I was confronted by a father who told me "I don't know if
I want my child to go into full-time service"
I was taken back because I thought all Christian parents wanted
their children to be used of God .
I asked him. "
Who would you rather your child work for?"
1. A lost employer that has no interest in spiritual things.
2. God, who has promised to supply all our needs according to
his riches in Glory by Christ Jesus?
I know that all children are not going to go into full-time service
but, why would a parent not want them to serve the Lord?
September- October 15, 2018
What a wonderful time to be in Ireland!
We were able to preach for Bible Baptist Church in Ballingcollig for Criag Ledbetter. A wonderful people and hungry for the Word of God. We had a Sunday & Wednesday services and the people responded to the Word, I was able to do some door to door with the pastor and gave the Word of God to a 16 yr. old and 73 year old. Did some disciple ship classes as well.
River Valley Baptist Church in Maynooth with Pastor Zemenski. Worked on the buildings, visited with new possible members and preached Thursday thru Sunday for their 13 Anniversary! One teen saved! He was not sure of his Salvation and readily prayed to accept Christ!. Met a Grad from Ambassador Baptist College named Garrett, who is visiting Ireland and planning on returning as a Missionary !
What a joy to be invited to N.Berwick(Bariac) by Missionaries Dan & Jackie McCaskel. They have been in Scotland for over 30 years. They bought a beautiful church of Scotland building for L45,000 =80K. Remodeled the interior and what a wonderful friendly congregation. Had a chance to witness to a lady on the shore of the North Sea. She was a Humanist who said "We determine our own destiny" I was able to share with her what Jesus said, I am the Way the Truth and the Life, no man comes to the father but by me"
We were with two churches that are without a Pastor. Faith Baptist in Laken Heath, UK. Primarily a military church. Sweet spirit and receptive folks! The Caldwells took care of us and were a blessing. I had the privilege to witness to the staff at the Hotel. They have called a pastor who is in the states raising support!
We took a train through London and on to Brimpton Baptist Church, UK. What an exciting congregation ! I had really liberty to preach all day Sunday and at least 9 adults came forward and one of the Deacons said "God really spoke to hearts." Two visitors came on Sunday night who were invited. I witnessed to a Postman that said, "I am an Atheist" I told him God talked about Atheist, He said, "The fool hath said in his heart there is no God" He said, Well I guess I'm a fool" I told him Jesus loved him and wanted to save him! He smiled and off he went. I was able to invite him to church.
What a joy to get reacquainted with our Missionaries Joe and Mary Mohler, who have been here 49 years. Their Daughter Lori and Son in Law put us up and we had such a great time. Pray for Mary Mohler as she is in the hospital dealing with a kidney stone. Enjoyed preaching with Pastor Mohler translating. They have a special need a roof needs replacing and the church has produced all but 600 Euros $700.00 American. If you would like to help, send to Pastor Paul Shelton, Central Baptist Church Denton, Texas.
My Brother Pete picked us up in Nemur, Belgium and we traveled to The Netherlands/Holland where the Knickerbocker Ancestors are from (Friesland) We saw (the Hague) & Downtown Amsterdam. We passed out some tracts and witnessed to an employee of the Hotel name Judith. She was willing to received a tract with Sam Knickerbockers name on it.
Wonderful time visiting Jeremy and Damaris and their three boys Adam, Able and Anthony. We had a wonderful time visiting a monument to the those that gave their lives to rescue the French from the German forces in WW! 11k gave their lives.
We visited Jeremy and Emily and little Leo. Le Rochelle, Fr. They are serving in a new church plant one hour from their home. We took a tour of the history of the Huguenots in Le Rochelle. by Missionary Mark Nelson.
Pastor and Sister Bianco are serving the Lord in Marolles Sur Seine, Fr, Evangelical Baptist Church. Had a wonderful time preaching for them.
Preached at Bible Baptist Church in Orleans for Pete Knickerbocker on two Sunday afternoons. What a good group and spirit. They were so receptive. Anne gave her testimony and I preached on Stewardship and Examining yourself to prove you are saved!
We went to Camp Rainbow in Laroode, Fr where my Brother Tim and Elizabeth are serving the Lord by directing a camp. They have worked very hard remodeling the camp building to bring it up to code so it can be occupied. I had the joy of preaching in a church he is helping. I preached on Seven Evidences you are Saved. It helped one of the men in the church that had been involved in evangelism but had never led a soul to Christ from that message God gave him understanding to lead his first soul. He was in tears of joy after leading his first souls to Christ! We were able to send an afternoon working on the camp breaking up a concrete sidewalk.
We traveled to the Mediterranean in south France to preach for Tim and Elizebeth's son in law Pastor Adrian and my niece Esther. We had a great service with 4 coming forward for prayer and on to receive assurance of Salvation. We had a wonderful fellowship with family.
Preached for Central Baptist in Paris, France. They are without a Pastor. What a great group of people that are trusting the Lord and faithful during this time.
We visited Missionary Bill and Ellie Hansen who is pastoring a church he started 23 years ago. What a wonderful group of people. I challenged them on Christian living out of Act 4 ! They said, "It was just what their church needed." Ellie's sister, Carol married my Dad and was a loving caring wife till his home going!
We completed our trip, by preaching for my nephew Sam Knickerbocker at First State Baptist Church in Wilmington, Del ,on our return from Europe.
We will be in Texas till the end of the year! AMEN! Great to be home!
Your friends in Ministry,
Dan & AnneMarie
6816 Winifred Dr. Fort Worth, Texas 76133 -
817-575-7360 - revivalministries.net
Where were you when you got saved? Sitting in a rocking chair In the living room of our cottage on Round Lake in Sonora, NY
Who led you to Christ? My father said to me. "I see no evidence that you are saved." I thought, I see no evidence either. I got my Bible and led myself to Salvation in Jesus Christ.
If you don't remember where u were and you can't remember anyone helping you to see your need of salvation I would seriously ask myself the question, Am I Saved?
In the book of Act 18:4-5 God gives the only plan for reaching the souls of men for Jesus Christ.
We are to be pressed(led) in the Spirit to...
1. Reason with people - we must get people lost so they can be saved, most people know little to nothing of their condition before God. You may need to go back to Genesis to show them the fall of man and their need for a Saviour.
2. Persuade people - knowing the terror of the Lord we persuade men. It is either heaven or hell for eternity and they need to be encouraged to make a decision for Christ before it is to eternally to late.
3. Testify to people- give your testimony how you ...
1.Realize you were a sinner, lost and in need of the Savior, Jesus. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life no man cometh to the Father but by me.
2. Repent of your sins ,by having a godly sorrow for sin, asking the Lord Jesus to forgive you.
3. Receive Jesus into your life by faith. Asking him to save your soul for eternity and become Lord of your life.
4. Rejoice that what he had promised he would also preform.
He is there to lead, guide and direct you by His Spirit in your new life in Christ
Often in my witnessing I will ask the person who has just told me they are a Baptist or Catholic or Methodist, Are you a saved Baptist or a lost Baptist? If they are saved they will answer immediately, affirming they are saved.
If they are not, they won't understand what your saying. This immediately helps you to know how to give them the gospel.
It is important to carry tracts so you can leave them with the message of Salvation. A man who picked up a tract in a Deli, while hiking on a Sunday morning, put the tract in his dresser drawer and two years later was cleaning out the drawer, came to our church. After visiting with him on two occasions He accepted Jesus Christ!
What should happen after you receive Christ?
Follow the Lord in believers baptism
Join a good Bible believing church
Get involved in sharing your faith with others so they can enjoy Christ as their Saviour too!
Quote from the Book “Times of Refreshing
Dr. Dan Knickerbocker pastored for 23 years, and has been an evangelist full time for over 20 years.