We are pleased to welcome public evangelist Sam Chan as the speaker for Onward Youth this year.
Sam Chan was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Australia. He is a public evangelist for City Bible Forum, and regularly speaks on topics of evangelism, ethics, preaching, story-telling and apologetics. Sam is the author of "Evangelism in a Skeptical World", which won Christianity Today’s 2019 best book award in evangelism and apologetics.
Get a taste of his teaching from this 13 minute clip where he shares 3 tips for evangelism:
Register for Onward Youth!
Being a Christian today means being clear about what you believe and being confident to live it out and talk about it. That’s what Onward will help you do.
Onward Youth will be held on Friday 28 June 2019 at the The Concourse, Chatswood. Sam Chan’s talk 'Coming Out as a Christian' will address how we can be public about our loyalty for Jesus, in a world that tells us that this should be a private belief.
Tickets are $29pp and available from our website: www.onwardevent.com
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At Katoomba Easter Convention, Peter Adam showed us how to pray prayers of lament, faith, justice and hope while living on the Edge of Eternity. His prayers were shaped by the book of Habbakuk and served as a great reminder of the wonderful future we can look forward to when Jesus returns.
Good Friday Prayer - Prayer of Lament
There are many along the way who have inspired me at different times in different ways by their godly example or a word in season. "The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction." Proverbs 16: 21
Most recently, my dear friend Sam died of a thyroid cancer she had been fighting for 11 years. The cancer finally out ran the drugs. She loved the Lord Jesus and longed to die well. And she did.
"For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain" completely summed up her last years. Her desire to share the gospel with her family and friends right till her last breath really challenged my apathy and reticence in my own personal evangelism. She was a Head teacher who was loud, funny and confident but eventually she lost her voice through invasive surgery so she learnt to sign so that she could continue to sing the Lord's praises.
As you get older...it's easier to become jaded and depressed about the future and indeed of Christianity...But the more starkly and realistically you come to appreciate the nature of sin and its consequences, the more brightly shines the hope of the resurrection.
"Reflecting on his [God's] love for us, made me understand a new purpose of life, to live a life that is representative of God’s love rather than actions stemming from my selfishness."