- [Preachers made to be quiet] - [Money is now the root of all eeevil..] -
- [Young lady says she needs to repent] -
Date: 06.04.08 Sunday
Time: 1:00 - 4:00PM
Blog Report: Operation 513 Gold Coast City Team
Location: Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, Cavill Ave
Team Members: Keith Rochford, Nathan Hermann, Ryan Hemelaar, Josh Mitchell (writer)
ALL THAT WAS DONE IN THIS REPORT, WAS ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD.
Memory Verse: Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
PREACHERS MADE TO BE QUIET
Rain, rain come again.. today the heaven's opened! The ocean swell was a magnificent sight to see. I was soaked wet, by the time I got to the meeting sight, Praise God for the umbrella I had in my hands. We could not preach today. It was a God ordained thing.
Instead we took to the streets with pockets stuffed with tracts, and put them into the hands of those who would accept them. Lots of wonderful conversations were had, with many who might now, at the time of this writing be dead, and in hell...
Please pray for those who yet live, and know the gospel!
MONEY IS NOW THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL...
An Indian man confronted me, as he accepted a big money gospel tract. That didn't go down so well..
"Is this what people are presenting the word of God on, these days.. on money?", he shook his head, and expressed disgust with his face. "sharing the word of God on this evil stuff..".
He stared at me, and said: "don't you know what people do with money.. money is evil!".
His child was licking an icecream, thankfully God gave me the right words to respond with:
"Sir, there is nothing intrinsically evil in money itself.. after all, do you use money to buy gifts for your children?", smiling I continued, "sir, do you use money to buy a bed for your children, and food, and clothing?".
His response was one of shame.. "Don't put that on me".
I replied: "But you can see what I am saying.."
He nodded, and smiled.
Unfortunately, so many people have confused the teaching of Jesus on money, and claim that money itself is evil. This is a wonderful opportunity, for Christian's to do what Jesus commanded us to, and that is to teach all nations what he commanded.
Mat 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Mat 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
This man had forgotten, that it is the love of money, that is the root of all evil. It is the hearts attachment to gain, advantage, benefit that is attached to means, that is the root of all evil. And you cannot serve God and mammon.
Our friend kept the gospel tract, and so did his child.
YOUNG LADY SAYS SHE NEEDS TO REPENT.. with displeasure on her face
Five young ladies, stood watching the magnificence of the waves crashing upon each other, and the sand being turned up into the water. Five minutes later, they were starting to get really uncomfortable as the power of God's Ten Commandments, began to work upon their conscience. One girl, walked away and came back. Three girls looked away, for something to distract themselves. I asked them, now what does it take to be forgiven by God? I hadn't told them yet.. they couldn't answer, and then out of the blue..! One girl said.. "Repent".
"Turning from sin, and trusting in Jesus good works, and person, instead of your own", thats right I continued. These young ladies were not Christians, but at least one had had a christian influence in her life, so that she knew she had to turn from her sin.
It is nice, when you find the Lord of the harvest, has already sent labourer's to work with a person, and your along the way with them. Please pray for the conversion of these young ladies and those we work with.. you never know who you will see in glory, and who you may see depart from God's judgment seat to that terrible place of punishment.
A final word:
Perhaps the language, in this report, confused you? Perhaps it didn't make sense..
Maybe a cartoon can explain it to you more easily, click on the picture below:
I hope that helps :) Let me know what you think,
Until the next report, have a wonderful week,
For Christ and His Covenant,
For the glory of God,
PS. Big thankyou to the boys who faithfully come out and work with us each weekend, to those brothers and sisters around the world, who faithfully share the gospel as oft as they can. God bless you!
Credit: Raw images (excepting comic) used on this webpage were taken from Wikipedia Commons.
Gold Coast Team (QLD)
Meets 7:15-10pm every Friday night at Surfers Paradise on Cavill Avenue.
Contact Ryan Hemelaar for more information.