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Street Evangelism Guide

October 6, 2021

For the Evangelists by the Evangelists

Compiled on 30 September 2021 by Diane Lewis. Last update: 15 October 2021

Contributors: Boris Drjlaca, Christian Salcianu, Clare Dunne, Joan Burch, Praveen Vasimalla, Shane Mulvihill, Theda Pienaar, Tomasz Obtulowicz

 

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Preparation
    • Bible Knowledge
    • Prayer
    • Knowledge of Material
    • What Others Believe
  3. Practical Preparation
    • Equipment
    • Site Selection
    • Table and Banner Arrangement
    • General Guidelines
  4. Book Distribution
  5. Team Leader Responsibilities
  6. General Advice
    • Donations
    • Prayer Group
    • Interaction with Non-SDA Believers
    • Examples of Things That Come Up
  7. The Value of Scripts
  8. Addendums
    • A – Spirit of Prophecy Encouragement
    • B – Banner Introduction
    • C – Scripts

 

1. Introduction

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)

 

Seventh-day Adventists have been blessed with an understanding and appreciation of Bible truth. The Everlasting Gospel, the Three Angels’ Message and Bible prophecies need to be shared with the world. People need to be led to Jesus and be prepared to meet Him when He returns. That is why we are on the streets distributing literature and Bibles.

“There are many who are seeking for light in the darkness. If our papers, tracts, and books, expressing the truth in plain Bible language, could be widely circulated, many would find that they are just what they want.” (Publishing Ministry, p. 369)

 

For information on the Role of the Local Church in the Publishing Ministry read this 8-page document: Philosophical and Historical Foundation (adventist.org)

 

2. Personal Preparation

 “We must prepare ourselves for most solemn duties. A world is to be saved. The work is advancing in a most marvelous manner in foreign lands; and even within the shadows of our doors there are many, many opportunities for communicating to others the saving truths of the third angel’s message. Publications are to be distributed like the leaves of autumn.“ (Publishing Ministry, p. 368)

 

We are all in different stages of our spiritual growth and knowledge. Yet all of us are perfectly ready to share the Good News!

See Addendum A for encouragement from the Spirit of Prophecy regarding Literature Evangelism.

 

2.1 Bible Knowledge

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15)

 

It is good to have a basic understanding and knowledge of the entire Bible, its truth, and what Seventh Day Adventists believe. If you can’t remember everything, or discover something that you can’t answer, that’s okay. You will find that by interacting with people about your faith you will identify areas in which you need further study, thus establishing your knowledge.

The sdabelieve website will provide you with Bible studies to deepen your knowledge and understanding of specific Bible topics. http://www.tinyurl.com/sdabelieve

Here is a summary of the 28 Fundamental beliefs that you can print out and refer to: 28Beliefs   

2.2 Prayer

Always pray for the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you when preparing to share with others.

Pray for the thoughts and words that you need, pray for the Lord to direct people to you and pray for their hearts to be prepared to receive the truth.

2.3 Knowledge of Material

It is important that you are familiar with the material that you are distributing. You need to be able to explain the content of the book or flyer and what can be gained from reading it.

See Addendum B for an example of how to use the banner to introduce The Great Controversy book.

 

Before you hand out a specific book, you should have read it yourself. While you are reading, mark 2 or 3 paragraphs and memorise the page numbers. Then, when you are introducing the book, you can open it up and share a suitable section right there and then. This will make the book more desirable.

While you are gaining specific book knowledge you can still begin working at the book stand by handing out flyers and directing people to the table for more information.

You will be blessed by reading the rich literature resources that are available in our church!

2.4 What Others Believe

Other important facts to know are what non-believers and other denominations believe. Then when we interact with them, we can have an idea of common ground to start on.

See section 6.3 Interaction with Non-SDA Believers for more information.

 

3. Practical Preparation

3.1 Equipment

  1. Fold-up table: group can decide on the size that suits them, consider carrying weight.
  2. Mobile speaker (Bluetooth, USB port + battery)
    • 2 min audio introduction of what GC book is about link to download from website.
    • Carefully selected Christian songs, in English and a even a few in the common foreign languages in your area, to draw people’s attention.
  3. Daniel 2 roll-up banner
  4. FREE BOOKS sign download here
  5. Discover Truth vests
  6. Supplies of books, stickers, and flyers
    • Where possible, have of a selection of books covering topics such as Prophecy, Jesus, Family Life, Health, and something for children too if possible.
    • A Bible or two should also be kept on the table. Not to give away like the other books, but to have on hand in case somebody requests one.
    • Each book should have a sticker on it or a flyer in it for future contact.
  7. A trolley to move heavy items from the car.
  8. Plastic cover to protect books and speaker in case of rain.

3.2 Site Selection

  • No licence is required from the City Council as SDA is a charity. If an official letter is needed, please request one for your church from the IM Executive Secretary.
  • Often a part of the foot path (around 1.5m) belongs to the building. If the owner or anyone else in charge (security/manager) disagrees with you being there, don’t argue. Look for another spot.
  • Consider distance from parking to location.
  • Choose the best site in relation to pedestrian traffic and other outfits on the street.
  • Choose a site that allows for visibility of the banner and table.

3.3 Table and Banner Arrangement

  • Place banner so that it’s clearly visible but not in anyone’s way.
  • Arrange books in an attractive manner show casing the different books available.
  • Table must always be tidy and orderly.
  • Place FREE BOOKS sign where it’s easily visible.

3.4 General guidelines

  • Minimum 2 people needed to cart equipment from the car to the site.
  • Not recommended for women to go on the street alone for security reasons (homeless/drunk people).
  • Play Audio message so it can be heard, but isn’t offensively loud.
  • Don’t set the speaker up directly opposite the door to a shop across the street, staff may complain.
  • Volunteers who hand out books need to have a knowledge of the books they are handing out, or at least a good overview (see 2.3).

 

4. Book Distribution

  1. Start the work with prayer. Evangelism is God’s work. We are just instruments in His hands.
  2. Work as a team, with members positioned in the best place for them:
    • Always have a person manning the table.
    • Have a team with books and flyers in their hands to offer to passers-by.
    • Have someone near the poster to explain it and direct people to the table.
  3. Don’t hand out books to children or young people under 16, unless a parent/guardian allows.
  4. Don’t give out books like free popcorn, a person must show an interest. We need to use our stock of books responsibly.
  5. Flyers can be freely distributed.
  6. Always direct people to the website via the flyers and stickers. This will ensure that they can contact us if they have further questions or are looking for more resources.

 

5. Team Leader Responsibilities

  1. Organise and recruit the group 1 week ahead for each scheduled date. See the Calendar here.
  2. Ensure all team members are trained and briefed.
  3. Instruct members where to stand on the day.
  4. Organise people according to their skills, knowledge, and language abilities.
    • Enquire of the person to determine the correct match for them.
    • Allocate positions accordingly, e.g., one can draw people in but maybe he/she doesn’t have the knowledge or confidence to explain the dream in Daniel 2 (read the article) or the Great Controversy book (see the dedicated page).
  5. Keep an inventory of supplies of books, flyers, and stickers.
    • Track stock coming in and going out.
    • Order new stock.
  6. Send the list of names gathered from the day to the Prayer Group or appoint someone to do this.
  7. Check on literature distribution:
    • Books only go to those who agree to read them.
    • No books to children under 16 without an accompanying adult.
    • Flyers freely distributed.
  8. Oversee packing up, cleaning up and carting of equipment back to the car.
  9. Charge the speaker.
  10. Send inventory to the Store Manager.

 

6. General Advice

6.1 Donations

If someone wants to give donation, that’s acceptable. However, we never sell or solicit money from anyone on the street.

6.2 Prayer Group

It is good to create your own local prayer group to pray for those involved in the outreach and for those who will receive literature on the street. You are also welcome to join Discover Truth’s dedicated prayer group. For the Zoom link and meeting time go to the dedicated page for Prayer.

6.3 Interaction with Non-SDA Believers

  1. Listen to what others say and believe. Never argue or go into defence mode on what is right.
  2. Work at the pace of the person that you are speaking to. Don’t try to push your information on them (no matter how much you want to impart it) and try to get them to open up to you.
  3. Always quote the Scripture (not EGW writings) on what we believe. (If you are not sure on what we believe, see the resources at 2.1)
  4. If a discussion is becoming long, make an appointment to continue the discussion at another time, either with yourself or a local pastor.
  5. Treat all people the same whether it’s a homeless person, an alcoholic or a ‘respectably dressed’ person. Treat all people with kindness.
  6. Don’t talk down to anyone but listen carefully to them, to their hopes and dreams and use that to inspire your discussion with them about Jesus.
  7. Use a different approach for people who are familiar with the Bible vs people who don’t know the Bible.
  8. If it’s appropriate:
  • Ask what a person’s interests are
  • Ask about their family or work
  • Ask if they have prayer requests

6.4 Examples of Things That Come Up

The person:

  • doesn’t want to read or cannot: refer them to the website with its video series and online TV and Radio stations.
  •  is more drawn to a different book, maybe Steps to Christ, and lifts that book: share it with them.
  • launches into giving their own story and tells where they are coming from: use this as an opportunity to connect with them and/or to offer prayer.
  • would really like a Bible and asks for one: in this case we always pray for the person on the street as we give it over.
  • doesn’t seem serious: offer them flyers and direct them to the website for info.

 

7. The Value of Scripts

Having a script and being trained in the use thereof can be very helpful and important in the success of this work. Especially for people who are inexperienced in street evangelism and dealing with strangers.

Often we are so delighted to have somebody stop and accept a book that we unintentionally overload them with information that they aren’t ready to receive yet. The danger in this is that people can instantly close themselves off to further information, books are wasted, and seeds are not properly planted.

See Addendum C for an example of a script, with explanations, provided by Shane Mulvihill. It has been used successfully in his team. Try it as it is or adapt it to suit your team and area of distribution.

 

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Addendum A

Encouragement from the Spirit of Prophecy

Books placed – Will be used by God later as per individual circumstances.

It is true that some who buy the books will lay them on the shelf or place them on the parlor table and seldom look at them. Still God has a care for His truth, and the time will come when these books will be sought for and read. Sickness or misfortune may enter the home, and through the truth contained in the books God sends to troubled hearts peace and hope and rest. His love is revealed to them, and they understand the preciousness of the forgiveness of their sins. Thus the Lord co-operates with His self-denying workers. (6T, p. 313.3)

Books placed – Will be more relevant as worldwide events unfold.

The results of the circulation of this book [The Great Controversy] are not to be judged by what now appears. By reading it, some souls will be aroused, and will have courage to unite themselves at once with those who keep the commandments of God. But a much larger number who read it will not take their position until they see the very events taking place that are foretold in it. The fulfilment of some of the predictions will inspire faith that others also will come to pass, and when the earth is lightened with the glory of the Lord, in the closing work, many souls will take their position on the commandments of God as the result of this agency. (Manuscript 31, 1890)

What to say? What not to say?

You need not feel that all the truth is to be spoken to unbelievers on any and every occasion. You should plan carefully what to say and what to leave unsaid. This is not practicing deception; it is to work as Paul worked. He says, “Being crafty, I caught you with guile.” You must vary your labor, and not have one way which you think must be followed at all times and in all places. Your ways may seem to you a success, but if you used more tact, more of the wisdom of the serpent, you would have seen much more real results of your work. (Letter 12, 1887)

How to handle the Sabbath topic.

You should not feel it your duty to introduce arguments upon the Sabbath question as you meet the people. If persons mention the subject, tell them that this is not your burden now. But when they surrender heart and mind and will to God, they are then prepared candidly to weigh evidence in regard to these solemn, testing truths. (Letter 77, 1895; Ev 228.3)

Avoid getting into controversies.

It is not the best policy to be so very explicit, and say all upon a point that can be said, when a few arguments will cover the ground, and be sufficient for all practical purposes to convince or silence opponents. You may remove every prop today, and close the mouths of objectors so that they can say nothing, and tomorrow they will go over the same ground again. Thus it will be, over and over, because they do not love the light, and will not come to the light lest their darkness and error should be removed from them. It is a better plan to keep a reserve of arguments than to pour out a depth of knowledge upon a subject which would be taken for granted without labored argument. Christ’s ministry lasted only three years, and a great work was done in that short period. In these last days, there is a great work to be done in a short time. While many are getting ready to do something, souls will perish for the light and knowledge. (CW 56.2)

Avoid pushing a personal view.

The Lord does not move upon His workers to make them take a course which will bring on the time of trouble before the time. Let them not build up a wall of separation between themselves and the world, by advancing their own ideas and notions. There is now altogether too much of this throughout our borders. (Special Testimonies to Ministers and Workers, Series A 3:33, 34; Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 202)

 

Addendum B

When referring to the Banner

Read this article for the story illustrated by the banner and get acquainted with the historical facts: The Final Countdown

Boris has compiled a script that you can adapt for yourself:

This is a true story. It happened 2600 years ago. A Babylonian king had a dream, and this is the image that he saw. The head was made from gold, and represents Babylon where gold was abundant. After Babylon came Medo-Persia, represented by silver. They paid tax in silver. After Medo-Persia came Greece, represented by brass. They had armour made of brass. After Greece came Rome, represented by iron. They had iron armour and iron discipline.

Out of the Roman empire came 10 nations represented by the 10 toes. They formed the modern European Union. They are represented as iron and clay to demonstrate that they will not unite because iron can’t combine with clay.

The stone carved without hands represents God’s kingdom which is coming. Only God can solve the problems of this planet such as poverty, pollution, and war. God offers eternal life to everyone. Our lives don’t have to only last for 60, 70 years and then end forever.

This book (The Great Controversy) talks about events that have happened, that are happening, and that will happen. It covers different topics such as: the origin of evil, facing life’s record, can our dead speak to us, and liberty of conscience being threatened. Some topics are easy ones, and others are tough ones. This book is not meant to go against anyone but is only telling the truth. We have a web site too, where you can find other interesting books and videos.

Notes:

  • Explain the image of Daniel 2 before introducing The Great Controversy (GC) book.
  • In addition: before introducing the GC, ask the person if he/she knows the Bible

 

Addendum C

Where to Start

  1. Lead with a FREE FLYER rather than a book.
  2. Grab attention
    • People pass by quickly, there’s only a short window of time to catch attention.
  3. Deepen Attention
    • If the person reaches out for a flyer and slows down, go to the 2nd part of the script.
  4. Explain more
    • If the person stops, we have a short window of opportunity to explain.
  5. Connect with Person
    • During explanation, ask, enquire, get a feel for the person.
  6. Closure and Follow-up
    • In closing explain how to contact us. Only if appropriate or by request, get the person’s contact details for follow-up.
  7. Offer to Pray with them or for them.

 

Stages

1. Stand in a prominent position to passers-by armed with a flyer, book in hand and a script to use…

  • “Would you like a free copy?” Passer-by keeps going… “You are welcome, very welcome indeed” nodding and smiling, being polite. The offer “Would you like a copy” is in line with the message playing on the speaker.
  • Repeating “You are very welcome, very welcome indeed” is very important for several reasons:

It gives you a script to follow, like a track to run on. Once you are repeating this over, you are doing the right job, somebody will stop.

It sounds good, positive, and polite, so the energy is good and representative of the Lord’s wish for the person and street.

It helps you as the evangelist on the street to handle rejection and deflect negative energy directed toward you at times from the street.

An adage to remember in this game is “Some will, some won’t, so what? Next please…” It is simply a numbers game and the secret for the evangelist here is staying positive. Not taking it personally. For this reason, a script, training, and practice is important. The primary reason folks don’t stay the pace in this game is rejection, the toughness they experience. However, with a simple script, simple training and remembering that rule, anyone can do this consistently.

 

2. Stand in a prominent position to passers-by armed with a flyer, book in hand and a script to use…

  • “Would you like a free copy? ” Passer-by looks at the flyer… “It explains, what’s coming in the world.” Passer-by stops, asks “What…?”
  • We can see he’s not majorly interested; he hasn’t accepted the flyer yet; we only have a short window here. “This is a message of hope, Good News for you, read through the flyer” whilst still offering it into the person’s hand.  Person grabs flyer and is heading on his way.
  • Add: “You’ll see our website on the bottom of that for more info.” In this occasion we’ve managed to get the flyer out.

 

3. Stand in a prominent position to passers-by armed with a flyer, book in hand and a script to use… (Repeating this process over and over is the order of the day on the street. Trying for eye contact, maybe changing the line to suit yourself or others.)

  • “Do you want the real info“? The person stops… “This info explains what’s taking place and what is coming in the world” – “Oh yeah” says the person, looks more interested, you have their attention.
  • “This image represents where we are in the world’s history right now and what is coming.” Pointing to the Banner and the flyer which match each other. Person is now listening. At this point we can explain Daniel 2, the King’s dream, the timeline prophecy, the progression of the kingdoms etc. (Watching for the person’s reactions.)
  • If they are following all this, we can then introduce the book The Great Controversy, enquiring to see if they are a reader and if they will read this. It is important that once we have the person’s attention, that can we then match them with the literature or info that best suits their needs.

Three days and three nights?

September 24, 2021

“As Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” (Matthew 12:40) On which day did Jesus die to be resurrected on a Sunday? 

[This question arose during a follow-up discussion in a breakout room after the presentation on the Resurrection of Jesus, lesson #24 of the Light of the World Bible Seminar.]

Is it worth praying for the world?

July 13, 2021

I suppose when we ask such a question as ‘is it worth praying for something?’ we are really saying, ‘if I pray for a particular thing, will my prayer make a difference?’ That’s the real crux of the matter, right? Will the fact that I pray for the world, the environment, those involved in politics, and social issues, really make a difference? Will God listen to my prayer, hear my prayer, and act in some way, because of my prayer? 

Report and Appeal

June 22, 2021

“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them… and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

 

A Great Commission

Jesus gave this Great Commission to all His disciples. At Discover Truth Ministry, we’ve been inspired to follow in the footsteps of Christ’s first disciples, aligning our efforts with the guidelines of the current missionary approach of the General Conference of SDA entitled “I Will Go”. (https://iwillgo2020.org/about/)

Pastor Ted Wilson and other world-wide church leaders emphasize that

“The best mission field is right where you are, right now.”

Our best mission field was chosen to be worked by members of the Dublin church about five years ago. Discover Truth was formally organised in 2020 and is supported by the Irish Mission. It has since grown to include volunteers from other counties within the Mission.

We aim to engage Seventh-day Adventist members in spreading the Gospel and the Three Angels Message in Ireland and Northern Ireland. These Adventist missionaries – adults, youth, and children alike – are finding joy in distributing literature and engaging in conversation with people.

In return, these people, who are hungering for truth and hope, discover a better way to live. Our volunteers report to us on a weekly basis about literature distributed in their hundreds, prayers with and for people, and of passers-by who ask to join our Zoom Bible studies or later enrol in the online Bible studies.

We now take this opportunity to inform you of our progress and to ask for your assistance and support in developing this ministry further so its reach can be expanded.

 

Discover Truth areas of ministry

1. Website

A modern and user-friendly website created to reach people online. It offers free resources such as Bibles, books, video series and podcasts. It is also a one-stop, go-to place for Adventist television and radio stations. Additionally, it has a Q&A section and provides a Prayer Request service. Our Facebook page www.facebook.com/discovertruth.ie refers people to our latest resources and events.

 

2. Online Bible studies / Adventist Discovery Centre (Irish branch)

Creating a branch Discovery Centre Bible School, offering Voice of Prophecy lessons, was an invaluable addition. We currently have 3 teachers and 28 students. We offer the following courses: “Discover” (Bible teachings), “Focus on Prophecy” (Daniel and Revelation), and “The Light of the World” (Life of Jesus). One student’s testimony:

“An excellent interpretation of the last days on earth simplified in easy understandable text. A must for anyone wishing to understand Bible prophecies.” (Camillus Nolan, Focus on Prophecy course graduate, March 2021)

 

3. Zoom Bible Class & YouTube Videos

In March 2021 we started the “Light of the World” series on Zoom. This series of 25 lessons is presented live (later uploaded on YouTube) every Thursday night by two of the Dublin pastors. The presentations are followed by small group discussions which deepen the value of the lesson’s message. Participants are non-Adventists, Discover Truth team members, and regular church members.

 

4. Street Evangelism (Groups)

Book stands are professionally set up with banners and tables, and volunteers wearing hi-vis branded vests. Seven locations are currently covered, each set up with team leaders and regular volunteers: Dublin, Cork, Tralee, Galway, Killarney, Dingle, and Monaghan.

Books distributed to date: 26,754. This includes 5,000+ Great Controversy, 1,400+ Desire of Ages, 1,200+ Steps to Christ, 10,000+ The Great Hope.

 

5. Free Bible Project

Requests for Free Bibles are received on a weekly basis, making the Scripture our most requested book. People of all ages and walks of life are wanting to own a Bible, from 14-year-olds to 80-year-olds.

The Bibles, along with free gifts like “Steps to Christ” or “Desire of Ages”, are delivered in person by the Discover Truth team members whenever possible. This facilitates discussion and creates a personal contact.

 

6. Flyer Distribution

A series of 4 flyers has been designed and printed to date. More than 20,000 copies of the first 3 flyers have been distributed thus far at the book stands and via post boxes:

We have just recently printed 10,000 copies of the Daniel 2 flyers for distribution:

 

Projects

Current projects

  • Publishing of an extract of the final 14 chapters of the Great Controversy (a book other countries have successfully used before). It will be entitled “The Final Countdown” and will be just under 200 pages.
  • Podcast of the Daniel 2 article The Final Countdown
  • Sanctuary video series by “Europe4Jesus”
  • Additional Zoom Bible study series: “Focus on Prophecy”
  • Promotional gifts: bookmarks, pens and T-shirts advertising the ministry’s website

Future projects (2022)

Revised edition of “The Celtic Connection” in collaboration with Stanborough Press. Our aim is to distribute it to every home in Ireland. (see St Patrick and the Celtic Connection)

 

We need you!

The work is being blessed by the Lord and is growing in leaps and bounds. Volunteers are needed to assist with the work. If you feel that you are being called to work in one of its many areas of ministry then contact us and begin working in the best mission field: right where you are, right now!

Know also that our budgeted funds for 2021 have just been exhausted. We praise God for that, for abundant blessings beyond our little faith expectations.

There is a great window of opportunity to work within the Irish Mission. We are still living in a time of freedom and of spiritual hunger. It’s a unique and golden moment to invest yourself in God’s mission field in your area.

We are now calling on you to please help us continue this important work on this island. More Bibles, more books, more flyers, along with banners, vests, and promotional materials are needed. Please prayerfully consider donating so that other people can also Discover Truth. The truth that brought you and us to this knowledge of God. Donate now

(If you need this article in PDF /printable version, please click here.)

 

Thanking you, in Christ’s name,
The Discover Truth Team

The Final Countdown

May 6, 2021

An Explanation of the World Empires Prophecy in the Biblical book of Daniel, the Prophet

 

Christian Salcianu and Diane Lewis 

 

A terrible night

The alarm startled all the king’s noblemen that night. The mighty counsellors of the empire were being rounded up for execution. All because of a mysterious dream…

Come back in time with us to the 6th century BC. The king of the great Babylonian empire, Nebuchadnezzar, has had a dream (see Daniel, chapter 2). Perceived as a token from the gods, the message was surely one of life and death.

Does the Bible force a woman to marry her rapist?

March 28, 2021

In 2012, a 16-year-old girl killed herself by swallowing rat poison after being severely beaten during a forced marriage to her rapist. According to the Moroccan judicial system “the penal code allows the “kidnapper” of a minor to marry her to escape jail”.[1] This tragic event has caused some people to compare this law with the laws given to ancient Israel 3500 years ago. According to some of them, this Moroccan law is not much different from the ones that we find in Scripture.[2]

Story of Daniel, the prophet

March 23, 2021

Daniel 1

By a remarkable turn of events, Daniel the hostage became Daniel the Prime Minister of Babylon, and the king’s most trusted adviser. In fact he prospered under the reign of four kings. How did he do it? How did he survive 70 years of captivity? His secret of inner spiritual strength will provide us with the key to surviving the challenges of life, and more importantly the end-time. Find out more in the program entitled The Captive, produced by The Incredible Journey (Australia).

Daniel 2

The world around us is still suffering from Covid–19 and all its implications. The program, Daniel – The Hand that Guides the Future, offers us a spirit of peace in place of fear, and a spirit of hope in place of worry. Gary Kent looks at an ancient king’s amazing dream that gives startling evidence for the existence of God, and proves that not only does He notice us; but His hand is still steering history towards one incredible final event.

Daniel 3

We’re going to go back in time to a remarkable scene on the plains of Dura right near ancient Babylon. An enormous statue of King Nebuchadnezzar had been set up, and thousands of representatives from his empire were invited to pay homage to it in a splendid ceremony. But when the vast assembly on the plain bowed to the ground toward the image, three young men defied the king and remained standing. Their decision angered a king and shook an empire. It’s also encouraged people everywhere. This is their story.

Daniel 4

Nebuchadnezzar was the greatest king on earth. He had every reason to be proud of his achievements. He ruled over the biggest empire the world had ever seen, from his palaces in the most beautiful city in the world: Babylon. And he had built it himself. This is the story of his struggle to accept that he wasn’t the centre of the universe and that the true God was in control. It climaxes with the king in a field eating grass like a cow, completely mad. But it has a good ending. This story helps us reflect on how God has worked throughout our lives to reveal himself to us, and helps us reflect where we are on this very special journey called life.

Daniel 5

King Belshazzar of Babylon organized a big party. Amid all the revelry, an event occurred that brought all festivities to an immediate halt. A mysterious hand appeared, and in fiery letters, wrote a chilling message on the king’s palace wall. Suddenly the party crowd goes silent. They are stunned. But nobody can read the message, and so nobody knows what it means. And then Daniel reads and interprets the writing on the wall. Empires do fall!..

Daniel 6

There are many heroes in the Bible. Some are great warriors. But others are men of quiet faith – men who display their courage, not on the battlefield, but simply by their faithfulness to God. Daniel is such a man. In this program we’re going to consider his experience in the lions’ den. This is an inspiring story about courage and bravery, but most of all, about true faithfulness, about faith in God through all things, about faith that stood the test of time during a crisis.

Light of the World – Table of Contents

March 22, 2021

We are very happy to introduce the life of Christ to you in a more intimate and personal way through the pages/presentations of the Light of the World Bible course. We have gathered together the bright rays that stream from Christ, the Light of the world, and have focused them on these resources in order to make Him more real to you. As you go through this simple but powerful story of the life of Christ, you will be inspired as you have never been by any other biography.

Video presentations:

1. The World in Which Christ Lived (25 March 2021)

2. The Babe of Bethlehem (1 April 2021)

3. The Mystery of Immanuel (8 April 2021)

4. The Childhood and Youth of Jesus (15 April 2021)

5. The Baptism of Jesus (22 April 2021)

6. The Temptation in the Wilderness (29 April 2021)

7. Jesus Calls the Twelve Disciples (6 May 2021)

8. The Miracles of Christ (13 May 2021)

9. Christ, the Sinners’ Friend (20 May 2021)

10. The Sermon on the Mount (27 May 2021)

11. The Kingdom of God (3 June 2021)

12. The Master Man (10 June 2021)

13. Christ, the Great Healer (17 June 2021)

14. The All Sufficient Christ (24 June 2021)

15. Christ, the Servant of Mankind (1 July 2021)

16. The Faith and Teachings of Jesus (8 July 2021)

17. Christ Unveils the Future (15 July 2021)

18. Christ Teaches in Parables (22 July 2021)

19. The Good Shepherd and other parables (29 July 2021)

20. Christ, the Preacher of Righteousness (5 August 2021)

21. In the Shadow of the Cross (12 August 2021)

22. The Trial and Condemnation of Jesus (2 September 2021)

23. Calvary (16 September 2021)

24. Jesus’ Victory Over Death (23 September 2021)

25. The Second Coming of Christ (30 September 2021)

St. Patrick and the Celtic Connection — a distinctive faith

March 17, 2021

“Few figures in history have so impressed their personalities upon a nation as did Patrick on Ireland.”

So says David Marshall, author of the booklet The Celtic Connection. What was it about Patrick that enabled him to make such a strong impression? More importantly, what was that original impression and is it still the same today as it was in his time? The author, as an historian, is not interested in legends. He is concerned with the truths and evidences that reveal a particular story of faith.