I always wondered how I would look in the land Down Under, and now I know!
Greetings, Mark, from South Australia,
Murray Lands Baptist Church in the town of Murray Bridge is about an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the capital city for South Australia. This is their evening service crowd. Their morning services have bigger numbers, but quite a few travel from some distance away….
Your messages have been a blessing, an encouragement, and a challenge. Our daughter, who is a busy wife, mum, and homeschooler, recently had a great opportunity to engage a man in conversation about his soul and eternal destiny, and it was your ministry that greatly helped and influenced her with this. Others have been blessed as well. My wife and I help run a street ministry/outreach at the Adelaide railway station. We first encountered your ministry several years ago through The Berean Call in Bend, Oregon. We are good friends with Craig O., whom you’ve met through the TBC ministry. You’re much appreciated from Down Under.
Mike and Carol W.
It is so nice to know that there are some bold soul winners in Australia! They plant and water seeds, win and disciple souls, and encourage one another in their daily walk with the Lord. It is very humbling to hear that they are playing some of our DVDs down there.
I met Craig at a Berean Call conference in Bend, OR, a few years ago. Believers should really check out their important ministry and sign up for their newsletter (https://www.thebereancall.org/subscribe). They have great apologetic resources, which are very much needed during these dark and deceptive days.
Please take the time to pray for our brothers and sisters in Australia. As a society, they have drifted away from biblical mores, just as we have here in America. But soul winners allow the light of Christ to shine through them in mighty and impacting ways, whether here at home or in the land Down Under!
Until the Nets are Full,
P.S. Now if I can only get that Australian accent down pat . . .
P.P.S. Our newsletter from last week, The Only Cult You…, generated some interesting comments. If you missed it, you can click on the link below. We thought we would share a few of those comments with you:
This is why I love the messages you send out weekly. Thank you for what you send out.
Those videos in your most recent message (The Only Cult You…) were extremely strange. It is very scary to think that this is what some very innocent people are being exposed to and tricked by, and I am glad someone exposes them.
As a very young Christian, where I was going to church over 20 years ago, the pastor used to have different men in the church (at the beginning of Sunday School) give what he called a short, 5-minute “nugget.” One Sunday, the nugget I gave was about false teaching. I gave an example from something I had read in a Christian newspaper about Billy Graham being so friendly toward Catholic doctrine. He said something similar to what he said in that video you sent out. After the service, I had a close friend come up to me and “let me have it” for calling Billy Graham out about that.
It didn’t bother me because I had come out of the Catholic Church myself, and I know now what their doctrine truly is, even though I followed it for 40 years NOT PAYING ATTENTION to it.
But now I pay attention.
One of my favorite verses in the Bible that I live by is this:
“Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” 1 Timothy 4:16
Earlier in that same chapter, the apostle Paul prophesies that this would be one of the signs of the last times, and we are getting close.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” 1 Timothy 4:1
Keep firing away, Mark. You keep the rest of us encouraged and our eyes opened to the truth.
Your boldness and truthfulness in taking on this topic is wonderful. I work at Busch Stadium, and during every game, the “He Gets Us” ads play. “He Gets Us” is the same organization that ran the Super Bowl ads. This organization does not share biblical Christianity. IHOP and Mike Bickle are huge in my area, since St. Louis and Kansas City are not far from one another. So many people have been misled by them. Thank you for encouraging everyone to be a Berean and to search the Scriptures and test the spirits. This is one of my favorite newsletters. Keep fighting the good fight!
I have already passed it on to others.
P.P.P.S. Not only can churches “down under” benefit from watching our DVDs, but most likely your church, youth group, bible study, or family would as well. Training people of all ages to reach the lost is a great way to spend those precious hours we have with them this summer.
You can take advantage of our DVD specials by going to the following link: