Maraca with Bible Verse

Maraca with Bible Verse
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Everyday Evangelism - July 26, 2009- Church Parking Lot

Today we went to the church meeting, as usual on a Sunday morning. We were learning from the book of Hebrews again, seeing Christ in the Old Testament. He is revealed in the New Testament as our Great High Priest. A piece of furniture that was missing from the place where the priests used to carry out their sacrifices, was the chair. When Jesus was finished with offering the sacrifice of Himself, the Bible says that He sat down. In the Old Testament the priests were not able to sit, because they were always offering sacrifices. They were a picture of what Jesus was going to do for us. He only had to die one time. No more need for sacrifices. The final one had been offered, and the curtain was torn. The way to the holy of holies was now open. We can come boldly to the throne.
Now after the meeting was over, I left and was heading toward the car. There was a guy on a bike and I offered him a tract. He stopped and we talked for a couple of minutes. I shared the Gospel with him. He didn't speak English well, and I tried to communicate with him as best as I could. I would explain a Bible truth to him, and his usual response was "I know" or " I know that". He did admit to not being a good person, but I didn't sense a deep conviction of sin. I gave him 4 tracts to go home with. Please be praying for him. His name is Lisandro. He was very kind to talk to.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Everyday Evangelism- July 23, 2009 Walmart

I love shopping at Walmart. When it is not so hot out, there are lots of people that you can talk to. I try to make my way in while I walk across the parking lot to give out tracts and start conversations with people. Today I met a young man named Chris. Gave him a tract, and shared the Gospel with him. He didn't seem to understand the Gospel when I first started talking to him, but seemed to understand later on in the conversation. I invited him to church on Sunday and he said he wanted to come. He said he would bring a friend. Now I have great plans for me and Walmart. I have been reading about Tony's Prayer Station and today I went to go look for the manager of the store so I could get a PD-38 form. She wasn't in, but will be in tomorrow. I will look over the form and see if we will be able to set up a Prayer Station at our Walmart here. I would like to have friends that would be interested in being at the Prayer Station with me when I would do them. Of course, we have to make sure we get permission first. Wouldn't that be cool? (Well, maybe in the fall or winter : ) Would love to plan to be out there once a month at the Prayer Station.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Everyday Evangelism- July 21, 2009

What an exciting night at The Conversation tonight. It it week # 6, next week being the last class. People are asking for something to continue. We have approximately 40 people attending, with lots of help from the Metro people. Tonight as I was in the lobby waiting for the late people to be coming in, I noticed a skateboarder who was flying in front of the church building. Whenever I see a skateboarder, I am inclined to go after them because they seem to respond to listening to the Gospel. So I told a co-worker who was standing next to me that I wanted to get him. Of course, by the time I would have gotten out there to get to him, he would have been long gone. So my co-worker asked me if she should go get him. I told her "Go" and she did. She caught up with him and invited him to the free dinner. He responded, and came in, skateboard in arm, and joined for the dinner and as far as I know, stayed for the whole meeting. Now I am impressed. His name is Andy and we need to pray for him. I'm sure he heard the Gospel and God will be working in his heart. I hope he comes back next week.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Everyday Evangelism- July 18, 2009

Today I had just a little more time to shop and didn't have much to get at the stores. I am a little surprised that it still took about 2 hours to go into Walmart and then down the road to Sam's and back home. But the time allotment today was good, for I wasn't pressed hard to get back home or to some appointment. I gave out several tracts and when I was at Sam's, I gave a Giant Money tract to a young man, who refused to take it. I asked him why, and he didn't want it. I asked him if anyone had ever shared the Gospel with him, and he said he has his own beliefs. I asked him what he thought was on the other side after we die, and he really didn't know, and said he would find out when he gets there. He actually was easy to talk to, and I continued to ask him some pointed questions. I finally left him with this; I said to him, "You need to get a hold of a Bible, in the New Testament find the book of Luke. Then read Luke chapter 16, and then think about if you still feel the same way about eternity". He said he would and I told him I would be praying for him. He didn't give me his name, but he was a young man in front of Sam's entrance/exit doors. God knows his name and we can be praying that other people will be coming across his path to share the Gospel with him so he can repent and come to faith. Thank God for opportunities to preach the Gospel!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Everyday Evangelism- July 14, 2009

For those of you who can pray, please pray for a lady I met at Walmart last summer, whose name is Dee. I met her last summer in the store and got to know her a little bit. She had a difficulty because she had too many dogs in her apartment and had to sell one of them. We prayed for a buyer and God provided for that. I didn't know that happened until I met her again in Walmart, when she told me about it. I gave her some tracts and invited her to Metro, and she was considering coming. I met her again at Sam's the other day. It seems like God is bringing her into my path every so often. She doesn't appear to be a believer, and has a Greek Orthodox background. She is 78 years old, and has a deceased son. There is a shower planned for her great granddaughter who is going to have a baby and I am planning on stopping in. Please pray for her heart to be softened to the Gospel. I gave her some tracts one time, but haven't really explained the Gospel to her yet. She is very open to friendship and she enjoys talking. I desire to be able to share biblical truths with her and am looking for the open door for that, but I want to do it tactfully, and with a lot of grace.

Monday, July 13, 2009

George Street with Frank Jenner

Everyday Evangelism- July 13, 2009

Sorry about the last update. The video did not upload properly. I could not find the files for the video on my computer to upload it, so I transfered the video to another place where I could find it, but something was lost in the transfer. Am in the process of finding where the video files are located on my computer so I can upload it in the future. Not getting much of a response though. Guess nobody else knows where they are either : (
On a better note, I made $10 at the garage sale. That is great considering I wasn't really out there to sell much. I made 9 loaves of cinnamon bread, and a dozen cookies, which was where I made most of my money. I was really out there to learn how to do a garage sale, on my own, and to set up a table with evangelism material on it, so that people would come by and hopefully, start conversations about the Gospel. We really did not have too many people show up for the garage sale, as it was hot outside during the middle of the summer. Usually, our subdivision has the garage sale in October. Not sure why they planned on in the middle of summer. It was good experience for me, and I will continue to learn how to improve the methods of evangelism in the coming garage sale events that we will have in the future. Hopefully, will have lots more conversations with people in the future about the things of God.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Everyday Evangelism - July 9, 2009

Getting ready for a garage sale on Saturday. I am not a garage sale person, but I do have a couple of things to sell. Will make some cinnamon bread loaves also. They sell quickly. I need the money to pay for tracts and things like that and can use every cent I get. I am slowly coming up with ideas that will lead to evangelism opportunities at the garage sale. I am also open to any suggestions people have on this. I will have a table set out with tracts, so people can ask questions. I will also have the beach balls that have the saying on them: side 1; What can wash away my sin? side 2; Nothing but the blood of Jesus. The frisbies have John 14:6 on them. Both have the url for the Good Person Test, I was thinking about doing a magic card trick. Here is what it should look like. I place 21 cards in 3 piles (7 in each pile). I ask a person to select a card but don't tell me what it is. Just tell me which pile it is in. I gather up the cards and put them in a pile. Then I redistribute them just like I did before and ask the same question. I do this three times. Then I will ask a question like "Who is the only person who has risen from the dead?" Of course, the answer is "Jesus Christ" and for each letter of that I will put a card down. When I get to the last card, it should be the card that they selected. Very interesting. I still don't know why this trick works, but it does.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Everday Evangelism-July 7, 2009

The maracas are on their way to the publishers. I will use them at celebrations like Halloween and our wonderful Christmas caroling event in December. I took some little beach balls and frisbies with the Gospel message on them and gave them out at the Red, Hot, and Boom. I don't think the maracas will be here before Saturday, but if they come, I will put them out at the garage sale that we are having this weekend. I don't have much to sell, but will put out a table with some tracts on it. Oh, I ordered a gorilla puppet, and I think they are sending it out tomorrow. Will have to learn ventriloquism real quick if it comes on Friday. I hope for opportunities to talk about the Gospel with people on Saturday morning. I hope for opportunities to share the Gospel when I go to the grocery store. I like the saying I heard somewhere that goes something like this; "I go to the grocery store to share the Gospel, and while I am there to pick up some groceries." Don't know where this came from but it makes sense.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Everyday Evangelism on Monday, July 6th, 1009

Today I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to convert my jpg files into pdf files. I am in the beginning stages of making my order for 250 maracas with the verse on them that says "There is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus...". So in order for me to process the order, I have to have the verse and web site saved as a pdf file. I researched this on the internet and found a way to do it. The files were converted and uploaded to the company that is going to have the maracas printed up. After I did that, I realized I wasn't completely satisfied with the design of the Bible verse with the web site, so I had to find the programs I used on my computer, then redo the Bible verse and web site. Got it done and converted it and uploaded that one too. Now hope the lady who is helping me doesn't get confused!I hope she reads through all the emails I sent to her today, and gets to the last one, the one with the best design for the maracas. Now, trustingly, she won't tell me that my design is too large for the space to be printed on the maracas. Will update again tomorrow. Oh, tomorrow is the time I will have to begin to plan the evangelism part of the garage sale we will have on Saturday....

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Everyday Evangelism- July 5th, 2009

Well here is something cool that has happened. I am planning my next project of having some type of toy with an imprint of the Gospel or a Bible verse depending on the size of the toy. I have to have around $400 to order 250 of the selected toy. Well I reached the goal on Friday of the $400, so now I have to decide on the item. I chose the maracas which has a small space for imprinting. I went to the web site to call to ask questions about ordering them, and noticed that they were on sale! So, if I order them I will have to pay around $331 dollars for the total order. Also, I am trusting that what I want to have imprinted with fit in the 1 1/4" X 1" space. Here is what I chose for the imprint "There is one God and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ". Well I am excited about this and will look forward to using them, maybe even this weekend at the garage sale in our neighborhood, and certainly at events like Halloween and Christmas. And with the money left over, I am planning on buying a puppet and doing my best at learning ventriloquism. May God's word go out with power and affect the lives of many people for eternity.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Everyday Evangelism

Here is a blog I am beginning to create. Most of the subjects will have to do with theology or evangelism. I will welcome questions that people post, but please make sure if you do post a question, that you are looking for answers along with me. I love to hear how others think, and I am ok to be friends with people who I may disagree with on different subjects. We can banter about on many things, but always must be careful to not be mean or hateful to others that we disagree with. Please, always be gracious in whatever you say here. I will put questions here from time to time, so lets be patient with each other and kind. No attacking people here please. Let everything be done in love and decency, always speaking the Truth in love.