Friday, July 31, 2009

Subway Recon Follow-Up

Yesterday was adventurous, but exhausting. I pretty much just went along for the ride and handed out about 300 tracts. Got to share the Good News with what may have been a demon possessed Catholic... he was strange and a little scary. Had a shirt on with profanity printed on the front... wow what a culture. Also Shared with a lady named Paris on the subway and a girl named Eve who could have cared less about going to hell... it grieves you.

Clint put up some video if anyone wants to watch. Part 1 Part 2 Thanks Clint!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Subway Recon TODAY 11:30-3:00!


If anyone is interested I plan (if I'm not working) to join the Lawman and other evangelists today from 11:30-3:00. His plan is to get a day pass and travel through the system to "Re-con" possible locations for the Ambassadors Academy. Plan to travel light and walk a lot. Were basically going to be guinea pigs.

Spurgeon quote for the day! 7/30


"The fisherman is a daring man. He tempts the boisterous sea. A little brine in his face does not hurt him; he has been wet through a thousand times, it is nothing to him. He never expected when he became a deep-sea fisherman that he was going to sleep in the lap of ease. So the true minister of Christ who fishes for souls will never mind a little risk. He will be bound to do or say many a thing that is very unpopular; and some Christian people may even judge his utterances to be too severe. He must do and say that which is for the good of souls. It is not his to entertain a question as to what others will think of his doctrine, or of him; but in the name of the Almighty God he must feel, "If the sea roar and the fullness thereof, still at my Master's command I will let down the net."

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

CALENDAR FOR AUGUST EVANGELISM


Here is the Calendar of evangelism for the month of August:

August 1st- Burbank Media Center next to the AMC 16 5:00-8:00 p.m.

August 7th- This is NOT a type O... There will be no SATURDAY evangelism because its my son's 3rd Birthday! We will meet on FRIDAY the 7th at the NoHo Subway station and hit the streets in the NoHo Area and the station. 6:00-9:00 p.m.

August 15th- Hollywood. We will meet at the NoHo subway station and go directly to Hollywood from 5:00-8:00 then come back and fellowship at the Greek restaurant!

August 22nd- SPECIAL EVENT- Magnolia Be-Boppin' in the Park This is a car show event they have right down the street from where we live so we'll meet at my house at 6:00 and walk over together and evangelize until 8:00 p.m. Dinner will be event food... mmmm hot dogs! Afterwards we can come back to our place for coffee and cookies. Should be cool!



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Noho Follow Up

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Spurgeon quote for the day! 7/28


"Sinner, if you grow no sweeter flowers than the dunghill of your own nature can nourish, you will die amid poisonous weeds. If you never drink of better water than the filthy well of your own heart will yield, you will perish of thirst, or of a deadly draught. Another, and a better helper than one born in your house, must come this way. Help must be laid upon one that is mighty, exalted of the Lord out of the people, and endowed with divine power and Godhead, for only such a Saviour, infinitely good and great, can save a soul so lost as yours. When you get down, down, down, into utter weakness, then you will be strong, because then you will rest upon the Lord's salvation; but as you are strong in your thoughts of yourself, you are kept from Jesus, and are weakness itself."

C.H. Spurgeon - "A Paradox" 2 Cor. 12:10

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Noho/HOLLYWOOD - Follow-Up 7-25












I forgot to mention on the video but Sharon and Bee joined us in Hollywood as well.

Sharon asks that you please pray for:
  • Willard (young man on the train)
  • Muslim family, and Daniel (broken over his sin).
  • Please also pray for Shirley (Jewish lady at Burbank Rehab)
  • Al ( the father of my friend who is dying).

David asks that you please pray for:
  • Je'sus a young guy who was convicted because of his immorality. He knew it was wrong. I gave him Comforts CD on True False Conversion.
  • A Muslim Mom and Son...she took a gospel of John.
  • A VERY blasphemous heckler.
  • The "cheerleader girls" who were dressed to have your photo taken with them. They were dressed well... immodest is an understatement.
  • Richard spoke with him in Noho, needs work and salvation.
  • Young teen guy who grew up in the church... doesn't believe.
  • Michelle the "Don't eat meat lady" who Clint and myself both shared the good news.
  • 4 young Germans who live in Canada and go to a Pentecostal church.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Spurgeon quote for the day! 7/25


“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5.


"Christ’s gospel has not come into the world to be co-equal with other faiths and share a divided kingdom with differing creeds. False gods may stand face to face to each other in one Pantheon, and be at peace, for they are all false together, but where Christ comes, Dagon must go down, not even the stump of him must stand. Truth is of necessity intolerant of falsehood, love wars with hate, and justice battles with wrong. Christ Jesus will be all in all, and sit upon the throne alone. May the day come in which obedience to Christ shall be universal. What a scene would present itself if every thought of every human being were in holy subjection to Christ! Not a poor woman would muse beneath her lowly roof of thatch without rendering holy adoration, while on the throne neither queen nor prince would purpose anything but what should be for the glory of Jesus. No council chamber would know a policy, which would be contrary to the Prince of love, nor would the freest thinker think aught contrary to the thoughts of Jesus. The wild men of the plain would cease to forget the Lord, and the civilized dwellers in cities would no longer east off his fear. The common people would seek unto him in multitudes, and the nobles would study how to honor him. How happy will the time be when all inventive genius shall own the sway of Jesus, and man shall desire no more to fashion weapons of war, but only to design that which shall minister to the well-being of mankind; when art with pencil and chisel shall refrain from all which excites lascivious thoughts and perpetuates the memory of blood and slaughter, and shall bow at Jesus’ feet to honor God by setting nature’s beauties before reverent eyes; when learning poring over its classic tomes shall find in human wisdom trophies for the surer wisdom of Jesus; and study, searching by the midnight lamp, shall seek out the heights and depths of love divine. It charms me to think of every poet singing divine songs for earth’s great King, drinking no more from the Castallan fount, but finding all his springs in God alone. Then, too, shall music compose her most harmonious symphonies, and pour forth her richest notes in worship of the redeeming Lord; while eloquence, no longer declaiming in the defense of wrong, shall spend her force in the maintenance of peace and righteousness, and in the extolling of the Lord. Dawn even now, auspicious day. Why hangs the night so heavy? Why bides the darkness around us for so many ages?

Great Captain of salvation, thou canst achieve the victory. We have compassed this Jericho these many days, but still the walls fall not. Up, thou mighty man of war, for thou art such, and come thou to the battle and then the battlements of sin will fall. “The Lord is a man of war: Jehovah is his name.” Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab and wounded the dragon? Because of truth and righteousness, ride forth in thy majesty. For peace on earth and glory to God in the highest, come forth in the glory of thy might with the everlasting gospel, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”


C.H Spurgeon - "Forts Demolished and Prisoners Taken"


May His Glorious Gospel prevail in the hearts of men that they may become captives to the love of Christ!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hollywood yesterday...

I went out Hollywood on my own, which is always a little scary. Look, its already scary to begin with but when you go alone its REALLY scary! But God in His sovereignty had Alvin and his daughter out there sightseeing about the same time I was going to go... so they both joined me! We handed out about 200 tracts and I open aired once in sweltering heat. I saw Alvin getting to witness to a few people. It was great!

IT IS A WAR...


For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 2 Cor 10:4 & 5

This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 1 Tim. 1:18

No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Tim. 2:4

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; Eph. 6:10-18

When you got saved you got drafted into a WAR.The question is: Are you fighting in it?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Spurgeon quote for the day! 7/18

"The Responsibilities Of This Knowledge. There have been considerable debates among the interpreters as to the precise bearing of this text, and some of them think it means that Paul is giving a reason why he preached the gospel. This makes the verse run thus:-”For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, that we might give out again the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” God gave light to the apostles that they might show forth the light of the knowledge of God in the face of Jesus Christ to the nations. I do not know whether this is the exact run of the text, but I know it is true anyhow. Never is a gleam of light given to any man to hide away, and to spiritual men the great object of their lives, after they have received light, is to reflect that light in all its purity. You must not hoard up the light within yourself; it will not be light to you if you do. Only think of a person when his room is full of sunlight saying to his servant, “Quick, now! Close the shutters, and let us keep this precious light to ourselves.” Your room will be in the dark, my friend. So, when a child of God gets the light from Christ’s face he must not say” I shall keep this to myself,” for that very desire would shut it out. No, let the light shine through you; let it shine everywhere. You have the light that you may reflect it. An object which absorbs light is dark, and we call it black; but hang up a reflector in its place when the sun is shining, and it will not appear black, it will be so bright that you will hardly bear to look at it. An object is itself bright in proportion as it sends back the light, which it receives. So you shall find, as a Christian, that, if you absorb light into yourself, you will be black, but if you scatter it abroad you yourself shall be brilliant: you shall be changed into the very image of the light which you have received, you shall become a second sun. I noticed last Sabbath evening, when I came into this pulpit, that, at the angle of the building before me, on the left hand the sun seemed to be setting, and I saw the brightness of his round face, and yet I knew it to be the wrong quarter of the heavens for the sun to be setting there. Perhaps you will observe that there is a peculiar window on the other side of the street, and it was reflecting the sun so well that I thought it was the sun himself, and I could hardly bear the light. It was not the sun, it was only a window, and yet the radiance was dazzling; and so a man of God, when he receives the light of Christ, can become so perfect a reflector that to common eyes, at any rate, he is brightness itself. He has become transformed from glory to glory as by the image of the Lord.


Brothers and sisters, if you have learned the truth, manifest it, and make it plain to others. Proclaimthe gospel, not your own thoughts; for it is Christ that you are to make manifest. Teach, not your own judgments, and conclusions, and opinions, but the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Let Jesus manifest himself in his own light; do not cast a light on him, or attempt to show the sun with a candle. Do not aim at converting men to your views, but let the light shine for itself and work its own way. Do not color it by being like a painted window to it, but let the clear white light shine through you that others may behold your Lord.

Scatter your light in all unselfishness. Wish to shine, not that others may say “How bright he is,” but that they getting the light may rejoice in the source from which it came to you and to them. Be willing to make every sacrifice to spread this light which you have received. Consecrate your entire being to the making known among the sons of men the glory of Christ. Oh, I would we had swift messengers to run the world over to tell the story that God has come down among us. I wish we had fluent tongues to tell in every language the story that, coming down among us, God was arrayed in flesh like to ore’ own; and that he took our sins and carried our sorrows. Oh, that we had trumpet tongues, to make the message peal through heaven and earth that God has come among men, and cries, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Oh for a thunder voice, to speak it, or a lightning pen to write it athwart the heavens, that God hath reconciled the world unto himself by the death of his Son, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and that whosoever belie verb in Christ Jesus hath everlasting life. I cannot command thunder or lightning, but here are your tongues, go and tell it this afternoon: here is my tongue, and I have tried to tell it, and may it be silent in the dust of dearth ere it ceases to declare that one blessed message, that God in Christ Jesus receives the sons of men in boundless love. Tell it, brother, with broken accents, if thou canst not speak it more powerfully. Whisper it, sister, gently whisper, if to none other yet to thy little children, and make the name of” Emmanuel, God with us,” to be sweet in thine infant’s ears. Thou art growing in strength and talent, young man, come, consecrate thyself to this. And thou, grey-beard, ere thou dost lie down on thy last bed to breathe out thy spirit, tell the love of Jesus to thy sons that they may tell it to their sons, and hand it down to coming generations, that mankind may never forget that the “word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” God bless you. Amen."


C.H. Spurgeon - "The Glory of God in the Face of Jesus Christ" 2 Cor. 4:6


Like the moon reflects the light of the sun, may we reflect the Son of glory to a dark world until He brings us home!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

NOHO/HOLLYWOOD Yesterday and this morning follow-up!





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Glory to God for His grace to give us the ability to preach and go out to seek the lost! This verse really spoke to me this morning in my study of the word: "For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us." 2 Corinthians 4:6 & 7

Monday, July 13, 2009

Burbank Media Center - 7/11/09 - FOLLOW UP





It's just easier for me to post a video follow-up... I'm not a big writer if you can't tell! video

Friday, July 10, 2009

CHANGE OF Schedule!!


Next Saturday we were scheduled to be in NoHo... Lawman let me know about a HUGE carshow in Glendale. Cruise Night 2009

So we'll switch Glendale to the 18th and Noho to the 25th see July calendar if this is unclear.

Last year at the same car show I met the Lawman for the first time and saw him open air preach.

Spurgeon quote for the day! 7/10


"Others of you are always in the field of battle; you are so tempted within, and so molested by foes without, that you have little or no peace. I know where your hope lies. It lies in the victory,when the banner shall be waved aloft, and the sword shall be sheathed, and you shall hear your Captain say, "Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast fought a good fight; thou hast finished thy course: henceforth wear thou the crown of life which fadeth not away."


Fight the good fight for the King of glory!

This is also a very encouraging sermon for preachers wether in the pulpit or in the open air: "The Two effects of the Gospel"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Spurgeon quote for the day! 7/8


This is a glorious example of the glorious resurrection!

"There shall be, moreover, a great change in the new body as to its beauty. "It is sown in dishonor; it shall be raised in glory." The old metaphor employed by all preachers upon this doctrine must be used again. You see here a crawling caterpillar, a picture of yourself, a creature that eats and drinks, and may readily be trodden on. Wait a few weeks, that caterpillar shall spin itself enshroud, lie down, become inactive, and sleep. A picture of what you shall do. You must spin your winding-sheet and then be laid in the tomb. But wait awhile; when the warmth of the sun shall come that apparently lifeless thing shall burst its sheath. The chrysalis shall fall off, and the insect fly forth equipped with glittering wings. Having arrived at its full state of perfection, the imago the very image of the creature shall be seen by us all dancing in the sunbeam. So shall we after passing through our wormhood here to our chrysalis state in the grave, burst our coffins and mount aloft glorious winged creatures made like unto the angels;—the same creatures, but oh! so changed, so different, that we should scarce know our former selves if we could be able to meet them again after we have been glorified in heaven."

C.H. Spurgeon - "Resurgam"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

1 Peter 3

"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison," 1 Peter 3:18 &19

Christ crucified, risen and glorified... this is all we've got, this all we need!

Monday, July 6, 2009

NOHO/HOLLYWOOD - Follow-Up


Just got back from a HOT trip to Noho & Hollywood. It was Dean, Sai and myself. They are such "die-hard" evangelists. We handed out easily 600 tracts! There were so many people taking them. Please pray for the guy who blasphemously heckled me. He needs the Lord.

Spurgeon quote for the day! 7/5


This is a ssermon everyone must read! "Preach the Gospel"

"But still I say, I cannot conceive but what there are some here this morning who are flowers "wasting their sweetness in the desert air, "gems of purest ray serene," lying in the dark caverns of ocean's oblivion. This is a very serious question. If there be any talent in the Church at Park Street, let it be developed. If there be any preachers in my congregation let them preach. Many ministers make it a point to check young men in this respect. There is my hand, such as it is, to help any one of you if you think you can tell to sinners round what a dear Saviour you have found. I would like to find scores of preachers among you; would to God that all the Lord's servants were prophets. There are some here who ought to be prophets, only they are half afraid—well, we must devise some scheme of getting rid of their bashfulness. I cannot bear to think that while the devil sets all his servants to work there should be one servant of Jesus Christ asleep. Young man, go home and examine thyself, see what thy abilities are, and if thou findest that thou hast ability, then try in some poor humble room to tell to a dozen poor people what they must do to be saved. You need not aspire to become absolutely and solely dependent upon the ministry, but if it should please God, even desire it. He that desireth a bishopric desireth a good thing. At any rate seek in some way to be preaching the gospel of God. I have preached this sermon especially, because I want to commence a movement from this place which shall reach others. I want to find some in my church, if it be possible, who will preach the gospel. And mark you, if you have talent and power, woe is unto you if you preach not the gospel.
But oh! my friends, if it is woe unto us if we preach not the gospel, what is the woe unto you if ye hear and receive not the gospel? May God give us both to escape from that woe! May the gospel of God be unto us the savor of life unto life, and not of death unto death."

C.H. Spurgeon

For the love of Almighty God and lost men... RISE UP AND PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL! Would you damn a soul for the passing pleasures of this world and acceptance of men? Unregenerate men apart from the grace of God never want to hear the gospel... but they NEED to hear it!

Friday, July 3, 2009

4th of July Evangelism










The team of evangelists were Sharon, Jorge, Forest, Derick, Dean, Sai and myself. We all met at our home for some BBQ sandwiches and stuff then carpooled up to Shepherd of the Hills. They had a HUGE area in the parking lot of the church with food stands, ice-cream, live bands. etc... We were not permitted to hand out tracts there but were able to walk along the main road and hand out tracts to families that were "camped out" waiting for hours to see fireworks. It was defiantly HOT, but not as unbearable as I thought it would be.

Dean brought his HI-Def video camera and we were blessed to get a couple of good street interviews. Mike & Joanne showed up when we were leaving and were blessed to stay later and hand out lots of tracts as well. The best part for me was the last 15 minutes when Forest and I were walking back to the car; we pasted HORDES of people who didn't get tracts and handed out about 500 of them in no time. Over all it was a good time and we handed out about 3000 tracts total!

Came back to our home and had a time of fellowship with desert... that was a nice 4th!

Drop the Bomb "Hollywood" Episode 2

This was from the "Michael Jackson Outing" the other day. video

You can also see some open air preaching and interviews Lawman had the other day by clicking HERE.