|Auckland Team||Wednesday, 4 July, 2018|
|Brisbane Team||Saturday, 7 July, 2018|
|Capalaba Team||Monday, 16 July, 2018|
|Essex Team||Saturday, 20 May, 2017|
|Gold Coast Team||Friday, 20 July, 2018|
|Hobart Team||Friday, 29 June, 2018|
|Melbourne Team||Friday, 10 November, 2017|
|Redcliffe Team||Saturday, 16 June, 2018|
|Special Outreaches||Saturday, 9 June, 2018|
|Sunnybank Team||Thursday, 19 July, 2018|
|Toowoomba Team||Tuesday, 9 January, 2018|
|Warwick Team||Tuesday, 10 July, 2018|
|Wellington Point Team||Sunday, 8 July, 2018|
|Woodridge Team||Tuesday, 5 June, 2018|
The Battle Log is the place where weekly reports from each of the Operation 513 evangelism teams are posted.
It gives you a brief idea about what occurred during the outreach and some of the highlights.
Even though there is not a report from each team on the Battle Log every week, all these teams do meet according to the schedule (usually weekly). So please keep them in prayer and consider joining one if it is in your area.
Hear one team member give an exciting account of God's providence in humbling hearts and bringing about perfect timing for two young men and women to hear the Gospel.
Hear another explain how they were able to share the Gospel with a professing Christian who thought he was going to Heaven because he was good.
This afternoon in the team was 6 members strong. This was a real blessing as we were able to cover two areas nearby each other and reach more people. The team also had two native mandarin speakers who were able to engage with some who had little or no English ability.
One stand out conversation was with a young man named Will. He has had some exposure to Christianity evidenced by his answers but for the most part was simply living as a pagan. He had a Chinese-Buddhist background but even that was more cultural than binding.
Will came to understand that God designed us to bring Him glory by obedience to Him but that we had instead chosen to worship ourselves by living how we want. Will seemed to struggle with the idea that God would punish "decent" people. It was emphasised that we're not good people who make mistakes, rather we are rebels who wilfully defy God.
This made sense and he came to understand God's judgement and anger toward sinners. Will was left to ponder the question, "Will I choose sin and God's wrath or will I surrender to Jesus and find life and love?"
Please be praying for Will and all those who took tracts, engaged in conversations or were asked a simple question as they walked past. Please be praying that God would use these encounters to bring about their salvation.
As you read the posts over the coming weeks, would you also consider joining the team if they have a team in your area: http://www.operation513.com/street-evangelism-teams/
Praise God for a lady named Wendy who walked past then on her way back stopped and asked for a Bible for her son who has just become a believer.
Wendy is a Christian. Please pray for her son Matthew. She was so happy as she was on her way to meet up with Matthew to be able to give him his own Bible. I gave a few resources and Gospel tracts that may help Mathew in his growth.
Anne from Inglewood wanted a Bible. She says her old one is falling apart. She was not able to chat for long so I gave her tracts with the Gospel message. She knows the family I have been able to give some Bibles to previously who are also from Inglewood - Douglas & Emma and their nine children. Pray for them all.
Pray for Alan who says he is born again but he also said a few things that I don't agree with in salvation. He says we have a choice. I believe we have the responsibility to respond in trust and obedience but God is Sovereign in it all - by drawing us by His Spirit convicting us of sin and our need for Jesus to save us. God opens our heart and saves us. He gives us a new heart that loves Jesus and the glorious Gospel!
We will want to follow His ways even though we still sin, we are Righteous in His sight only by the grace from our heavenly Father through His one and only Son Jesus. It sounds like he has Jesus plus our works. When I was saying works is fruit but does not save, he said that we have a part in Salvation (which is adding works to be saved).
He says he will come back next week with some Bible verses. This is a difficult truth for many but God's ways are not our ways. The Bible teaches that we are chosen by God for good works, but it is all by His grace we are saved not works. So pray I have wisdom and use scripture to point to God's Sovereignty in Salvation & encourage him in the Gospel.
Thanks for praying and for the people of God who donate to the Ministry.
All Glory be to God.
Hear two team members share how God used them to share the Gospel with people on the street. First with two Muslims and then with an atheist named Peter.
Hear one team member share about a Cambodian man that didn't want a Bible because he has his own relationship with God. Then hear about how three young men heard God's offer of salvation.
As the team heads out into Brisbane city again tonight, here are the photos from last week's outreach.
The team were encouraged with the various gospel conversations that were had, with some people coming to grasp the gospel for the very first time. This included a lady named Jacinta, who attends a Catholic Church but thought her own goodness would get her to heaven.
When she heard that salvation is a free gift simply received through faith in Jesus, it was like a light bulb turned on in her head. She was then encouraged to count the cost of following Jesus, but at the same time to not delay.
To God be all the glory!
Hear a team member recount a conversation with a lady, that ended with her understanding her sinfulness and need for a saviour for the first time! Praise God!
Hear how on a quieter night in the city, the team was able to use the Gospel to encourage a seeking, Singaporian.
A team of 5 today whose age range covered 5 decades. We had 3 in the bus stop and 2 outside the library which is close by.
Lee-Anne had a long chat with Travis who started with "I don't believe in anything I cannot see". As the conversation progressed, it became apparent that he had more than a superficial knowledge of the Bible. He did not like the holiness of God. He would have accepted a god who loved him the way he was and with no judgment. Lee-Anne patiently showed him Scriptures as she worked past his defenses to the good news. He left with a gospel of John and our prayers that God would break through his defenses.
An interesting act of providence: I handed a lady a tract 'Intelligence Test' then realized that was not what I had intended to do. I managed to give her a 'Law' tract. Her response was, "This should be interesting. I am a lawyer"
Meanwhile a trial run with the flip chart was being done.
The results as always are in His keeping. We give Him all the glory for what He does through His imperfect (but justified) servants.
God sent a brisk breeze such that we could not set up the flip chart where it was last time. We were to know by the end of our outreach one reason why God did this. There were 4 Indian gentlemen who had been brought up in a R.C. grounding. As they were taken through the law and gospel, understanding seems to have been granted them. They, each one, expressed a desire to trust Christ alone this very day. Once the fog of tradition is blown away, the simplicity of God's salvation is so relieving. Eph. 2:8-10 shows God's prevenient grace produces saving faith which invariably produces God's good works. There can be no merit in doing what we are supposed to be doing as His children, Lk. 17:7-10. Our works, which God prepared beforehand that we should do, are the Christian response of love, e.g. Jn.15:14 +1 John 5:3 " For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome."
God was doing more than this but all His works are glorious as they exhibit His glorious being. To Him alone be the glory and we thank Him for the privilege of serving Him once again in this way.