Interview about our 'Consider Christ' Evangelistic Outreach on 'The Heart of the Matter' – a programme hosted by Pastor Ralph Ovadal of Pilgrim's Covenant Church, Wisconsin. We are extremely grateful to our brother for his enthusiastic support of this campaign.
The interview begins at 28:20 on this programme.
(Direct web link: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=51091730103)
Friday, 1 May 2009
This graphic is a combination of the 'twin themes' of our Gospel Advertising Campaign:
• From our church perspective: we are wanting to 'Do Something More For God';
• As far as 'the man in the street' is concerned, the message is:
In a world without Direction, He is The Way;
In a world without Certainty, He is The Truth;
In a world without Hope, He is The Life."
Thursday, 30 April 2009
Each day I receive the devotional comment 'Days Of Praise' in my emails. Yesterday's was especially interesting, given the fact that it deals with the text that is the mainstay of our 'Consider Christ' Campaign – John 14:6.
The comment read:
April 29, 2009
"Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?" (John 14:5)
Many times along life's way we fact uncertainties, opposition, and even doubt; when we do, it is helpful to recognize that those who lived with Christ when He was here on earth faced the same perplexities. His answers and assurances to them in John 14 are meant for us as well.
"Let not your heart be troubled," He said (John 14:1) – an emphatic command which could be rendered: "Don't continue to be troubled."
The solution: "Ye believe in God, believe also in me."
We believe God can supply all the answers to our troubles. But Christ is God! He is the solution. He is "the way, the truth, and the life" (14:6), and is the only solution, for "no man cometh unto the Father, but by |him|."
He is the Way: "In my Father's house are many mansions. . . . I go to prepare a place for you. And . . . I will come again, and receive you unto myself" (14:2-3). Whatever else may befall us, our destiny is sure. His reputation is at stake, for He has promised a place in the Father's house.
He is the Truth: Peter had just been informed of his coming denial (13:38), that he would openly assert a lie. Jesus said He is "the truth." "The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but of the Father that dwelleth in me" (14:10). Words and thoughts not in accordance with His are not "truth," we can be sure of that.
He is the Life: Speaking of His imminent death, Christ said, "Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards" (13:36), indicating their own eventual persecution and martyrdom. Yet their ultimate victory, as well as comfort (14:16-18), were assured.
How can those things be? "Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name," Christ said, "that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son" (14:13).
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
The graphics for our Gospel Campaign will be based on the design above. The Campaign is set to begin on Monday, 7 September 2009.....and with it scheduled to run into October, the 'autumnal' colours should suit extremely well. Another reason why this design was favoured was the warmth of the colours. We reckoned this was suitable to convey our message. Comments are welcome!