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Brisbane Team (Night) (QLD)

Meets every Saturday night in King George Square 7-10pm.


King George Square

Brisbane Team (Day) (QLD)

Meets Wednesday afternoons 1-5pm in King George Square (near Adelaide St crossing).

Contact Ryan Hemelaar for more information.


Saturday 18 May 2013

Posted by Posted 26 May 2013, 11:51 AM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

The Bible says everyone already knows that God exists (Romans 1), but people have sadly deceived themselves by denying him. Listen to this clip from Saturday night's outreach of how someone rejects his atheism and comes back to the realisation that God exists.

To the one whom every knee will bow!


Saturday 11 May 2013

Posted by Posted 19 May 2013, 2:34 PM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

It was another encouraging night in Brisbane. As you'll see in the video below, Kevin was overjoyed to see God work in one lady's heart. All praise be to God!

To the one who is always faithful!


Saturday 4 May 2013

Posted by Posted 8 May 2013, 11:54 AM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

It is amazing seeing the power of God work on a person's heart, and this Saturday we saw that in one particular conversation. The person was very hard-hearted from the start, but as one of the team members responded to his objections, and shared the gospel with him, we could see God slowly soften his heart.

Watch the following 5 minute video evangelism report from the night:

To the one who can save to the uttermost!


Saturday 27 April 2013

Posted by Posted 5 May 2013, 1:43 AM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

Slavery in the Bible is something very often brought up by skeptics. Is the Bible's mentioning of slavery inconsistent with the rest of the Bible? This was one of the questions raised during this week's outreach.

To the God who made the world and everything in it!


Saturday 20 April 2013

Posted by Posted 26 April 2013, 3:10 PM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

Another great night of evangelism in Brisbane city, watch the video battle log report to hear about it.

Often people doing evangelism can get discouraged when they don't see any fruit from their labor. But the good news is that we are not in charge of the results, God is. So we leave it all up to Him and whether he chooses to save a person or not. We simply have the task of being faithful to bring the message of the gospel to people.

"We leave the results up to God" Brisbane Evangelism - 20 April 2013

Glory and dominion to God alone!


Saturday 13 April 2013

Posted by Posted 19 April 2013, 12:21 PM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

What another great night it was in Brisbane city. It had been raining for most of the day, but by the nighttime, God answered our prayer and ceased the rain for the time of the outreach.

This is a 4 minute video from the outreach, please watch:

At the end of that video, there was a snippet preview of the following two minute clip detailing a conversation I had with a guy who said he had no sin.

To our sovereign God be all the glory!


Saturday 6 April 2013

Posted by Posted 11 April 2013, 7:23 PM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

One very interesting chat I had was with a Roman Catholic man. When I asked him why he is going to Heaven, he responded, "It's by faith and works." So I pulled out my Bible to show him Ephesians 2 where it says we are saved by faith and not works, but he said, "How can you as a man interpret the Bible?"

Hear more about this in the video report below.

To God alone be the glory!


Saturday 30 March 2013

Posted by Posted 2 April 2013, 9:49 PM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

Be encouraged, watch the following video battle log report below from Saturday's outreach and see how God is working in this part of Australia.

"God's Word never returns void" Brisbane Evangelism 30 March 2013

Who can compare to God? Praise be to Him!


Saturday 23 March 2013

Posted by Posted 24 March 2013, 10:38 PM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

We are excited to announce that the usual evangelism report for the Brisbane and Gold Coast street teams will now be in video format. The benefit of this is that you'll get to see snippets of what actually happens on each of the outreaches, the people we encounter, and get to hear from those on the team itself. We will strive to have a video uploaded for almost every week's outreach.

This is our first video Battle log for the Brisbane team.

To God be the glory!


Saturday 12 May 2012

Posted by Posted 15 May 2012, 4:32 PM by Ryan Hemelaar. Permalink

Blake preachingThe temperature was cool, as the team met beforehand for prayer together. This evening, we had a very decent sized team ready to speak to people about Jesus. After reading Romans 10, concerning how “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ”, and that “people cannot hear without someone preaching”, the team moved over to Queen St Mall to begin our outreach.

Luke was keen to kick off the preaching for tonight, and so once the free Bibles table had been set up, he stood up on the soapbox and begin to preach.  Luke is a new-ish open air preacher, and he did well this evening in presenting the gospel. It is good to see him grow in confidence and zeal for open air preaching. He did not have any hecklers and after about 20 minutes he concluded his message calling for people to repent and believe the gospel.

After this, Blake stood up to preach and started off by preaching about the parable of the Prodigal son. By this time, a bunch of guys from the Brisbane Atheists (really, agnostics) group had arrived and started debating with Blake. They discussed issues such as evolution and whether it is true. Blake argued that it isn’t because of the extreme lack of evidence.

Alex preachingHe then preached about the coming judgement and that the fact that we’ll all stand before the creator God one day to give an account of our lives. This then lead to him preaching about sin, and about the only way of forgiveness of sins, by faith in Jesus Christ – his death and resurrection. He preached probably over an hour, answering all the various questions people had.

After this, Josiah and then Alex faithfully preached the gospel, calling all who were listening to repent and trust in Christ alone for their salvation. One of the people listening to Alex asked the question, “How can God send people to Hell forever for a finite crime?” Alex responded by saying that it is up to God the judge to define the punishment, and he has defined it thusly.

Jackie witnessing

But he also mentioned that it’s not as though those who will be sent to Hell, will instantly stop sinning. It’s likely they will keep on sinning, and therefore keeping extending their sentence there. Alex then pointed out that because the punishment for sin is so severe, it really shows how important it is to have your sins forgiven.


Meanwhile, Luke and a few other team members reported to me that this evening they had been having some great witnessing encounters with people. Tonight quite a number of Bibles were given out to all those who were interested including a bunch of teenagers. This group of teenagers had been hanging around for the whole time we were there, at first being really immature in the things they were saying and doing, but a number of the team were able to witness to them throughout the evening, and it appeared that a lot of them were having a change of heart. They wanted a Bible and said they were going to start reading it. Please pray that God will draw them unto Himself and grant them repentance and faith.

To God be the glory for another great night!

Luke witnessing Witnessing


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