Posted on 3 Feb 2015 by Mark Leong
“I finally get it! It’s not my faith that saves me; it’s God who saves!”
This was the excited testimony of one of the tertiary students during the final group reflection at the Fellow Workers’ Conference (FWC) as he explained what he had come to see from Ephesians 2.8-9 during the conference.
 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,  not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV)
At the end of January I was involved with the Gospel Growth Fellowship‘s annual FWC, which was on “The Gospel & Evangelism” this year. We spent 3 days together working from Scripture to define the gospel, discussing articles on evangelistic methods and evaluating our own evangelism. We also learnt Matthias Media’s “2 Ways to Live” gospel outline and practised it in role play. The conference ended with a call to be guardians of the good deposit here in Malaysia, being aware of the temptations to compromise and the danger of distorting God’s truth.
I had the privilege of leading a discussion group and teaching an elective on evangelism. This and the fellowship I was able to have with brothers and sisters reminded me to be grateful for how God has and is using conferences like FWC to keep his churches “always reforming”.
- For God to cause his Word to bear fruit in the lives of the participants as they return to their churches, ministries and places of work and study.
- For faithfulness and wisdom as we hold out the word of truth to those in darkness.
- For the gospel to go forth with speed in Malaysia, bringing men and women to the obedience of faith.