Tom and I headed out to Mill Ave and met Leigh as we were walking over to the post office (our usual spot for street preaching and witnessing). Valerie was already out there by herself, handing out tracts. Allan and Joe joined us a little later.
We played some ApologetiX through the speaker system and handed out tracts for a while, then started some open air preaching. I preached for a while, and then did some trivia, which caught people’s interest right away. Two people wanted to go through the Good Person Test at the same time, so we went through it with both of them. Both were self admitted lying, thieving, blaspheming adulterers-at-heart and were found to be just like the rest of us – not good by God’s standard.
It is only when we compare ourselves to other people that we come to the wrong conclusion that we’re good. Once held up to God’s moral standard, we can see ourselves as God sees us, and understand the danger we are in. One of the women seemed to have heard it before, and the other one had not. They both heard the Gospel clearly, and went on their way.
Marcus and Phil joined us and started preaching at the corner, and Sean showed up as well. Tom moved down a little further from their loudspeaker to do some more trivia, and had a small crowd pretty quickly. You can check out the video for that at Tom’s blog, Til The neTs r full
Around 11:30 or so, we decided to take off and go to Taco Bell, where a friend of Toms works. The night shift remembered us from the last time we had stopped in there, and we were able to share more tracts – the curved illusion and some more million dollar bills, available at LivingWaters.
Tom had noticed a group of young guys reading and went over to talk to them. They were having a Bible study there in Taco Bell, and so we were able to share with them what we had been doing earlier in the evening. They just happened to be studying Matt 28 – the Great Commission.
They seemed very much in line with the Bible on evangelism and reaching out to the lost. We left them with a few tracts and websites to check out for evangelism resources, and they gave us some info for their church website. They expressed some interest in the Crash Course coming up at the end of the month, so maybe we’ll see them there.
Pray for more workers (Luke 10:2)