What would I say?…

by on May 25, 2017

I was in the boarding line for a flight from Chicago to St. Louis. Two teenage girls were talking about movies right in front of me. I thought to myself, “What would I say if I sat next to her?” thinking about one of those girls. I didn’t know what I would say.

I ended up sitting right next the one I’d been wondering about.

The flight took off, and I was still thinking about how to share the Gospel. I noticed she was talking in some language other than English to her parents who were sitting a couple seats away.

I asked her, “So, what language were you talking to your mom there?” She replied that it was French, since her family was from Rwanda. They spoke French at home, and then English at school and with their friends.

On a plane

I asked her, “So, you speak French at home, and English at school, and your family is from Rwanda. That’s an interesting combination. With that kind of background, what do you think happens after someone dies?”

“Oh, Heaven!”

“Everyone? Do some people go to Hell?”

“Well, yeah, some…”

“What does someone have to do to go to Hell?”

“Oh, I don’t know, kill someone probably?”

“What about Heaven? How good do you have to be to go? Are you good enough to get to Heaven?”

“Yeah, I think so, probably.”

“Well, how about if I ask you a few questions and we’ll see how good you are?”

“Okay, sure.”

I asked her four questions from the 10 Commandments. She turned out to be a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, and one who does not honor her parents. “So, what do you think God would do if you died today? Where would he send you? Heaven or Hell?”

“Hell…”

“Do you know what God did to fix that problem for you?”

“No, what???”

After explaining the Gospel I gave her a tract, and she was really glad to get it. I went over the tract with her, and then the thought came to mind from one of the sessions I was in at the CEF International Conference.

Ken Ham and said, “You need to be ready to answer the secular questions of the day.” So, I pulled out an Answers In Genesis tract about Dinosaurs.

We talked about Dinosaurs and what the Bible says. The conversation lasted 45 minutes and went from take off to landing at St. Louis. I was able to end with praying for her.

As I got off the plane she smiled, waved and said, “Bye see you later! Thank you!”

God willing, she will be in Heaven one day.

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Two Questions

by on April 21, 2017

A Christian can solve a lot of problems in life with two questions.

1. What is the most Biblical thing I can think, say and or do in this situation?

2. What is the most loving thing I can think, say, and of do in this situation?

Chances are both answers will converge for the right solution.

1 Corinthians 13 can help you know what is most loving. When you do speak, do so in love with the right attitude and gone of voice.

Those thoughts, words and actions may be hard. When they are, it is usually due to emotions jumping in. Emotions can be changed by right actions and words.

Don’t let the emotions lead you. You lead them by being loving and Biblical

What if someone hurts you, or is your enemy? The Bible tells you what to do in Luke 6:27-31 and Matthew 5:44.

More often than not, my first thought, word of action choice is NOT most loving, nor most Biblical.

If you know Christ as your Savior, pray, God will help you know what to do. Don’t give up; Hebrews 11:6. Ask God for wisdom. James 1:5-6. Trust God and obey what you know from His Word.

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Where your heart is

January 31, 2017

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
What is most valuable to you? Sometimes people say that if you look at your checkbook or bank statement that will tell you what is most valuable to you. Is it from your heart? Do you scrimp and save for whatever it is? Where are your [...]

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Lifestyle Evangelism or Evangelistic Lifestyle

November 29, 2016

Finding common ground, and earning the right to be heard are key in the concept of Lifestyle Evangelism. The idea is to make friends and share the Gospel as you go.
An Evangelistic Lifestyle is very different. Sharing the Gospel is primary, and being friends with people is natural. A Christian should be kind, caring, friendly, [...]

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Speak and Turn the Corner

November 2, 2016

Most churches say that they share the Gospel.
Most pastors say that they encourage their people to share the Gospel.
If this is so, why is it that no one has ever tried to share the Gospel with me? Why is it so rare to see anyone sharing the Gospel with someone while I’m out and about [...]

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Too much or not enough

September 30, 2016

1 John says “God is love.”
Christians see this and are encouraged. They know that God is love and that God is just. Since God is just, he must punish those who sin. Since God is love, he made a way out of that punishment through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ bled and died on [...]

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Prayed for

August 22, 2016

I saw a guy leaning up against his truck each day on the way home. He had on a heavy coat. He had a big beard. He always had a can of beer in his hand.
I started to pray for him. I prayed that the Lord would send someone to share the Gospel with him. [...]

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Did you know the Lord?

July 18, 2016

“I used to be a Christian. I went to church, and Bible study and prayed and all that. I was even born again.” – Jay
“Did you know the Lord?” – Tim
“Yeah, I knew the Lord.” – Jay
“So, you walked away from Him on purpose?” – Tim
Jay’s friends came and interrupted our conversation.
But, why did I [...]

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Food Trucks

July 1, 2016

“That is NOT in the Bible! Jesus did NOT say that!”
I’d just given a Million Dollar Bill tract to a lady working at a food truck serving Bar-B-Que. She read the tract aloud and said, “Men are hardwired for lust! That’s how the human race continues.
She had a problem with the seventh commandment, but thanked [...]

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Summer Travel Idea

May 24, 2016

A lot of people travel during the summer, whether it’s for vacation or work, or to visit relatives. If it is more than across town, that means stopping along the way at least for gas if you’re driving. If you fly, there are even more stops, and more interactions with people you’ve never met before.
On [...]

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