Saturday, October 29, 2011

They Are Waiting !

People are waiting for things to happen in their lives. They are waiting for the right person, the perfect job, the break that they have been looking for, peace, or satisfaction. Many spend
most of their lives waiting and not getting. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 says : But if our gospel be
hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Some may be waiting for someone to point them in the right direction. I went thru the drive-
thru at McDonald's on Thursday evening after work. I gave a tract to the man that took my
money. Then, I gave one to the young man that gave me the food that I ordered. He said "
I have been waiting for someone to talk to about church. " He asked if our church name was on the back of the tract. I told him that it wasn't, but I would drop off a card on Friday. I went back then to give him a card, a Gospel of John & Romans, and a Sunday School Book that may help with a few questions that he might have. I also told him a little about our church. He is supposed to call me on Saturday night to let me know if he us coming. Please help me pray for him to be saved. There is someone out there waiting for you to tell them about Jesus ! Have you went yet ? Are you thinking about it ? What are you waiting for ?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Glorious Gospel !

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the
gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV)

The Gospel is the greatest news for all mankind ! There is many things that are happening right now that are news-worthy, but they can't top the Good News of the Gospel ! God sending His only begotten Son to pay the penalty for our sin; to be the propitiation for God's judgement ! Jesus died so that we could live ! He gave Himself so that we could have him ! O, what a Savior ! O, that every Christian would run with the Gospel on their lips everyday, proclaiming the salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ ! There are so many that do not Him ! In one of my favorite books, Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill says this :
" Men build our churches but do not enter them, print our Bibles but do not read them, talk about God but do not believe Him, speak of Christ but do not trust Him for salvation,
sing our hymns and then forget them. How are we going to come out of all this ? "

There are many who do not know what the Gospel is and Who it is about. We go to the streets
and they tell us that we are doing it the wrong way ! Professing Christians confront us,
justifying there sin in partaking of the worldly pleasures ! They think that we are
protesting, but we are proclaiming ! They think that we are mad, but we are glad ! They mock,
but we love ! They reject the message, but we reach with the burden from the Lord ! How can
we be silent when we have the words of Life ? How can we hide what we have when men are trying to hide from God ? How can we keep Heaven to ourselves while many are plunging into the
eternal flames of hell ? How can our hearts not bleed for the masses that are before us ? We
have what they don't ! We have what they need ! We have eternal life while they have
eternal destruction ! We have the salvation of God while they have the wrath of God that
abides on them according to John 6: 36 ! What shall we do, then ? We must keep obeying God's Word ! We must run with the gospel ! We must pray for labourers for the fields ! We
must pray for Christians to awake out of their slumber ! The Gospel is still Glorious ! Jesus
still saves ! Before chapter seven in Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill quotes Archibald Brown :

The Gospel is a fact; therefore tell it simply.
The Gospel is a joyful fact; therefore tell it cheerfully.
The Gospel is an entrusted fact; therefore tell it faithfully.
The Gospel is a fact of infinite moment; therefore tell it earnestly.
The Gospel is a fact of infinite love; therefore tell it feelingly.
The Gospel is a fact of difficult comprehension to many; therefore tell it with illustration.
The Gospel is a fact about a Person; therefore preach Christ.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Walmart And The Three Bars - Friday Night Evangelism

Bro. JJ and I had a great night of witnessing and preaching ! We arrived at Walmart around 8:30. Both of us were able to preach once each. We talked to two homeless men who had the name John in common. One was trying to get back to Mobile, Alabama. He said that the fair had left him behind. The other seemed to know a lot about the Bible. We talked to him for a while. Please pray for these two men. While I was preaching, I felt like preaching in Spanish. Then, a man who looked Spanish was walking away from Walmart. A few minutes later, he walked to where we were. His name was Salvador, who was from Honduras. He did not speak to me in English. He told me that he was missionary Baptist. He said that he was working in Monroe, but was having trouble with his boss. He also said that he was going back to Dallas on Saturday. I prayed for him before he walked away.
We got to the bars after 10:00. We were able to have several one on ones and one on twos. Jay, a taxi cab driver, told us that we needed to be home to get ready for church on Sunday. Bro. JJ talked to him while I was preaching. Another man showed us his bracelet that was made out of fishing swivels. When he implied that he was fishing for men, I told him that he was using the wrong bait. A woman that started to oppose us agreed a little with us after we talked with her and her boyfriend. I gave tracts to Sam and Richard. They had been drinking. Sam wanted me to pray for him. Stephen told me that he was saved in prison, but always end up away from God when he got out. He asked me if he has blasphemed the Holy Ghost. I told him that he hadn't yet. His friend, Garrett, asked for a Gospel of John and Romans when they were leaving. Bro. JJ talked with Shawn and "Shadow". It appeared that Shawn had a cynical attitude, but had never understood the Gospel. He seemed really interested after Bro. JJ talked to them. "Shadow" claimed to be a pagan. She has never been involved with anything religious before. We pray that they will consider what they have heard. Have you shared your faith lately ?

Monday, October 10, 2011

What A Tract Can Do

Do you use gospel tracts ? I use them all the time. Tracts can go where we can't. One man said that a gospel tract has never blown up in anyone's hand ! I make sure I have them with me all the time ! The following is from the latest newsletter from Gospel Nuggets, Inc. It was written by Herman Bartel.

What A Tract Can Do

A silent missionary
A faithful missionary
A sower of God's Word
A tireless worker
A continuous worker
A very economical worker
A worker that repeats many times
A worker that never gets angry
A worker that may touch multitudes
A worker that can go anywhere
A worker that stays on the job
A worker that needs no vacation
A worker that is fearless
A worker that goes where you cannot
A worker that needs no salary
A worker that never gets sick
A worker that needs no building
A worker that is easily available
A worker that heeds no opposition
A worker that travels in pockets
A worker that persists in calling
A worker that is always obedient
A worker that speaks many languages
A worker that takes no offerings
A worker that has much patience
A worker that depends on the Holy Spirit
Why not put him to work !!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Evangelism Update - October 6, 2011

I went grocery shopping with my family tonight. We usually have church on Thursdays, but we had it on Tuesday this week because of preparation for a weekend wedding. When we pulled in to the parking lot, we saw our friend Bro. Wayne , Bro. Willard , and two other men that they go to church with. They were preaching and holding signs. Bro.  Wayne and his wife have been preaching in front of Walmart for many years. I have preached there with them a few times before. We preached together at the mall one Christmas. Bro. JJ preached with them a few weeks ago. They said that they are going to be out there everyThursday night. Bro. Willard is also a veteran street preacher. A homosexual ran over him with a motorcycle while he was preaching at a bar several years ago. Please pray that the Lord will bless their efforts. 
While in Walmart, I talked to a Spanish couple, Daniel and Dora. They said that they were
Christians. I told Daniel about how I have learned some Spanish. I also told him about some of
the Spanish music that I listen to. I gave him my work business card. He had an interest in
getting some glasses. I pray that I get to talk to them again. I asked Robert if he was saved.
He responded that he went to church, but wasn't doing right. After I has asked him where he
would be if he died five seconds ago, he said that he would be in hell. I gave him the tract (from the Beuzeugen Tract Club ) that  appears in the picture below. I pray that I will see Robert in Heaven ! Have you shared your faith today ? 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Evangelism Update - October 5, 2011

Bro. JJ and I were able to meet at Walmart after work this evening. The Lord really blessed and encouraged us ! We preached, held up signs, and passed out a few tracts. A young man named Evan, who we have talked to at the Tsunami, stopped when he saw us. He said that he wanted to come to church on Sunday. Please pray for him ! God bless you as you rea