Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest   John 4:35



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The Great Commission


The two videos above are produced by Final Act Productions. Better quality versions are available for download from The Potter's House

Christian Centre in Perth, Australia.

Commission
John 20:21 
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Folly

Romans 1:22-25

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

A Barrier
Romans 8:8 
So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God
On Your Guard
Romans 16:17-18
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Only One Gospel

Galatians 1:9  

As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

Persecution

John 16:2-3

... the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

Not Ashamed
Rom 1:16-18
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Free Software for Preachers and Evangelists

Remember the "golden days," when preachers used to pack up a bible and a few Gospel tracts and go out into the world and preach the Gospel? Remember when the pinnacle of "technology" used to be a folding sketchboard with telescopic legs? Things have changed a little in the last few years and many evangelists and preachers are beginning to use computers creatively in the presentation and delivery of the message. On this page, you will find links and downloads of helpful software and services for those who preach the Word. You'll find Bible study aids, Word Processors and other stuff to help you. One of the problems with such software is that it is usually very expensive and, once you've bought the thing, you find it isn't exactlBibley what you thought it was, (hmm.. sermon illustration in there, I feel.)

We've tried to find the best of the freely available stuff for you and your ministry. "Free" doesn't equal "Sub-Standard" these days and there are plenty of folk who are willing to let you have software for nothing! How good is that?

If you don't find what you need listed here, try the main "Resource" page.

Processing the Word

OpenOffice.Org
A more than able, free of charge, replacement for the expensive MS Office. All the functions of the major office suite are available here for free, including  word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphics. All the usual functions are well represented, with the added bonus of being able to write directly to the Adobe PDF format (thus saving the majority of us from needing to purchase a full version of Acrobat.)

AbiWord
AbiWord is a good, general purpose word processor for a variety of operating systems that does all the usual page formatting and layout functions. It has a nice interface and is easy to install and use.
General Utilities
Naomi
The internet is an evil place, (all the more reason to get out there with the Gospel.) To protect you and your family from unintentional access to this evil, Naomi is a more than adequate content filter, available free of charge on instant download.

AVG Anti-Virus
To protect your computer from the nasties, AVG gives a regularly updated protective shield against viruses that could destroy your data.

Cute PDF
This is a little utility that is addressed like a printer. Instead, it writes your output to a PDF file. This means that every package you use has the potential to produce the widely accepted Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Audacity
Use this great free program to record and re-master your sermons and messages. Additional downloads enable you to record to the standard  MP3 audio format.

JAP (Java Anonymity & Privacy)
Anonymous browsing does have an air of suspicion about it. If you wish to surf the internet and leave no trace of your presence, it could be construed as criminal, but it could also rid you of a whole load of unwanted spam and unwelcome tracing. There may come a time, for Christians, when anonymity is a matter of personal safety.
 

Bible Software

E-Sword
E-Sword is a widely used, free Bible study program that has multiple versions, commentaries, dictionaries and other helps. In January 2007, E-Sword celebrated its 5,000,000th download. 

Sword Project
Similar to E-Sword but available for a wider range of operating systems under the open source principle.


Viewers and Players
Adobe Reader
You'll need this to read the widely used PDF file format.

WinAmp
WinAmp has been around for years and now they're giving it away free! WinAmp is a capable player for most media formats that you find on the internet today, both audio and video. It will also act as an "Internet Radio" to listen to all those web-based stations across the world.

Zionworx
If you or your church needs a program to handle that troublesom data projector, you could do a lot worse than ZionWorx. It's free and fully functional to display your readings, lyrics and presentations.

Web Site Software
Nvu
Pronounced "N-View" gives a nice "WYSIWYG" environment for the development of web sites. However, this seems to be no longer developed. There is a replacement program called Komposer, which is, to all intents and purposes, an upgrade to Nvu. Both programs are excellent environments for web page development.. 

Joomla
You do need your service provider to install Joomla on your web space but, once installed, this content management system gives you endless ability to redesign and develop your web sites to professional standard.

OSCommerce
If you have the need to take orders for materials that you produce, OSCommerce is a freely available online shop that provides most things you'd need.

Zen Cart
Alternatively, you could try Zen Cart, which is also available for free. This purports to be easier to install than OSCommerce, but I guess it would be wise to have a look at both if you wanted to go all commercial.
And Finally...   For Those Who Want It All And Want It Now..
The Open CD
The OpenCD has been going for a few years now and is periodically updated. It includes a wide variety of freely available, open source, software titles that can provide you with a complete, basic set without spending a fortune for it. It usually includes the latest OpenOffice, Nvu, Gimp, Firefox and all the usual freebies. Later CD's have included Scribus, a page layout package to give you a bit more DTP-like functionality. Version 4 (current as of 6th Feb 2006) is a nearly 500Mb ISO file but it burns nicley into a useable CD.

If  you ever fancied a refreshing change to the usual MS Windows that comes delivered as standard on most PC's, Linux is an operating system that has been developed according to users needs rather than what someone wants to sell. Most Linux "flavors" are free to download and relatively easy to install. You can run them instead of, or as a switchable alternative to, the Microsoft product.

As the whole principle of "freely received, freely given," was actually introduced by Jesus, it seems logical that Christian developers would produce specific Christian versions of Linux. Here are a couple for your general edification:

Ubuntu - Christian Edition
A 700Mb ISO download gives you a CD that either runs by itself or installs the system on your workstation/PC. It has all the usual utilities associated with these single disk distributions but also has GnomeSword Bible program and a few other goodies to do with parental filtering and browsing.

Ichthux - Christian Edition of KUBUNTU.
Alternatively, you could try ICHTHUX - another Linux "flavor" specifically aimed at Christian users. The name is based on the old Christian fish symbol (Ichthus) and the word "Linux". The current version is available from their website. The download (ISO file) is pretty big, at nearly 700mb, but it burns nicely onto an installation CD for the Op System. For those who are familiar with Linux "distros" this is based on the KDE UBUNTU/Debian version of the system and has the usual bits and pieces plus Christian related utilities built in.