Saturday, December 20, 2008

Burbank Christmas - Dec 19, 2008

Burbank was amazing this Friday night. Tony, Dru, Mariah, Amanda, Shawn and his family joined me for a night of fellowship and proclaiming the Good News.

I started off the evening by doing trivia to draw a crowd. As soon as people heard that I was giving away money they turned and walked right over and I drew a crowd instantly that I springboarded to the Gospel taking a nice lady named Ann throught he Good Person test.

Next up on the box was Dru Morgan and he did an awesome job of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Next up was Tony Miano who read from the Gospel of Luke and used this to springboard to the Gospel.

Part 1

Part 2

Next up was Shawn Holes of Luke 10:2 Ministries.

The band was up next and sang Christmas songs and read scripture about Jesus birth.

And then they let me preach the Gospel.

After that. The band and the choir sang more songs and shared scripture again of Jesus birth and then Shawn Holes did an exhortation to the choir. It was a beautiful night for God's glory in Jesus name!

Shawn's wife, daughter and son also where out there sharing the Gospel with people.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Why Modern "Evangelism" is Not Evangelism At All

Burbank Downtown Dec 05 2008

Here is Dede preaching the gospel to a bunch of kids. I've heard from one person, what is the point? since these kids are mocking God's Word and appear to care less and my response is this. The preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God unto salvation.

"How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!" However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, "LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?" So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ." (Romans 10:14-17 NASB)

These kids were not the only ones listening. There were others listening and even Christians were standing by or sitting around and when the preaching was over they would come up and thank us for what we were doing and we would encourage them to step out of their comfort zone and share the Good News with someone.

Don't quit. Dede didn't quit as she went through the law and the gospel with kids. In the end, we don't know what will happen to those kids. God holds every soul in His hands. Not one of His children will perish. The gates of hell will not prevail against the will of God. God's Word accomplishes what pleases Him for His glory.