Friday, April 29, 2016

Being Reviled, We Bless

Believers when suffering, should:

Commit themselves to God.

1 Pet 4:19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

Exhibit patience.

1 Cor 4:12 And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;


Matt 5:12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

1 Pet 4:13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

Glorify God.

1 Pet 4:16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this

Pray for deliverance.

Ps 7:1 O LORD my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; And deliver me,

Ps 119:86 All Your commandments are faithful; They persecute me wrongfully; Help me!

Pray for those who inflict.

Matt 5:44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

Return blessing for.

Rom 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

Have courage and hope.

1 Cor 15:19-22 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. Bur now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firestfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.

1 Cor 15:32 If, in the manner of men, I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me? If the dead do not rise, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”

Heb 10:34-35 for you had compassion on me in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your goods, knowing that you have a better and an enduring possession for yourselves in heaven. Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.

Blessedness of enduring, for Christ's sake

Matt 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 6:22 Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.

(Source: The MacArthur Topical Bible, John MacArthur, Thomas Nelson. NKJV)


Saturday Outreach

February and March, 2016

Apologies to all those who are kind enough to faithfully view this blog. By God's grace, we will endeavor to post more regularly. Regardless, the CBC Evangelism Team has been busy with outreaches to Burbank, NoHo Metro station, Mission Hills FPA Clinic, and monthly visits to Glendale.

February 6 - Glendale

Glendale outreach began quietly, with the gracious proclamation of the gospel. In spite of the amplified street performers who set up shop nearby, we distributed many bibles and tracts. As musicians become more plentiful, please pray for the sound environment during our outreaches to be favorable for the hearing of the word.

February 13 - Burbank

The team was led by Mark and Jeremy under the power of the Holy Spirit. Providentially, there was little if any competition for attention on the mall, so the gospel was proclaimed with clarity.

February 20 - Burbank

Lo and behold, the violin lady followed us from Glendale to Burbank! This is a blessing since she will be exposed to the gospel message more often, and there are more places we can go to escape the reach of her blaring amplifier.

After relocating to the corner of Magnolia and San Fernando we resumed our proclamation of the gospel.

February 27 - Burbank

This family received bibles and tracts.

The competition is always popular . . . and much louder.

March 5 - Burbank

March 12 - Missions Conference

March 19 - Glendale

March 26 - Burbank

Morning Shift - NoHo Metro Station  

February and March outreaches

The following sequence of images testifies to the fact that even though the intended audience (those getting on the bus) may not seem to be listening to the message, you never know who may also be listening. 

All glory to our sovereign King Jesus.

The Wednesday morning outreaches have been irregular this year. Please let Steve know if you feel called to be placed on the list for text announcements on Tuesday evenings for 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 - Mission Hills  

Recent Saturday and Wednesday mornings at the FPA Abortion Clinic in Mission Hills

Shepherd's Conference

For the last several years Tony Miano has brought pastors attending the Shepherd's Conference at Grace Community Church to the Mission Hills abortion clinic to learn about and experience outreach on the front lines. 

Many of these men already have longstanding Pro-Life ministries in their respective churches and are asked to share their own methods and strategies. 

One strategy is to post the name of the abortionist-in-residence so that they cannot hide behind a veil of anonymity.

The family that commits abortion together . . . maintains their lifestyle?

Typical of many confrontations at the clinic, this man and his son were very hostile at first. But as Don spoke with humility, encouraging the man to come closer to have a dialog, the tone became more civil and the man even agreed with some of Don's points. Sadly, although the man denied that his family member was there for an abortion, it became evident later that he was not telling the truth. Is it surprising that people who are there to commit murder would lie to cover it up?

At the end of the morning there was a time for discussion and prayer.

And the proceedings were closely observed by a black helicopter.

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


News and Apologetics

Audio: Jay Wegter's excellent series, at CBC on Sunday evenings, on witnessing in a pagan culture.


Join Us!

Please join us as we proclaim the glorious Gospel to a lost and dying world on the streets of Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood and beyond. And please pray for our ministry, our Calvary Bible Church body, and our Nation.


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