Friday, June 20, 2014

Teamwork 6/14/2014

Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish. (Psalm 1 NKJV)

Thanks to Jeremy and Dr. Jack for filing the following reports:  Roger came by and spent some "quality time" with a few people: first Razmik, then Jack, and finally Richard.  Razmik said that after 30 or 40 minutes, Roger told him his plan was to keep people from hearing, at which point Razmik told him their conversation was over and walked away.  

Roger has a new strategy. He rudely interrupts often precious one on one witnessing conversations and attacks us personally in a vile manner and then tells the unbeliever that we are liars and tries to drown out our conversations. Fortunately Richard came to the rescue and engaged Roger with scripture so that he was distracted from his original intent. 

However, it ended with Dean, from the box, publicly calling Roger out (who then stormed off [until another day, I'm sure]).

The main objection by the lead teenager was "does God have a creator". Many Biblical answers, such as the attributes of God, including His sovereignty, failed to satisfy him. So I asked him if he thought God was an aging powerless old man with white hair and beard degenerated unto death, like us, who needed to be replaced by a bigger and newer God, and he said, "I see your point."
He had to leave for the movie and said he would talk later.

Barbara had an hour long conversation with this man, named Steve, who had lost a young son who had been in the care of a baby sitter. His recent awareness of his own bitter hatred and anger brought him to engage in a one on one conversation with Barbara. He took a Bible in English and one in Spanish to give to his mother. Later we learned that he texted Barbara to say the talk had been a wake up call.  Someone to pray for!

But some people did stop to listen.

Sharon also had a long talk with a man, named Dillon, who she described as being so close to submitting to God, but not quite (still hanging on to the world).  Another to pray for!

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Dear Calvary Bible Church body:

Our faithful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has blessed our congregation with a team of saints who gladly submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit. From Elder Bob's discerning stewardship, to Deacon Mark's rock-solid scriptural wisdom and cheerful spirit, to Dr. Jack and Barbara's passion for evangelism, to Sharon's faithful heart for leading people to the Lord, to Debbie's steadfast walk of obedient service to her Savior, to Jeremy's energetic and humble stewardship, even to the circumspect walk of leadership, with much fear and trembling, with which Steve has sought to be obedient to that calling left by our dear brother and friend David, to the many precious saints from other Churches, whom God has brought into our fold, even if only to receive experience and encouragement to establish evangelism teams in their own congregations, and to the many others of our own congregation who have served joyfully and faithfully over many seasons. Even so we invite you to serve with us as we seek to obey the great commission of our dear Lord by proclaiming His worthiness and sufficiency and His saving power to a lost and dying world. His grace is sufficient to achieve His perfect work. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

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