Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Saturday 03-05-11

Out on Mill Ave again to proclaim the Gospel to the lost, following the command of our Lord and Savior to preach the Words of eternal life.

An older couple saw Ronnie holding a handful of Million Dollar Bill tracts and were remarking about it amongst themselves, as they walked by, "What is that, it looks like that guy's holding a handful of money." I walked over to them and gave them a couple and explained that they were Gospel tracts. They thanked me and continued on their way.

I set up the Celebrity Board, which contains 50 playing cards glued onto a poster, containing caricatures of different celebrities. A guy named Kyle and a couple of friends stopped by and looked at it. I asked him if any of them knew what the second row of celebrities had in common (the second row are all deceased). They figured that out after a while, and I asked if they knew what we have in common with all the rest of the celebrities on the board. Every one of us will die one day. Then I asked if they would consider themselves to be good people. Kyle said he was very good, so I took him through the "Good Person Test." We found out that he wasn't nearly as good as he had thought when held to God's moral standard of the Ten Commandments. He was a self admitted lying, coveting thief, and a blaspheming adulterer-at-heart. I explained the Gospel and our need for a Savior, and left them with a "Are You Good Enough To Get Into Heaven?" tract.

After that, three others stopped by. Ryan was interested in finding out if he was a good person or not, as our sign asked. He is in the Army reserves and considers himself to be a Christian. The girl with them had questions regarding homosexuality, and his other friend wasn't really interested in any sort of discussion. I anwered the girl that we must repent and trust in Christ alone for salvation or we cannot be saved. The two friends took off, but Ryan stayed and we went through the Good Person Test and left him a tract before he had to go. He said he appreciated us being out there and proclaiming the Gospel, but I'm not sure that he understands completely. Please keep him in prayer, he seems to feel that he can be good enough by not sinning, rather than relying completely on Christ. Many people struggle with this.

We packed up after a while and stopped at Taco Bell for a bit. The manager there remembered us from previous times. He and one of his employees seem very interested in what we're doing and the tracts that we use. They always greet us warmly and he even gave us each a coupon for a free combo meal. Tom talked to them about a class he has coming up, but they both work every Saturday. So, I gave them each a couple of CD's of "Hell's Best Kept Secret" and "True & False Conversions" and the website to Living Waters and Way of the Master. We'll see what they think of it the next time we go back.

Soli Deo Gloria

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