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Not been on here for a while, how is everyone? Anyone in need of encouragement or prayer?
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Not been online much today, but remembered to share the #goeverywhere  video on my Facebook Timeline and also shared it on the Church Facebook page and asked people to share. Will be interesting to see if anyone does.
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I haven't seen any of them in Fairness. But looking at the reach it wasn't great compared to other things.

I have found that Graphical pictures seem to hit home with people more than Videos. They seem to get more likes and the odd share, I suppose more people react to visual representations with a message connected to it.

It also depends where people are accessing the page from, if its a mobile device they may not want to watch a video.

It is very much a learning curve.
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Hi All, Just to let you know I have changed all of my social media channels to the #goeverywhere  covers :-)
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Great! Thanks Nick! We can't believe it's this Sunday... it's crept up so quickly! We'd love it if you could cover the campaign in prayer this week - we want to see something amazing!
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I have come across this via +UCB a Christian Broadcaster in the UK. It is different videos of young people who have come to Christ. So I thought I would share it on here also.  https://www.youtube.com/user/mystorymovement

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Looks like a cool youtube channel, I subscribed 
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Christian Family & Midweek Fellowship
Just slinging another quick Blog together whilst I have the thoughts in my head. The one thing I have come to realise is what comes with Christian family and the fellowship. No matter what Churches describe them as, Bible Studies, Home Groups, or Connect Gr...
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I have to admit probably for the 1st 18 months or so of my Christian life I didn't really feel the Holy Spirit. Doubt started crossing my mind and questions like, Does it actually exist? What does it feel like to have it? And...
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Not been on here for a while it has changed some what.
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Hi all,

Is it me or there seems to be a concerning rise in Humanism/Athiesm? It's quite scary the arrogance of people when human standards fall well short of God's standards but they think this is the way forward.

How would you approach this subject?

Also are some people like this just lost causes? Is it best just to pray about it and ask God to intervene?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Hey Nick, what a fantastic question! It certainly does seem that there has been a rise in Humanism/Atheism and this is something that we should all be aware of, but certainly not intimidated by!

We need to remember that while people seem arrogant, they are in fact lost themselves. They have not had the privilege of meeting their saviour and understanding grace. So we need to be patient!

Also, they are not lost causes. Not a single one of them. God never sees anyone like that and neither should we. We are God's messengers and we should spread the gospel to everyone, including those that seem the furthest away!

Essentially, whilst they probably won't admit it, Humanists and Atheists have a belief, they have faith. We should approach them as we would approach people of other religions: with gentleness and respect and armed with the truth. So, three things to do:

The first thing to do is pray. Prayer can move mountains so if we are committed to praying for our friends, God can certainly open up opportunities to talk to them.

Secondly, if you meet a Humanist/Atheist make sure you do your research. Find out what it is that they believe and find Bible verses that speak of the truth that you believe. Make sure you are prepared for conversations with them (see 1 Peter 3:15). You could also try watching some apologist videos/debates on YouTube.

Thirdly, pray again! When you are talking to your friend, pray some more. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your words, as Jesus says He will (Luke 12:12) and watch your friend for that moment of understanding, where the Holy Spirit touches something in them.

Without the conviction of the Holy Spirit, arguments and debates are just words. They might help to break down some logical barriers that Humanists/Atheists have but there is nothing like a first-hand experience of God. Prayer is of utmost importance! 

Is that helpful Nick? Is there anything else that you would like advice on/do you have specific questions or anything else on this issue? Thanks again for raising it - it is so great to see these important discussions taking place!
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Hi all, 

Not sure if you have come across this at all but thought I would share:

Surely this man was the Son of God?
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Ah yes, that makes sense. Good thinking! Thanks for sharing with the community!
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I actually use Facebook and Twitter more. Mostly because I have a larger audience. That's not to say Google + isn't a good tool also.
 
Do you think Google+ is an easy place to share your faith?
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That's great! Thanks for letting us know all of that. It's really great to use online evangelism to spark conversations offline, like you said. And yes, the last thing anyone wants to do is spam people! Have you used any of the videos on yesHEis to share your faith before?
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Thanks for these simple instructions.
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Thanks Nick !
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