Monday, January 23, 2012

Burbank Media Center Follow-up 1-21-12

Here is a Follow-Up report from Steve who is leading the team while I'm out of town...

Mark, Sharon, Debbie, Forrest, and Steve met at CBC for prayer before heading to the mall at Burbank. Fervent prayers were offered for our absent leader Dave, his family, and for God's saving grace toward his mother who he is visiting back east. It was an unexpectedly balmy night and there were lots of passersby. Steve and Mark proclaimed the Gospel, and Mark was blessed to get lots of heckling from several people. Topics raised included: What does God think about Marijuana? What about homosexuality? How can you believe the Bible after all the terrible death and destruction that Christians have caused in the world? (This last one was a drive by from a impassioned teenager who was in too much of a hurry to wait for an answer.) Several Bibles were taken and Forest faithfully distributed many tracts. Sharon and Debbie had several one to one discussions with young men and women.

Later the Burbank Ambassadors showed up and after lengthy discussions over the PA equipment we decided to pursue the matter further with yet another office of the City of Burbank. Sharon used this opportunity to share the Gospel and Bibles with the two Ambassadors, and as Mark and Steve were leaving Sharon was still engaged in witnessing to them. It is a blessing beyond measure to be a part of such a dedicated and faithful "cloud" of witnesses who love the Lord and seek to cheerfully and humbly obey His call to share the Truth.

Next week, Lord willing, we will be back in Burbank with a fresh new look called, "GOING MOBILE"! See you there!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Convicting Evangelism Quotes

The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed -- Hudson Taylor

If your Gospel isn't touching others, it hasn't touched you!
--Curry R. Blake

I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light-- John Keith Falconer

Someone asked Will the heathen who have never heard the Gospel be saved? It is more a question with me whether we -- who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not -- can be saved. -- Charles Spurgeon

Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love -- Roland Allen

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Burbank Media Center Follow-up 1-7-12

Dean, Sai, Sharon, Mark, Debbie, Steve and I all had a great time last weekend.

I was blessed to share the gospel with a young Hindu guy who came up to get a bible for his Catholic fiance.

Dean used some trivia to get several people to interact with him.

Dean spotted me $5 for a "Good Person Test" which drew several people to start a hecklers frenzy!

I must have had about a dozen people ask questions for an hour! The Lord draws who He wants to hear the good news! Afterwards Dean told me "It was the best five bucks he had ever spent... what an eternal investment. " :)

Please pray that the Lord draws more tonight for us!

"Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel themto come in, that my house may be filled. - Luke 14:23 NKJV

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Spurgeon quote for the day! 1-7-12

"And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. " Rev. 19:15

And now we must close, for the bell has tolled just now to show that the hour is up, but we cannot end till we have spoken of THE WARFARE. What is this warfare? There cannot be war without a sword, yet if you look all along the ranks of the white-robed armies there is not a sword among them! Who carries the sword? There is One who bears it for them all! It is He, the King, who comes to marshal us! He bears a sword. But where? It is in His mouth! Strange place! A sword in His mouth! Yet this is the only sword my Lord and Master wields. Mohammed subdued men with the scimitar, but Christ subdues men with the Gospel! We have but to tell out the glad tidings of the love of God, for this is the sword of Christ with which He smites the nations! Be His mouths, my Brothers! Be His mouths, my Sisters! Tell the children in your Sunday school classes! Tell the poor in the corners of the streets! Tell by your little printed pamphlets if you cannot by your voices, all the story of how He loved us and gave Himself for us—for this is the sword of our warfare—it goes forth from the mouth of Christ! Let us be content to fight with this and nothing else! And for those who will not yield to it, our Leader has a hand as well as a tongue and He says that He will rule the nations with a rod of iron!