Cold, windy and threat of rain was the order of the day at the last Car Show of the year this past Saturday.
I don’t think the temperature ever made it past 50 degrees (we got to do something about this global warming thing!) while we were there.
Despite the not so friendly outdoor one-to-one witnessing conditions, we had several folks come out to help fulfill the Great Commission and take the gospel to where people are gathered.
Several of the evangelists with us Saturday are taking the Way of the Master class for the first time. We had just completed week six of the WOTM Basic Training Course and the Car Show was the perfect venue for some of the new evangelists to get their feet wet with some spiritual conversations.
Everything was in place and everybody got to the meeting place on time and we were ready to go…….but I forgot my camera!!
I hope to get some stories from the ‘first-timers’ to post sometime this week. This way we can have their point of view from Saturday and hopefully encourage others out there who are a little intimidated to share their faith.
I had conversations with several folks, but one conversation that stands out is one with a 15 year old boy who attended a local church (I think the church is an emergent church but I can’t say for sure).
When asked the million dollar question (When you die, where do you think you will spend eternity?) he said, “Hopefully Heaven.”
When I asked him if he were to die today and stand before God, what would be the reason God would let him into Heaven?
He didn’t have an answer.
I went through the Law and showed him how God sees him; a lying, thieving, blaspheming adulterer at heart.
He admitted that if God were to sentence him after being found guilty of breaking His Law, he would go to hell.
“Does that concern you? Here you are, 15 years old, and you’re going to hell when you die.”
I asked him what he thought hell was like.
He said, “It’s probably like being in a house on fire with no way to escape.”
I said that was a pretty good description. But now imagine that you can’t escape forever. I said if that is what you think hell is like, it’s going to be a million times worse.
I said, “All liars will have their part in the Lake of Fire. No blasphemer, thief or adulterer will inherit the Kingdom of God.”
His mouth was stopped and I took him through God’s wonderful grace. I implored him to repent and trust Christ today before it was too late.
We left this young man and had several other conversations before I caught up with some of the other new evangelists.
A couple of the newbies were very bold in their witnessing. I hope to get some of their conversations to this blog over the next few days.
Praise God for the turnout of those who wanted to glorify God in their obedience to sharing the gospel. Praise God for the folks he set us up to talk to. Praise God for His Word that will not return void!
Praise God for atoning blood of Jesus Christ!