Elders Update – Caring for Others

Marcus fills us in with what’s going on in Yeoville and the gospel going out in power there. He also continues to encourage us to push in with our devotions with the Lord and make an effort to care for others and find ways to share the gospel.

Keir Tayler: Equipping for Evangelism – 2 of 6

Keir Tayler shares on Evangelism in Part 2 of 6 – 02 February 2020

Keir Tayler: Equipping for Evangelism – 1 of 6

Keir Tayler shares on Evangelism in Part 1 of 6 – 26 January 2020

Kier Taylor: Follow Him

Keir Taylor preaches on following the Holy Spirit and encourages us to be obedient in our relationship with God – 26 January 2020

Keir Tayler: Time at Bedfordview

Keir Tayler spent time sharing and ministering to our Bedfordview Life Groups – 21 January 2020

Mel Tari at Bedfordview

In the mid-1960s through the 1970s, the islands of Indonesia experienced what some feel was one of the greatest revivals in the 20th century, which has led to millions coming to Christ. A young man of just 18 when this period of revival began, Mel Tari witnessed amazing miracles like those written in the Bible within the remote communities of Indonesia.

Tari became a well-known evangelist and missionary to the world from Timor, authoring the bestselling book, Like a Mighty Wind, which documents the amazing events of this spiritual revival in Asia. Translated into dozens of languages, the book has become a classic with its message of a childlike faith in the reality of the Holy Spirit and the power of the Word of God.

Tari shared with us at Bedfordview on Sunday, 8 September. Here is his message.

Kaleidoscope 2019: Evangelism pt 2

Leo Nicotra from Glorious Gospel Church in Australia preaches on evangelism at Kaleidoscope 2019 (Friday morning, second session).

Kaleidoscope 2019: Evangelism

Christine Nicotra from Glorious Gospel Church in Australia speaks about evangelism at Kaleidoscope 2019 (Friday morning).

How to Evangelise

By Phil Pillans

A fair amount of time at church is spent on preaching and teaching about the Great Commission. In other words, Christ calls us to make disciples of all nations and to baptise them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Does this scare you? Guess what – this is perfectly normal.

The first thing that you should know is that Christ can use anybody – whether you are a so-called people’s person, or shy. The first requirement of the Great Commission is faith. You can nurture your faith through prayer, reading the Word, and connecting with other believers.

So what’s next? Here are a few pointers.

1. It’s not about you. Always show respect for the other person’s beliefs and private life –  we cannot change them, that’s the work of the Holy Spirit (1 Peter 3:15-16).

2. Pray in the Spirit. Pray quietly in tongues and listen to them and the Holy Spirit while the other person is speaking. You are changing the spiritual realm around you and may receive a word of wisdom or knowledge for them. Tongues is also a weapon of spiritual warfare (2 Cor 4:4, Eph 6:18 & 2 Cor 10:3-5).

3. Spread the Good News. It is especially important to tell potential believers that God loves them and they were put on this earth for a purpose (John 3:16).

4. You can’t be a person’s conscience. Don’t try and be the Holy Spirit and convict people of their sin. That’s the Holy Spirit’s job (Romans 2:4). It’s the goodness, patience and kindness of God that leads to repentance because love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8) for we are saved by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9).

5. Be a friend in Christ. If a person on the street responds and you lead them to the Lord, try to walk them down to the church so they know where it is, and if available offer them coffee/ tea/ biscuits and, most of all, friendship. Jesus didn’t say we should make converts, He said we make disciples, which happens when a person is integrated into the life of a church, sits under biblical teaching, builds relationships, and matures in the Lord (Matt 28:19).

God will always take the little faith we have and multiply it!

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The River: The Reach of the Gospel (Bedfordview AM)

Sunday morning at Bedfordview, 10 September – Craig Herbert speaks about the opportunities we have, as a church and as individuals, to reach the nations with the gospel.