Resolved once again. This is my fourth year attending Resolved. One in Long Beach, and this is the third in Palm Springs. Day started off early with needing to pack. Then we (Jess and I) headed to the church. The drive was not bad. One stop was good. We got to the Hotel/Convention Center around 3:45. A group went shopping and a few of us enjoyed the Conference store.

This years conference theme is Jesus. One word: Jesus. It’s a big subject.

Tonight opened up well. Rick Holland spoke about Jesus. He spoke about Jesus being the culmination of God’s Transcendence and Eminence. Transcendence is God’s distance from us, and Eminence is God’s closeness to us.

He spoke first explaining the “Distance of Diving Transcendence,” explaining how far above God is from us. God is far above us, so far from us that we can’t approach Him. His second point was  the “Nearness of Divine Eminence.” He explained that God is so close, he is intimately involved in each persons life, directing their lives. The last point was bringing the two together in Jesus. He named the point “The Mystery of Divine Incarnation.” He explained that in Jesus God and Man became one being. Jesus is the convergence of the two, like two creeks coming together to become a new creek. The new one is neither one or the other, but both. He explained that Job understood both from Job 9, God’s transcendence and eminence, and used 1 Timothy 2:5 to explain that Jesus was the man, mediator/umpire/arbitor between God and man.

Tonight was good, so hopefully I can keep this up posting every day. The only free wifi in the Hotel is in the Lobby. The convenience of being in your room using the wifi you must pay for. Out in the lobby is nice enough.

Here are some pictures:

View of the Stage from Bleachers

View of the Stage from the Top of the Bleachers

The View from the Stage. You can see that the bleachers almost cover the entire back wall.

Worship during the Conference.

Jess and I after the first session. Sorry it’s a bit fuzzy.

A view of the newly renovated Hotel that we’ve been staying at every year so far. Now it’s called the Renaissance Hotel.