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Our God is so good to me, I have been praying and dealing with a boy in our Bible Club about salvation. You may have seen me mention Dean Purua before, well, praise the Lord he has asked the Saviour to take away his sins.
Dean is just starting Intermediate school this year and while on holiday he made the choice to make sure that he would be with Jesus for ever. Sunday before last he came to one of the young men and told him about praying for salvation (I was home sick) then this week at club he came straight over to tell me that he had forsaken his sins. Please help me praise God for his wonderful goodness to me, in that he allowed me to see Dean saved before we leave the country and pray for Dean to grow and learn to walk with Jesus.
What a blessing we had last night, we had the Parfitt young men with us down on Queen Street last evening passing out tracts and sharing the gospel, but then most of our University Bible Study group came down the street and joined us. As I considered the blessing of being able to see this group of young people serving the Lord with their whole hearts, I was encouraged that the next generation has some champions of the Gospel.
This small band of young Christians were from 13 to 22 years of age and each of them has a love for the Saviour that showed. It showed in their speech and their work and also in their willingness to suffer rejection and mocking. I realize that God has done a work to bless my soul, I could never have recruited a group so filled with love for the Saviour and so devoted to his service.
There were 15 of these young evangelists in total and then there were two of us old warriors on Queen Street last evening and God did a work in my heart, if none others were blessed I was!
1 Samuel 10:26 And Saul also went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.
Our youth, along with the visitors from the USA, held a holiday Bible club for Auckland Bible Baptist Church, we entitled it Salvation Bible Club. Can you guess what the theme was? You are correct S-A-L-V-A-T-I-O-N!
We had a total of 26 children, from 5 to 14, during the week and there were nine that earned a Holy Bible! We have not reported any saved yet but their are 26 more children and several of their parents that received a great Biblical view of the salvation that is offered free to all that will come. The young men that taught during the week did an excellent job of convincing every man a sinner and Jesus Christ the only way of Salvation.
We can only pray now for the Spirit to move in the hearts of those that have received seed, that the ground will be fertile.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.
If you have ever heard of the Lord’s “passion”, you know about his death on the cross, by which he is able take away the sin of the world. But if you have a NIV you will not learn of our Lord’s passion only his suffering.
Acts 1:3 To whom he also showed himself alive after his passion by many proofs, appearing unto them by the space of forty days, and speaking the things concerning the kingdom of God:
What a day, Sunday! The Lord had me skip my planned message from Hebrews chapter 3 and instead I taught on baptism. On Monday we had made a plan to baptize Vicky from our University Bible Study group on Sunday afternoon and then two of my children surrendered during the week to obey the Lord in baptism. So on Sunday morning I brought the Word of God to bear on the subject for all to hear. What a surprise the Lord had in store for me, brother Roland Quilty came under conviction that he had not been scripturally baptized and requested that I would baptize him as well.
So here is how our Sunday went. 9:00am the first group from our house drives 10km to the room where we meet to set up. At 9:30am I drive to pickup Steve Howard and bring the rest to meeting about 13km. Morning service 10:00am. 12:15 we drive home reverse of above. 1:45pm we drive car and van back to Pukekohe pick up the Quiltys and head to Auckland Bible Baptist Church 60km. ABBC Service starts at 3:30pm. At 4:15pm I drive to the CBD 13km, to pick up the student from our Uni group who have had their own service in the city. 4:45 we head to ABBC 13km. 5:30 we have a very glorious time baptizing Bro. Roland, Sis. Vicky, Mercy and Malachi. At 7:00pm I drive the group back to the city and return to ABBC 26km. 8:25pm We head home drop the Quiltys, drop off Paris and we are home 60km.
Total driving for the day, 344km on two vehichles. Total baptized in submission to the Lord 4 precious souls, Roland Quilty, Vicky Hu, Mercy Snyder and Malachi Snyder.
Wow, just when I thought I was loosing some of the scholars at our Monday Bible study at UoA, we get a packed house and another pastor? Yes, we had 11 tonight beside Dawn, Jillian and I, and one of those was the local pastor of a Presbyterian (I think) church, Pastor Michael was quiet and listened, could not answer the one question I poised to him and he was polite. He said that he really enjoyed it and will try to come again. i’m pretty sure he never heard most of what I said tonight as I was teaching on baptism.
It was a very good study with lots of questions and lots of revealing times when some had a hard time following along in their NIVs through Acts chapter 8 and a few other places. When I mentioned the Lords passion at one point someone asked why do we call it that? So we turned to Acts chapter one and noted how the Lords death, burial and resurrection was called his passion there, well that’s what it says in the KJB, but the NIV says suffering. After we talked about that everyone decided that passion was a better word to be used in Acts.
Hallelujah, God is amazing and good to me, I spoke for nearly two hours, and it all made sense and everyone left that table with a good understanding of the difference between baptism and salvation and the difference of water baptism verses sprinkling. I believe it was blessed by God and this group of new believers are learning and growing.
The Bible study at Auckland Regional Prison this week was down on attendance (our lowest yet) to only three because of the flu that has been circulating in Unit 8. We still had a great time in the Word and started our study of salvation. These guys always have a lot of questions and I get to work my gray matter to it’s max between this group on Tuesday and the Monday and Thursday Bible studies. There is no greater joy than help new born Christians grow in their faith. Please pray for more men in the Auckland Prison to be saved and for the Christians that are inside to stand up for Jesus!
Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Monday’s Bible study at the University of Auckland was some what disappointing. We have had 11 come for the study time but this past Monday the two of three most faithful called in sick and busy. The good news was that Billy came and brought a new young man that was just recently saved. Tom grew up in Auckland in the Chinese community and has been to several churches seeking the truth, he finally visited a Baptist church and they told him about how the Saviour died for his sins and the only thing he needed was to repent and believe. I had a really great time answering Tom’s questions and telling him about eternal security. Please pray for the young people at the University of Auckland that more would be saved and that those that are saved will want to follow Jesus!