REAL

An email from our NCS president

Dear NCSers…

REAL is almost upon us!! Week 5 is 3 sleeps away, 3 sleeps until the week of the semester!!! (Obviously Wintercon or National Training Event is the week of the year).

3 sleeps till Monday and 6 sleeps till Thursday night – REAL: the authentic Jesus!!

Well, how can I best use my sleeps? I hear you ask.

Here are my 3 top tips:

1. Pray
Jesus said in Luke 11: 9-13
9″So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. 11″Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Prayer is the number one best thing we can do as we prepare for mission week and as we embark on mission week! Trust God to keep his promise, that as our generous heavenly father he will graciously give us good gifts, giving people the Spirit so that they can know and trust in Jesus! So whip out your prayer book mark and start praying!

2. Talk
In Romans 10: 14-15 Paul poses the question,
14“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

People need to HEAR the gospel to be saved so let’s plan to be the ones who tell them and invite them to hear it explained! Hear are 4 great opportunities to do so:

– Walk-up: Monday 1pm-2:30pm and 4pm-5:30pm meeting at Auchmuty library steps
– All Day BBQ: Tuesday 8am-4pm Outside Maths Building
– Chai Café: Wednesday 9am-4pm Hunter hallway outside HB15
– NUSA BBQ: 11:30am-2:30pm NUSA building

3. Invite
The climax of week 5 is Thursday night. This is the main event focused on proclaiming the REAL Jesus.

Paul says somewhere “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes” (around line 40? – Wintercon joke, if you didn’t get it, go next year and it will all become hilariously familiar… well maybe not hilarious…)

Anywho, this is the big shebang! Thursday night 7pm Nursing theatre the great gospel of Jesus will be proclaimed! Invite your friends, organize to have them over for dinner then go together. Plan to pick them up beforehand and sit with them. Create opportunities for inviting them because “the gospel is the power of salvation for everyone who believes!”

3 sleeps and counting…

Yours in Christ

President Guy!

If you are the praying type please pray for REAL!

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