Monday, February 21, 2011

Hollywood Evangelism 2/19/2011

"He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; 
He makes the clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind."
Psalm 104:3

Driving to NoHo Metro Station to begin our day of proclaiming the Good News. (Mark 1:17)

NoHo Metro Station

There were Jehovah witnesses out at the North Hollywood Metro Station sharing a gospel of a different Jesus as taught by the false prophet Joseph Smith. Jeff asked them if the WatchTower had predicted Armageddon in 1975. After a bit of hemming and hawing they said "yes indeed". Jeff then asked them if they knew that the Watch Tower had claimed to be a Prophet of Jehovah. They said "no" so Jeff pointed them to the April 1, 1972 WatchTower Page 197, where they indeed claim to be a Prophet. Then Jeff asked them to read Jehovah's Biblical test of a true Prophet in Deuteronomy 18:20-22. They were speechless..

The WatchTower has several False Prophecies: 1874, 1914, 1917, 1918, 1925, 1941, 1975. The Bible says that just 1 false prophecy Made in the name of God is enough to warrant Death. The score card doesn't look that good for the WatchTower.

Kobe Fans Get the Gospel! Don't fear crowds. No previous experience required!

Have you ever seen a drunk guy read scripture to you on the streets? I had to cut his segment short because of his foul language. It's included in the video below.

Me & Jeff were going to ride the escalator to the third floor but we made an unintentional detour after Jeff says we will see what God does in our lives and we ended up meeting a man named Francis who is a missionary from Korea who is sharing the Good News in Hollywood. The short time we had in fellowship was very encouraging to all of us and later on we met another missionary from Korea named Peter who was preaching in the open air on the corner of Hollywood & Highland.

Christian Fellowship, Handing out Tracts, Drunk Heckler & Stoplight Preaching!

 I was telling Jeff in the car that I've turned down many opportunities to share the Gospel because of rain and my fear of what people might think. If the post office can deliver our mail rain or shine, why can't Christian's deliver the Good News in those same conditions? So here we are at 6777 Hollywood & Highland and people are getting out of the rain and as a result they hear the Good News. StreetEvangelist Jeff said, "Yea, they're out of the rain and into the Light of God's Word!"

Jeff is reading the book of Genesis and I have my umbrella and I'm handing out gospel tracts to people in the rain and they are taking them. The most popular tracts today were the jumbo Obama millions & the laminated Facebook & Million Dollar Bill tracts that Jeff brought.

Rainy Day Evangelism Tip: Laminate your tracts!

I handed out Spanish Gospel Tracts that were laminated to the people on the Subway and this man read the back of the tract. By putting aside my fear of man I've presented the Good News to a man that I could not communicate with because of our language barrier, but fortunately we have resources such as LivingWaters & Custom Tract Source to equip us with the Gospel message so we are able to obey the Great Commission given to us by Jesus Christ. Be encouraged because you can do this. 
StreetEvangelist Jeff commented, "This guy was really intent when he was reading the tract. I pray that the Holy Spirit was at work in him.

On the Subway ride back me & Jeff took turns reading the back of the Facebook tract like we did the previous weekend and several people heard the Good News. This is so easy that a caveman can do this!

Me & Jeff finished our day of evangelism at North Hollywood Metro station. 

Think you have to be a good person to goto heaven? (Romans 3:10-12)

Are you saved? (2 Peter 1:10)

Not sure? Do you wish to examine yourself? (2 Corinthians 13:5)

Need encouragement? (Hebrews 3:13)

Do you not believe in God? (Romans 1:20)