Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Spurgeon Quote of the Day! 6-19-12

“Son of man I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel: therefore hear the word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me.” Ezekiel 3:17.

"My dear Brother, if you would be eminently useful, let your mind bow before the doctrines of the Scripture! Seek to know all that the Bible teaches, especially upon the main points of salvation, and yield yourself to the mind of Christ in all things. Desire to tell your fellow men just what the Lord tells you, no more and no less! And endeavor throughout your whole life to follow after the revealed Truth of God in its purity, rather than the dogmas of the fathers or the decrees of the sects. The Truth of God as it is in Jesus, pure and simple as we find it in the Word of God, should be our rule and guide. This will greatly help us towards success. It does not seem a very practical remark, but it is so.

The Holy Spirit first gives the Truth of God to our understanding and then gives us Grace to impart it to others. Get your ears cleansed, thoroughly cleansed, to hear God’s Word as God’s Word and be determined to know thoroughly what God’s Word has really taught and thus shall you be instructed to speak as God’s mouth to men. The great thing, I believe, with a successful winner of souls is to hear God’s Truth from God’s own mouth. What do I mean by this? I mean that a second-hand message is sure to be weakly delivered. A Brother repeats a story which somebody else has told to him! How cold it gets in passing from hand to hand—he who first saw the fact told it with far more life and energy!"

Saturday, June 16, 2012

180 Movie Distribution Follow-Up - Burbank 6-9-12

 We had a great turn out of laborers to distribute the "180 Movie" and were blessed to give away 300 copies! YAY FOR BABIES!!

 Had one interesting conversation with a guy who tried to argue that babies weren't people. He also tried to argue that we can't KNOW anything. Which may lead you to ask how he knew that.  

1John 5:13 -These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.

 Even my wife and kids came out to help. Here my oldest son was laboring with us.

Dean and Sai came out wearing their 180movie.com T-Shirts. We handed out all three cases of movies, preached a little then called it a night.

The Lord has been working on me to be more active in defending the unborn and educating  our culture to the HORROR of Abortion. 180 is an EXCELLENT resource which not only confronts this holocost of our day but also shares the Gospel.

I've been watching videos on how to argue against the "pro-abortion" position and this video was very helpful:

This comment was below the video and demonstrates how deceptive the feminist movement is:

"So if it weren't for "sacred life" you would be pro-abortion? How anti-woman. I don't understand how one could think that so many women enjoy having abortions as a form of birth control. It's expensive, it's painful, and condoms are far cheaper. Most of us women don't run around having abortions on a whim. Abortions should be RARE because unwanted pregnancies should be rare. But when they do occur, the woman has the right to chose the lesser evil: abortion or carrying the child to term."

WOW... They see mothering children as the greater of two evils.

This is why the GOSPEL must be shared when we argue against abortion! The problem is MORAL not intellectual.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hollywood Follow-Up 6-2-12

 Thank the Lord for these faithful saints! We've been so blessed at CBC to have several brothers and sisters who have made it their BUSINESS to be soul winners!

 What a great night on Hollywood Blvd! LOUD and BUSY was the atmosphere.

 This picture captures a sad moment where you have Mark praying for souls and Steve pleading with souls... but everyone is too busy watching breakdancers.

A classic picture of what is the norm on the Boulevard; 6 foot blue people, Hari Krishna's, Playboy bunnies... and Sharon handing out tracts.

 We later moved up in front of Manns Theater. Dean is engaging questions about homosexuality from this young man.

Joe the Agnostic followed up with many antagonistic questions about God and the bible. I was blessed to talk with him 1-2-1 afterwards and he took a copy of "Why Doesn't God Heal Amputies?"

The night ended with me "tangling" with a guy named Mike who was also out witnessing on the Boulevard. After talking with him a little while it was discovered that he is a "KJVonlyist" and doesn't attend church because "they are all apostate." I tried to encourage him to stop sinning and go to church. Our conversation ended with him rebuking me for being a "premillenialist"... :|

This is a warning for team leaders to make sure you ask questions to people who are going out witnessing with you or try to "tag along" with your team. If you don't know them from Adam make sure you "test all things and hold fast to what is good." You are representing Jesus Christ and His bride... the CHURCH. You want to make sure you are like minded in the essentials.

"We should never stop at having won a soul for Christ. By this, we have done only half the work. Every soul won for Christ must be made to be a soul-winner." Richard Wurmbrand