Praise be to God, central Christchurch is being saturated with the gospel of Jesus - by just a few, humble, weak followers of Christ - heading out daily. More and more, we are encountering people who have already been through the flip chart presentation of the gospel - including today, with a young man. Interestingly, he was open to going through it again - with his friend who had not been through it before. May this young man, and his friend, keep encountering Christians sharing the gospel till they finally surrender in understanding, repentance, and faith. Are you ready to continue the conversation?
Yet, the most encouraging gospel interaction of the day was with a young man waiting for his girlfriend outside a shop. A tract was offered with the question, "Will you go to heaven when you die?". There was not an opportunity to explain the whole gospel - but he took the tract (which does), and as we were parting ways he said, "Thank you so much, I appreciate it". The next time you fear starting that gospel conversation, remember - there are many who will appreciate it! Yes, many will not be interested - but what's the worst that can happen? Just say, "have a nice day", and move on. :)
To finish the day, the team went through Cathedral Square having walk up gospel conversations. And as we were not able to preach at our usual time due to other Christians out reading the scriptures in the open air, we finished with preaching instead. Our most vocal heckler was there; but we decided to preach anyway. The law and the gospel was proclaimed, and on que the heckling started. Yet, a small gathering of people were listening, with people accepting tracts afterwards. May those that heard the gospel be saved, for God's glory alone, through the "foolishness" of the preaching today.
Christchurch (NZ) Team
Heads out on to the streets of Christchurch usually 6 days a week to various locations.
Including Fridays in Cathedral Square from 12:30pm and in Cashel Mall after that till 3:30pm. Also Sundays in Cashel Mall 1:30pm till 3:30pm.