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1 Timothy 2:5

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Everyday Evangelism- Parking Lot- 10-26-09

I have heard a saying somewhere that said something like this; "I go to the grocery store to preach the Gospel and to pick up a few groceries". Today I went to the grocery store and on my way in were two young men talking. I gave them a tract and was able to have a conversation with them about the Gospel. One of the young men was named Freddie. He told me later in the conversation that he was a youth pastor at a local church. Later he thanked me for what I was doing in sharing the Gospel. The other man was Robert. I enjoyed dialoging with him about the Gospel. I left them with a couple of tracts and said that I would be praying for them. They appreciated that. So if anyone who reads this blog would like to pray for Robert and Freddie, please pray for them. Freddie was very quiet. Robert was answering the questions with honesty. Seemed to understand the Gospel. Not sure if he has come to that place yet where he is grasping his desperate condition before a holy God. I told them to consider the things I shared with them. So please pray for Freddie and Robert. Pray that God will have mercy and that they will have a conviction of sin in their hearts and come to Christ.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Everyday Evangelism- The Message Bottle

In Facebook, there is an application you can go to and make a message that goes inside a bottle into a virtual sea. The recipients of the message bottle are other people who have sent messages out. You send a bottle with a message in it, and you receive other people's bottles. The bottles go all over the world. I have sent 2 bottles out. Both have to do with the "Good Person Test". The second bottle I sent out has a good explanation of the Gospel in it. It is called, "True Love". The bottle was received by an Atheist. The first comment I received from him was that 'there is no god and that is the happiest news of all'. I wrote back asking him what proof he has found that has led him to believe there is no god. He wrote back and said there was no evidence. So I will be praying on how to respond to him. His name is Alexander if anyone wants to be praying for him. He lives in the United States. This is good practice for me. Be praying for me too, that I will know how to answer Alexander. Pray that I will learn to give an answer for every person who asks a reason of the hope in me. Thank you.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Everyday Evangelism- Tuesday In Yoville

Yoville is a game that one can play from Facebook or Myspace. It is a cute game in which a person creates an avatar, gives it a name, receives an apartment, can earn coins in Yoville, can go shopping in Yoville, and do a host of other things. One advantage of being in Yoville is that a person is in a chat room like setting in which conversations with other avatars can take place. We have used Yoville to preach the Gospel to other characters in there. There have been a few that appreciate what we are doing, but some don't. Here is the latest short conversation I had with someone on Tuesday night. Read it and see what you think. Note that it interesting that this other avatar is calling herself a believer. Her name is Yoville is Musha. Here is our short conversation:
Musha: Susan, pls no fire and brimstone.
Susan: Well, not my choice. God is the one Who says so.
Musha: Susan, I am a believer as well, but Jesus wants us to season our speech so that all will taste and see the (this was the end of the sentence. Then she left).
Now I never used the words 'fire and brimstone' so I find this interesting. Somewhere during the conversation we talked about eternity, and probably used the word 'hell' and 'judgment' and 'eternal punishment' at various times. I hear people talk like this a lot. What concerns me is that people are calling themselves Christians, and then in the same breath almost, they say things like "Jesus said..." or things that imply that God is different from what His word tells us. I think we need to be praying for our churches, pastors, country, and our own lives, so that the light of the Gospel can shine through us. I am concerned that there are churches that are probably teaching lies about who Jesus is, probably subtly, but its there. We need to be studying the Scriptures so we can help people understand what the Bible really says. So the next time someone rebukes you for preaching the Gospel and says that Jesus doesn't want us to do that, what will you tell them? "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature". "For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation...." "Woe unto me if I preach not the Gospel"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Everyday Evangelism- Christmas Caroling Project

It's time to open presents.. Well, not quite yet. It's definitely time to start wrapping. Ever wonder why we open presents and celebrate? Usually, we are celebrating a birthday, or a special holiday. Christmas is like that. We celebrate in many ways. We have parties, open presents, get together as families, go caroling, and a host of other things. Ever wonder why Christmas is so special? When I was a kid, it was the looking forward of getting presents. It was so exciting. Definitely, the best time of the year, even better than my birthday! Well, I hope to have a present to offer to 30 people at Christmas time. It is the book, "More Than a Carpenter" by Josh McDowell. It is a small book describing who Jesus is. It is a great defense book for the deity of Christ. Actually we have about 18 of them, along with the John Piper books. I am going to wrap them and put them into bags when we go Christmas caroling in December and give them to the people in the homes we get to sing to. What are we celebrating when we celebrate Christmas? We are celebrating the most important event that ever took place. It was the beginning of God's plan for mankind's redemption. God had to come down to earth, and take on flesh (which is where we get the word, 'incarnation'), and live a perfect life so He could take on Himself the sins of the world. We are celebrating that whole event in December. There is speculation that Jesus was born in December, but only God really knows, and it doesn't really matter. That is the time that was chosen for the event to be celebrated. Now here is a question for you. Will the devil be celebrating the day that you leave this planet? Is your life having an impact for the Kingdom of God in such a way that is making the devil unhappy? How is your life being lived today? Is is for your own desires and glory, or is it for the glory of God? Is Jesus living big in your heart, or is there still darkness there? Is your life like a light that shines the Gospel to those around you? " For me to live is Christ...To die is gain". "Only one life twill soon be past; Only what's done for Christ will last"