Monday, January 31, 2011

Hollywood Evangelism 1/29/2011

StreetEvangelist Jeff witnessing to JW's in North Hollywood before we got on the train for Hollywood.

StreetEvangelist JeffDede Vena and Haig joined me for the train ride from North Hollywood to Hollywood to share the Good News. Thanks to Jeff for buying our train tickets!

StreetEvangelist Jeff decides we should open air preach on the subway so I say okay. We were nervous but we did it any ways. Watch this.

Dede Vena sharing the law that leads to Christ (Galatians 3:24) with a woman on Hollywood while handing out Gospel Tracts.

StreetEvangelist Jeff interviews Chris who is heralding Judgment Day instead of preaching the Gospel as commanded by Jesus in Mark 16:15. 

Dede Vena tries to reason with Chris but the truth of scripture was falling on deaf ears. He got so angry that I had to point out to him that if he is a follower of Christ then he should love his enemies.

"But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
(Matthew 5:44)

Nope. Jeff is not buying a hot dog but I'm sure the dogs taste good.

Dede Vena began reading Galatians while we were waiting for Steve Pivovaroff &  Edward A Romero to show up with amplification.

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Once I had amplification I began reading the Gospel of Mark and I would transition several times to the Law & the Good News

Steve Pivovaroff took over for awhile and read through more of the Gospel of Mark while also transitioning to the Law & the Good News. I eventually returned to preaching and I finished the Gospel of Mark.

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I began to take this group of girls through the good person test and one of them thought she was clever and was being sarcastic as her friends laughed so I ended the conversation with the law of God as they were not concerned with their sin against God.

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Michael from San Clemente joined us again on Saturday. He was handing out tracts, engaging people in conversations and giving away Gospel's of John in Spanish.
Michael from San Clemente. He was passing out tracts from:

StreetEvangelist Jeff was having conversations, handing out tracts and then he disappeared across the street with Steve Pivovaroff's  portable amplifier for some open air preaching of the scriptures.

 Edward A Romero was off to the side of the building handing out big money and recording video. Kyle Romero took photos for his brother.

Back at the Subway for the ride home and Jeff is handing out tracts while we wait for the Metro Rail.

We got on the wrong train but it turned out for good as we got off and back on the correct train Jeff opened up a conversation with a man that was noticeably tired.

Dede and Jeff break the ice with gospel tracts. The man who's name is Shaun looks like he's on some thing. Jeff confronts him toward the end of the conversation. 

And finally we got back to North Hollywood and Dede was saying oh no as she approached her van as she noticed she had left the rear door of her van wide open in the parking lot for more than 5 hours but nothing was taken. Praise God!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Distinguishing Mark of a False Prophet

One of the greatest distinguishing marks of a false prophet is that he will always tell you what you want to hear. He will never rain on your parade. He will get you clapping. He will get you jumping. He will make you dizzy. He will keep you entertained, and he will present a Christianity to you that will make your church look like a Six Flags over Jesus and keep you so entertained you are never addressed with great issues such as these. Is God working in my life? Am I growing in holiness? Have I truly been born again?

                                                                                              ~Paul Washer

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hollywood Evangelism 1/22/2011

Hollywood Evangelism
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We gave attention to the public reading of the bible using a Kindle. We read the entire book of John, 1 & 2 Timothy and Galatians and also preached the Gospel many times while handing out Gospel Tracts and sharing the Gospel one-2-one as we were able to do so.

StreetEvangelist Jeff's reading a portion of the book of John using the Kindle. Jeff said he really enjoyed using the Kindle to read God's Word.

Steve Pivovaroff proclaiming the Good News while a heckler leans against the light pole and mocks the message of Christ.

Reading from the book of 1 Timothy.

We used the LivingWaters free App "Gospel Mate 2.8" on StreetEvangelist Jeff's iPhone and plugged it into Steve Pivovaroff's Amplifire for the purpose of sharing the Gospel to Haitians & the Chinese who did not speak English.

Steve Pivovaroff wrote, "That was so GREAT!!! We shared the Gospel with a Chinese family, a group from Haiti that spoke French, and a Mexican family that spoke Spanish."

The owner of the building called the police and they showed up at least 3 times but we were allowed to continue to preach the Good News on the North-East corner of Hollywood & Highland.

People from Haiti appear captivated by the Gospel being spoken to them in their native language through the Gospel Mate 2.8 app provided free of charge from

Steve Pivovaroff wrote, "They were hungry for God's Word. I have a case of ESV New Testaments, next time I will bring a bunch to have and pass out. This group of people encouraged us all."

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Haitians hear the Gospel and they want bibles and other reading material.

Chinese family hears the Gospel.

Steve Pivovaroff wrote, "His name is Michael from San Clemente. He was passing out tracts from: The tracts he was passing out were # 102, 107, 123"

Daniel is from Kentucky. He is experiencing hard times and was complaining about another man down the street who was arguing with Daniel about who God actually loves. I thought it was best for him to focus on himself and his standing before God and how God hates sin. He admitted that he was guilty before God and has been struggling with drug addiction and he is seeking treatment and a place to lay his head at night. I told him to cry out to God to forgive him of his sins. To be like the tax collector who stood far off and could not look up to heaven saying, "Lord, be merciful to me a sinner."

Steve Pivovaroff  wrote, "Keeping this man in my prayers. You spoke true and loving words to him, I pray he continues to seek The Lord and find Him, because He is not far from any of us. Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us."

Me, StreetEvangelist Jeff  &  Steve Pivovaroff will be out on Hollywood Blvd at the top of the Metro Station on Hollywood Blvd. Any one that would like to labor along side us is welcomed to join us at 12 noon on Saturday until about 5pm.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Judgment Day May 21, 2011

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.." Matthew 24:36-39

On wikipedia it reads. "In Harold Camping's book 1994? he claimed there was a very high likelihood that the world would end in September 1994, although he did acknowledge in the book "the possibility does exist that I could be wrong." He makes no mention of this failure when establishing his new claims of the end of the world in October 2011."

Some say that Harold Camping is a prophet but remember that a prophet cannot tell a lie and prophets don't guess what is going to happen. This is what God says about false prophets.

"Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying falsehood in My name I have neither sent them nor commanded them nor spoken to them; they are prophesying to you a false vision, divination, futility and the deception of their own minds." Jeremiah 14:14

In Mark 13:3 Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple when Peter, James, John and Andrew were questioning Jesus privately.

Notice that these are believers. Those who are no longer in darkness, no longer dead in their sins and they ask Jesus privately in Mark 13:4

"Tell us, when will these things be...." and Jesus then describes His second coming at the end of the present age.

Read the verses that follows and you'll notice that Jesus is continually speaking to his disciples. All the way up to and including Mark 13:32 where Jesus says,

"But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, not the Son, but the Father alone."

Notice that Jesus is telling His followers that no one knows, not even the Son, but the Father alone.

And then.... read the next verse.

"Take heed, keep on the alert, for YOU do not know when the appointed time will come." Mark 13:33

John MacArthur wrote,

"When Jesus spoke these words to the disciples, even He had no knowledge of the date and time of His return. Although Jesus was fully God (John 1:1,1:14), when He became a man, He voluntarily restricted the use of certain divine attributes (Philippians 2:6-8). He did not manifest them unless directed by the Father (John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38).

He demonstrated His omniscience on several occasions (cf. John 2:25; 13:3), but He voluntarily restricted that omniscience to only those things God wanted Him to know during the days of His humanity (John 15:15). Such was the case regarding the knowledge of the date and time of His return. After He was resurrected, Jesus resumed His full divine knowledge (cf. Matthew 28:18; Acts 1:7)."