I decided to head to the Gold Coast early afternoon, well before our weekly evening outreach would begin. As I was driving there, I prayed to God asking that He would send along someone else who could evangelise with me there, for otherwise it would just be me there for several hours.
Once I got to Surfers Paradise, I began handing out gospel tracts and having a few conversations with people. It was not long before I was talking to John, a forty year old man who grew up Greek Orthodox and was on holidays from Sydney.
When I asked him if he was going to Heaven, he replied, “I hope so.” So I asked him what he’s relying on to get him there. His goodness, he said. So I wanted to see how good he really was. “Have you ever lied?” I asked. “All the time.” “Stolen something?” “Yep” “Looked at someone with lust?” “Constantly. In fact I picked up someone just the other day.”
He began to see that compared to God’s standard, he was not good enough and that he was on his way to Hell. I then explained that the only way of entrance into Heaven was by having a substitute – somebody who could take the punishment for his sins on his behalf. That was Jesus, dying on the cross 2000 years ago, rising three days later.
I told him that he needed to trust not in his goodness or Church going or any good action for his forgiveness, but simply in Jesus’ finished work on the cross.
But when I asked him a checking question to see if he understood what could get him to Heaven, he reverted to works again. So I explained the gospel again and then again and finally he got it.
He said, “Ah it makes sense! I have shivers going down my spine.” I then was urging him to count the cost - he cannot have Christ and still love his sin. He understood that, and said he wanted to trust in Christ and repent. He then was asking lots of questions on how he can fight sin.
After talking for almost an hour, and then I asked him if he wanted to help me hand out gospel tracts. He said, “Ok sure, let’s do it.” Then for the next few hours he was helping me hand out gospel tracts. What a way God answers prayer! Way beyond anything I expected. Saving a person and then straight away making him a co-labourer in the Great Commission.
He said he had listened to 200 hours of Creflo Dollar, after finding him on early morning television. I warned him about prosperity preachers like Creflo who do not faithfully proclaim God’s word. I then recommended he listened to better Bible teachers – giving him names of John MacArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, and James MacDonald.
When 7:30pm rolled around, a couple of regular team members couldn’t make it - the ones who bring out the amplifier. So the outreach was spent in one2ones and handing out gospel tracts, as well as discipling John. Very much a worthwhile outreach. Lots of gospel tracts went out and some good conversations were had by the whole team.
To God be the glory!
One couple that we spoke to tonight were from the Revival Centres International and their beliefs were very contrary to Scripture. They thought that no one in the Old Testament was saved, they thought that baptism was a requirement for justification and that everyone must speak in tongues.
Soli Deo Gloria!
We encountered a few very open people to the gospel on our outreach to the Gold Coast.
Watch the following two minute video battle log report from the night:
Praise be to the Lord of all!
There are always interesting characters that you meet out on the street when evangelising, but tonight we had one individual who thought he was an angel.
Take a look at the following 3 minute video from the night:
For our Lord's glory!
This Friday, one person that was spoken to talked about he had previously been part of a Church but they had kicked him out for practicing homosexuality. He recognised that homosexuality was a sin and said that he predicts that in his 'spiritual journey' he will one day give it up.
Justin was able to share the news about Christ's death and resurrection for the forgiveness of his sins and he said that he had never heard it explained like that before, despite being part of a Church in the past.
Watch the following 4 minute video report from the outreach:
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To God be the glory!
This Friday, during a conversation with two young adults, it appears God was working on their hearts convicting them of their sin, so one asked, "How can my sins be forgiven?"
Listen to how it went:
To the one who is able to keep you from stumbling!
This Friday, one young lady was presented with the choice of forgiveness through Christ or doing what her boyfriend wants, and that is to reject Christ. Listen to how the conversation panned out.
To the one who made the world and everything in it!
To be the glory for another great evening sharing the gospel. Take a listen in the video report below to a very interesting encounter I had with a guy named Mitch. He spoke about how he had no idea how to have his sins forgiven.
For the glory of the Lord!
People bring up all sorts of reasons why they think God should let them into Heaven. This Friday night one lady thought that because she had not sinned since January, she deserved to go to Heaven.
Hear more about it below in the following short video:
To the Lord of all!
Sometimes on the streets you hear bad arguments, but one presented tonight maybe takes the cake. One atheist was asserting that because he cannot see God, therefore God must not exist.
Watch the following 4 minute video evangelism report from the night:
To the one who is always faithful!