school.
2. Why do you think what you’re teaching on is an important topic?
All of the Old Testament is important. Christians who study the Old Testament as well as the New Testament had more secure faith. And Esther is a great book, because there we see what it is like for God’s people to be at their lowest ebb, and how God cares for them.
3. What do you hope will be filling people’s minds and hearts as they walk away from your messages?
A clearer view of how to live in a post-Christian age, and how to see you own life as strategic for God.
4. Is there any passage of Scripture that sums up what you’ll be sharing?
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?“
5. Can you expand on one point that you’ll be making in your message(s)?
We in the West have not yet begun to think about how to live under severe persecution. If we don’t, our children will. How can we prepare them for it!
6. How has what you’re going to speak on affected your own life?
It helps me to see how God might use the circumstances and situations for my life, and so how I should be alert and ready for this to happen.
7. What would you say to someone who is trying to decide whether or not to come to STAND conference?
Come for your sake, come for the sake of others, come for the sake of Gospel ministry in New Zealand, and come for the sake of God’s gospel plan for the nations.
Join Peter and others in rejoicing in the fulfilment of God’s salvation plan through the Gospel of Christ. For more details and to register for STAND 2016, visit: http://www.standforthegospel.org/conference/stand-2016/.