Scared

by on July 17, 2017

“I have a headache.” Lilly told the nurse.

“Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. Have you been drinking enough water? It’s been pretty hot outside.”

“Yeah, I’ve been drinking four of these water bottles each day.”

“Hmm.. Would you like an Advil or a Tylenol?”

“Yeah, that would be great.”

The nurse followed up with, “Do you teach the Bible Lesson today? Or, are you going on Open Air?”

“Open Air…”

“Can I pray for you?”

“Yes!”

The nurse prayed for her, and Lilly left.

When it came time for Open Air, Lilly and her partner shared the Gospel with more than a dozen people. They came to check in while at the park and Lilly was the one who said, “Come on, lets go find some more people to talk with!”

God took her fear and gave her boldness instead!

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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

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 [...]

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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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