I speak tonight at Harvest Orange county from our series Upside-Down Living from the Book of Acts. My message is titled “A Life Well Lived” (Acts 6–7).
If you have ever wanted to be used of God, do not miss this message. It’s at 7:00pm Pacific Time, tonight. It will also be broadcast live at www.harvest.org.
Still thanking God for the thousands of Kiwis who came out to the two nights at Vector arena in the beautiful city of Auckland.
More then 20,000 people came and 2,777 responded to the invitation to receive Jesus Christ. More then 3,500 Bibles were given out as well.
Now we pray that they will get a good spiritual foundation as the follow-up process begins.
Another great night in Auckland, NZ.
Full house tonight with 1,348 people responding to invitation to follow Christ.
1,800 Bibles were given out to spiritually hungry Kiwis!
That makes the total for the weekend 2,777 people responding!
To God be the glory.
More to come…
What an opening night in Auckland, New Zealand!
The arena was packed and thousands were turned away from the first of two nights at the Vector Arena for the Harvest Crusade.
We had amazing music from Phil Joel, who was born in Auckland, as well as Martin Smith, former lead singer of Delirious?. The fantastic Katina brothers opened the night and Jeremy Camp brought things to a powerful musical close.
A New Beginning
I spoke about the deeply religious man, Nicodemus, and his conversation with Jesus from John chapter 3. The Kiwis are amazingly attentive and responded in a way that quite frankly shocked me.
When the invitation was given, out of a crowd of 9,800 people, 1,429 people responded to the invitation to commit their lives to Christ!
That is an amazing response.
Let me put that in perspective for you. When we do our evangelistic crusades, a 10% response is usually the highest we will have, and that is very good.
Last night, it was closer to a 15% response! This may be the highest percentage of people coming to Christ at one of our events EVER!
The event was also broadcast across the nation on the New Zealand Christian TV station, Shine TV.
Another 100 people made commitments to Christ by going to our website, www.knowgod.org.
One more night to go
We have one more night here, so please remember us in prayer.
If you want to watch an archive of the event from Saturday night, go to: nz.harvest.org.
It was with Interviewer Peter Shaw of Rhema Radio in Auckland, NZ.
It is quite lengthy and I even do a “Beatle” imitation!
Check it out.
We are off to Auckland, New Zealand for our first Harvest Crusade of 2011. We appreciate your prayers for this outreach to this wonderful nation.
My message for the Kiwis is simple. I am going to tell them about who Jesus Christ is and how to come into a relationship with Him.
Pray that the Lord will guide our steps and give me boldness to share the essential gospel message. Paul asked for prayer in the following way:
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel” (Ephesians 6:18-19 NIV)
Jesus told us that we are go “Fishing for men.” A literal translation of that phrase is “Catch men alive.” That’s exactly what we are going to do.
God bless you all.
Most Christians, if asked, would answer a resounding “Yes!” to that question.
After all, Scripture tells us we are to “Love the LORD our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind” (Matthew 22:37).
But what does that mean exactly?
We will explore this together, this Sunday at Harvest Riverside and Orange County in a message from the Follow Me! series from the Gospel of Matthew. The title of the message is “Loving God.”
To find out more, go to www.harvest.org.
Don’t forget this Sunday is Father’s Day as well. Bring dad to church, as we will ask God to bless each and every father that comes.
I believe that fathers are the unsung heroes of our culture today. I am speaking of dads that stand by their families and are spiritual leaders as well. A rare breed indeed.
New Zealand Crusade coming!
As you may know, the first Harvest Crusade of 2011 is happening next weekend in the beautiful country of New Zealand. We have been invited by hundreds of churches to hold an evangelistic event at the Vector Arena in Auckland, NZ. This even will be available for viewing at harvest.org.
So, remember the county of New Zealand in prayer. To find out more about this event, go to nz.harvest.org.
Tonight, I will be teaching in the Upside-Down Living series from the Book of Acts. The message title is “Honest to God.” We will learn about the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian, and how God does not want our lives to be lived in hypocrisy.
For more info, go to http://www.harvest.org/church/campuses/orange-county.html
Hey, check out these new Harvest Crusade Posters!
They were designed by an outstanding artist named Ty Mattson.
He also did work for the “Lost” TV show.
We are going to do limited editions of these that you can purchase.