Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Universal City Walk Evangelism 2/26/2011

So me & Jeff started our Afternoon at the North Hollywood Metro Station. Jeff makes an effort to talk with Jehovah Witnesses every time we go there and he leaves them with a Scripture to think about. Be kind when witnessing to JW's. I tend to be a bull in a glass shop so when I watch & listen to Jeff I am learning how to give an answer with gentleness and reverence. (1 Peter 3:15) 

StreetEvangelistJeff said, "I asked these two Jehovah Witness Sisters if they could read me 1 John 5:1, they said they could not because they only had Spanish Bibles. (Hmmmm....so dishonest) So I read it to them from my Bible. "Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him." 1 John 5:1 This particular passage is very perplexing to a JW and is almost impossible to explain using Watchtower theology. Chris and I only got to speak with them briefly before they 'suddenly' had to leave. I pray that their difficulty with this passage haunts them. I pray that they will ultimately come to True Salvation in Christ."

"The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion." Proverbs 28:1
(1) Question to ask a Jehovah Witness, "If becoming 'born from God' in 1 John 5:1 is open to 'whoever believes'—and if the requirement for entering the kingdom of heaven is being 'born of God' or 'born again' as in John 3:5—then isn't the kingdom of heaven open to 'whoever believes' and not just 144,000 people?"
A cult is a group that claims to be Christian but adds or takes away from the teachings of Scripture.
"If any thing is contrary to Scripture, it is wrong. If any thing is the same as Scripture, it is not needed. If any thing goes beyond Scripture, it has no authority." Dr. Curtis Crenshaw
Below are helpful websites for witnessing to Jehovah Witnesses:
(1) faithfacts.org/world-religions-and-theology/jehovahs-witness

This isn't some thing we've always done on the Subway. I get really nervous handing out tracts in confined spaces but what was the worst thing that happen? A few people ignored me or said no thank you but most of the people took the tracts with the bible message on the back. At the end of the clip I ran out and had to go back to my backpack to get more tracts.

One guy thought that Roosevelt on my Zero bill tract looked like Satan. I've learned that no matter how much someone tries to irritate you just ignore the sarcasm and treat them like you would want to be treated. When we got off train and we were riding up the escalator the same guy asked for a different tract to add to his Satan tract as we both laughed and joked about him being a millionaire now that he had a million dollar bill.

Universal City Metro Station is between North Hollywood & Hollywood. We've passed by this stop several times so this week we decided to take a look at this potential fishing pond and the fish were definitely biting. (Mark 1:17)

Universal City Walk Evangelism 

Universal City Walk Snowman & the Good News.

We left Universal and went to Hollywood where we handed out tracts for awhile before heading back home on the Subway.

Me & Jeff took turns reading the back of a Gospel Tract on the Subway ride home. This should be encouraging for any Christian to do. Even if your mind goes blank you have the words right in front of you so you can continue on and finish the message. People are listening even if they don't show it. God draws His Children to Jesus Christ. (John 6:44) Be encouraged because you can do this!

Do you 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)