Thursday, October 23, 2014

Immediately 10/18/2014

Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then Jesus said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men." They immediately left their nets and followed Him. When He had gone a little farther from there, He saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets. And immediately He called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after Him.  (Mark 1:14-20 NKJV)

“In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.  (2 Corinthians 6:2, Isaiah 49:8)

There was no stopping the gospel at the Town Center Mall on this busy Saturday night. Due to some smoke from a burned out electrical motor, as many as a dozen fire engines descended upon the intersection where we were proclaiming the risen Christ. And just as Burbank's finest immediately responded to save people from the potential flames (which thankfully never erupted), the Holy Spirit worked to save some from the from the far more deadly flames of hell which are never quenched.

Steve M.: We want to pray for whatever is going on right here, that God would protect these firemen and give them wisdom. And you see, as certainly as we are standing right here watching this incident, we will all stand before God and the books will be opened someday. And the Lord is not slack concerning His promises, but He is longsuffering, not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and faith. The only way that lost sinners can receive a pardon from their sin, is to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. But God demonstrates His love for us, in that while we were sinners, Christ died for us.

Dr. Jack: As a matter of fact we have hardened our hearts in rebellion. We no longer honor God, we no longer fear God anymore. Now what we do is we fear men. We fear disease. We fear terrorism. We fear politicians. We even fear losing our own constitution of the United States. And the reason that all of that is happening is because we don't fear God, we don't put God first in our lives. The Bible says, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." (Psalm 111:10) In Christ are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:3)

Many one-to-ones took place, and many bibles and tracts were given out.

PF Chang's restaurant had this unique way of proclaiming their support for cancer awareness month.

These Firemen stopped to give a high-five to Razmik's daughters who were visiting the team with their mother and aunt.

To close the evening, Richard had the opportunity to share the Gospel from the box. These teens were excited by the opportunity to win $20 simply by proving that they can pass the Good Person Test. How hard can that be? As Richard went through four easy questions: Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything? Have you ever had anger in your heart toward another person? Have you ever used God's name in vain? They honestly and cheerfully answered yes to all the questions. Not untypically, though, they were astonished when they were told that they had not won the $20, even after it was explained to them that we cannot expect God to consider us to be a good person if we have broken His law. Richard went on to explain what God did by sending His Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. Let's pray that the Holy Spirit will bring them to an understanding of their sin and to repentance.

Colorado Report

Our beloved brother David informs us that the Twitpic app will no longer be available for him to post pictures. So we've asked him to simply post blog entries instead, whenever he has something to share. Recently he sent us these quotes:

"As with Moses in Egypt, Paul in Rome, or Luther in Wittenberg, God places His chosen servants in decisive eras of history when a voice is needed to advance the cause of His kingdom." Steve Lawson 

"Christ's presence confers success. Jesus sat in Peter's boat, and his will, by a mysterious influence, drew the fish to the net. When Jesus is lifted up in his Church, his presence is the Church's power—the shout of a king is in the midst of her. "I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me." Let us go out this morning on our work of soul fishing, looking up in faith, and around us in solemn anxiety. Let us toil till night comes, and we shall not labour in vain, for he who bids us let down the net, will fill it with fishes." Spurgeon 

The Morning Shift  10/15/2014

Please stand with us on Wednesday mornings at 6:00 AM at the North Hollywood Metro Station on Lankershim Blvd. it's a great opportunity to share the truth with the thousands of commuters who pass through this area.

Abortuary Duty  10/18/2014

Our friend Lupe is a dedicated worker who fearlessly intercedes on behalf of the innocent unborn. Here she is counseling a young woman who had been told by her physician that the baby she was carrying had died. Lupe is especially effective in providing guidance and direction for Spanish speaking couples.

News Items

Apologetics Corner

A beautiful animation . . .


Halloween is on its evil way! Time for all believers in the True and Living God to respond in love and faith by JOINING WITH US IN SHARING THE GOSPEL IN HOLLYWOOD ON HALLOWEEN, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 31st. We'll be gathering at Dean's place, 816 N. Hollywood Way (1 Block South of Magnolia) in Burbank at 5:00 pm. Sai will be providing a wonderful Thai dinner for us to enjoy before we carpool/caravan to Hollywood at about 6:30. There will be Giant $100 Tracts to hand out. We plan to be there till about 9:00 pm, returning to the store. Contact Steve if you plan to meet us in Hollywood. Please RSVP to Dean, (661) 810-5540, if you plan to attend the dinner!!

Please join us as we proclaim the glorious Gospel to a lost and dying world on the streets of Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood and beyond.


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