Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hollywood & Glendale 05/17/08

Well it has been a long day and it was all well worth it. Gospel was presented to thousands of people and many of them got a gospel tract in their hands that we hope they will read later when the opportunity arises.

Thanks Jeff for coming out and helping.
Gospel Tract distribution - Hollywood

I planned on showing this Saturday by myself but was glad when a friend that I hadn't witnessed with in awhile wanted to come out and see me Stoplight preach. We had had a good time presenting the Gospel to complete strangers. We didn't have any loud hecklers this week so we were able to present the Gospel clearly without interruption.

I started off open air preaching at the stoplight and continued for almost 45 minutes before we were approached by the guys at the kiosk near the corner of Hollywood & Highland Ave. We told them that we would move to another street corner and wished the success with their business. After getting across the street and me doing alittle more Stoplight preaching, Jeff wanted to get up on the box and share the Good News. This was Jeff's second time ever open air preaching and so I wanted to get it on video. Here it is. I think Jeff did an excellent job.

We spent alittle over 2 hours in Hollywood and another good friend that we met only a couple of weeks ago came out to hand out gospel tracts. He's never open aired but I see that he's definitely thinking about it and i'm encouraging him to take that step of faith if he feels led to do so. Me & Jeff parted ways while Joshua remained in Hollywood for several more hours while I went home and got ready to goto Glendale where a large group of believers gather to share the Gospel using tracts, one-2-one witnessing and Open Air Preaching.

Tony Witnessing to 5 teens

Tony started off the night with open air preaching and got into a conversation with some kids. The kid to the far left is concerned that if he died that he would end up in hell for breaking God's law. The girl next to him professes to be a Christian but has never shared the Gospel with her friends and at times was laughing and joking about what Tony was telling the young man. Ofcourse Tony pointed this out the the girl and she became sober in her appearance and so did the other kids that were listening.

Part 1

Part 2

We're not out there to get decisions for Christ. We are out there to share the truth with love and respect for others. Faith comes by hearing, and by hearing the word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

Here is Dru doing some Stoplight Preaching. I really enjoy hearing Dru share the Gospel.

Tony Witnessing to young man.

The Law is our school master that brings us to Christ. The law is the 10 Commandments. This man was humbled by the law when Tony asked him if he had ever lied, stolen or used God's name as a cuss word to express disgust. He knew he was guilty, admited it to us and was concerned that he would spend eternity in hell for breaking God's law. Tony spoke with him for a long time while his friends stayed near by. In the background Dru is witnessing to a kid with a black hat.

Tony Witnessing to a father

With a large crowd gathered. Greg from Last Words Ministry draws a crowd by offering $1.00 bills to people who answer trivia questions. After a large crowd had gathered, Greg took this man with the Laker shirt through the good person test. He believed that he was a good person but after Greg took him through the law of the 10 Commandments, he finally admited that he was not a good person.

God has written that no one is good, not even one. (Romans 3:12) and that all our righteous acts are like a flithy rag before God (Isaiah 64:6).

He, his family and many other people heard the complete Gospel message that is usually watered down in most American churches. The watered down message is leaving repentance & hell out of the message and also not using the law of the 10 Commandments to show us what sin is. Paul said, "I would not have come to know sin except through the Law" (Romans Chapter 7:7).

It was getting late but me & Dru were not finished. Dru pointed out a place down the street where the street corner becamed packed with 30-40 people waiting for the light to change. We each took turns sharing the Gospel while others handed out tracts and there were some in the crowd who nodded their heads in agreement and thanked us. One guy told me that no one was listening to me but the guy right behind him gave me the thumbs up with a big smile on his face.

Toward the end of our night 2 young ladies who professed to be believers tried to explain to that what we were doing wasn't the way Christians should be sharing the Gospel. We explained to them that faith comes by hearing, and by hearing the word of Christ, that Gods word more powerful than any two edge sword and that Gods word does not return void. It became noticable that the 2 young ladies were visibly shaken after one of them didn't believe that we should use the law to witness to people, but Joshua opened his bible to Galatians 3:24 where it says, "Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith."(Galatians 3:24) The girls then said goodbye and were on their way.

So the way is narrow that leads to life and few will find it. These are Jesus words. It's a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God. Please pray for everyone that has heard the Gospel this Saturday. Thanks for reading this.