Tonight’s opening session centered on an (unfortunately) unusual feature for a conference of this sort: the Lord’s Table. The songs were intentionally designed to focus our hearts on the work of Christ in our place. Tim Jordan’s relatively brief message from Colossians 1.15-22 extolled Christ’s redemptive work on our behalf. His emphasis was clear: rejoice not only in who Christ is and what he has done; rejoice in who Christ is and what he has done for you. A worshipful observance of communion followed, which was a source of great joy for my own heart. God has truly been gracious to ransom rebels like me.