Saturday, February 22, 2014

With Exceeding Joy 2/15/2014

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.  1 Peter 4:12-14

This week the team was blessed to be able to proclaim the gospel with boldness. Many received tracts and stopped to listen.

Our new location has been very effective for engaging people to respond in one way or another.

Countless one-to-one conversations took place within the area of the preacher's voice.

One young man was zealous to encourage the team and openly thanked God for our obedience to the calling.

The Morning Shift  2/12/2014

We have been slowly working toward the goal of posting the videos we have been recording. As we are able to edit and post these videos you will be able to find them and link to them through our CBC Evangelism YouTube channel. Please check the link in the right hand column on a regular basis.

Our beloved brother in Christ, Tony Miano, joined us at NoHo Station. The presentation that Tony shared with the commuters at NoHo was based on 1 John 5:20-21.

Abortuary Duty  2/11/2014

The video clip below shows a brief example of the type of spiritually-based warfare that takes place. Sometimes there are victories, although, sadly this was not one of those times:

Die to Self, Surrender to Christ - Paul Washer


Join us Saturday Evenings and Wednesday Mornings as we proclaim the gospel to a lost and dying world.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Declaring His Faithfulness 2/8/2014

I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness in the great assembly, indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, You Yourself know. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly.  (Psalm 40:9-10)

Tonight's team included: Jack & Barbara, Jeremy, Dean & Sai, Sharon, Debbie, Richard and Steve. Mark was back with the team, but still recuperating. Yet these folks eagerly took bibles. Over and over we learn that it is not by our power, but rather the power and faithfulness of the Holy Spirit who stirs the hearts of men, women and children to seek Him.

When we arrived at our usual location we were met with the rather intimidating crowd seen here. A street performer from another area was blasting the mall with a loud p.a. and drew this throng as if by magic. Jerry, the owner of the Market City Caffe came out to talk with us as we set up. He was, once again, seeking our help in interceding on his behalf with the performer, to get him to lower the volume. Jerry claims to be a Christian, as well as a friend of Francis Chan. Yet he also says that he has issues with our mention of hell and judgment. He is always very cordial to us, but he emphasizes his plan to approach the City Council with the idea of requiring permits from the street performers, which he warns will undoubtedly affect us.

We agreed with him that the performer's volume level was way too high. Dean has a gift for this type of ambassadorship, and he managed to persuade the performer to bring the volume down a few notches on his later shows. To his credit, the performer took a long break between performances which gave us time to preach without interference after we had relocated to the intersection of Palm and San Fernando.

As always, the Lord was faithful to provide many opportunities for one-to-one witnessing.

In fact, Dr. Jack was quick to take advantage of the existing crowd by distributing tracts to those on the periphery. Several who had previously rejected taking a tract were much more receptive in the context of watching the entertainment.

The Morning Shift 2/5/2014

Our brother Paul gave a strong presentation of God's glorious plan of redemption. Many took bibles and listened intently, amid the bustle of traffic and commuters.

He also brought a very effective display of some Hebrew and Greek Bibles, to serve as a concrete example of our ability to know with certainty the accuracy of our modern translations.

No doubt about it. The morning shift is a great time to proclaim His truth.

Abortuary Duty  2/4/2014

Our brother and CBC team member, Jeremy, joined Don and Steve at the Mission Hills clinic to humbly stand in support of mercy for the unborn. Don has been faithfully standing watch there every Tuesday and Saturday morning from 8 to 10 AM, since he saw Tony Miano doing that online. Several humble Catholic ladies also have been quietly, but courageously present outside this place of death for years. In fact most of the people who work at this building (there are several unrelated businesses there) are supportive of these efforts and offer encouragement regularly.

Join Us

Please join us as we proclaim the glorious truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world in the time that remains. See our schedule of upcoming outreaches in the column at right.

Special Note: On March 15th there will be a day-long Creation Training event at CBC. Mike Riddle, one of the principle educators from Answers In Genesis, will be offering basic training in Creation Science to equip believers to defend the Genesis account of the bible. As anyone who is familiar with AIG knows, they always offer highly entertaining and informative presentations, with valuable resources available for purchase. Sign up at the table outside the church entrance between and after the Sunday morning services.


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Braving the Chill 2/1/2014

Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me.  (Philippians 1:27-30)

The hardy diehards on tonight's mission included: Jeremy, Sharon, Debbie, Dean S., Dean & Sai, Jack & Barbara, Nestor and Steven V. Our brother Mark was notably absent, but his effective prayers availed much. Although it was a rather quiet night (even our friend Roger passed by without so much as a "Boo!") there were several opportunities to proclaim the gospel.

Steve was blessed to pray for a young man from the Bahamas, named Ronelle. Although Ronelle professed faith in Christ, and was enthusiastic in his encouragement for the proclamation of the Gospel, he confessed to walking in a worldly manner. Having come to faith a year ago, while living in poverty, he was experiencing a "miraculous" blessing of being hired to receive training and support by an American corporation to open a fast food restaurant in the Bahamas. He seemed to be under the influence of some sort of prosperity teaching. I cautioned him that it is good to be grateful to God for such a blessing, but not to let worldly success shipwreck his faith. He was familiar with the many scriptural references we shared describing the tribulation we can expect as followers of Christ, and His call to us to walk in obedience. Together we prayed that the opportunity he had been given would be used by God to bring many in the Bahamas to the Lord, and that the Lord would convict Ronelle of his need for continued repentance to walk in obedience to the Word and the Spirit of Christ. In parting we gave Ronelle a copy of Ray Comfort's, "God Has A Wonderful Plan for Your Life." Please pray for this brother.

Prophetic Review

Our brother Jeremy sends us some interesting observations:

As I was reading a couple speeches/articles from the leaders of Israel, some comments they made brought the Bible plus a couple other recent stories into mind...

Luke 20:13-15
This will be your opportunity to bear witness. Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.

Prime Minister Netanyahu – INSS, Jan 28th
 “We are in the age of knowledge, in an outburst of knowledge, and the economy is globalized. This provides the State of Israel with a tremendous opportunity. Not only do we produce more knowledge-based products per capita at the highest level in the world, we can do more. Even in absolute terms, our technological product is large, even very large. For example, in the cyber field, we create approximately 50 times more than our relative size. That means that the State of Israel has the same weight as a country with a population of 400 million in terms of these products, and that provides us with an opportunity, alongside the development of the global economy, to reach many more markets that would have been very hard to reach if it were not for these two trends, globalization and technology, especially the internet.”

Daniel 12:4 - But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

IDF Chief, Major General Aviv Kochavi – INSS, Jan 30th
“About 170,000 rockets and missiles are pointed at Israel, and they are deadlier than ever,” the intelligence chief said. “Many of these weapons can be fired deep into Israel’s territory.”

“Every day, the enemy continues to advance,” he said. “For the first time in many years, Israel is almost completely surrounded by threats. These are not potential threats, but threats posed by an active enemy.”

Luke 21:20 - But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near

The 4 Blood Moons and 2 Solar Eclipses

We've all heard enough about this the last couple of months, first hits on Passover, April 15th.

Joel 2:10-11

10 The earth quakes before them;
the heavens tremble.
The sun and the moon are darkened,
and the stars withdraw their shining.

11 The LORD utters his voice
before his army,
for his camp is exceedingly great;
he who executes his word is powerful.
For the day of the LORD is great and very awesome;
who can endure it?

Acts 2: 20 (Peter referencing Joel, above) - the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.

Roaring Seas

Earlier this week, waves reaching as high as 40 and 50 feet pounded North Shore beaches for several days, according to The waves reached their peak Wednesday, but surfers and bystanders were warned to stay away from the water for nearly the entire week.

Rough surf led to the closure of several beach parking lots in areas deemed unsafe for swimmers and surfers, according to Still, the report mentioned, some residents took to the beaches to get a closer look at the huge swells.

Luke 21:25 - And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves…

Further Prophetic Observations

Here are links to two episodes, Part 1 and Part 2, of Hal Lindsey's show in which he summarizes the events of 2013.

The Temple Mount

This video featuring Dr. David Reagan, is full of valuable information about the location of the coming third Temple.


On Saturday, March 1, 2014, Calvary Bible Church will hold it's annual Missions Conference. All Evangelism Team regulars are invited/requested to attend this event so that we can "evangelize" those who attend and who are looking for a ministry to get involved in. THIS WILL REPLACE OUR USUAL SATURDAY NIGHT BURBANK OUTREACH. Please plan to attend the Missions Conference to invite new laborers to join us, and to partake of the delicious and abundant Potluck dinner that CBC members so graciously provide.


Saturday evenings, 6:00 PM at the Burbank Police Department Parking Lot for prayer, and then walking to the AMC Mall area to witness. See the schedule posted in the right-hand column.