Thursday, November 13, 2014

Abide In Me 11/8/2014

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, then he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.   (John 15:5-11)

The team was blessed to share the gospel from one of our regular spots, across from the entrance to the Town Center Mall.

Brother Vinny got things started in his usual way by boldly calling people to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

Not long after Vinny began to speak, a Burbank policeman stopped by to respond to a "disturbing the peace" complaint. As a concession to the police we agreed to turn down the volume and then we switched to Whitefield (amplification-free) mode as a gesture of our desire to obey the authorities.

Deacon Mark was the first to Whitefield as each speaker took a turn on the box.

Many Bibles were requested, and tracts were distributed.

The Gospel was proclaimed. Glory to God!

Trashing Satan

In recent weeks we have encountered several attempts to intimidate and mock the proclamation of the gospel by people waving the hand sign which commonly refers to the devil, or by shouting some kind of praise for satan. In order to respond to such taunts in a godly way, it makes sense to simply tell the truth about the enemy of our soul, and use that to lead into the gospel. Here is one suggested response: 

"Satan is a loser! Read the book! Satan was permanently defeated when Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Satan and the demons are doomed to the lake of fire for all eternity. Those who follow him are his useful idiots. Satan despises human beings because we bear the image of the righteous God whom he despises. That's why he labors to destroy the dignity of man by tempting and deceiving him into all manner of self destructive sins: prostitution, pornography, murder, abortion, racism, etc, etc. And those who are foolish enough to do his dirty work are the ones he abuses the most. But the good news is that God, the real God, so loves the world that He sent . . ."

Glendale Outreach - Saturday Night 11/15/2014

Instead of our usual Burbank outreach we will be witnessing in Glendale at the Central Avenue entrance to the Galleria Mall, across from the Americana. There is a large sidewalk area at the stoplight located midway between Broadway and Colorado. Large groups of shoppers gather at the light waiting to cross back and forth between the two malls. Last month, this was an exciting time of outreach. Many received bibles and families responded to the glorious Gospel.

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Please join us on the TOP FLOOR of the parking structure at the South West corner of the Glendale Galleria. This is the end of the mall where Target is located. Nearest corner is Columbus and Colorado. Please meet us there at the usual time, 6:00pm, for prayer and then we will walk to the ministry site described above. See you there!

NOTE:  From the 134 Freeway, exit onto Central, going South from the Freeway. Turn Right at Colorado. Then turn Right again at the entrance to the Galleria. Turn Left into the parking structure and follow the signs to the roof. We will gather at the South East corner of the roof, as outlined in the illustration above. (Thanks to brother Razmik for the satellite view!)

The Morning Shift  11/5/2014

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  11/8/2014

As Don's team was guarding the entrance to the parking lot at the Mission Hills abortion clinic, we noticed this brightly colored finch in the tree immediately above us. He seemed very tame as he was happily perched within easy reach. Many remarks were shared about the beauty and amazing complexity of this tiny creature. And of course, it wouldn't occur to anyone to mercilessly take the life of this precious example of God's creative handiwork. A sad irony was apparent to all, that nearby, in the clinic, even more precious and innocent creatures were being sacrificed without any similar restraint.

You can join the effort at the Mission Hills clinic, 10200 Sepulveda Blvd., 91345, every Saturday and Tuesday morning from 8 to 10 am. No experience necessary.

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