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After visiting this blog we hope you are edified and exhorted in your witness of Jesus Christ to your fellow Australians (or wherever you are.) If you dont believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and you have visted this blog, we desire that above all you would know Him. Nothing else in life is more important for us. Only Jesus can rescue wretched sinners like us!

Dan Little1Daniel

I am passionate about communicating the free and universal offer of salvation in Jesus Christ alone. I have believed in Jesus since the 1980’s but never really understood grace till 2005-2006. I can remember, however, that from the day I first believed, I have desired to see people saved. I often prayed fervently for the lost and even studied current evangelism resources but I never really shared the gospel with anyone. In December 2005 friends introduced me to the Way of the Master DVD series. I instantly knew this was the missing information I was longing to hear. The Law is the key that helps people in our affluent society understand their true need – righteousness! Thankfully, this teaching also started me on a path to learning about reformed doctrine and understanding about grace. I started to listen and read great bible teachers like John Piper, DA Carson, RW Glenn, RC Sproul and John MacArthur. I started to learn about reformed statements like the ones referred to in this page, and then got blown away when I would open the word and see things I never noticed before. God’s grace and His work in saving sinners made a new deep impression on me. I am now excited when I share the gospel with friends and strangers because I know they are hearing the biblical gospel that can save them. I am a Father of 3 children and attend Church with my wife Angela at The Branch in Kings Meadows.

 

Josh

My name is Josh. I love life. I love what is good and I love the God who has freely given me all things good for the sake of His Son when all I deserve is His judgement and punishment. I want others to know about this life, the way of receiving it and their great need to be put right with their Creator. I hope the things that I am able to contribute to this blog will help other Christians to become more faithful and effective in their witness and get active in whatever sphere God has placed them in right now. I believe that there is great importance in being faithful to the truth of scripture when we speak to others about God and I believe the reformed confessions are extremely important in giving a unifying voice and reference to the theology of the church of Christ.

 

georgieGeorgie

I am a young, married, full time mum to a lot of kids. I have been raised in the reformed faith. Over the last 3 years a slow awakening occurred in the way I perceive the faith that I have been given. I guess I started to think – if we do have such a precious heritage in the reformed faith, and such great news in the salvation we have through Christ, why am I happy to keep it to myself? Why aren’t I caring about the “lost souls” yet to be called into the kingdom? It’s great to be seeing people as souls at last… eternal people with eternal needs.I have lots and lots to learn… but am super keen to use my gifts and what i do know in the service of spreading the gospel faithfully. It’s an honour.

 

Why a blog about evangelism in Australia?

We want to encourage and equip Christian’s who already labour or want to become labourers in the harvest field in Australia (and the world) because that is the cultural context in which we (the bloggers) live. The message of the free offfer of salvation does not change wherever we are in the world, but there are specific cultural barriers that need to be respected and understood for effective communication. This blog aims to explore the convayance of biblical truth in and through Australian culture. The blog team adheres to a reformed evangelical view of the bible and strives to be biblically faithful in evangelism opportunities.

 

What we believe

We hold to the reformed confessions of faith including:
The Belgic Confession of Faith (1561)
The Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
The Westminster Confession of Faith. (1647)
Canons of Dort (1618-1619)

 

Why should we evangelise?

Matthew 5 v 13-20
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfil them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

…and what is the message of the gospel?

(Matt 5 cont.)
Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

How can we become more righteous than the scribes and Pharisees who were meticulously zealous for perfection through human effort? Only through the grace and power of Christ and Him crucified. Only through the gift of his righteousness given in exchange for our sin. All our righteous works combined will in no way come close to covering our guilt before God, only through the free gift of grace may we be saved! Christ calls us to:

repent of our transgression of the Law of God – this is to forsake it completely and turn to God with our whole heart;

and to trust in Christ alone. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2 v8).

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Thanks for taking the time to find out about us. We would like to find out about you too. Please give comments and suggestions on our blog. Don’t worry if it’s not even on topic. It is always great to hear from our readers.

 

 

Comments
  1. Betsy says:

    Hi,
    I was browsing your web-site looking for tips on evangelism because I am leading a discussion on evangelism in a book study from Donald Whitney’s book: Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life this Friday.
    I just wanted to point out that in the blog team descriptions, Angela says she is the wife of two. If you don’t want to be confused with the Mormons, she might want to correct that.
    Thanks for all your hard work. Enjoyed browsing the sight.
    In Christ,
    Betsy

  2. Well spotted! LOL. Fixed it

  3. evangelizehull says:

    Nice blog! May God bless your ministry!

    Peace,

    Rich

  4. Thanks R.

    Always great to receive encouragement. It not only makes me (or anyone you encourage) feel good, but it also makes me want to keep pushing on in serving the Lord.

    Daniel.

  5. Josh says:

    looks good

  6. marquita says:

    Refreshing

  7. happycalvinist says:

    Great stuff! It’s hard to find good evangelism resources, and you guys have some great ones. Thank you for your work.

  8. Thanks Happycalvinist.

    Keep spreading the gospel.

  9. http://www.markfest.org/audio/Interview1_mp3_May_8_07.html

    Thanks for your great web site…

    http://www.markfest.org is a ministry in memory of my 18 year old son and many of our loved ones in heaven. We recently had our 2nd annual Celebration of Life Festival in Ohio…check out our site and the 2 interviews for a history on the outreach…thanks, Your brother in Christ, Mark

  10. Another evangelism blog from a Reformed theological perspective! Yes! 🙂

    My name is Tony. Some folks know me as the “Lawman” from Way of the Master Radio. In addition to serving with WOTM/WOTMR, I partner with my friend, Leon Brown, from EvangelismTeam.com (a WOTMR sponsor). Leon is also Reformed in his theology and attends a “9 Marks” affiliated church in the San Diego area. Together, Leon and I publish gospel tracts, utilizing the Law so that cross makes sense; while always trying to stay true to the Doctrines of Grace.

    Enough about me. 🙂

    Thank you for your ministry. I am bookmarking this blog, and I plan to return often, for the biblical encouragement it provides. Please feel free to call on me if I can be an encouragement to the Evangelism Action team.

    Visit my blog, where I share most of my evangelism adventures, at:
    http://www.thecenturionpapers.blogspot.com

    God bless!

  11. Nice! I’ve heard Tony on Way of the Master Radio a couple times. It’s an interestingly small world…

  12. Thanks Tony for your kind words and encouragement in the work of evangelism. Nice to hear from you.

    Dan.

  13. Leonard O says:

    Hey Brothers and Sisters,

    Keep up God’s work. I, as well as others, pray for the success of your ministry, and we all wish you the best.

  14. Thanks Leonard.

    Appreciate the prayer. It’s exciting to hear from you. We do most of our feet on the ground ministry in Northern Tasmania, Australia. Aussies are a pretty hard bunch and present unique challenges.

    Its great to be able to connect to so many people from all over through the Internet. Nice to check out your blog too.

    God strengthen you,
    Daniel

  15. Nicholas Nganga says:

    Sports for Christ International is a Christian ministry in Kenya whose main objective is to obey God’s Great Commission to His Son in Psalm 2:8-“Ask of me,and I will make the nations your heritage,and the ends of the earth your possession….”.It is also tied to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ in matthew 28;19-“Go ye therefore,and teach all nations….”,mark 16:15-“…go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”.
    “…..yes,i try to find a common ground with everyone so that i might bring them to Christ”-
    1Cor 9:22

    We use sports to spread the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ by organising the young/youth/students through sports like soccer,basketball,volleyball,rugby,golf,baseball,cycling,motor racing,athletics,tennis among others.We are aware that the youth are hungry for a real and authentic relationship with Christ.During these activities Christian tracts and other published materials are distribured while films and videos are shown.
    Finally,we seek and invite international links with groups that are keen in evangelism through sports:by coming to Kenya and teams from Kenya visiting other countries.We are inviting partners to join with us to enable us reach this goal.We humbly request that you donate,supply and send us free evangelism resources to be an inspiration to reach our objective and mission.Please contact us when you receive this message.
    God bless you!
    Yours in Christ,
    Nicholas Ng’ang’a
    Director
    Sports for Christ International
    P.O BOX 3305
    Nakuru
    KenyaEmail: scmi2000@yahoo.com
    n_nganga@yahoo
    __________________________________________________

  16. georgiearm says:

    OK. So i have had these twins and am back in the proverbial saddle! Good to read your posts team. Encouraging🙂

  17. Cool site guys, keep up the good work.

  18. Hi Guys,

    found you via “Stumbleupon” and enjoyed the visit.

    Check out “What is The Gospel? for some great evangelism resources:

    http://www.whatisthegospel.org.uk

  19. raw onion lover says:

    There is such an intensity to life when it is seen through the eyes of Jesus Christ.
    It changes everything.
    Psalm 102 is written by Christ, sung by Christ as the expression of his terrible isolation on the cross , His love and prayers for the church and sung by His people who share in His life and sufferings. Often, our self centred-ness and our fear of disapproval is the reason we don’t speak. If Jesus Christ was alone for us…ignored the shame and stinging rejection, we, in response live life through the mind of Christ and the Holy Spirit will fill us with courage and willingness to lose all for Him and win all for Him.
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.
    Often our outreach is by necessity very real and ordinary, a reflection of the intensity of our relationship to Christ…it takes the form of relationship issues like arms reaching out into the world from the daily life of God’s people like using warm hospitality to needy and forgotten people into our lives and our homes, not just the ones who attract us, having our family table and our spare bedroom always filled by someone in need, not neglecting the visiting of needy people in our community, being ready always to explain the strength of hope that is apparent in our lives in a hopeless world., going that step further and talking about Christ and His family, the Church. Actually demonstrating how much Jesus loves by loving his Church and all its concerns.
    This is how my husband was brought to faith in Christ.several sisters in law, spreading to members of their families, many of my spiritual sisters in the church and their husbands and children. I grew up in a Christian home like this where there was never a time when our house wasn’t filled with all of these concerns and activities. (Sometimes very annoying to a selfish teenager.) Christ and His kingdom was first! I am so thankful.

  20. nardon says:

    God bless.keep up the good work.

  21. Mark Canfora says:

    Our new ministry web site is up with audio, video and pictures of our ministry, the festivals and alter calls showing many coming forward to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior!

    All that we say, all that we do….everything that we are as Christians and followers of Jesus Christ….should lead to what is truly most important: seeing lost souls come to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

    Even when one comes in…all the heavens really do rejoice!

    In Christ’s love,
    Mark Canfora Sr.
    http://www.MarkCanforaMinistries.com
    330 865 1000

  22. Simon Lissak says:

    Hi

    I just found your site… I have been reading a book called “In the Shadow of the Second Temple”… It wonderfully explains the roots of Judasim that shaped the early church and show how far we have drifted from a church had the courage to live sacrifically as a REAL family. I read the Belgic confession and found it very helpful. Especially because it talked about the apocryphal books.Talking to belivers in the Roman Catholic church is challenging and although I reject completely much of their doctrine I find it difficult to believe that none of them are Gods children. Its the phrase “All of which the Church may read and take instruction from, so far as they agree with the canonical books” that shows how inspired those men were. They saw that these books (like modern Christian books)have a value but that they must not be held above or equal to the canon. How often do Evangleicals refuse to participate in outreach with people who don’t hold to often secondary or tertiary theology? How does that look to those outside the church? I can tell you it looks like RELIGION and not faith. Well done all of you for getting me on my soap box and showing me that there are Chrstinas out there who care about the lost and want to do somehting about it.Its all about John 17… UNITY in HIM.

    Simon

  23. Mark says:

    Hi Daniel – brilliant web site! Been struggling to find a way of sending you a PM, though. Could you drop me a line when you get a chance? I’d like to chat to you about The Geneva Push. I’m the media guy over there.

    Feel free to delete this post once you’ve got the message.

    Kind regards,

    Mark

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