It is always a great time of fellowship and freedom to share the Gospel out on Brand Blvd in Glendale, California. God has given us much by allowing us the freedom to speak the truth in love without the persecution that is so much more costly in other parts of the world.
Here I am on the box giving the good person test to Lolena who professed to be a good person. I later found out as I talked to her on the box that she professed to be a Christian. I explained to her that in Romans 3:12 God has written that no one does good, not even one. Compared to other people we may appear better than others but compared to God who is Holy, Righteous and Just, not one of us on this earth even compares to who God is. She was very thankful for me speaking to her.
Here is a pic of Greg (Last Words Radio), Mike (Academy #2) & Nora (Granada Hills Church). There are many Christians that come out to Brand Blvd., to engage in one-2-one conversations or simply just hand out tracts. The fellowship with other Christians on the streets is some thing that every Christian should experience and enjoy.If we love Jesus we will want to be around other Christians that love Jesus, talk about our Lord and share the Good News with people when the opportunity comes up.
There will be people in your life that make such a huge impact on your life and then as a result you want to follow in their footsteps because of the remarkable ability of how they interact with others with their personality and compassion. Tony is one of those people that I am so honored and thankful to God for allowing me to be friends with. God is using Tony in an amazing way and every time he is up on the box I have to be careful not to try and compare myself to him and become self-conscience.
Each person that gets up on the box has their own style and approach to sharing the Gospel but the core of the message remains the same. Unless a person repents and by faith, receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they will spend eternity in the lake of fire. We can't earn our way into heaven because all our righteous acts are like a filthy rag before God and no one can come to Jesus unless the Father draws him or her and Jesus will raise them up on the last day.
Goto Tony's Blog Post to read about this encounter on Brand Blvd.
This is 15 year old Ronnie who open air preached for the first time.
Ronnie, Frank, Dru & Eric
Ronnie's dad, Frank is the executive pastor of As You Are Church. His dad & fellow brother-in-Christ Eric who is part of the Mens Ministry at As You Are Church attended Dru Morgan's Evangelism Crash Course held at Shepherd of the Hills in Porter Ranch. They were the only two that came out to share the gospel the evening of the Evangelism Crash Course and they both got up on the box and open air preached as well.
This is the head security guard (Mendoza) on Brand Blvd. He is very disappointed that we are out there open air preaching. After Tony, Greg & Dru left to do the radio show I was approached by the security. They asked me if the kid on the microphone was with our group. I told him yes and then they asked me if I had a permit and asked to see my identification. After providing the info to them I was told that the police were being called but apparently that never happened as the police never showed up. Please pray for Mendoza that he will repent and believe the Gospel.
26 year old Christopher (professing Christian) was picked out of the crowd to be interviewed by Tony on Last Words Radio. After getting off the phone he said that he was struggling with the idea of using the law. I reminded him of Galatians 3:24 where it says that the law is our tutor that leads us to Christ and Romans 7:7 where it is written by Paul that he would not have known sin except by the law. He said he had a lot to think about and I gave him True & False Conversion CD, Why Christianity tract, Save Yourself Some Pain and a $10 gift card to Starbucks. He was very thankful and we talked for at least 20 minutes after he got off the phone. Pray for Christopher.