Saturday, October 31, 2009

HAPPY REFORMATION DAY!


It dawned on me today that I haven't really been thinking of Reformation Day as I should. Where would we be had the Lord not raised up men like Luther to stand up for the TRUTH?

Click here for a link to read the 95 theses... which I plan to read myself, sadly for the first time.

As we plan to go out tonight and probably get the heckling of a lifetime I think about what Paul said, "Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?" 2 Cor. 2:14-16

Who is truly sufficient to even speak the Gospel? Will we ever be?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Go make Disciples - John Piper

Exodus 19:4


"You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself." Exodus 19:4

John MacArthur's Commentary on this beautiful verse: With a most appropriate metaphor, God described the Exodus and the journey to Sinai. Eagles were known to have carried their young out of the nests on their wings and taught them to fly, catching them when necessary on their outspread wings. Moses, in his final song, employed this metaphor of God's care for Israel and especially noted that there was only one Lord who did this. (Deut. 32:11-12)

I have seen the good hand of the Lord in my life and truly can I say "Great is thy faithfulness".

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Transformed - Nov. 7th Simi Valley


Mike S wanted me to pass this on to anyone who would like to join him for this Way of the Master event being held in Simi Valley. Should be good.

Click here to view info about TRANSFORMED

Monday, October 26, 2009

HOLLYWOOD HALLOWEEN PARTY/EVANGELISM OUTING

This is such a great time of year for evangelism opportunities! So to launch it off we're going to host a Halloween (Harvest- if you don't feel comfortable using the word Halloween) Party/Evangelism Outing!

The plan is to meet at my house Oct 31st at 5:00 pm for all kinds of snacks and goodies, Lord willing some trick or treaters will show up and my kids can give them some tracts!

We'll get prayed up and head out the door around 7:00 to catch the Noho subway to Hollywood Blvd. where we'll be a LIGHT in an EXTREMELY DARK NIGHT!

We'll stay until 11:00 pm and catch the subway back! We must be out at 11:00 SHARP because the last subway is at 11:30 and I really don't want to get stranded in Hollywood.
WARNING THE EVENT WE ARE GOING TO MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR TEENS! Given the "fleshliness" of Halloween costumes as the years go by we will probably be in a difficult environment if this is a weakness for anyone! Also given the night and crowd we will probably meet plenty of opposition from the forces of hell!

IF you can sign up to contribute to the party FEAST, it would be a blessing:

3- Hors d'oeuver dishes: Jorge, Kay

Bags of Chips and Dip: Sharon

Cookies:

Soda:

We'll contribute a main dish, Ice for drinks and Coffee.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE HAVE A NEW BORN BABY- IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF FLU OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THOSE WHO HAD THE FLU WE WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE YOU BY PASSING THE PARTY AND YOU ARE STILL WELCOME TO JOIN US IN HOLLYWOOD.

PLEASE RSVP or REPLY in comment section if you are attending. Lord willing we'll have some good fellowship and punch a hole in the kingdom of darkness!!!

Spurgeon quote for the day! 10/26 "Thoughts on the Last Battle"


"When I see the blood, I will pass over you."—Exodus 12:13

"Now, at the time of which this Book of Exodus speaks, Egypt was exposed to a terrible peril. Jehovah himself was about to march through the streets of all the cities of Egypt. It was not merely a destroying angel, but Jehovah himself; for thus it is written, "I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast." No one less than I AM, the great God, had vowed to "cut Rahab" with the sword of vengeance. Tremble, ye inhabitants of the earth, for God has come down among you, provoked, incensed, and at last awakened from his seeming sleep of patience. He has girded on his terrible sword, and he has come to smite you. Quake for fear, all ye that have sin within you, for when God walks through the streets, sword in hand, will he not smite you all? But hark! the voice of covenant mercy speaks, God's children are safe, even though an angry God be in the streets. As they are safe from the rod of the wicked, so are they safe from the sword of justice—always and ever safe; for there was not a hair of the head of an Israelite that was so much as touched; Jehovah kept them safe beneath his wings. While he did rend his enemies like a lion, yet did he protect his children, every one of them. But, beloved, while this is always true, that God's people are safe, there is another fact that is equally true, namely, that God's people are only safe through the blood. The reason why God spares his people in the time of calamity is, because he sees the blood-mark on their brow. What is the basis of that great truth, that all things work together for good to them that love God? What is the cause that all things so produce good to them, but this, that they are bought with the precious blood of Christ? Therefore it is that nothing can hurt them, becausethe blood is upon them, and every evil thing must pass them by. It was so that night in Egypt. God himself was abroad with his sword; but he spared them, because he saw the blood-mark on the lintel and on the two sideposts. And so it is with us. In the day when God in his fierce anger shall come forth from his dwelling place, to affright the earth with terrors and to condemn the wicked, we shall be secure, if covered with the Saviour's righteousness, and sprinkled with his blood, we are found in him."

C.H. Spurgeon - "The Blood"

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween tract stand!

Feel free to print the "official" Halloween tract stand sign, cut it out, fold it and tape to a paper plate. Then throw some tracts on it (remember a small weight to keep them from being blown away) leave it on an elevated place in your driveway for folks passing by and see what the Lord does!

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Burbank/Noho- 10/24/09 - FOLLOW UP

AMAZING!! Praise the Lord! The fire is growing at CBC for evangelism. Our first night with two teams in two different locations!
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David asks for prayer for: Anthony (who was open about his homosexuality and knows he has to go to church) & Yohanse (16 and says he's a Christian, needs to keep reading his bible)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Paul Washer: Weeping for souls

MORE Halloween tracts!!

Praise the Lord... CBC got an additional 1000 Halloween tracts printed up!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Prepare to feel small!

"What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?" Psalm 8:4

Monday, October 19, 2009

Paul Washer: Decisionism

Noho Follow Up 10-17-09


I didn't get there until about 7:30 so I can only go off what people told me but when I showed up there was a SWARM of evangelists. About 20 people were there... PRAISE GOD! I'm constantly humbled to see what the Lord is doing at CBC. Mike and Joanne even brought out some of the high schoolers to join us. I was blessed to stand with Jordan in his open air reading of scripture. I've heard that the Pastors son Mark is now addicted, so I hope to see him out again! Apparently there was an "incident" with the same out-of-control drunkard Dean and I had a run in with at the 9-19 outing. He ended up getting arrested. Please pray for that man.

Over all I could only see good things that night and a FIRE is burning brighter at CBC for evangelism. I'm so blessed to be a small part of what the Lord is doing at our church! We serve a GREAT GOD who raises men and women up to work the harvest!

PRAYER REQUESTS:

Faith writes: Please pray for Richard's salvations and two teenagers I shared the gospel with who had never heard the gospel before and didn't have a Bible and were interested in having a copy of a New Testament, but had to run and catch a bus, so I didn't get their names.

Sharon writes: I just can't believe the incredible one on one opportunities for the Gospel at NoHo. Here are the ones I can recall.
Marco - very broken. Has lost everything (marriage, job, house, car). We talked for quite a while and he took a Bible.
Hugo - this was the second time I spoke with him and he wants to come to church
James - claims to be a Christian but hasn' been reading the Word or going to church for 2 years.
DeDe - Joann spoke with her
Terrance - Kay spoke with him. He took a Bible and is going to check out Placerita Baptist since he lives in Canyon Country.
Mario - Cadence
Sherman - Cadence

David: Please pray for Mike who I've seen now 2 times... says he is a Christian yet was drunk both times and has no idea what the gospel is. I tried to share it, he did take a gospel of John.

Mike: Joanne shared with a lady named Betty at the end and she said she would pray right then to receive Christ and she did. Only God can work the miracle of salvation. We pray she did truly repent and believe.
Also Rebecca heard the gospel but refused to turn from her false beliefs. Pray God will use the Word shared with her to bring her to repentance.
There were others that heard the Gospel but I failed to get names, but God knows. It's that Omniscient thing He's got.

Praise GOD!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What think ye of Christ? - George Whitfield


"Come then, ye harlots, come ye publicans, come ye most abandoned of sinners, come and believe on Jesus Christ. Though the whole world despise you and cast you out, yet he will not disdain to take you up. O amazing, O infinitely condescending love! even you, he will not be ashamed to call his brethren. How will you escape if you neglect such a glorious offer of salvation? What would the damned spirits, now in the prison of hell, give, if Christ was so freely offered to their souls? And why are not we lifting up our eyes in torments? Does any one out of this great multitude dare say, he does not deserve damnation? If not, why are we left, and others taken away by death? What is this but an instance of God's free grace, and a sign of his good will towards us? Let God's goodness lead us to repentance! O let there be joy in heaven over some of you repenting! Though we are in a field, I am persuaded the blessed angels are hovering now around us, and do long, "as the hart panteth after the water-brooks," to sing an anthem at your conversion. Blessed be God, I hope their joy will be fulfilled. An awful silence appears amongst us. I have good hope that the words which the Lord has enabled me to speak in your ears this day, have not altogether fallen to the ground. Your tears and deep attention, are an evidence, that the Lord God is amongst us of a truth. Come, ye Pharisees, come and see, in spite of your satanical rage and fury, the Lord Jesus is getting himself the victory. And brethren, I speak the truth in Christ, I lie not, if one soul of you, by the blessing of God, be brought to think savingly of Jesus Christ this day, I care not if my enemies were permitted to carry me to prison, and put my feet fast in the stocks, as soon as I have delivered this sermon. Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God is, that you may be saved. For this cause I follow my Master without the camp. I care not how much of his sacred reproach I bear, so that some of you be converted from the errors of your ways. I rejoice, yea and I will rejoice. Ye men, ye devils, do your worst: the Lord who sent, will support me. And when Christ, who is our life, and whom I have now been preaching, shall appear, I also, together with his despised little ones, shall appear with him in glory. And then, what will you think of Christ? I know what you will think of him. You will then think him to be the fairest among ten thousand: You will then think and feel him to be a just and sin-avenging judge. Be ye then persuaded to kiss him lest he be angry, and so you be banished for ever from the presence of the Lord. Behold, I come to you as the angel did to Lot. Flee, flee, for your lives; haste, linger no longer in your spiritual Sodom, for otherwise you will be eternally destroyed. Numbers, no doubt, there are amongst you, that may regard me no more than Lot's sons-in-law regarded him. I am persuaded I seem t some of you as one that mocketh: but I speak the truth in Christ, I lie not; as sure as fire and brimstone was rained from the Lord out of heaven, to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, so surely, at the great day, shall the vials of God's wrath be poured on you. If you do not think seriously of, and act agreeable to the gospel of the Lord's Christ. Behold, I have told you before; and I pray God, all you that forget him may seriously think of what has been said, before he pluck you away, and there be none to deliver you."


This sermon was given to me by Pastor Jack and is so rich and excellent for open air preachers to study!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Valley of Vision - God Honoured


Deliver me from the natural darkness of my own mind,
from the corruptions of my heart,
from the temptations to which I am exposed,
from the daily snares that attend me.
I am in constant danger while I am in this life;
Let thy watchful eye ever be upon me for my defense,
Save me from the power of my worldly and spiritual enemies
and from all painful evils to which I have exposed myself.

Excerpt from - God Honoured

Just a reminder that there is an enemy without and within who wants to destroy you! Only the Lord can protect us from the world, the flesh and the devil.

"You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." 1 John 4:4

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween tracts!


A very generous brother in the Lord who I've never personally met called to let me know that he wanted to fund the printing of 500 Halloween tracts for our CBC family to pass out! Glory to God!!

The Valley of Vision - Man's Great End


Help me to know continually
that there can be no true happiness,
no fulfilling of thy purpose for me,
apart from a life lived in and for the Son of thy love.

Excerpt from - "Man's Great End"

Monday, October 12, 2009

RC Sproul - The Church... a hospital or an army?


This sermon is so good it will totally get you fired up to witness!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Noho Follow Up 10-10-09


Sharon said they had an AMAZING NIGHT!

Please pray for Ty (Mike led him to the Lord), Michelle ( Dean led her to the Lord), Francisco, Victor (Jordan and I spoke to him together), Sam and Santiago, Martin.
Tonight we had the Mac-"LADDY" family, Jordan, Dean and Sy, Aaron, Bea, Forrest and another brother from the Dream Center I didn't know that Dean seemed to know. Dean and Aaron preached the Gospel.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Autumn Grace


Thank you to all the evangelism family for your faithful prayers and support!

Mommy and baby are doing great! We are praising the Lord for His goodness.

Please pray for a speedy recovery, the health of the baby & the salvation of those who got tracts at the hospital.

God is so good!! GLORY!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Excitement Uncontained!


If this doesn't move you... you may want to check your pulse.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

CUT TO THE CHASE! - Are you a good person?


This is a Ray Comfort classic but it really does "cut to the chase". Ask someone: "Would you consider yourself to be a good person?"

The answer to this question really reveals a lot about someone's view of themselves AND of God. You must lovingly present the truth about how HOLY God is and how WICKED they are. This can be a challenge. Good thing that the Lord gave us a conscience (even though its fallen) and His LAW to bring about the knowledge of sin. This can be very effective especially in a "self esteem" culture.

It really scares me when I ask a professing "Christian" this question... and they say YES.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Burbank Media Center - 9/3/09 - FOLLOW UP

The turnout for evangelism was AMAZING! Truly faithful at the ministry the Lord has given them! Sharon, Faith, Jorge, Dean, Sai, Hanna, Aaron, Bea, Mike, Joanne, Scott, Mike and his daughter, and a dear sister who I keep forgetting her name... sorry sister!
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Sharon's prayer requests - Please pray for Ethan (raised in a Christian home but rebelling), Danny and his mom (catholic), 4 teenage girls

Davids prayer request - Christ & Kevin who took bibles and asked questions during open air preaching. The "Christian" girl who had no idea what the gospel was, she felt guilty while sharing the law. Her and her friend took bibles. Raul and his wife who thought Ray Comfort taught heresy for using the 10 commandments to evangelize. Those who took tracts and heard the preaching. Please pray for me to be more patient and listen to others speak before answering.

Faith asks prayer for: Please pray for Cecil who said that he was searching and looking into various religions. I shared the gospel with him and told him there was only one way through the Lord Jesus Christ. He listened and I gave him agospel of John and he said he would study it. Praise the Lord!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Valley of Vision - The Mover

If you have never read the book on Puritan prayers "The Valley of Vision" you must. All I can say to my shame is my prayer life is luke warm. Do I think "I will be heard for my many words"?

"Infinite wisdom cast the design of salvation
into the mould of purchase and freedom;
Let wrath deserved be written on the door of hell,
But the free gift of grace on the gate of heaven.
I know that my sufferings are the result of my sinning,
but in heaven both shall cease;
grant me to attain this haven and be done with sailing,
and may the gales of they mercy blow me safely into harbour.
Let thy love draw me nearer to thyself,
wean me from sin, mortify me to this world,
and make me ready for my departure hence.
Secure me by thy grace as I sail across this stormy sea."

Excerpt from - " The Mover"

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mark Cahill Part 1

This is part 1 of the Mark Cahill conference we went to. The sound is what it is... a little rough in the beginning but smoothes out a bit. I'm sure you will glean something beneficial from it.

Joseph Coins

I don't know if you heard about this but MAN that is COOL!

MUCH ABOUT HISTORY
Egyptian paper: Coins found bearing name of Joseph
Biblical patriarch ID'd in hieroglyphs, depiction of cow linked to pharoah's dream

Posted: September 26, 2009
11:30 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily


An image from the Middle East Media Research Institute revealing Egyptian coins tracked to the time of Joseph

Egyptian coins carrying the name of Joseph, the biblical patriarch whose arrival in Egypt as a slave eventually provided salvation for his family during decades of drought across the Middle East, have been discovered in a cache of antique items shelved in boxes in a museum, according to a new report.


You can read the whole story HERE.