Tips for evangelists

Tienie de Coning
I asked a friend to share his thoughts and experience with us. His name is Willie Stadler and he and his wife (marlene) have spent many years evangelising in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. He was kind enough to take the time to write down a few lines for us. [caption id="attachment_522" align="alignright" width="300"] Willie and Marlene Stadler[/caption] Willie: Tips for Evangelists: 1. Be sure of your own salvation & your sins forgiven > to have the heart of Jesus Christ: 1 John 5:12 2. Be sure you are filled with His Holy Spirit > in order to speak in authority: Galatians 3:2-3, 14 3. Because the fight is not against flesh, but the powers in the spiritual realm: Ephesians 6:12 4. Bring the Gospel in a simple way, like…
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Prepare a message for your cell group

Prepare a message for your cell group

Tienie de Coning
Small group ministry is a very important part of the church. Meeting once a week on a Sunday morning is not enough, there are certain things you will only learn in a cell group. Read the article here, or download a printable PDF here. Things like being able to pray out loud and praying for others. Cell groups nurture us and help us to grow spiritually in ways that we can't if we only go to church on Sundays. One of the most important things to consider for cell meetings is the time factor. You have a limited amount of time and if the cell meeting goes on for hours and hours then you will loose members and the cell will flop. Ideally if you have 20 minutes to share…
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Choosing songs for your cell meeting

Choosing songs for your cell meeting

Tienie de Coning
Choosing songs for your cell meeting does not need to be difficult. Maybe you are the cell leader and worship leader rolled into one. Or maybe you have been asked to lead worship at cell, but you don't know where to begin. This tutorial is for you. Remember that you can read the lesson here or download a printable PDF here. When choosing songs you need 4 tops, start with praise then progress to worship. You don't have much time for any 1 part of your cell meeting. If it's an hour long meeting, you can't spend more than 20 minutes on the praise and worship part of it. Praise and worship needs to flow. This is crucial. You don't open with a slow song, then a fast song, then…
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Rough and tough is not enough

Tienie de Coning
I have decided to take a new approach to adding blog articles. An article will be added and expanded, until the entire article is on the site. Then a PDF will be uploaded that can be downloaded and printed later if needed. >> This post is currently 50% complete. Under construction. Men from the Bible who were rough and tough: Esau - a very hairy man Nimrod - a mighty hunter Goliath - a giant Let us take a look at a godly man who was rough and tough. Samson, the strongest man who ever lived. A man who was born with a great calling on his life. He was to be set apart, he was one of the Judges. These were people that when God wanted to do something,…
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God feels our pain

God feels our pain

Tienie de Coning
God feels our pain. You can read the material here or download a PDF. I was busy meditating during my lunch break, when I felt God’s indescribable love and started writing this on my tablet. I started crying and felt overwhelmed by it. This does not happen often to me. It was an amazing experience. Introduction: There is a lot of pain in this world (Romans 6:23). I want you to know something very important, something that can be life changing when you get it. God feels your pain. What a punchline. How can God, the creator of heaven and earth and everything in them care enough about me to even feel my pain? Does God have the time to care about me? Does he really want to help us…
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Two weeks on prayer

Tienie de Coning
[caption id="attachment_571" align="alignright" width="300"] Two weeks on prayer[/caption] Prayer. You can read the material here or download a PDF that can be printed and folded into a tract. People in relationships talk to each other. Prayer is our way of sharing our thoughts, feelings and hearts with God. John 8:32 says that we shall know the truth and that the truth shall set us free. Only when we know and experience the truth about God's love can we be free to enjoy it. Prayer is important and I would like to encourage you to spend time in prayer, because prayer changes our hearts. Day 1 Luke 11:1 “Lord teach us to pray” AMP Day 2 Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you” NIV Day 3 Hebrews 10:22 “let…
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Prayer

Tienie de Coning
[caption id="attachment_573" align="alignright" width="300"] Prayer[/caption] Prayer. You can read the material here or download a PDF that can be printed and folded into a tract. Prayer is talking to God, He is our Father and we are his children. Prayer is the breath of the soul; without it you will turn blue - Unknown Luke 11:1 Lord teach us to pray Our attitude needs to be teachable. Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you wonderful and marvelous things that you know nothing about." GNB Matthew 6:5 “When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites! They love to stand up and pray in the houses of worship and on the street corners, so that everyone will see them. I assure you, they have…
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You are precious – Bible Study

You are precious – Bible Study

Pat van Wyk
You are precious. Read the material here or download a PDF.  Foreword This Bible study is going to help you see yourself as God sees you. Reading the Word of God goes hand in hand with prayer. They are two sides of a coin. You cannot do the one without the other. I hope you are going to enjoy doing the Bible study and enjoy finding out just how precious you are. My name is Pat and I have enjoyed writing this book just for you. We are going to concentrate on the book of Isaiah 43. Here God is talking to the Israelites through the prophet Isaiah in the Old Testament. When we read the Bible we are going to look at it as if God is also talking to…
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You are precious Puppet Show

You are precious Puppet Show

Pat van Wyk
Read the material here or download a PDF. You are precious.  This book is intended to help build confidence into every child that hears its message. The book uses Isaiah 43:1-5 as its foundation. My prayer with this book is that children will be healed of a bad self image and that they will know how much God loves them.     You are Precious: Part 1 Isaiah 43:1-5 Teacher: Becky, do you feel precious? Who knows what that means? (wait for response). Do you know that the Bible tells you that you are precious? (Asking the puppets and children. Wait for response). Okay let me ask you another question: Do you ever feel alone? (Wait for response). Let me ask you another question: Do you know that God promises you,…
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In the name of Jesus

In the name of Jesus

Pat van Wyk
[caption id="attachment_396" align="alignright" width="220"] In the name of Jesus[/caption] In the name of Jesus. This ebook is aimed for preprimary students. Read it here or download a PDF. Use the authority given to you, with boldness and confidence. Jesus is the Son of God, bled and died on the cross for all who believe. The Bible teaches us that we have power in the name, so to use it is to know Jesus everyday. I pray you will learn to use the name of Jesus with authority. Thank you to Tinus Swanepoel for his drawing of Jesus that was used in Chapter 6. CONTENTS Chapter One - Believe in His Name Chapter Two - Authority in His Name Chapter Three - Life through Jesus Chapter Four - Jesus is Our…
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