Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Needing Prayer 6/7/2014

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:14-19)
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)

This was a special moment of ministry for the team. As Mark was sharing the Gospel from the box, Debbie was standing with the Bibles. She was approached by two young boys who asked her if someone could pray for them because one of the boys' Father had passed away just a few days earlier. Debbie asked Dean to help pray for these young men, and Dean was graciously faithful to do that. As we were leaving the mall area later that evening, we were all encouraged by this simple act of humble seeking of the Lord by these boys, and of the opportunity the Lord used to bless us all with this quiet demonstration of the tender mercies of the Holy Spirit in meeting the needs of those who faithfully seek Him and in blessing the obedience of those who seek to humbly serve Him. What an awesome God we serve. 

Abortuary Duty  6/7/2014

Don and the team were joined by Ben (left) and his bodyguard(!) Nathan. Ben's wooden cross is emblazoned on the back with "Are You Ready?" but this is the side he displays when he is on abortuary duty.

Josef Tson: Living in Union with Christ in Dangerous Times - Pt. 1 

Our brother Razmik shared this compelling video (Note: In the opening minutes Mr. Tson does some necessary promotion for his ministry and book. Some YouTube viewers have left critical comments about this, which is extremely unfair. However, the sermon itself begins at 4:00 minutes.)

Apologetics Corner

Lucifer's Flood

Steve was blessed to be questioned by a man who was asking about a "teaching" he had encountered that proposed a "second creation" which followed "Lucifer's flood," which supposedly happened after the Great Flood which the Bible describes. The linked article tells a bit about this false teaching and provides a good answer to it. Sometimes, when we are presented with a false idea about something which is not even mentioned in the Bible it may be best to avoid trying to prove the non-existence of something, and instead simply re-direct to the Gospel itself. And so the answer given was to simply restate what the Bible DOES say about the fall of man due to sin, and the need for God to redeem mankind through the atonement of Jesus Christ. 
Similarly, we are often challenged by assertions that the Flood story in the Bible is derived from pagan stories such as the epic of Gilgamesh. Of course, the opposite is true. Evidence shows that the various flood legends are actually corruptions of the authoritative Biblical account. These ironically serve to corroborate the truth of scripture. Why would there be so many different flood legends, worldwide, if there had been no worldwide flood?

Paul Washer on the Doctrines of God

Recently, Paul Washer spoke at a local church for the purpose of training new believers in China on the essential doctrines of the attributes of God. It was translated line by line as he spoke. Mr. Washer taught a total of four hours on the topic.


Please join us as we take the glorious Gospel to the streets of Burbank and North Hollywood. Also, on July 19th we will have a booth at the Glendale Cruise Night event. See the classic cars and help pass out giant $100 bills at this fun evening car show and concert.


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