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Brisbane Team

Wednesday, 25 March, 2015

Posted by Posted 27 March 2015, 4:41 PM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

Gospel Witness BrisbaneIt was a good outreach today in Queen Street Mall, Brisbane. We had a handful of us on the team.

Since it is coming up to Easter, more people are happy to take gospel tracts because we're able to say to them "Happy Easter!" and offer them a tract.

I preached a message using the sketchboard about the only way we can be reconciled to God is through Jesus. There was a small crowd that gathered to listen.

There were some good conversations that were had too. One such chat was with a guy named Ravi. 

His family is Hindu and he thought his own goodness would get him to Heaven. So as I talked about sin and the fact that we have fallen short of God's standard and thus deserve punishment. He began to see that he needed forgiveness.

So I explained the cross, repentance and faith, and then asked him whether he is prepared to leave Hinduism to trust in Christ alone. "My family won't let me" was his response.

I then expressed how having peace with God is far more important than good family relationships on this Earth. Jesus said our love for him should be far greater than even the love we have for our parents, so that if Jesus says one thing and our parents say the other, Jesus is the one we should obey at that point.

Ravi said he understood that and said he had to seriously think about it. Please pray for him.

Please also pray for:

• Liam - said he would think about it.

• Santiago - family is Christian, but he says he is not ready to turn from sin and come to Christ.

• Michael - works at Swatch, really open.

The Easter gospel tract we were using today is available here: http://www.operation513.com/easter

We are nothing, to God alone be all the praise!

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