Friday, August 29, 2008

Open Air Preaching Examples

Here are some videos from the Archive for your viewing pleasure.

Tony Miano - Good Friday 2007




Tony's first open air on Brand Blvd in Glendale, CA






Tony's first open air at Burbank Town Center in Burbank, CA


Tony Miano - Hollywood Open Air Preaching


Dru Morgan - www.greatcoffeemission.org - Hollywood


Dru Morgan - Stoplight Preaching Glendale, CA


Leon Brown - Glendale,CA


Cameron Buettel - Open Air Preaching Glendale, CA


Tony Miano - Open Air Preaching Glendale, CA


Greg from www.lastwordsradio.com - Glendale, CA - Part 1


Greg - Part 2

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hollywood June 02, 2007

Hi everybody. I just wanted to share with all of you what I did on the Saturday of June 02, 2007. This is an adventure that I shared on Adventures in Christianity web site and would like to share some of my more memorable moments on Hollywood with everyone that happens to read my blog.

I headed out to Hollywood Blvd again in Hollywood and stood by the Graumans Chinese Theatre and handed out large hundred dollar bills that have the gospel message on the back. People walk by and I just say, "Excuse me, did you get your big money yet?" "It's great when you get the change" When one person takes it then several others follow right behind and ask for one. Kids ask their parents if they can take one.

Anyways. I had prayed earlier for a divine appointment to share the gospel and it happened. Prayer works. God may say yes, He may say no, or He may say wait a minute. I had ran out of big 100 dollar bills so I got out my tickets to heaven from www.customtractsource.com and began asking people if they would like a free ticket to heaven. Some took them but most just walked by. I occasionally suggested that if they were not interested in the ticket to heaven that they might check out the ticket to hell on the other side. Ofcourse no one wants to go to hell. As John MacArthur said, "People are not saying, "Lets all go to hell" Nobody is saying, "Lets drink some poision and goto hell". Everybody wants to goto heaven and most people think they are by their own goodness but ofcourse in Isaiah 66:4 God has written, "And all our righteous deeds are like filthy rags."

Most people that I tried to give a tract either said they were already going there or that they had already been to hell as if hell wasn't any thing to worry about any more. The bible says that God has appointed a time in which He will judge the world in righteousness (Psalm 9:8). That is a serious statement. God is perfect, Holy & just and the thought of standing before God who will not wavier from the truth is frightning if Jesus Christ does not know us. Maybe you've read Matthew 7:21-23 where Jesus said, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven {will enter.} Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS."

Many of the people I tried to give tracts to didn't want it, laughed and joked about it. One guy took a tract and threw it in the trash can next to me. I finally managed to stop a guy who thought I was handing out a movie ticket. I explained to him that it was a gospel tract. He responded by saying that he was a pagan. I responded, "Oh, do you consider yourself to be a good person?" He said that he thought he was so I asked him if he ever told a lie. He said yes. I asked him what does that make you when you tell a lie. He responded, "Human". I asked him, "what would you call me if I told you a lie?" He responded "Human". I gave him a hint by saying, "It starts with the letter L" He then said "Liar" His mouth was shut. He didn't try to justify himself. I then asked him if he had stolen anything. He said yes and so I asked him what does that make you. He said thief. I then asked him if he had ever looked with lust at a women. He said yes. He then added that he had commited murder (He served 10 months in Iraq recently).

I didn't act surprised but I responded that God sees hatred as the same as murder. He agreed by shaking his head yes. I asked his name which he told me was Trauma. I then told him by his own admission that he was a liar, thief, adulterer and a murderer at heart and would have to face God on Judgement Day. I then went through grace with Trauma because he was not justifying himself. He appeared humble and listening to my every word. After speaking with him, I thanked him for serving our country. He really appreciated that and we shook hands three times before we said goodbye. God is amazing & merciful. No one can come to Jesus unless the Father who sent Him, draw us to Jesus Christ (John 6:44).

I always stress the fact to other Christians that it is not our responsiblitity to get people saved because only God saves (John 6:44). We share the word of Christ, because faith comes by hearing (Romans 10:17). Because God is the only one that can draw a man to Christ and Jesus is the only way to heaven (John 14:6) then it's by Gods grace which is a free gift not earned by anything that we say, do or feel on our own so that no man may boast of something he has done. Jesus said to Nicodemus in John 3:3 " "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a man is born again he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." We must be born again and no human being can because they are slaves to sin and dead in their transgressions (Ephesians 2:5). Thanks be to God and our Lord Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit be all the glory. Amen.

Thursday, August 21, 2008



Here is a promotional DVD release from www.evangelismteam.com. This 2-disc DVD set has 2 hours of 1-2-1 and open-air preaching witnessing encounters from New York and California. Be encouraged! Leon preached on the subway trains, underground subway stations, Union Square, Battery Park, near the Statue of Liberty, Hollywood Boulevard, and various other places. This is a limited edition DVD and it will not be reproduced. With only 50 available, it's best to check out the DVD while there are still some left.

Visit:

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to purchase your DVD. God bless you!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Glendale & Phone Fishing 08/09/08

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.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Do you really love Jesus?

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Venice Beach - 08/03/08

On Sunday, me and Dru Morgan of The Great Coffee Mission, fellow team leader of the Ambassador's Academy and regular street evangelist out on the streets of Hollywood & Glendale thought it would be a great idea to go out to Venice Beach where the Hara Krishnas were having an event to draw new converts. I attended the morning discipleship class that Tony "The Lawman" Miano leads at Granada Hills Community Church and after that I headed over to Dru's house to pick him up and me, Dru and his oldes daughter Sierra car pooled to Venice Beach and along the way we had a great time of fellowship.



When we got there it was difficult to find a close parking spot because the only parking available within a mile of where we wanted to be would cost between $15 to $25 so we drove a little ways away and had no regrets walking the distance while hoping to hand out tracts along the way.



Along the way as we walked up the boardwalk we passed out tracts to people that would take them. Some thing you must be willing to accept is people that will act as if you don't exist and walk by without saying even a single word. I will tell them to have a nice day and continue to move on. You shouldn't get discouraged by this and continue to pray that God will provide you with an opportunity to share the Good News with someone.



I noticed some bikers (Messengers of Recovery) had approached a booth setup that caught there eye because of the picture of money on the sign. I told Dru to hold on for a minute because I wanted to see if I could get these guys to take the million dollar gospel tracts and so I waited until they were done talking. Notice the kids reading the tract to the right of the picture.



I knew that when they walked away that they would be going to there right so placed myself to the far right and as they turned I approachd with a smile and asked them, "Did you get your million dollar bill yet?" The first guy smiled and gladly took it and his friend also did the same. I gave him an extra million to give to his friend that was still talking to the guy operating the booth and told them that the bill was a gospel tract and that it has the million dollar question on the back.

When giving out the million try to remember to tell people that it has the million dollar question on the back. Many times i've found that people don't realize there is a message on the back and tend to put it away and/or put it up on the wall of their business without ever reading it. Create curiosity by telling them that it has the million dollar question on the back and 9 times out of 10 they will flip it over and read it.



As we approached the cults event they had a band playing and some people were dancing. We walked through and surveyed the place before handing out tracts.



We decided to stand on the boardwalk at the front entrance to the festival. Dru got into a conversation with a gentleman that was walking by.I started with the million dollar bills and then switched to the giant money gospel tracts.



As I was standing there waiting for someone to walk by a young lady walked up with a million dollar bill that I had given her and she tried to give it back to me. I wouldn't take it and she tried to stuff it in the front pocket of my shirt but I wasn't about to take it back. She yelled at me that what i was doing was abuse and then she crumpled up the gospel tract, threw it on the ground and stormed off. Unknowingly she had just handed out her first gospel tract. When you crumple up a million dollar bill people will pick it up thinking it's real money because of the way it looks. Never take a tract back from someone. Let them drop it, throw it in the trash or whatever they want to do with it. Where ever that tract ends up it could end up in someone's hand and they could read it and God can save them.



We had a a few Christians stop and thank us for what we were doing and because of the time we decided we needed to leave so we walked back through the crowd and I gave these girls giant money tracts and as you can see they were reading it and pointing out things in the message that caught their attention.




Jews for Jesus were also out there and we talked with them for a few minutes and exchanged tracts. One of them wanted a DVD of one of Ray's messages but all we had were True & False Conversion CD's. We suggested that they goto and they can either listen or watch Ray Comfort's message on Evangelism for free.



Dru saw this kid sitting on the steps of the Freak Show attraction so he gave the kid a comic booklet tract for him to read.





Because of some of the people that were out there promoting false religions I thought it would be great if we came back and possibly setup a booth of our own for the purpose of sharing the Good News. Until then we'll be looking in to permits and supplies to give out and possible donations to help with the expenses. Until next time, please pray for those who received a gospel tract at Venice Beach.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Paul Washer - What should our evangelism look like?



Paul Washer became a believer while attending the University of Texas studying to become an oil and gas lawyer. He completed his undergraduate studies and enrolled at Southwestern Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity degree. Paul left the states shortly after graduation as a North American missionary to Peru.

Paul ministered as a missionary in Peru for 10 years, during which time he founded the HeartCry Missionary Society to support Peruvian Church planters. HeartCry's work now supports over 80 indigenous missionaries in 15 different countries throughout Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

An itinerant preacher, Paul also frequently teaches at his home church, First Baptist Church of Muscle Shoals, and is the author of The One True God: A Biblical Study of the Doctrine of God.

At the present, Paul serves as the Director of HeartCry Missionary Society and resides in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with his wife Charo and two sons Ian and Evan, and one daughter Rowan

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Giselle Wood - July Ambassador's Academy - Hollywood

Here is a video I took during the Ambassador's Academy of Giselle Wood who open air preached on Hollywood Blvd. Giselle was able to get the attention of a woman that professes to be a Christian but has a limited view on who God actually is. Giselle eventually asks Leon Brown to get up on the box to help her out. I had to edit the foul language out of the video so there are a couple of places in the video where you may notice this.