Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Minion Million

The story of the Minion Million Dollar Bill Tract

We made our first Million Dollar Bill tract last year featuring Jerry Seinfeld. After we made that tract many people asked us to make more million dollar bill tracts. But, we didn’t have any idea whom to put on it. Recently while watching TV I saw an add for the fourth “minion movie” D3. Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of laughs watching the Minions in the Despicable Me movies. The term “minion million” just kind of flowed. So it seemed like a good idea to make a Million Dollar Bill tract with a Minion on the front!
The back of the tract reads:
In the Despicable Me movies, villains compete to see who can be the “most despicable” by pulling off the greatest heist. The contest escalates from movie to movie to see who is the biggest villain. Most people take the opposite approach, trying to rate themselves as “good” by comparing themselves to others – they can always point to someone they are “better than.” The Bible states that there is no one that is good; because goodness is not determined by comparing oneself to other people but rather to God’s perfect standard – The Ten Commandments. Based on the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20), how would you do? Ever lied? Whether it’s white lies, fibs, or exaggerations, you’d be a liar. Ever stolen anything? Whether it’s a MILLION DOLLARS or a penny, you’d be a thief in God’s eyes. Ever murdered anybody? Before you answer, consider that “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer” (1 John 3:15). Ever hated? If so, God sees you as a murderer.  Innocent or guilty? Heaven or Hell? Picture yourself in a courtroom. You admit to breaking these laws. You are fined $1 million. You don’t have the money. The bailiff begins to lead you off to jail… Suddenly, a complete stranger (like the person who handed you this bill) steps in and pays your fine. You are free to go! How would you feel? This is a picture of the Gospel. God does not want you to go to Hell (1 Timothy 2:4). Two thousand years ago, God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to earth. Jesus, being fully God and fully man, had no sin, lived a perfect life, fulfilled the Law and then willingly became the perfect sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. He died on a cross to pay for your sin (1 John 2:2). Jesus rose from the dead, defeating sin, death and the devil. Don’t be like the villains in the movie. Even breaking one commandment makes you guilty (James 2:10). Repent (turn from your sin) and believe the Gospel, God will forgive your sin and give you eternal life (Mark 1:15).     80-BEZEUGEN            (802-393-8436)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Bezeugen Gospel Tracts To Share Online

Sharing tracts online is a great way to share your faith in cyberspace. Bezeugen Ministries have several tracts that can be downloaded to post with hashtags on social media. I like to see what is trending on Twitter and "hijack" the hashtags. Sometimes people will respond. Just tonight, I posted the Play By The Rules tract to the CavsvsCeltics hashtag and 247 people had seen it in 30 minutes! The Yolo tract can be shared with #Yolo. The opportunities never end! Check out the link, pick a few, and start sharing online!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mardi Gras Parade Outreach Report - Feb. 18, 2016

We had a great time at the Mardi Gras Parade outreach in Monroe, La. Christy, Chip, and Chris, who had never done an event like this, came with us. They were encouraged as they watched us for a while and gave out tracts with us. Bro. Marshall, Bro. Charles and my son Braylyn were there, too. I would guess that we gave out around 1200 or more tracts as we went through the crowds. My best conversation was with DeShawn, a young man he said that he didn't know where he was going when he died. I asked him to think about our conversation. I talked with several who had been drinking. Carl quoted a bible verse and said that he was raised up knowing about church, but didn't go to church. Reece took Seinfeld millions from us and gave them to people passing by. He said that he only drinks on his birthday and Mardi Gras, "but other than that, the Lord is my savior." Please pray for the seeds that were planted!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mardi Gras Parade Outreach - Feb. 18, 2017

Our next big event will be this Saturday in Monroe. We have done this outreach for the last several years, giving out nearly 2000 tracts each time. We aim to get more out this year. We are praying for a larger team. Two friends who have never been out like this will be joining us. They are involved in jail ministry and one on one witnessing. Also, the youth from Brother Charles' church may be coming. Please pray that the seeds that will be planted will produce fruit!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Witnessing While Shopping

As we did Christmas shopping today, there were so many opportunities for leaving and giving out tracts. Most people won't reject a tract when you say "Merry Christmas"! A Hindu, a Muslim, and two homosexuals were among those who took tracts. 5 employees at Raising Canes and 4 at the Chinese restaurant took tracts, too. I gave tracts to every cashier where we made purchases (except at the Christian bookstore!). I made a warm-up challenge on the tract club Facebook page for next week's Christmas Eve Scavenger hunt. I did at least 6 of them.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Witnessing 2016

Its time to get those Christmas tracts going! There are 4 Christmas tracts and the Candy Cane bookmark in the Bezeugen Tract Club for December. I will be using these all month. I put a few out and gave some out this past week end. I also bought candy and ziplock bag at Dollar Tree to give out at different places like drive-thrus and stores. I usually put at least one tract in the bag. This can be done with decorated bags, also. How do you witness at Christmas? 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The State Fair Of Texas Gospel Outreach Report - 2016

Carl and I had a great time sharing the Gospel at the State Fair Of Texas Gospel Outreach on Saturday. My son and Gary Lively came from Louisiana Jim Wolfe and Ash Price came from the Texarkana area. Craig come out to be with us, too. I met Keith Neds who witnesses with us. Students from the Gospel for Asia joined us in shifts throughout the day, helping us pass out over 5,000 tracts and taking people through the million dollar eye test. We had many conversations that had some thinking and some walk away when they found out we were talking about "religion". One woman told be that she was Jewish and walked away. A lesbian said that she was going to fly when I asked how she was going to Heaven. Maggie, Trey, and their friend listened to us as we took them through the law and explain the Gospel. Here are a few other names of those who I talked with: two young women named Hunter, Amber, Allison, DJ, Mer, and John. This is the 4th year that I have went to this outreach. Please pray the seeds that were planted.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

2nd Night of The Ark-La-Miss Fair Outreach

We had another good night of giving out tracts at the fair. We probably gave out around 600 again. Bro JJ, Bro Gary, Braylyn, Jacob, Steven, and myself were there for about an hour and a half. We used the Yolo tract, Bucket, List, Dodgeball, The Eye Test, Are You Ready If You Die Tonight?, Three Minutes To Live, Get Out Of Hell Free, and the Pre tract. The children liked the Dodgeball tract.