Just a reminder that the next training event is in the Hawkes Bay, June 22.
Where: St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Waipukurau
Time: Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Local contact person: Renee Tobin 027 535 2486
To register: Text Eleanor on 021 10 10 150
For more details see www.churchdnachange.com
Please tell / email your friends
See you there!
I recently listened to the best, most anointed teaching I have EVER heard on Lazarus and the rich man from Luke 16.
This preaching is SO powerful and profound, I thought I would share it with you.
I encourage you to:
Read the Parable a few times yourself.
Write down what the Holy Spirit teaches you.
Download each of these audio files and listen to them prayerfully and carefully.
Compare what you wrote down with what the preacher of the messages taught.
Through them, the Holy Spirit has a lot to say to us about evangelism, …Read the full story »
Recently, the following email came in from a friend. I liked what he had written so much, I thought I would share it with you.
I was reading Matthew 5:14-16 last night and it reminded me of when I hear Christians say “if we just go around doing random good deeds we glorify our Father in heaven.”
This is true only when it is paired up with other truths in the Bible.
Let me explain.
I have a wonderful Muslim friend who runs a business in NZ and spends 6 months of the year in …
Yesterday I picked up a hitch hiker who had spent 25 of his 46 year life in jail.
He’d been inside for things like attempted murder, armed robbery, and inflicting grievous bodily harm.
It made for an interesting trip.
For the two hour journey, I was careful not to get into any arguments
He’d only recently become a Christian but when I showed him the Gospel via www.biblein11.com he was blown away by how clear the message was and wanted to show it to all the 96 people living at the rehab …
Last blog I talked about how an evangelist can compromise their calling and grieve the Holy Spirit.
I ended the blog by saying this:
“Today’s evangelists are under enormous pressure to compromise their God-given job description and the vast majority have succumbed.
Instead of equipping people in the Church how to proclaim or spread the gospel for the glory of Jesus, they have instead turned to teaching people “other skills and behaviours”: how to build friendships with the un-churched, how to be a person of influence, how to give a testimony, how to …Read the full story »
In this blog I am going to talk about evangelists.
An evangelist is someone who is gifted by God to spread or proclaim the gospel.
Someone without the gift of evangelism who spreads and proclaims the gospel is an evangeliser, not an evangelist.
So what’s ‘the gospel’?
The gospel, as Jesus used this phrase in Mark 16:15 (Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel), is a message which can be communicated either verbally or in writing.
The message explains to non-Christians:
Why we must be saved.
How Jesus can save us.
What we must do to …
Many of you are aware that as a ministry we are developing a property in the Bay of Islands.
The specific location is Oke Bay. The land is in three titles. On one of the three pieces of land there is a 120 year old, six bedroom Kauri villa.
Oke Bay is situated at the start of the Cape Brett walking track, which is rated one of the 100 best in the world.
Literally thousands of people from all countries around the world walk this track which ends at Hole In The Rock.
One of the tools we use to reach the lost with the gospel is a little 3 minute survey. To read the survey, click here
It’s simple to use. All one does is approach a stranger, invite them to do a survey, and give them a gospel booklet at the end or share the gospel with them verbally.
After doing literally hundreds of these surveys, I have discovered an interesting thing.
Non Christians, whether they are atheists, buddhists, hindus, tree huggers, or whatever – they all have one thing in common.
With a …
I have always said that the gay marriage bill would become law with the vast majority of MP’s voting for it.
Why was the outcome so easy to predict?
Answer? Because we as a Church have stopped proclaiming the gospel i.e. evangelising.
Only 2% of the Church now engage in Biblical evangelism.
And when the gospel ceases to be proclaimed, society rots.
Who says so?
John Stott is one of many theologians who advocate this. Listen to his wise and insightful words.
“We have seen that society needs salt [preservation] and light [reformation], but only the gospel can …
There is training in evangelism this coming Saturday (April 13), 8:30 – 4:30, Gateway Church, 103a Harris Road, East Tamaki.
If you are a pastor, and you’re wondering how to mobilise all your people for evangelism, and create a culture of evangelism at your church, come and window shop.
If you are an individual who wants to learn how to evangelise (i.e. reach the lost with the gospel), this is for you!
Download a conference brochure here.
You can register by going to www.churchdnachange.com or texting Eleanor on 021 10 10 150
See you there!
Reinhard Bonnke has just exhorted the Church in NZ to make a priority of proclaiming the gospel.
Praise God for this man and His ministry!
I was not able to attend, but friends who were there report that “many tears were shed as the Holy Spirit moved powerfully over the attendees.”
The acid test is this – is anything going to change as a result of this conference? By this I mean:
Will evangelists with the Ephesians 4:11-14 gift return to equipping whole churches to proclaim the gospel?
Will they (i.e. evangelists) shift away …
As a ministry we are working with pastors and leaders in various parts of the world.
One of those pastors (Darryl) and his wife (Pati), live in Alexandria, a city in the USA which is situated close to the border with Canada.
One Sunday recently, Darryl showed the Biblein11 video in the Sunday morning church service.
The following is what the Holy Spirit did in the life of an unsaved father who was in the congregation.
My dad, Bill, was really were convicted by Sunday’s message and we had a great talk after …Read the full story »
Just recently I went on a tour of South America, kindly paid for by one of my supporters.
For the most part, the tour group were not saved.
I used the tour as a ministry trip, giving the gospel in Spanish wherever I went each day (See www.biblein11.org/espanol) and networking with Christians I happened to meet in the countries we visited.
It struck me one day that I was just so different from my fellow tour party friends – in my likes and dislikes, in what interested me and what interested them, …
The following is a testimony from one of the faithful in New Zealand who is active in evangelism. It makes a great read.
My wife and I have been intentionally sharing our lives with the not yet saved. Looking for opportunities to bring the Kingdom to people and thus allowing them to open up to the Gospel message.
With one specific couple, we have developed a friendship for a number of years.
The friendship between the husband and myself was very easy to develop. He was to me a “person of peace” …
Thank you to all those who have written in with their comments.
I think we all agree that:
All religions are not the same.
All people who pray are NOT praying to the same God. That is to say, many believe that there is only one God. Christians call him “Jesus”, Muslims call him “Allah” , Buddhists call him “Buddha” etc etc. So when all the people of various religions are praying, they are praying to the same God, only they just don’t realise it. As Christians, we DON’T believe this.
Jesus is …
Yesterday I engaged in a vigorous debate (not nasty, thankfully) with a Christian leader. A small audience was listening.
The audience were either non-Christians or weak Christians.
We started off by discussing whether people in other religions are lost or not and whether God hears their prayers.
The question was put to me “I met a fine Muslim who prayed each day for his family, his work, and those in the world around him. These are the same prayers I pray to Jesus” said the Christian leader. He went on: ”I find …
As you know, we are working on a vision to build an evangelism training centre at Oke Bay in Rawhiti.
The first part of the vision is to restore a 100 year old house on the property.
On Friday this week, 4 carpenter type guys will be turning up to do a weeks work.
God bless them! But they need feeding. I’ll pay for the food. All you have to do is cook it!
We need someone who can prepare meals for them! Eeeek!
You’ll have your own room and you’ll be living at …
This is a simple but great story about how words and works work together!
I had one of those ‘God appointments’ coming back from a trip to the beach in Northland. Can I tell you about it?
I stopped at Whangerei & went to The Warehouse.
I was curious to see it as I’d heard it was the largest in the northern hemisphere.
When I finally found it, I discovered that it didn’t enthrall as expected.
I said to God- what on earth ever got into me to bother, can’t understand why I …
For the next three months or so, we are looking for a couple or single person to house sit a lovely old six bedroom house at Oke Bay in Rawhiti.
You can stay a week, a month, or longer.
The house is situated on a thin strip of land with a beach on both sides, and is being renovated.
Dolphins regularly visit Oke Bay and the fishing is wonderful. Most nights I just go down to the rocks, cast a line in (with a hook and bait), and pull up a snapper within …
Recently, I was taking a trailer load of rubbish to the dump in a small town in Northland, which is the uppermost part of NZ.
I knew I’d have to pay so I had my credit card ready.
When I backed my trailer up to the unload point, the dump manager came up to me and asked for $30, so I whipped out my credit card.
“Sorry mate” he said “we only take cash.”
So I said “OK, can I dump this and come back with the money. I’ll go into town and …