Preach the Gospel (1 Corinthians 9) | Pastor Sepulveda

 

1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! 

Preaching the gospel is the greatest way to honour and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The church worker who preaches the gospel should also be able to live of the gospel.

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Soul Winning in Ipswich – Join the Team!

Today was the start of our Ipswich team preaching the gospel every Saturday from 2.45 p.m. God kept back the surrounding rain, but we were showered with blessings as we saw three individuals call upon Jesus for salvation through faith.

If you would like to be part of a soul winning team and Ipswich is closer to you than the Sunshine Coast, please contact Steven on 0410 127 749.

 

Soul Winning Marathon 2017

John 4:37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

As part of the church launch, we held the second soul winning marathon on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday the 30th September 2017.

The event was co-hosted by The Church in Caloundra and The Church in Punchbowl which had 19 of their members make the interstate trek from Sydney. We also had others attend from outside the Sunshine Coast region.

We prioritised preaching the gospel in the suburb of Aroona but also had some teams continue working on last years maps in Little Mountain. An effort was made to pair up most teams with one from QLD and the other from NSW to create new friendships.

Following the morning and afternoon soul winning, we gathered together for a time of worship with three salvation testimonies given from Anthony Griffen, Nathan Martincich, and Pastor Tey.

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Following the testimonies, Pastor Tey and Pastor Sepulveda preached from the word of God to the congregation.

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In Summary:

  • 54 in attendance
  • 20 soul winners preaching the gospel
  • 3 salvation testimonies given
  • The gospel preached at Aroona and Little Mountain

A huge thank you to all who were able to attend, you made it a successful day!

The Church Launch – Be There!

We are less than two weeks away from launching of The Church in Caloundra. To celebrate the event, you are invited to join us on the weekend of Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October for the following planned events.

II Soul Winning Marathon – Sunshine Coast

The second soul-winning marathon on the Sunshine Coast will be held the day before the first official church meeting. If you came to the first soul winning marathon, the meeting location is directly across the street (Arthur St) from where we met last year.

The whole family is invited. As we did last year, children and one of their parents are welcome to remain at the meeting hall for fellowship while those who are soul-winning will be out knocking doors and preaching the gospel. The meeting location has a large sporting grass field so the children are free to run around and kick balls.

When:
Saturday 30th September 2017

Meeting point:
Lighthouse Park
125 Arthur St, Caloundra 4551

Schedule:
9:00 a.m. Doors Opened
9:30 a.m. Morning soul winning
12:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. Afternoon soul winning
3:30 p.m. A gathering for Hymns, Prayer, Bible Reading, Testimonies & Sermons
5:30 p.m. Dinner (provided)
7:00 p.m. Doors Closed

The First Official Church Gathering

When:
Sunday 1st October 2017

Meeting point:
Lighthouse Park (Rear Hall)
125 Arthur St, Caloundra 4551

Meeting time:
9:00 a.m. Formal Service
10:30 a.m. Fellowship
11:00 p.m. An Early Lunch

There will be no soul-winning after the first church gathering. We will have visitors from outside the Sunshine Coast so we’ll make the most of the limited time we have together. The early lunch is to accomodate for our interstate visitors before they catch their flight back to Sydney.

How to Donate:

If you are in a position to give financially for this weekend, please donate directly to the bank account below. Please be sure to transact your amount under the reference “Caloundra” to be sure your funds are directed toward the costs for the church launch.

Account Name: The Church in Punchbowl
BSB Number: 302-162
Account Number: 0802808
Reference: Caloundra

Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

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The Church Tracts have Arrived

Hot off the press! Our first 3000 church tracts/leaflets have arrived. If you were involved in last years soul winning marathon you’ll already be familiar with the layout and content. There have been some slight changes, specifically the words on the front and the new church logo.

This tract is only a helpful tool and not a substitute for gospel preaching. Pray that we would have labourers to be sent forth into God’s harvest who will open their mouths boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel.

Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

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Soul Winning – Get Involved!

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Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

You do not have to wait for the commencement of The Church in Caloundra to preach the gospel and see souls saved. Right now there is a group of local Sunshine Coast Christians who are actively going house to house bringing the good news of Jesus Christ.

Get involved! Even if you’ve never have done it before, you can still serve as a silent partner as you watch, learn, pray and encourage the preacher. We’d love to hear from you:

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

 

Soul Winning Marathon 2016

As we make preparations for The Church in Caloundra, we take a look back at the Soul Winning Marathon which took place on Saturday the 29th October 2016. This event was an opportunity for Kevin Sepulveda to gage the need for a gospel preaching church on the Sunshine Coast. It also allowed the local believers to gather together for a time of work and fellowship, many of whom met for the first time.

The event was co-hosted by The Church in Punchbowl and Thus Saith The LORD Ministries. The local believers also had an opportunity to be baptised.

A week prior to the event, Victor Tey Bishop of The Church in Punchbowl, sent out a rally cry to promote this work for the Lord.

Thus Saith the LORD Ministries published a fresh batch of leaflets (which have to be the best and most visually attractive tracts) just in time for the event.

The Caloundra Scout Group hall was decided as the central meeting point with Little Mountain as the targeted gospel preaching suburb.
Mark 3:13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.

The schedule was planned as per below, which for the most part were able to keep in track of.

Schedule:
8:00 a.m. Doors opened
9:00 a.m. Official starting time
9:30 a.m. Morning soul winning
12:30 p.m. Baptisms: Currimundi Lake, Westaway Parade, Currimundi: (See Map Below)
1:00 p.m. Lunch: Currimundi Lake
2:30 p.m. Afternoon soul winning
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Evening Gathering for Hymns, Prayer, Bible Reading & Sermons
9:00 p.m. Official end time
10:00 p.m. Doors closed

The day started with 12 soul winners divided into six teams knocking the doors of Little Mountain. Six residents believed the gospel and received Jesus as their saviour.

Next we headed to Currimundi Lake for lunch and baptisms. Seven believers took advantage of being baptised as a step of obedience on the day.

In the afternoon we had 11 soul winners divided into five teams. We thank God for one more soul who called upon the name of the Lord, receiving eternal life.

The day concluded by gathering together for dinner, a time of singing, prayer, bible reading, and bible preaching. We praise God for the fellowship and opportunity to meet with other like-minded believers.

In Summary:

  • 44 in attendance
  • 13 soul winners preaching the gospel
  • 7 souls saved from Little Mountain
  • 7 believers baptised

On the 13th November 2016, Kevin Sepulveda reported back to The Church in Punchbowl on the success of the event.