Saturday, April 30, 2011

Gone Fishing !

Matthew 4:18,19 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen.
Then He said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

I like to fish. I guess it's the thrill of pulling my line out of the water to see what is on the hook. I have caught little bream, redears, and a few surprises. On Monday, I caught a small channel catfish when I thought I was going after a bream. When fishing for men, you never know what response you will get until you try. I have only had 2 rejections in the past weeks. Most have taken a tract. I had two men thank me for giving them one, one who said that he was not a Christian.It is fishing time all year round for those who are saved. When we catch fish,we are taking them from life to death. When we catch men, God takes them from death to life.
C.Sumner Wemp said " If you are not fishing, you are not following." When we follow Jesus, we want to fish for men. Christians reproduce Christians. We want others to know the joy we have. I told a man at a drive thru window once that I had something that was contagious
called old time religion. Are you being contagious with what you have ? Are you fishing ?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Because He Lives...

"Because He Lives" was one of the first songs I learned when I was saved. Easter is here again ! Jesus is still alive ! There will be people in our churches on Sunday morning that we will not see again til Christmas or next Easter. Hopefully, they will realize the power of His Resurrection ! He was resurrected that we could be resurrected from the dead ! We were dead in our trespasses, but now we are made alive in Christ Jesus through the power of the cross ! Because He lives,we live ! Because He lives,others can live ! O,what a life ! If the professors could become possessors ! If there lips could match their lives ! Because He lives, there is still life for the lifeless ! There is hope for the hopeless ! He left the empty tomb to fill our empty hearts ! David said "My cup runneth over." in the blessed 23rd Psalm. With that overflow in our life, it should flow over to others. They should see the radiant life of Jesus in us. Because He Lives......

Thursday, April 21, 2011

All For Souls

Horatius Bonar wrote a hymn titled  "Go Labor On, Spend and Be Spent. Here is the third  stanza:                           Go, labor on while it is day :
                      The world's dark night is hastening on.
                      Speed, speed thy work, cast sloth away.
                      It is not thus that souls are won. 
One of my favorite mottos is " Win the lost at any cost." We must spend and be spent for the sake of the Master.Luke 14:23 tells us to "Go into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in,that my house may be filled." This is not a suggestion ,but a commandment from the Word of God. One man said that "the church gathers to worship and scatters to witness. It is not hard to witness.Tracts are one of the best ways to witness when dealing with people one on one. Walmart is one of the best places to seek for souls. I make it a point to give out at least 5 to 10 tracts every time I go there. I keep english and spanish tracts on me  all the time. There are lost people everywhere ! Have you reached out to one today ?           

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Welcome To Our Blog

Welcome to Soul-winning in North Louisiana. We preach mainly in front of night clubs in Monroe,Louisiana. It is a blessing to take the Gospel to the streets. We attend Sterlington Holiness Tabernacle where Bro. Tracy Boyd is the pastor. I have been passing out tracts since I got saved 18 years ago. Lately, the Lord has really stirred us to do more for Him for these are the last days. We wanted to start this blog to let you know what God is doing in the ministry He has given us. We have seen the Lord work in a mighty way ! One night we prayed with a man whose marriage was on the rocks. He called his wife who was 100 miles away. They reconciled over the phone ! We get to talk to the sceptic and the seeking. Some people are surprised to see us out there because they have never heard of or seen street preachers. Street preaching is God's will. He confirms that He is with us everytime we go ! On Friday the 15th we preached at our new fishing spot. There are three bars that are side by side : Hooking Bull, Miscues, and the Tsunami. Bro J.J and I both preached . We talked with two young men who really listened to what we had to say. One thought that it was hard to live for God. We assured him that it wasn't. The other mocked us at first, but came back and apologized. We were interviewed by a woman from a new rock station in town. She said that she was going to put it on that Saturday. We pray that the Lord used it to reach somebody. We gave her a tract as we witnessed to her. God had a road block for another man we talked to. He went right through it, getting arrested the next morning for a dwi. Please pray for this ministry !