G'day From Steve

G’day from Steve

September 28th, 2010|

The Great Commission of Christ.

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband is full of confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, no harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31: 10

If we are genuinely convinced that this life we live is only the beginning, only the preparation stage of God’s eternity.. then we probably need to do “less talk and more action”.

I thank the Lord for a wife who loves to complete what she has started, to finish well. When Kerrie and I first came up with the idea of the Heritage tour is was a humble plan to take the Heritage Hymns CD and sing the songs in churches across Australia. Then our boys got involved and the whole venture became a major project with a team of 24 on the road for 4 months and 23,000 kms of road travel and 76 concerts plus High Schools and prisons and churches etc etc. Yep…. it became a major venture of faith.

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The Amazing Campsite Kitchen Trailer

September 26th, 2010|

The tour team are so grateful for the use of the Wycliffe bus and trailer. Every morning breakfast is served and the trailer is loaded with swags and equipment ready for the new day.

We are so grateful for the generous support of Wycliffe and also the local churches who have supplied the guys with food […]

Morrow’s Farm Concert

September 25th, 2010|

Since 1968 Aboriginal communities have been coming to a farm near the town of Katherine NT for the annual Christian Convention. A stage was purpose built years ago to serve such events.

We requested that the local churches in town host our Heritage concert out at the farm and the Morrow family made their property available. […]

G’day from Steve,

September 19th, 2010|

Another night, another town.

Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. Calling the Twelve to him, he sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits.These were his instructions: “Take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra tunic. Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them.” They went out and preached that people should repent. They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them. Mark 6: 6-12

No two towns or concert venues are ever the same. Every event is unique from load in to load out. Night after night the concerts all take on their own characteristics and appeal. After a long drive from Alice Springs we rolled into Tennant Creek, once famous for gold mining and as a strategic military base back in WW11. A classic Outback town with the main north/south road running through it.

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No Fences Out Here

September 16th, 2010|

Pictured: Caravan and Pajero on the way to Alice Springs

The cattle and the Kangaroos and Emu’s roam free out in these parts. It is a desolate yet beautiful part of Australia. The team camped out in the middle of nowhere on the drive to Alice Springs.

We are all starting to get adjusted to life on […]

G’day from Steve,

September 12th, 2010|

The spirit of the Lord.

“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, for He has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor, to proclaim freedom to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, Release for the oppressed and to proclaim the year of God’s favour”.  Luke 4:18

These words Jesus spoke out after 40 days of testing in the wilderness are words that you and I can own in our hearts. If Christ is truly in our lives then these words become the mandate by which we live, knowing that these things will be accomplished in us and through us miraculously by the presence of the Holy Spirit.

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G’day from Steve,

September 7th, 2010|

Serving the Church across Australia.

From week to week we have the privilege to do concerts in many different venues. Each with their own acoustic qualities… or the opposite to that. Each venue with its own style, standards and expectations. The team has to learn to become all things to all people and serve accordingly. It is a great test of character and stamina. The band has to learn to play to the room and relate to the audience which can change in age or cultural demographics or even spiritual understanding. It’s all part of itinerant evangelism and winning people to Christ.

What may work well in one city will be completely irrelevant in the next. That’s the great challenge of being involved in a traveling ministry. Learning to listen and discern what is going on in the community, so that your message connects with people’s needs. I love the challenge. I am forever asking God… “What do you want to say to these people in this particular part of the country?” So I ask myself these questions….

1. Who is your audience?
2. What is your time span?
3. What is your strategy?
4. What are your expectations?

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