Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Team Update 3/22/2014

And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which, if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen.  (John 21:25)

The Lord is still very busy today, through His Holy Spirit, changing lives, saving the lost, and raising up evangelists to be obedient to the great commission:

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.  (Matthew 28:19-20)

Burbank Outreach

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

On Saturday March 29 the team will make a special outreach to movie-goers in the mall area as we distribute the new "Noah" DVD's, Tracts, and Movie Promo Cards. Please join us for this special effort!

3/22 - Many Laborers

God has been faithful to send several new workers to the fields. Please join us for a wonderful time of fellowship and walking in the Great Commission.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

3/15 - Hebrew Israelite Heckler

This blessed evening of witnessing and fellowship was capped off by a confrontation from a heckler espousing the beliefs of a cultish group know generically as the "Black Hebrew Israelites." We have written about this group in previous posts, but this time we have some video to present:

As the description on the YouTube page explains, prior to the start of the recording, the heckler began by challenging the preacher's right to openly proclaim the gospel, and insisted that he stop talking so that he (the cultist) could read from the Bible in support of his own agenda. The preacher was initially silent, out of politeness, but then he continued to preach when it became apparent that the cultist was not interested in dialoguing. Rather, he was intent on proclaiming various un-biblical assertions, including the claim that Jesus was black, and that God judges people by the color of their skin. In the face of this verbal attack, the preacher persevered with grace and compassion, proclaiming the true gospel.

It is a good idea for evangelists to familiarize themselves with the methods and issues employed by this and other groups, so that we may be able to stay calm and focused when confronted with this type of challenge. Brother Richard did a great job of staying on message, and not getting drawn into a pointless attempt to dialog with a demagogue. Yet, we must pray for this man, that he might come to saving faith.

The Morning Shift

3/12 - Powerful Preaching
Evangelists Chris Sippley, brother Ken, brother Steve, Sye Ten Bruggencate, and Tony Miano
This morning's shift was blessed by the powerful preaching of three godly men: Tony Miano, Chris Sippley, and Sye Ten Bruggencate. The video below is a long one, but well worth the time to see and learn from Sye as he employs the method of pre-suppositional apologetics.

You can learn more about this subject at his website.

Creation Training  3/15/2014

Mike Riddle, from Answers In Genesis and the Creation Training Initiative, gave CBC members an entire day of intensive training designed to equip believers with the tools they need to tear down the stronghold of Evolutionism, and to teach others to do the same. You can find almost all of this content online at CTI's website. Mike is an effective teacher with a great sense of humor. In addition to presenting valuable information which demonstrates the gaping holes in evolutionary theory, he provided ways to remember these concepts so as to provide a ready answer to almost any challenge to a Biblical Creationist worldview.

3/8  - Abortuary Duty

It was an especially busy day at the FPAMG Abortion Clinic in Mission Hills as over twenty people who were attending the Shepherd's Conference at Grace Community Church joined the regular crew. Men from as far away as Canada and Oregon joined forces to hold signs, plead with and preach the gospel to people who were seeking to kill their preborn children.

The witnessing became complex since their were 20 or 30 Catholics in attendance as part of their church's "40 Days of Life" effort. Sadly, when the true gospel was preached by Tony Miano and others, several of the Catholics present objected and took great offense.

After preaching from the sidewalk towards the clinic on the second floor the discussions that followed were captured on video:

3/20 - Dean's Magnet Evangelism

Thursday nights at NoHo Metro Station are always exciting. Each week the rag-tag troop of evangelists gathers to witness amidst a circus of rushing commuters, dope dealers, gang bangers, police cars, fire trucks, sirens, fights, vendors, and other unusual folks.

All told there are roughly 10 or 15 regulars who pass out tracts, preach, witness, contend for the faith and otherwise minister to various needs. This is a good venue to get your feet wet in street evangelism since there is much to see and learn. NoHo is truly the crossroads of the Valley. The outreach begins at 5:30 every Thursday night.

Please Join Us!

Jesus may come back tomorrow! What are you waiting for? Let us serve Him now, while we have breath and life! Please check the schedule of upcoming opportunities in the right hand column.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

We Will Rejoice 3/5/2014

The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.  (Psalm 118:22-24)

 Ministry Updates

Missions Conference  3/1/2014

The CBC Evangelism Team was present in force at the 2014 Missions Conference. Thanks to the legacy of our far flung founder, David, we had a great looking display that attracted a lot of attention from Conference attendees. We were also blessed to meet a young man, named Razmik, who wants to join our team. He and his wife have already been translating the gospel tracts that we use into Armenian. How cool is that!

The Conference was well attended in spite of two days of very heavy rain.

Phantom Video Revealed

Although our video, which was created for us by Carol Dorman, did not get screened that night, we have it linked here:

2.15.14 Burbank Street Evangelism from Carol Dorman on Vimeo.

Many thanks to Carol for the great job she did on very short notice!

Burbank Outreach  2/22/2014

What a blessing! This is only half the number of saints who joined this evening's outreach. Plus, our "long lost" brother, Joshua, brought his two precious daughters and a wagon load of large, softback Bibles for distribution.

Jack & Barbara invited a believer named Eddie to witness with us. Eddie attends New Life Christian Church in Glendale.

Elder Bob joined with us in proclaiming the glorious Gospel. Sai is always faithful to bear the cross.

This photographer had no interest in the Gospel, but was eager to take some photos of a real street preacher. What a curious sight indeed!

Our brother Richard took a turn on the box and was blessed to receive the only heckler of the evening. Richard gave the young man the good person test. When he got to the question about having anger in your heart toward another, he replied, "I'm kind of angry now!" and he ran off to meet up with his friends who stood a ways off, mocking. Evidently he did not get the answer he expected.

The Morning Shift

Recently, our brother Paul was on the box at NoHo. Here is one of his Gospel presentations:

Abortuary Duty

Brother Tony invited attendees from the Shepherd's Conference at Grace Community Church, to join him at the clinic.

The mood amongst these humble men was subdued, and it was evident by their faces, that they were very affected by the experience.

Although the task at hand is rather tedious, i.e. standing around holding a sign and watching the cars go by, the atmosphere can become quickly charged with heightened emotions. This is important, life or death, work.

Several of the men took turns preaching from the sidewalk up to the window of the clinic.


Please join us as we take the glorious Gospel to the streets of our city. He is worthy to be proclaimed, and worthy of all praise and honor.