Royal Agricultural Show 2013 ~ Days 1 to 3

Over the course of the first three days of the Royal Agricultural Show the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ was heralded boldly to all with an ear to hear. It was by God’s grace and the leading of His Holy Spirit that we spoke as God gave utterance, glorifying Himself.

communityaudioRepent and Believe South Africa. Open-air preaching at the Royal Agricultural Show (RAS) 2013 in Pietermaritzburg on the 2nd day. Preached through John 9. Click the picture to listen.

communityaudioRepent and Believe South Africa. Open-air preaching at the Royal Agricultural Show (RAS) 2013 in Pietermaritzburg on the 2nd day. Preached through Luke 19. Click the picture to listen.

On day two Saturday May 25th an attempt by a security company tried to get us to leave from preaching our Lord Jesus Christ on a public sidewalk where they have no jurisdiction. We stood firm and even by ourselves approached and consulted with a SAPS officer that we had rights to stand where we were and exercise those rights to freedom of movement, speech and religion. While we still enjoy these “freedoms” we need to preach continually, knowing also that obedience to God comes first!

communityaudioRepent and Believe South Africa. The security tried to “run-off” Gary from a public municipal walkway that was not infringing on the Royal Agricultural Show (RAS) 2013 property in Pietermaritzburg on the 2nd day. The reason – The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We approached a SAPS Law Enforcement Officer and we were able to remain where we were stationed by the Grace of God. Praise the LORD!

We also enjoyed fellowship and labour with a group of brethren from Ghana, whilst Phillip has laboured with us before:

L to R: Phillip, Jono, Nhlanhla, Rebecca (baby Obedia on her back), Emmanuel, Lungisa, and Gary (photographer)

L to R: Phillip, Jono, Nhlanhla, Rebecca (baby Obedia on her back), Emmanuel, Lungisa, and Gary (photographer)

 On the Sunday May 26th whilst preaching we had some wicked men show their disgust for the Gospel – one blaming God for the genocide of Jews by the Nazi Germans during World War II and another man throwing over our “Are You Ready” Cross to the ground. Scripture speaks of them:

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

communityaudioRepent and Believe South Africa. Open-air preaching at the Royal Agricultural Show (RAS) 2013 in Pietermaritzburg on the 3rd day. Preached through John 10:22-42.


communityaudioRepent and Believe South Africa. Open-air preaching at the Royal Agricultural Show (RAS) 2013 in Pietermaritzburg on the 3rd day. Preached through Luke 16:19-31. Click the picture to listen.

SOLI DEO GLORIA

Cars in the Park 2013 Report

DSCF2387On Sunday May 19, 2013, by the grace of God through faith brethren Gary, Lungisa, Nhlanhla, and Jono together with three other young African men were able to hand out many Gospel tracts. Some conversations were had and our Lord Jesus Christ’s Name was heralded and lifted up! Praise be to God alone!

Here are four parts of the heralding of the Gospel:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

After the preaching of Christ and Him crucified, Gary had a conversation with a Mohammedan named Nadeem who approached him about what we were doing and then he did not want to use the Bible or the Quran in our discussions, but wanted us to relate and speak on “common ground”. I however quoted from the only Holy Scriptures, the Bible, and he did not want me to refer to it. He was also offended that I was quoting the history of his false prophet Mohammed and showing him that he was not a prophet recognised by the early believers – the Jews and Christians – of the first century as he was not recorded in the Scriptures of God! I also dealt with the issue that Mohammed’s Islam came around 570 A.D. after Jesus Christ had already ascended into heaven and what Mohammed quotes in the Quran contradicts what has gone before as God spoke through the true prophets pertaining to Jesus’ Sonship and death, burial, resurrection and ascension, as well as where the Quran speaks that Muslims are to honour the men of the Book (Jews and Christians) and then it contradicts itself and says wherever Jews and Christians are found they are to be killed. Whilst this man wanted to take this conversation further on another day he however said that he had given us half-an-hour of his time as if we were to be thankful for him giving us his time! He really did not want to deal with the real issues on the day. Nadeem will remain an antichrist as will all of Islam as Scripture speaks:

2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

2 John 1:8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

2 John 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

2 John 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

We do however pray that God will draw him and many others to repentance (Romans 2:4) and faith through the Holy Spirit of God!

SOLI DEO GLORIA

Here are some photographs from the day, including some  vehicles on display, after it became FREE entry at about 15H30:

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Royal Agricultural Show 2013 ~ Pietermaritzburg

Royal ShowIt is that time of year again – the onset of winter and the Royal Agricultural Show has come to town at the Royal Showground in Pietermaritzburg. This is an opportunity for evangelising and handing out Gospel Tracts to local and visitors from various parts of South Africa and the international community. The Royal Show runs from Friday 24 May to Sunday 2 June, 2013. Please join us in prayer and on the streets as we proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this generation. We will also definitely open-air preach to the foot traffic in Commercial Road (Chief Albert Luthuli Road) outside Gates 1 and 2 (see the Map).

To visit the Royal Show website, please click the banner above, or Here.

The Times are as follows:

OPENING TIME: 09h00 daily

CLOSING TIMES: Friday 24 @ 18h30, Saturday 25 May @ 20h00, Sunday 26 to Friday 31 May @18h30, Saturday 1 June @ 20h00, Sunday 2 June – Ukhozi FM concert only. **Please note all halls will be closed on Sunday 2 June.

We hope to see you out there labouring with us. To join us please contact Gary Crous on 072 221 1233.

Here are some reports from 2012 – Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, and Days 9 & 10.

SOLI DEO GLORIA

Evangelism at Maritzburg College vs. KES

DSCF2371On Saturday May 18, 2013, Maritzburg College hosted a “Breast Cancer” awareness day (pink socks worn by the players) during their Premier Interschool rugby encounter with King Edward VII School (KES) from Johannesburg.

Lungisa and I found ourselves being lead of the Holy Spirit and attending at this event to hand out Gospel tracts, booklets and to engage school boys and girls in witnessing encounters with the Holiness of Almighty God through the Law and Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Cross carrying at CollegeWhilst we were able to enter the grounds unhindered past security carrying the “ARE YOU READY” Cross, and we were also able to share the Good News with a host of scholars near the “Tuck-shop” and on the grass banks, we however were confronted by the College Estate Manager named Mr Ken Hackland that said “I must ask you to refrain from doing this!” This incidentally was after the featured televised match between the 1st XV’s had commenced and we were standing around speaking to another brother-in-Christ named Roger. Mr Hackland advised me that there were complaints to him and that people – including some of “other faiths” – were offended by what we were doing. However, we never received any objections whilst we walked around sharing Christ and giving out literature. From the attached video clip, one can pick up part of the conversation due to the “competition” of the rugby match taking place and the vociferous support from the College scholars.

Also, at one point Mr Hackland states that “he is a believer and that he has two Bibles in his office.” If this is the case why was he prepared to prevaricate when it came to “others” sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ! In fact, if he does believe upon the One true God Jesus Christ, as also College professes to do with their “Christian-ethos” and the ministry CFC (College For Christ), then why do they not STAND FOR CHRIST? It doesn’t matter what religious men think or whether they are offended by a man carrying a Cross, or not! It comes down to the following TRUTH:

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

John 8:24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

Later, Christ Jesus was preached from off their premises to those who had ears to hear!

As it says in the Holy Scriptures:

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

2 Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

2 Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Here are the lowlights of the day:

Cars in the Park 2013 Evangelism

cars-in-the-park-kznTomorrow, Sunday May 19, 2013, Cars In The Park 2013 will be hosted by the Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) in Alexandra Park Pietermaritzburg where all car-enthusiasts  will come to display their classic, vintage, muscle and modern suped-up cars.

There are over 1000 exhibits ranging from KZN’s oldest car, a 1904 Cadillac, to the very latest. Marquee clubs usually turn out in full force and you are able to view classic MGs, Triumphs, Alfas, Jaguars and Ferraris in an attractive park like setting. Industrial and farm machinery is also on display along with classic and vintage motorcycles plus a unique Stanley Steamer.

This is also an opportunity to “Go” and spend a day preaching the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ to the crowds! If you are in Pietermaritzburg please join us to hand out Gospel tracts, have one-on-one witnessing conversations and preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified, Biblically. Contact Gary Crous on 072 221 1233.

Please keep this evangelistic mission in prayer for God to draw His creation to His Son Jesus Christ to save them and reconcile them into His family.

Here is a posting from last year 2012 including a video.

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