Monday, April 21, 2014

He Is Risen, Indeed! 4/20/2014

30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. And they said to one another, "Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?"
So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying; "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!"
46 Then He (Jesus) said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things." (Luke 24:30-34,46-48 NKJV)

Resurrection Day Eve  4/19/2014

Feel that burning in your heart? That's the Holy Spirit drawing believers to be witnesses to His glory! These saints answered the call this week: Ken, Don, Lindsay, Mark, Richard, Steve M., Dr. Jack, Sai, Kyle, Dean S., Jeremy, Steven V., and Dean C. (taking the picture). Barbara joined us later and many others were with us in spirit and in prayer.

There was an unexpected Art Fair taking place on the mall, with tents occupying virtually every available spot. Providentially, though, the Fair was winding down for the day just as we arrived. After a protracted time of exodus, reconnaisance, wandering, and seeking a "homeland" from which to proclaim the Word, We finally set up in front of the pizza parlor and Dr. Jack was the lead-off man.

Several opportunities were provided for one-to-ones and many tracts and bibles were distributed.

The impending Resurrection Day holiday was a cause for joy among the saints.

Steven V. was blessed to be challenged once again by our friendly "nemesis" Roger.

Steve M. and Jack discussed Roger's rapid departure, prompted by a list of evidences for the resurrection of Christ being presented from the box. Roger is certainly not alone in his beliefs, but he is uniquely passionate in his proclamation of them. He dismisses every clear understanding of the Word of God, and instead places His faith in the gnostic writings of men who glory in their own wisdom.

". . although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man . ." (Romans 1:21-23 NKJV)

Many took a turn on the box

Security Receives Bibles

Almost every week we pray for God to grant us favor with the authorities. In spite of the efforts of certain business owners in the area God has been faithful to answer that prayer, not merely for our benefit, but for the enabling of His glorious Gospel to reach as many as possible, including these two security men. Although we know that the Lord may have different answers to that prayer as the days grow closer to His return, we offer praise for His faithfulness regardless of our circumstances.

We were blessed to be joined by our brother Don who leads the twice weekly outreach at the Mission Hills Abortuary.

Spurgeon from the Rockies

Our dear brother David shared this from our late brother Charles Spurgeon:

"That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death."
Hebrews 2:14

O child of God, death hath lost its sting, because the devil's power over it is destroyed. Then cease to fear dying. Ask grace from God the Holy Ghost, that by an intimate knowledge and a firm belief of thy Redeemer's death, thou mayst be strengthened for that dread hour. Living near the cross of Calvary thou mayst think of death with pleasure, and welcome it when it comes with intense delight. It is sweet to die in the Lord: it is a covenant-blessing to sleep in Jesus. Death is no longer banishment, it is a return from exile, a going home to the many mansions where the loved ones already dwell. The distance between glorified spirits in heaven and militant saints on earth seems great; but it is not so. We are not far from home—a moment will bring us there. The sail is spread; the soul is launched upon the deep. How long will be its voyage? How many wearying winds must beat upon the sail ere it shall be reefed in the port of peace? How long shall that soul be tossed upon the waves before it comes to that sea which knows no storm? Listen to the answer, "Absent from the body, present with the Lord." Yon ship has just departed, but it is already at its haven. It did but spread its sail and it was there. Like that ship of old, upon the Lake of Galilee, a storm had tossed it, but Jesus said, "Peace, be still," and immediately it came to land. Think not that a long period intervenes between the instant of death and the eternity of glory. When the eyes close on earth they open in heaven. The horses of fire are not an instant on the road. Then, O child of God, what is there for thee to fear in death, seeing that through the death of thy Lord its curse and sting are destroyed? and now it is but a Jacob's ladder whose foot is in the dark grave, but its top reaches to glory everlasting.

A Brave German Woman

This video tells of a German woman who felt called to defend the faith in the face of the spritual forces of darkness which are asserting themselves within the apostate, sleeping church. Although her testimony has a rather nationalistic context, her bold defense of the Lord Jesus Christ in spite of overwhelming political and social disapproval is a example for us all.

Abortuary Duty 4/15/2014

Ken and Don plead with a young man to intercede for his child

This young man was waiting outside for his girlfriend to have an abortion. He claimed that he was a Christian and that he did not believe in abortion, but that the woman's mind was made up. He claimed to have 10 children already. Don passionately encouraged him to save the life of his child by talking to her and leading her out of the clinic. After a long discussion, he agreed to try. We prayed for him and he went back inside. Sadly, we did not see him return, but our prayer is that they may have come out after we left.

Morning Shift 4/16/2014

Through the providence of God, someone in the Jehovah's Witness heirarchy decided that it would be better for them to stand their ground instead of scurrying away as they usually do when we arrive at 6:00 am. As a result, they heard two hours of clear gospel preaching focused on the very scriptures which testify to the heresy of their teaching.

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1 comment:

  1. You guys ROCK! Also that "Brave German Woman" clip is absolutely AMAZING! We are truly in a battle for the souls of men, thank you for your faithfulness!

    PS- I love that picture of Steve with Roger. I know Steve is smiling because he is listening to the same sad arguments which at this point are almost comical.