Friday, April 29, 2011

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting on God

NoHo Arts District by Chris Yarzab
NoHo Arts District, a photo by Chris Yarzab on Flickr.

1. Waiting (Gen. 16:1a)
Abraham was now eighty-five years old. He had been walking with the Lord for ten years and had learned some valuable lessons about faith. God had promised Abraham and Sarah a child but had not told them when the child would be born. It was a period of waiting, and most people don’t like to wait. But it is through “faith and patience [that we] inherit the promises” (Heb. 6:12).

God has a perfect timetable for all that He wants to do. After all, this event was not the birth of just another baby: It was part of God’s great plan of salvation for the whole world. However, as Sarah waited for something to happen, she became impatient.

Why did God wait so long? He wanted Abraham and Sarah to be physically “as good as dead” (Heb. 11:12) so that God alone would get the glory. At age eighty-five, Abraham was still virile enough to father a child by Hagar; so the time for the miracle baby had not yet arrived. Whatever is truly done by faith is done for the glory of God (Rom. 4:20) and not for the praise of man.

A willingness to wait on the Lord is another evidence that you are walking by faith. “He that believeth shall not make haste” (Isa. 28:16). Paul quoted this verse in Romans 10:11 and amplified its meaning: “Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed.” (The same Holy Spirit inspired both Isaiah and Paul, and He has the right to make these changes.) Whenever we stop trusting God, we start to “make haste” in the wrong direction and we end up being ashamed.

A third evidence of faith is that you are acting on the author- ity of God’s Word. “So, then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Rom. 10:17). You can act by faith, and know that God will bless, if you are obeying what He says in His Word. Hebrews 11 records the mighty acts of ordinary men and women who dared to believe God’s promises and obey His commandments.

Finally, whenever you act by faith, God will give joy and peace in your life. “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing” (Rom. 15:13). Conflict may surround you, but you will have God’s peace and joy within you.

These, then, are the evidences of true biblical faith: (1) you are willing to wait; (2) you are concerned only for the glory of God; (3) you are obeying God’s Word; and (4) you have God’s joy and peace within. While Abraham and Sarah were waiting, God was increasing their faith and patience and building character (James 1:1–4). Then something happened that put Abraham and Sarah on a painful detour.


Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). Be obedient (53–54). Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

NoHo Metro Good News 4/10/2011



Very interesting day filled with joy and many tears as I read the book of John at NoHo Metro Station. Trust God, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, exhortation and teaching (1 Timothy 4:13) and God's Word will not return void. (Isaiah 55:11) I believe the Angels were rejoicing in heaven (Luke 15:10) before I left NoHo today. Keep pressing on!


When I arrived at North Hollywood Metro Station a fight almost broke out between 3 people. The man's lady friend managed to calm her friend down before things got dangerous.

"The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates." Psalm 11:5


I had a very close call today at Noho while reading the book of John. In the corner of my eye I noticed a man rush toward me and I glanced up just in time to see him swing a bottle at my head. I managed to step to the side and he missed my head and then I repositioned myself and continued reading as he tried to provoke me with empty words and he was yelling out to the crowd and he had a strong smell of hard liquor before he finally walked away. Metro Security wasn't around when this happened. And shortly after I look around and everyone is just going about their business as if nothing happened. 

Chris heard me preaching so he came over and listened to me before we talked to make sure the things I was preaching were true. He shared his testimony with me and said that with the help of an organization called the Dream Center in Los Angeles he was able to get off drugs. Chris agreed with me and I was able to correct him on some of his beliefs and he was very thankful for me taking the time to talk with him. 

"Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge." (Proverbs 19:25)



"Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you, Reprove a wise man and he will love you." (Proverbs 9:8)

I gave him a DVD of Ray's message "Hell's Best Kept Secret" that I was able to obtain free from my Church.

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Three teenaged men, one with a guitar and two others with skateboards listened to me read many Chapters of the Gospel of John and they heard the Gospel several times and they said they believed and one of the young men asked me about Jesus & the trinity and he wasn't sure if Jesus was a created being or God and I quoted John 1:1 & John 1:14 and he agreed with me and when we were done talking I gave him an Evidence bible that I got from the evangelism booth at my church, Grace Community Church. It was a very good day and I'm praising the Lord through all my circumstances.




Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!" (Philippians 4:4)




Wednesday, April 6, 2011

NoHo Metro Station Preaching 3/14/2011


North Hollywood Metro Station

NoHo Arts District

North Hollywood Metro Station
Christopher Sippley
Lives in Moncton, New Brunswick



On the Box



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North Hollywood Metro Station
In n Out Burger


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North Hollywood Metro Station
Kirk Hubick


On the Box


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North Hollywood Metro Station

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Chris Yarzab

I started recording myself in the middle of reading the Scriptures. I usually begin by introducing myself and explain why I'm about to preach and then I choose a book from the bible to read.

On the Box


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North Hollywood Metro Station
Joshua DuBois

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North Hollywood Metro Station
North Hollywood Metro Station
North Hollywood Metro Station

On many occasions I'm able to read several books of the bible with the help of friends and I will transition to the Law and Grace of the Gospel or emphasize a verse I come across and people will either ignore or listen or will occasionally come up to other evangelist handing out tracts or engage me in conversation and I'll take the time to listen to them and use the law to the proud and grace to the humble. ( James 4:6 )

North Hollywood Metro Station


No need to use a lot of body language or yelling. I prefer preaching without an amplifier or soap box unless someone provides one for me. I prefer that my voice not over power the entire location so people can comfortably walk by me without hurting their ears. Lifting up my voice is good but it's the Father who draws them and it does not matter the man who wills or the man who runs but on God who has mercy. (Romans 9:16)

North Hollywood Metro Station
Heckler of the day!

For the most part there is little opposition with the occasional heckler who will try to break me down or a parent will tell me to shut up because there are kids present but then they will curse at me in the presence of their kids.

North Hollywood Metro Station

At NoHo Metro Station I've had some one screaming at me less than a couple of feet away while Metro Security walks up and is visibly ready to take the offending party to the pavement if he gets physical with me. (Wish I had video of that) I just kept reading as I ignored the scoffer (Proverbs 9:8) and eventually he walked away.


Tony Miano provides backup for an Ambassador's Alliance academy participant at 3rd Street Promenade. Yes, that is the "YOUR FULL OF IT!" guy.

People that try to provoke you to sin or attempt to get you to lose your train of thought either verbally with foul language, aggressive posture's or physical violence should be ignored for the most part.

NoHo Arts District - Colossians 4:5-6
StreetEvangelist Jeff


Bicycle Guy footage by StreetEvangelist Jeff 


Let them do what they want within reason and have backup if available. Relax, trust God and focus on the message of the Cross.

Sikh reading "Why Christianity" Gospel Tract

Sikh reading a "Why Christianity" Gospel Tract at NoHo Metro Station shortly after getting off the bus.



Monday, April 4, 2011

NoHo Evangelism 4/4/2011

A Young Man's Invitation to a Life of Sacrifice from HeartCry Missionary Society on Vimeo.

After watching this video I felt the need to go out and preach the Gospel. So....


I went to North Hollywood by myself today and I stood on the other side of the red sign at the bus stop and I set my tracts down beside me and I looked around and then I prayed that God's will be done and then I introduced myself to the crowd and began to read the book of Galatians while transitioning from reading the Scripture to exhortation and teaching. 4/4/2011

"...give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching." 1 Timothy 4:13

While I was reading the Scriptures this nice lady who said she was an Orthodox Christian came up to me and she had many questions as well as suggestions for me to follow. She listened and she appeared to agree with me on certain things but I was concerned for her because she claimed to have visions of angles and Jesus and I told her that Satan himself disguises himself as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14) I gave her directions to my Church because she was seeking financial help. I wasn't sure of what the Church could actually do for her since she is looking for someone to take care of her by paying her bills each month. I also invited her to come back next Monday and I would talk with her more. 

While I was having the conversation with the lady another man kept coming up and interrupting us and trying to teach the lady some thing from the bible. I then interrupted the man and asked him if he was a Christian and he said, "Yes" and I then asked him why was he interrupting me as I was sharing the teachings of God with her and the man stopped talking to her and he apologized and stepped back in regret and I reached out and shook his hand to let him know I forgave him for that. He was sorry about it and left us alone to talk as the lady also had tried several times to stop the man from interrupting us. I'm thankful to God for the opportunity to go out and proclaim the truth of God's Word.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Adventures of Roman & Jorge

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