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10 Oct 2015 | No Comment

This is a good read…and a bad one at the same time….
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11523361
Here is the video interview.
Notice Dawkins says ‘religion’ (and by this he means the number of people attending church on Sunday or who claim to be Christians) is in rapid decline in the West.
He also says Christianity does not try and take over the world, but Islam does. Wow! That’s interesting to be perceived by outsiders in this way i.e. they are noticing that we are not into evangelism anymore, or the Great Commission.
He says Christianity has lost its …

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4 Oct 2015 | No Comment

Hi everyone,
Many of you know already know that as a ministry we are developing an evangelism training centre in the Bay of Islands. 
The first part of this vision is restoring a 6 bedroom 120 year old historic Kauri Lodge and we need your help!
The Lodge is right on the beach. The fishing and natural beauty of the place is amazing!
We need all kinds of people.
People who can come and help us paint the inside
A qualified / retired builder to help build a shed, build a verandah and put up a retaining …

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23 May 2015 | No Comment

Hi everyone,
I felt prompted to update you about Evangelism Strategies International.
As you know, our goal is to mobilise 100% of the people in every church to be active in evangelism.  We have never moved from this because we believe this is both entirely Biblical and entirely realistic.
Most evangelism ministries have abandoned the 98% who don’t do evangelism.  That is to say, the 98% have been written off by most evangelists and thrown into the ‘too hard’ basket.
Renee Tobin, our assistant leader in Waipukurau is doing an incredible job in my absence. …

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9 May 2015 | No Comment

Hi everyone,
Does anyone know an engineer who can design a deck for us at Oke Bay?  The deck is 12m x 6m (roughly), will be built on poles, and its highest point will be 5m off the ground.
If anyone knows an engineer who would like to do a contra deal with us (i.e. swop their time for time up at Oke Bay Lodge with their family for a holiday), that is what we are ideally looking for.
Chris (Renee’s husband) is a draughtsman and has kindly offered to do the drawings …

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5 May 2015 | No Comment

Hi everyone,
Recently, I was asked by a national Christian magazine to write an article giving the reasons why Christians don’t do evangelism.  Essentially, this article is a summary of an 800 page book, plus some more thoughts.
I would encourage you to pass this onto everyone on your email address book, particularly pastors and leaders. Thanks so much.
Click here to read the article

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26 Apr 2015 | No Comment

Hi everyone,
For those of you who receive this in countries other than New Zealand, the Warehouse is a department store in NZ like Wallmart in America.
Today I was in a Warehouse store.
A lady in her 50′s served me. Her name was Di.   I knew this because she had a name tag.
I was looking for a particular item.  Di searched high and low and after 15 or so minutes of looking, announced that the store didn’t have what I wanted.
At the end of the search, we found ourselves down an …

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20 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments

Hi everyone
A little while ago (in a blog) , I wrote about how I gave a “Two right answers” card to a shoe repair man.
Well, the following is an explanation of how the Holy Spirit followed this man up.  It’s pretty remarkable.
As you know, I met this man called Paul in a shoe repair shop.  I wrote about my encounter with Paul in my March blog this year.
I gave him a “The Two Right Answers” business card and he went home and watched the gospel via www.biblein11.com
Unbeknown to me, and …

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9 Apr 2015 | No Comment

Hi everyone,
My last post was about Islam and Christianity.  I pointed out that Islam was the fastest growing religion in the world. 
A pastor from America  - Darryl Knappen – wrote a response to what I had written.
I was SO encouraged by what he wrote that I thought  I would share it with you.
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“You made some excellent points Julian in your last blog about Islam.
When I first heard that reasoning from Ravi on the radio I said, “That makes sense,” without giving it much more thought.   You gave it thought!
You …

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6 Apr 2015 | 3 Comments

Hi Everyone,
Recently I posted a blog about Islam being the faster growing religion in the world.
Len Savill, a truly faithful evangelist and man of God in Auckland NZ who works with Matt Old to run Go International, wrote back to me.
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“Julian, here is a bit of context to the the research that showed that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world
Yesterday, I was listening to a lecture from Ravi Zacharias (right), the excellent apologist and evangelist.
He was sharing a discussion he had with a Muslim individual who pointed out that …

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3 Apr 2015 | 4 Comments

This is what happens when the Church stops evangelising.
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/02/living/pew-study-religion/index.html

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28 Mar 2015 | 4 Comments

All through the New Testament, boldness with respect to evangelism is illustrated. The Early Church Christians, if they were anything, were bold.
When Jesus commanded the disciples to go and preach the gospel, they went, without discussion or debate.
Acts 5:40-42 is just one great example. Take a moment to read these verses.
The Apostles were the Church leaders.
These were the people who had walked and talked with Jesus.
Jesus Himself appointed them as leaders.
They were out evangelising.
They were caught by the religious authorities of the day, flogged, and then released.
And what did they do? …

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26 Mar 2015 | No Comment

Hi everyone,
Yesterday, I received a Tweet from a fantastic young evangelist in America.  The goal of his ministry was to win 1 million souls a year to Christ.
I slept on this goal and in the morning I woke feeling strongly led to write to Daniel.  The following is what I wrote.
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Hi Daniel
I saw you twitter post and felt strongly to write to you after going onto your web site at http://www.kingministries.com
There is one thing greater than winning a million souls a year to Christ and that is to mobilise one million …

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21 Dec 2014 | 6 Comments

Last night I was watching the news on TV and a pastor was asked by the interviewer what “the gospel” was all about.
The TV was covering the bi-centenary of the gospel coming to New Zealand.
In answer to the question, the pastor replied “…that in short, is the message of the gospel.  It is God restoring a relationship with humanity.”
I struggled with the pastor’s answer, and this blog is about why.
I know from experience that most non-Christians, those who have never turned and surrendered to Jesus savingly, when they heard the pastor summarise …

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6 Dec 2014 | 4 Comments

Recently, a friend wrote to me about his evangelism experience with some teenagers.
This is what he said.
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“I have had several teenagers in the last 2-3 weeks look me in the eyes and tell me that they tried God and one of them says she accepted Christ at a church camp and that after months of praying and trying to be a Christian it just didn’t work.  
These are kids that have come from some pretty bad situations and my heart breaks for them.
I have been at a loss for words at …

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30 Nov 2014 | No Comment

Recently, I was in a van with a non-Christian guy (Brian) and the topic of Christianity came up.
I don’t remember how it came up but it came up.
To cut a long story short, he said it was not where he wanted to go with his life.
He said he believed in God, and that God made the world, but he didn’t want to go any further than this.
I thought “How can a person believe these things and not pursue these thoughts all the way to their logical conclusion, which is to …

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26 Nov 2014 | No Comment

Hi,
Does anyone know where we can find a second hand villa door like the one in the photo below?
If you know of any in your area at second hand shops, please let me know.  A second hand dealer in Hamilton has the one in the photo but he wants $4000 for it!!!  We know he is just profiteering.  Please phone me or text me on 027476 44 30

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25 Nov 2014 | No Comment

Hi everyone,
As you know we have an amazing piece of land that the Lord has given us at Oke Bay in the Bay of Islands.
The picture below is of Oke Bay. Dolphins come right into this bay quite regularly and you can swim with them!

At the moment we are renting Oke Bay Lodge out (this is the Lodge that came with the land when we bought it)  to trampers and families who want to use it.
This helps to pay for the cost of the restoration of this beautiful old 120 …

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25 Nov 2014 | No Comment

Not long ago, I was struck by the revelation that not all evangelists are the same, and not all evangelists are doing what is pleasing to the Lord.
To read what I have written, please click here.

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21 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments

Hi everyone
About 10 minutes ago I went into a cafe to order a breakfast.   I am en route to Oke Bay to do some work up there at our evangelism training centre.
The lady behind the counter (Mel) was 19.  As she was taking the order, I said to her (no one else could hear us, which is how you want it to be) “Mel, let me ask you a good question”
“Sure” she said.
“Say there was big explosion here right now, and you died. And you came up before God …

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12 Nov 2014 | No Comment

Hi everyone, someone asked me to define the difference between information and revelation.
So here is the answer.
At the end, Bill Hybels makes a comment on what it takes to make your life really count for the Lord.
It’s a brilliant insight from Bill!
The answer is not what you might think!
Enjoy!

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