Tuesday, December 21, 2010

HBU and The Guild Institute Present Dr. Voddie Baucham and The Fatherles...

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Cost of Not Following Christ - Paul Washer

Parody Of Our Modern Church Service

"When the church is commandeered by compromisers who want to appease the culture, the gospel is minimized, true power is lost, artificial energy must be manufactured, and superficiality takes the place of truth." John MacArthur

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Book of James - Outline

There are a number of ways of outlining the book in order to grasp the arrangement of its content. One way is to arrange it around a series of tests by which the genuineness of a person’s faith may be measured.

Introduction (James 1:1)

I. The Test of Perseverance in Suffering (James 1:2–12)

II. The Test of Blame in Temptation (James 1:13–18)

III. The Test of Response to the Word (James 1:19–27)

IV. The Test of Impartial Love (James 2:1–13)

V. The Test of Righteous Works (James 2:14–26)

VI. The Test of the Tongue (James 3:1–12)

VII. The Test of Humble Wisdom (James 3:13–18)

VIII. The Test of Worldly Indulgence (James 4:1–12)

IX. The Test of Dependence (James 4:13–17)

X. The Test of Patient Endurance (James 5:1–11)

XI. The Test of Truthfulness (James 5:12)

XII. The Test of Prayerfulness (James 5:13–18)

XIII. The Test of True Faith (James 5:19–20)

MacArthur, J. (2001). James : Guildelines for a Happy Christian Life. MacArthur Bible studies (3). Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group. www.gty.org

Friday, September 17, 2010

Our Cross - MacArthur Study Bible

red cross

“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me." Matthew 10:38 (NAS)

10:38 NOTE: ...take his cross... Here is Jesus’ first mention of the word “cross” to His disciples (see note on 16:21).

"From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day." Matthew 16:21 

16:21 NOTE: ...From that time... This marks the beginning of a new emphasis in Matthew’s account. He turns his attention from Jesus’ public ministry, to His private instructions for the disciples, which took on a new, somber tone. The disciples had confessed their faith in Him as Messiah. From then on, He began to prepare them for His death. 

10:38: Note Continued: ...take his cross... To them it would have evoked a picture of a violent, degrading death (see note on 27:31)

"After they had mocked Him, they took the scarlet robe off Him and put His own garments back on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him." Matthew 27:31

27:31 Note: ...to be crucified... Crucifixion was a form of punishment that had been passed down to the Romans from the Persians, Phoenicians, and Carthaginians. Roman crucifixion was a lingering doom—by design. Roman executioners had perfected the art of slow torture while keeping the victim alive. Some victims even lingered until they were eaten alive by birds of prey or wild beasts. Most hung on the cross for days before dying of exhaustion, dehydration, traumatic fever, or—most likely—suffocation. When the legs would no longer support the weight of the body, the diaphragm was constricted in a way that made breathing impossible. That is why breaking the legs would hasten death (John 19:31–33),

"Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. So the soldiers came, and broke the legs of the first man and of the other who was crucified with Him; but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs."   John 19:31–33 (NAS)

27:31 Note Continued: but this was unnecessary in Jesus’ case. The hands were usually nailed through the wrists, and the feet through the instep or the Achilles tendon (sometimes using one nail for both feet). None of these wounds would be fatal, but their pain would become unbearable as the hours dragged on. The most notable feature of crucifixion was the stigma of disgrace that was attached to it,

"Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”  Galatians 3:13 (NAS)

"But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished."  Galatians 5:11 (NAS)

"fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."   Hebrews 12:2 (NAS)

27:31 Note Continued: One indignity was the humiliation of carrying one’s own cross, which might weigh as much as 200 pounds. Normally a quaternion, 4 soldiers, would escort the prisoner through the crowds to the place of crucifixion. A placard bearing the indictment would be hung around the person’s neck.

 He was demanding total commitment from them—even unto physical death—and making this call to full surrender a part of the message they were to proclaim to others. This same call to life-or-death devotion to Christ is repeated in Matthew 16:24, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23; 14:27. For those who come to Christ with self-renouncing faith, there will be true and eternal life (v. 39).

MacArthur, J. J. (1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (Mt 10:38). Nashville: Word Pub.

Friday, September 3, 2010

God, the Gospel, and Glenn Beck

Russell Moore

Dean of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

A Mormon television star stands in front of the Lincoln Memorial and calls American Christians to revival. He assembles some evangelical celebrities to give testimonies, and then preaches a God and country revivalism that leaves the evangelicals cheering that they've heard the gospel, right there in the nation's capital.

The news media pronounces him the new leader of America's Christian conservative movement, and a flock of America's Christian conservatives have no problem with that.

If you'd told me that ten years ago, I would have assumed it was from the pages of an evangelical apocalyptic novel about the end-times. But it's not. It's from this week's headlines. And it is a scandal.

Fox News commentator Glenn Beck,

of course, is that Mormon at the center of all this. Beck isn't the problem. He's an entrepreneur, he's brilliant, and, hats off to him, he knows his market. Latter-day Saints have every right to speak, with full religious liberty, in the public square. I'm quite willing to work with Mormons on various issues, as citizens working for the common good. What concerns me here is not what this says about Beck or the "Tea Party" or any other entertainment or political figure. What concerns me is about what this says about the Christian churches in the United States.

It's taken us a long time to get here, in this plummet from Francis Schaeffer to Glenn Beck. In order to be this gullible, American Christians have had to endure years of vacuous talk about undefined "revival" and "turning America back to God" that was less about anything uniquely Christian than about, at best, a generically theistic civil religion and, at worst, some partisan political movement.

Rather than cultivating a Christian vision of justice and the common good (which would have, by necessity, been nuanced enough to put us sometimes at odds with our political allies), we've relied on populist God-and-country sloganeering and outrage-generating talking heads. We've tolerated heresy and buffoonery in our leadership as long as with it there is sufficient political "conservatism" and a sufficient commercial venue to sell our books and products.

Too often, and for too long, American "Christianity" has been a political agenda in search of a gospel useful enough to accommodate it. There is a liberation theology of the Left, and there is also a liberation theology of the Right, and both are at heart mammon worship. The liberation theology of the Left often wants a Barabbas, to fight off the oppressors as though our ultimate problem were the reign of Rome and not the reign of death. The liberation theology of the Right wants a golden calf, to represent religion and to remind us of all the economic security we had in Egypt. Both want a Caesar or a Pharaoh, not a Messiah.

Leaders will always be tempted to bypass the problem behind the problems: captivity to sin, bondage to the accusations of the demonic powers, the sentence of death. That's why so many of our Christian superstars smile at crowds of thousands, reassuring them that they don't like to talk about sin. That's why other Christian celebrities are seen to be courageous for fighting their culture wars, while they carefully leave out the sins most likely to be endemic to the people paying the bills in their movements.

Where there is no gospel, something else will fill the void: therapy, consumerism, racial or class resentment, utopian politics, crazy conspiracy theories of the left, crazy conspiracy theories of the right; anything will do. The prophet Isaiah warned us of such conspiracies replacing the Word of God centuries ago (Is. 8:12-20). As long as the Serpent's voice is heard, "You shall not surely die," the powers are comfortable.

This is, of course, not new. Our Lord Jesus faced this test when Satan took him to a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the earth, and their glory. Satan did not mind surrendering his authority to Jesus. He didn't mind a universe without pornography or Islam or abortion or nuclear weaponry. Satan did not mind Judeo-Christian values. He wasn't worried about "revival" or "getting back to God." What he opposes was the gospel of Christ crucified and resurrected for the sins of the world.

We used to sing that old gospel song, "I will cling to an old rugged cross, and exchange it some day for a crown." The scandalous scene at the Lincoln Memorial indicates that many of us want to exchange it in too soon. To Jesus, Satan offered power and glory. To us, all he needs offer is celebrity and attention.

Mormonism and Mammonism are contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ. They offer another Lord Jesus than the One offered in the Scriptures and Christian tradition, and another way to approach him. An embrace of these tragic new vehicles for the old Gnostic heresy is unloving to our Mormon friends and secularist neighbors, and to the rest of the watching world. Any "revival" that is possible without the Lord Jesus Christ is a "revival" of a different kind of spirit than the Spirit of Christ (1 Jn. 4:1-3).

The answer to this scandal isn't a retreat, as some would have it, to an allegedly apolitical isolation. Such attempts lead us right back here, in spades, to a hyper-political wasteland. If the churches are not forming consciences, consciences will be formed by the status quo, including whatever demagogues can yell the loudest or cry the hardest. The answer isn't a narrowing sectarianism, retreating further and further into our enclaves. The answer includes local churches that preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and disciple their congregations to know the difference between the kingdom of God and the latest political whim.

And there will be a new generation, in America and elsewhere, who will be ready for a gospel that is more than just Fox News at prayer.


[Editor's note: For further reading, see Dr. R. Albert Mohler's related article:
"Mormonism Is Not Christianity."

An Hour with Ray Comfort - Ambassador's Academy






Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"The Influence of Music" | War of the Worldviews with Eric Holmberg (Episode 1)..

War of the Worldviews is the new TV show put out by Eric Holmberg of the Apologetics Group. It airs Monday evenings on the NRB Network. Please check this website for further information: http://www.worldviewwars.com/

Here's the DVD, Hell's Bells 2, that much of this video was taken from. http://bit.ly/cuj4Np


Judging Others: The Verse Pagans Love to Quote (Matthew 7)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Enter to WIN the Mysterious Islands DVD

Deadline is August 16th 2010 Go to... Mrs. Trish Ramos blog for details on how to enter.

Mysterious Islands Website

Trish said this is a really good DVD.

If you're not familiar with the film it's full of adventure as you journey to the Galapagos Islands with Doug Phillips and his 16-year-old son Joshua Phillips, plus Dr. John Morris as they reveal Darwin's errors and prove that the creatures on this remote island chain actually support the biblical creation account. This is a film for the whole family. It's a beautifully filmed documentary featuring white-tip sharks, lava fields, salt-spitting marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and much more. 90 minutes.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Neil Diamond Tribute Band

What is good about a Neil Diamond Tribute band playing at Santa Clarita Park? Well, the fact is that there are many people that are walking into the park that you can speak with, hand them a tract or hold a sign that causes them to think about God and eternity. Like the twin towers it should be obvious that death could come at any moment when lest expected. One man spoke loud enough behind me as he walked by accusing me of wasting my time by declaring, "don't you have some thing better to do?" In my mind, I pause to think about that question. I never responded to the man and his wife even asked her husband what he said. I think she was embarrassed by her husband's remark. I understand the man's frustration because I was once oblivious to the truth. Why can't people just enjoy themselves. Have a good time without thinking about God and judgement. To a Christian this sounds crazy but to an unbeliever it sounds reasonable except the unbeliever is blinded from the truth about God. (John 12:40)

Some honked their horns. Some young attractive girls laughed at me. I'm use to that. Many ignored me but there were a few that honked their horns in joy and gave me thumbs up for what I was doing. I'm not a good person. I am wretched and poor and if not for God's saving grace I would not show my face in public. A man walked by and asked me, "How's business?" I said, "Business? I'm not in the business of selling any thing" And he didn't stick around. Cowards always keep their feet moving and never engage further than throwing out a remark or two. Jesus isn't for sale. Jesus isn't knocking at your door and trying to invite you in. That is a lie from the pit of hell. God works every thing after the counsel of His will.(Ephesians 1:11) Salvation is of the Lord.(Jonah 2:9)

Me and Tony shared the Gospel at the Neil Diamond Tribute at Santa Clarita Park on Saturday. Two girls and a guy that passed by me earlier had a slight scare as a truck making a U-Turn came close to running them over.

Many of the people that entered the park saw the cross and mouthed the words TheGoodPerson.org

Thursday, July 22, 2010

It never fails to succeed

It is important to note that never fails does not refer to success. Love is not a magic key that Christians use to unlock every opportunity and guarantee every endeavor. Love is not a spiritual formula that, faithfully applied, automatically fulfills our desires and produces human success. Love does not always win, at least not in the usual sense. Jesus Christ was love incarnate, yet He did not by His perfect love succeed in winning every person to Himself. He was ridiculed, maligned, denied, rejected, and crucified. Paul could be called the apostle of love, yet he did not leave a trail of perfect successes wherever he ministered. He was persecuted, arrested, beaten, imprisoned, and, like his Lord, put to death because of what he said and did in love.

On the other hand, whenever and wherever Christians are successful in their living and ministering, it will always be through love. Because love does not overpower human will, we cannot always accomplish our purposes, no matter how loving, spiritual, and self-less we may be. But no godly work can be accomplished without love. Success will not always be a part of love, but love will always be a part of true spiritual success

MacArthur, J. (1996). 1 Corinthians (358). Chicago: Moody Press.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Agony by Leonard Ravenhill


God has three reasons, three motives, for being gracious to us. First, He provides salvation in order that those who are saved may produce good works. Good works touch and help the lives of others, including telling them of God’s grace in Jesus Christ. Paul tells the Ephesians, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10). In another letter he instructs Titus that Christ “gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds” (Titus 2:14). Later in the epistle he explains, “This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men” (3:8). God saved us to do good works because good works benefit men. God wants His children to touch all the world with their goodness, made possible through His Son.

Second, saving grace is meant to bring blessing to believers. “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, … made us alive together with Christ, … in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:4–7). God graciously saves us in order that He can pour out His great blessings on us forever.

Third, and most importantly, God saves us through grace in order to glorify Himself. Grace is given “in order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church” and that “to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever” (Eph. 3:10, 21). Jesus taught that the primary purpose for letting our light shine before men, made possible by our salvation, is to “glorify [our] Father who is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16). Jesus’ own primary purpose in going to the cross, which made our salvation possible, was to glorify His Father and to be glorified Himself (John 12:28; 17:1, 4–5). God’s glory is dearly on disphy in the gracious and powerful work of salvation.

The Lord’s gracious salvation is given in order for the saved to bring blessing to other men through good works, to bring blessing to believers themselves, and above all to bring glory to Himself. He is gracious for the world’s sake, for His children’s sake, and for His own sake.

MacArthur, J. (1996). 1 Corinthians (14–15). Chicago: Moody Press.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ed Lee - Stoplight Preaching Academy #1

Thirteen Heresies in William Young's book The Shack

I've noticed that a lot of people who think they are Christians are reading The Shack and quoting paragraph's from the book so I feel a need to post this. Pass it on.

Source: Dr. Youssef reveals 13 Heresies in William Young's book The Shack

1. God the Father was crucified with Jesus.

Because God's eyes are pure and cannot look upon sin, the Bible says that God would not look upon His own beloved Son as He hung on the Cross, carrying our sins (Habakkuk 1:13; Matthew 27:45).

2. God is limited by His love and cannot practice justice.

The Bible declares that God's love and His justice are two sides of the same coin — equally a part of the personality and the character of God (Isaiah 61:8; Hosea 2:19).

3. On the Cross, God forgave all of humanity, whether they repent or not. Some choose a relationship with Him, but He forgives them all regardless.

Jesus explained that only those who come to Him will be saved (John 14:6).

4. Hierarchical structures, whether they are in the Church or in the government, are evil.

Our God is a God of order (Job 25:2).

5. God will never judge people for their sins.

The Word of God repeatedly invites people to escape from the judgment of God by believing in Jesus Christ, His Son (Romans 2:16; 2 Timothy 4:1-3).

6. There is not a hierarchical structure in the Godhead, just a circle of unity.

The Bible says that Jesus submitted to the will of the Father. This doesn't mean that one Person is higher or better than the other; just unique. Jesus said, "I came to do the will of Him who sent me. I am here to obey my Father." Jesus also said, "I will send you the Holy Spirit" (John 4:34, 6:44, 14:26, 15:26).

7. God submits to human wishes and choices.

Far from God submitting to us, Jesus said, "Narrow is the way that leads to eternal life." We are to submit to Him in all things, for His glory and because of what He has accomplished for us (Matthew 7:13-15).

8. Justice will never take place because of love.

The Bible teaches that when God's love is rejected, and when the offer of salvation and forgiveness is rejected, justice must take place or God has sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for nothing (Matthew 12:20; Romans 3:25-26).

9. There is no such a thing as eternal judgment or torment in hell.

Jesus' own description of hell is vivid ... it cannot be denied (Luke 12:5, 16:23).

10. Jesus is walking with all people in their different journeys to God, and it doesn't matter which way you get to Him.

Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one will come to the Father but by me" (John 14:6).

11. Jesus is constantly being transformed along with us.

Jesus, who dwells in the splendor of heaven, sits at the right hand of God, reigning and ruling the universe. The Bible says, "In Him there is no change, for He is yesterday, today, and forever" (Hebrews 11:12, 13:8; James 1:17).

12. There is no need for faith or reconciliation with God because everyone will make it to heaven.

Jesus said, "Only those who believe in me will have eternal life" (John 3:15, 3:36, 5:24, 6:40).

13. The Bible is not true because it reduces God to paper.

The Bible is God-breathed. Sure, there were many men through 1,800 years who put pen to paper (so to speak), each from different professions and different backgrounds, but the Holy Spirit infused their work with God's words. These men were writing the same message from Genesis to Revelation. If you want to read more about the place of Christ in the Scripture, read "We Preach Christ" (2 Timothy 3:16).

Source: Dr. Youssef reveals 13 Heresies in William Young's book The Shack

Friday, July 9, 2010

Examine Yourself - Paul Washer

If you think you've listened to this before then listen to this again. If not just listen. Jesus said that the way is narrow that leads to life and there are few that find it. (Matthew 7:14) Strive to enter through the narrow door: for many I tell you will seek to enter and will not be able to enter." Luke 13:24

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Cross - Valencia

Picture #1 I love the look on Tony's face. God is good.

Picture #2 & #3
Tony on the corner with the Cross talking to young kids about God.

Picture #4
Joshua has his Cross. Several hecklers and some honking and waving from other Christians in support of what were doing out there.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Did Jesus have long hair?


"Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?" 1 Corinthians 11:14:

Jesus wasn't the tender, effeminate man with a somewhat angelic appearance as commonly depicted in paintings. He was a carpenter, a builder, a man who knew the construction trade. He knew how to cut down trees and make wooden beams, to haul rocks to build walls, to construct buildings from stone and timber.

The Gospels make it clear that He spent a lot of time outdoors. He hung out with fishermen, the kind of characters who would never respect and look up to a weakling. Yet Jesus had 12 disciples who followed Him everywhere He went and who in time died for Him. They knew Him as a real man, not the fabrication we see in so many paintings.

Judas would not have had to identify Jesus with a kiss among a group of Jewish people if he had long hair since he would be the only one with long hair and it would also take into question his obedience to Jewish tradition.

"He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him." Isaiah 53:2

A Feb. 24, 2004, Associated Press article reports: "'Jesus didn't have long hair,' said physical anthropologist Joe Zias, who has studied hundreds of skeletons found in archaeological digs in Jerusalem. 'Jewish men back in antiquity did not have long hair.' 'The Jewish texts ridiculed long hair as something Roman or Greek,' said New York University's Lawrence Schiffman" ("Jesus Scholars Find Fault in Gibson's 'Passion'"). However, it wasn't at all typical among even the Greeks and Romans, as plenty of statues and coins from the time attest.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

A man prays for the opportunity to share Jesus

This is a true story that I heard from a brother-in-Christ a few years ago and I felt I would share it first and foremost with the Church where this man attended and also with my closest friends and anyone else that might stumble upon this note.

This brother-in-Christ, who will remain anonymous went to a restaurant and sat at a table and wanted to share Jesus Christ with someone that day. He didn't know who it would be or if he would even have the courage to do so with anyone but he lowered his head in prayer and asked God to bring someone to him that he could share Jesus Christ with. Upon finishing his prayer he looked up from the table and noticed a very beautiful, slender young woman come in the doorway in very professional buisness attire and she was carrying a briefcase in her hand and was waiting to be seated. The man who had prayed to God to share Jesus with closed his eyes and thought to himself that she certainly would not be interested in any thing he had to say. She looked very professional. Had the looks, The clothes and appeared very confident with her pretty smile and to be honest his thoughts did wander as he struggled to keep his eyes focus, not wanting to be tempted in any way.

The woman was finally approached by a waitress who escorted her to the booth directly behind this man who had prayed to God for someone to talk to about Jesus. The woman was seated and as she sat there the man prayed again and his prayer became more intense and he asked God if this was the one whom he must share the Word of Christ with and the thought came to him that he must pray for her. He struggled to think of what to say to her and there was a huge fear of rejection as he turned his feet out of the booth and got the lady's attention and simply asked her, "I'm sorry to bother you but for reasons I can not explain. I feel like I must pray for you? Would it be alright if I prayed for you?" The womans jaw dropped open and she began to cry and the man asked her, "What's wrong?" And the woman got up out of her seat and walked over and sat at the mans booth and told him bluntly that she had planned to commit suicide today. She was going to end her life

The beautiful young lady that looked so full of life and promise opened her briefcase to reveal only a piece of paper inside that contained a suicide note that she had written the night before and the man's jaw dropped and he remembed the prayer he had lifted to God that the Lord would bring him someone to share Jesus Christ with and it was obvious that this woman was the person that truely needed to hear the Word of Christ at that moment. Long story short. The man shared Jesus Christ with her and explained the law of God and how no one is good, not even one. We are all guilty before God and that she was no different from anyone else on earth.

He continued on from the bad news to the God News of Jesus Christ. That God had provided a way for her to be forgiven which is through the life,death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ who took upon Himself the punishment we all deserve for breaking His law so that those with a humble heart who call on His name can go free and enter heaven. He spoke of repentance and faith that comes from God and that woman burst into tears and cried out to God with a humble heart asking God to forgive her for every thing she had done wrong in her life and she embraced the man and could not stop thanking him for what he had just done for her as everyone else in the restaurant silently stared. You could hear a pin drop except for the womans tears and the man held her hands and prayed over her.

It is beleived that the woman who had walked in with absolutely no hope had then walked out with nothing but hope because someone had prayed to God that the Lord would bring someone to him to share the Word of Jesus Christ. When I heard this story I could not keep myself from crying and asking God to bring someone to me who I could share Jesus with and through it wasn't as profound as the story you just heard I was able to share Jesus with someone the very next day. God is amazing, merciful and kind. He resist the proud but gives grace to the humble. Amen.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Genesis 1:20-23 Picture Scripture


1. To be full of things; abound or swarm: A drop of water teems with microorganisms.
2. Obsolete To be or become pregnant; bear young.

Synonyms: teem1, abound, crawl1, overflow, swarm1
These verbs mean to be abundantly filled or richly supplied:

Legalism and Modern Evangelicalism (Paul Washer)

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Lakers vs Celtics Game 7 Reconciliation Outreach

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God" 2 Corinthians 5:17-20

I asked Steve Sanchez if he was planning to attend the pre-game festivities at Staples Center and upon his response that he would be at Staples Center before Game 7 I made plans to attend.

I got there some time after 4pm. A lot of traffic and a lot of police. Way more than last time. Took pictures and I walked around and encouraged the Christians that were holding signs. Christians that don't participate should at least approach these Christians and offer them encouragement. Quote scripture to them that lifts their spirit and give them some thing to drink if you have it.

I found Steve preaching close to the previous location where me and Tony preached the last time at Staples Center which was also Lakers vs Celtics. Handed out some tracts. There was one guy with a huge bible.

There were a lot of police out there but they didn't attempt to stop us and one of them took a tract from me.

Steve found a great spot for me to preach. For Steve this would be a simple task but for me, Honestly, I was nervous and fumbled a bit with my words as I preached for about 90 seconds and then the police asked me to stop and to move to the curb and I said okay and they thanked me for cooperating with them. Me and Steve retreated to another spot where were were able to continue to share the Word of Christ. Steve preached and the police asked him to stop using amplification so he preached Whitfield style.

Steve then had to gather up his team to leave and so I handed out some more tracts and then pulled out my two-edged sword (the bible) and read from Romans Chapter 1-2, engaged a small crowd in debate and handed out Celebrity Millions.

Read Steve Sanchez blog post about the event and follow-up at the Lakers Parade
Laker Victory!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sovereign Grace and Man's Responsibility

Sovereign Grace and Man's Responsibility

A Sermon
(No. 207)
Delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 1, 1858, by the
REV. C. H. Spurgeon
at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens

"But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, all day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people."—Romans 10:20-21.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne - Hollywood Preaching

Title: "Hollywood Preaching"
Original photo by Chris Yarzab (fourbyfourblazer)
Subject: Emeal "E.Z." Zwayne
Description: Love At Its Best

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Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne - Hollywood Preaching
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Witnessing on Hollywood Boulevard

Giving out Big Money gospel tracts from www.livingwaters.com while going through the good person test with a guy that inquired about the big money that he had seen further down the street. He was humbled by the law of Gods commandments. Psalm 19:7 "The Law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul, making wise the simple"

Always be willing to share the hope of eternal life. Repentance toward God (Luke 13:3) and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:16) that is God given (John 6:44) and nothing else. God says that an unbeliever is dead in their sins (Ephesians 2:1) . A person cannot resurrect themself. We do not cause a person to be saved. Only God can do this but God has told those who love him to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation" Mark 16:15 Gods word does not return void. (1 Corinthians 1:17)

Jesus said, "unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God" John 3:3

Born Again (Grace) = (Repentance & Faith)


Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Way of The Master - The FireFighter

Be challenged by a fictitious but powerful analogy called "The Firefighter."

Friday, March 19, 2010

Chris Yarzab 1-2-1 Witinessing Hollywood 2008

Some corrections I want to make in this video. I said God became a man in the person of Jesus Christ. Actually God the Father sent God the Son to earth in the person of Jesus Christ. 2) I quoted John 8:58 but mistakenly quoted the verse & chapter as 8:38. 3) I also quoted John 3:3 but referenced the chapter and verse as John 13:3,5 I think I had open air preached once on Hollywood Blvd., before this video and my one-2-one conversations were few in number but I wanted to share the Gospel with this guy taking a huge leap of faith. I believe I took the video before I attended the April 2008 Ambassador's Academy. http://www.ambassadorsalliance.com

Monday, February 8, 2010

“Thou shalt call his name Jesus.”

— Matthew 1:21

When a person is dear, everything connected with him becomes dear for his sake. Thus, so precious is the person of the Lord Jesus in the estimation of all true believers, that everything about him they consider to be inestimable beyond all price. “All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia,” said David, as if the very vestments of the Saviour were so sweetened by his person that he could not but love them. Certain it is, that there is not a spot where that hallowed foot hath trodden—there is not a word which those blessed lips have uttered—nor a thought which his loving Word has revealed—which is not to us precious beyond all price. And this is true of the names of Christ—they are all sweet in the believer’s ear. Whether he be called the Husband of the Church, her Bridegroom, her Friend; whether he be styled the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world—the King, the Prophet, or the Priest—every title of our Master—Shiloh, Emmanuel, Wonderful, the Mighty Counsellor—every name is like the honeycomb dropping with honey, and luscious are the drops that distil from it. But if there be one name sweeter than another in the believer’s ear, it is the name of Jesus. Jesus! it is the name which moves the harps of heaven to melody. Jesus! the life of all our joys. If there be one name more charming, more precious than another, it is this name. It is woven into the very warp and woof of our psalmody. Many of our hymns begin with it, and scarcely any, that are good for anything, end without it. It is the sum total of all delights. It is the music with which the bells of heaven ring; a song in a word; an ocean for comprehension, although a drop for brevity; a matchless oratorio in two syllables; a gathering up of the hallelujahs of eternity in five letters.

“Jesus, I love thy charming name,
’Tis music to mine ear.”
Spurgeon, C. H. (2006). Morning and evening : Daily readings (Complete and unabridged; New modern edition.). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers.