Monday, September 16, 2013

The Gospel is Proclaimed 9/14/2013

Despite the welcome presence of the Burbank High School Dance Team, which was performing once again to raise funds for their program, the CBC Team regulars; Mark, Dr. Jack, Barbara, Sharon, Debbie, Jeremy, Dean S., and Steven V. maintained a peaceful co-existence, as the Gospel was proclaimed.

We were visited by Sean C. and his daughter Hannah.

Also, Steve's wife Anne stopped by to encourage the team!

Once again, due to the performance by the Dance Group, we decided to forgo the "heckler" mic and simply preach.

Many tracts were given out, and at the end of the evening 39 Bibles had been received by people in every age category.

As always, the Lord provided many opportunities for one-to-one conversations.

Mark, Dean S., Dr. Jack, and Steve gave passionate calls to repentance and faith in the Son Jesus Christ.

All Your works shall praise You, O Lord,
And your saints shall bless You.
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom,
And talk of Your power,
To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts,
And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.
(Psalm 145:10-13)

LAPD Action at NoHo Station - Pt.2

In last week's blog post we mentioned an incident of questionable enforcement by LAPD at North Hollywood Metro station. Although the members of Dean's Magnet Evangelism team appreciated the intervention silencing the obnoxious and distorted harmonica playing, which frankly sounded demonic, they were dismayed to be caught up in that same net when the police decided to shut down Dean's amp as well. But the real concern was the implied threat posed by the police officer as he pulled out a camera and started taking pictures of the activities on the box.

As it happened, the police stopped by again this Thursday evening, apparently following up on some unrelated business. This time, Dean had instructed the team to preach without amplification and so we were not approached by the officer. However, a local troubadour, who we have seen many times at the station, was serenading the commuters with his guitar and voice amp.

Although the police had a conference with the Metro station patrolmen, no effort was made by the police to shut down the amp of the singer. Perhaps this was because the performer was producing a much more pleasant sound than last week's performer.

But it begs the question: Is the law being applied selectively? If so, based on what criteria? Stay tuned for future posts on this topic.

Reminder: Due to travel plans, there will be NO official CBC Evangelism outreach in Burbank on Saturday, September 21. However, team members are welcome and encouraged to continue their own personal evangelism efforts as the Holy Spirit leads them. And don't forget Dean's Magnet Evangelism, every Thursday Evening, 5:30 to 8:30pm, at North Hollywood Metro Station, on Lankershim at Chandler Blvd. Also, our good friend and brother, Tony Miano, leads street ministry opportunities locally from time to time. You can subscribe to his newsletter by visiting his blog, "Cross Encounters." If you are involved in any outside witnessing, please drop us a line so we can mention it in the CBC Evangelism blog. It will be an encouragement to the team.

PLEASE JOIN US:  Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, 6:00pm, at BPD parking lot, on Palm near Glenoaks, as we meet for prayer and then witnessing to the lost sheep of Burbank, and nearby communities. Maranatha!

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