Monday, August 27, 2012

What is True Heroism?

"In my judgment the greatest heroes are those who are the human means that God uses to change people forever. Those are the real heroes. They're the ones that are the instruments that God uses to bring people to Him into His kingdom. To give Him glory and serve Him forever."

-John MacArthur

Burbank Follow-Up 8-26-12

 We've been having a great turnout of evangelists and a lot of good encounters at Burbank lately. The Lord has put it on my heart stay at Burbank Media Center every Saturday same time and place to build consistency and opportunity for others at our church to join us. Ruth and Ben have gone the past three Saturdays in a row along with the regulars: Mark, Sharon, Debbie, Dean, Sai, Steve and myself.

Steve was up on the box about 5 minutes before having this nice gentleman ask what seemed to be sincere questions about the bible.

 Ruth was handing out more of the Harvest Crusade invitations with tracts.

 The highlight for me was when I open aired and had Randy come up to the mic. He was just contensious enough to draw a pretty good sized crowd. The main truth that he found offensive was that Jesus is the ONLY WAY to heaven. I let him know that Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." - Jhn 14:6

I asked him if 2+2 could equal 5,6 or 7? When he said no I let him know how narrow minded and intolerant he was. ;) The question is not wether we LIKE what Jesus said but is what Jesus said TRUE?

This set him over the edge and he stormed off yelling.

Dean did a great job preaching. Afterwards several of us grabbed some pizza and went to watch the Dinesh D'Sousa movie 2016. The Lord has really been using this evangelism team to not only reach our town for Christ but to develop strong relationships with each other. We are truly becoming a little family.

"By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." - Jhn 13:35 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Burbank Follow-Up 8-18-12

 Keeping this post quick because life has been super busy. We had a great time last Saturday night. Here Mark was getting heckled by a guy who asked "How old is the Earth?" and "What about dinosuars?" I have a question: Are those questions going to matter on judgment day?

 Sharon and several on the team handed out invitations to the Harvest Crusade with tracts inside.

 This was Ruths 2nd time out with us. Both her and Ben are new and have been a total blessing.

 Mark faithfully prays for us while we preach.

There was a great moment in the night I equate to being in the "Eye of the Storm" where all of a sudden there were about a dozen people just standing quietly and listening to the preaching of the Gospel. I mean LISTENING to it. And not a one heckled. A young guy named Raymond came up to thank me and said it was as if "someone grabbed his attention as he walked by and he couldn't help but listen." He then said, "its like someone turned on the lights and he understood everything."

Lord willing Raymond will respond by trusting in the Lord!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pray for Steve & Connie

Please pray for Steve, Connie and his granddaughter. Steve and Connie are faithful soul winners in Colorado Springs. His wife and grand daughter were recently in a horrible car accident. You can read about it at his blog HERE.

I met Steve and Connie last year where we were in CO and had a wonderful time witnessing with them. Your prayers are appreciated.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Burbank Follow-Up 8-4-12

 When Steve and I met at CBC parking lot we thought we were going to be the only people. BUT GOD God is faithful to raise up laborers!! Dean showed up. Then a new guy John. Then Nathan... Dan... when we got to Burbank Media Center we were joined by Elder Bob, Pastor Alvin, Sai and a new family came out; Glen & his wife Anne-Marie with their two kids... WOW!!

 Okay may be it wasn't the wisest choice of shirts to wear in light of current events. But it was met with much "love and tolerance" from some passer buys. 

 Dean, Nathan, Elder Bob, Steve and I all preached the good news.

 Dan also did a "Name 10 (commandments) and you get $20".

River took the challenge and stole the show by naming all 10 and getting $20! It was part of his "seminary fund" which is where this kid is probably going one day as he was on fire to share the gospel with folks.

What a great God to send so many laborers!

"To be a soul winner is the happiest thing in this world. And with every soul you bring to Jesus Christ, you seem to get a new heaven here upon earth." Spurgeon

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


 TODAY IS SUPPORT CHICK-FIL-A DAY! If you haven't gone to buy something from them to show your support please consider it.

 I showed up at the not-so-local Northridge Chick-Fil-A to what was more of an "event".

 The line wrapped completely around the building, cars were backed up the street to go through the drive thru. I just happened to have a couple hundred Million Dollar Bill tracts which I was blessed to hand out to those waiting in line.

It was a really nice time even though it was a long wait on a HOT day! I met several Christians, we talked about the "controversy." This company was totally prepared and on the ball! They offered umbrellas for shade and water to those waiting in line. I was met and served with courtesy and the food was da bomb! Its a strange time in America when buying a chicken sandwich is considered a "statement". If I had to choose between chicken sandwiches or muskets... I'll go with the sandwich.

I would encourage all those who supported Chick-Fil-A by standing in line to consider STANDING up and sharing the Gospel with someone. :)

Spurgeon Quote of the Day! 8-1-12

I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, "You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself." My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will.

-Charles Haddon Spurgeon