29 September 2010

2010 Marble Festival

Each week a different event seems to be bringing thousands of people our way!

This week is no exception -

This Saturday and Sunday the annual Marble Festival comes to Jasper, Georgia.

A couple years ago we had a run in with the director of the Festival and then the police for exercising our free speech rights......Last year at the Festival we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at our meeting point; check this out -

The Marble Festival is a huge opportunity to talk to lost people and hand out hundreds upon hundreds of tracts.

If you have never handed out a gospel tract (for whatever reason) this is your golden opportunity.

If you have never had a conversation with a lost person before about their eternal destiny (for whatever reason) this day is for you!

My ministry partner and I will be there to encourage you and help you out of your comfort zone -

Please make plans to join us this Saturday!!!

Where: Lee Newton Park in Jasper, Georgia.
When: Saturday, October 2nd.
Time: 1:30 to ???

If you have tracts, bring them....If not, don't worry, I will have plenty.

Note: We will NOT be going into the Festival grounds. We will meet at 1:30pm outside the paying entrance and group up 2x2 to hand out tracts and witness on the public sidewalks just outside the grounds. Hundreds of people will walk these sidewalks to and from the Festival.

22 September 2010

Riverfest 2010

Riverfest weekend is here!

There should be a few thousand folks coming to this years Riverfest in Canton and we will be there to greet them with tracts and conversations.

If you can join us this Saturday we would love to have your help in spreading God's Word.

Where: Boling Park - Canton, Ga.
When: Saturday, September 25th
Time: 1:30 to ??

Meet at the paying entrance to Riverfest - We will not be going inside the event. We will group up, pray up and spread out around the area.

If you have tracts please bring them. If not, that's Ok, I will have plenty.

I hope to see you there!

21 September 2010

Real Revivals, Accompanied By Conviction of Sin

If we consider those periods from the apostolic age onwards when the Gospel was advanced with the greatest success in the world and conversions have been multiplied, then ask what element was evident at those times that is lacking today, the absence of conviction of sin must be noted first of all. Martyn Lloyd-Jones rightly pointed out that the greatest problem of the present day church is that she is far too "healthy". The church shows little consciousness of spiritual need or distress. As J.S. Sinclair, a twentieth-century Free Presbyterian minister, writes:

Today the sense of sin is absent from many supposed conversions. The important change is now generally reduced to one category, decision for Christ. All that the convert is expected to say is that he believes and intends to follow Christ. There is no word of conviction of sin, and ruin, and helplessness. A lost sinner, crying to the Lord for mercy and pardon and faith through Jesus Christ, and not ceasing until he is helped and saved from above, is not the newer Christian at his beginnings. He believes and decides by his own native ability with hardly a pang of conscience, and this is what is called conversion.

In all periods of revival and spiritual prosperity, including the Puritan era, a sense of sin is common. ...

Genuine revivals are always accompanied by profound conviction of sin.

Joel Beeke

Hat Tip: Old Truth

15 September 2010

Last Car Show of the Year

This Saturday will see the last Car Show of the season at the Riverstone Shopping Center -

If you are in the neighborhood and would like to come out to witness and hand out some tracts this Saturday, we would love to have you join us!

Where - Riverstone Shopping Center, Canton
When - Saturday, September 18th
Time - 4:30pm to ?

Meet us in front of the Hibbetts Sports store -

12 September 2010

10 September 2010

Yes, God Can And Does Use Anything To Bring Himself Glory--Even A Simple Cross

For all my fellow evangelists out there, whoever you may be, this story is for you -

From Tony Miano's blog, The Lawman Chronicles

To the Lord Jesus Christ, and Him alone, goes all of the praise, honor, and glory for what you are about to read.

I lead a Bible Discussion Group at my church, on Wednesday evenings. By the time I get home from Living Waters, there is usually just enough time to sit and relax for a bit, and then have dinner with the family, before heading to church.

Last night, I had about thirty minutes between dinner and leaving for church. I thought about taking out my cross, but there wasn't enough time to get to one of my usual spots and back again. So, I decided to take my cross and walk to the end of our street. I've carried the cross on that corner before, and I've had a few opportunities to share the gospel with people there.

As I walked to the corner, I realized I didn't have any tracts with me. Time was so short. I didn't bother to walk back to the house to get some. A few motorists waved in support. And one man yelled from his car, "Why don't you go kill yourself!"

About fifteen minutes after I arrived on the corner, a young man rode a bike from the opposite side of the street to where I stood.

"Hello, Mr. Miano." The young man said with a smile.

"Hey! How are you doin'?" I asked, shaking his hand.

The young man, by now a few years out of high school, had participated in a Way of the Master Basic Training Class I taught about four years ago, for a group of high school students in our home school association.

We spent a few minutes catching up. We said our good-byes, and I asked him to say hello to his family for me.

That was it--a nice contact with a nice young man. In fact, it was so uneventful, I forgot to mention to Mahria or the girls that I saw him.

I turned on my cell phone at 5 AM this morning. I opened my email before making breakfast. The first email was from the young man I saw on the corner the night before.

As I read the email, I began to weep tears of joy--loud enough for all three of my daughters to get out of bed, thinking there was something wrong with daddy.

I assured them I was all right and apologized for waking them. And then I read them the following email.

Dear Mr. Miano,

After our meeting this evening, I surrendered my life to Jesus, and prayed, asking God for forgiveness of my sins through Christ's substitute punishment. I placed my faith in this grace as my only hope for eternal life.

Growing up I have always believed in Jesus, and have seen (and acknowledged) God's hand in my life. However, I'm not certain that I really understood that I needed to surrender my life and place my faith in Him alone. I feel that there has been a tug-of-war in my life for some time, during which time I have realized my need to go beyond mere belief to faith in Jesus and acceptance of grace and grace alone.

I'm sharing this with you because seeing you bearing your cross stirred in me a need to cry out to God, and I believe with my whole heart that He heard. Another reason is that your class planted a seed in my heart that has finally sprouted.

I have shared this with my parents. If possible, I'd also like to share this with you in person.

My girls and I rejoiced and praised God. I was overwhelmed with God's goodness and my utter unworthiness to be saved by Him and to serve Him.

I shared this story this morning with a few of my brothers at Living Waters, including our Executive Vice President, Emeal ("E.Z.") Zwayne. E.Z. said something that sent positive chills down my spine and motivated me all the more to carry the cross, serve Christ, and persevere. He said (and I'm paraphrasing), "One moment we might consider ordinary might be extraordinary in that God uses it to revolutionize a person's life. An encounter like the one you had, God can use eight to ten years later to raise up a Whitefield, Spurgeon, or Moody."

Many of you who read my blog have led Way of the Master Basic Training Classes. Many of you have built your own "Are You Ready" crosses and have taken to the streets in your communities. And many of you in both groups are left at times wondering if the work you are doing for the Lord is bearing any fruit.

Don't quit! God is working! He's moving on the hearts of people! God is not obligated to show us how He is working. And we do not need to see God working to obediently answer His call to serve Him. But isn't it wonderful when He allows us the precious gift and great privilege of seeing Him work in someone else's life?

I hope this brief blog post has been an encouragement to you, the reader. Please join me in thanking and praising God for what it appears he has done in this young man's life. And pray this young man will bring forth great fruit in keeping with repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


To echo Tony's words..... Don't Quit!!

09 September 2010

Gay Pride Festival - Ottawa

From my brother in the Lord, Paul Latour.

The Word Street Journal

07 September 2010

If hell must be filled...

Oh, my brothers and sisters in Christ,
if sinners will be damned, at least
let them leap to hell over our bodies.

And if they will perish, let them perish with our
arms about their knees, imploring them to stop,
and not madly to destroy themselves.

If hell must be filled, at least let it be
filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let
not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.

C.H. Spurgeon

04 September 2010

Tony Miano and Mike "The Beast" Stockwell

Check out how Tony handles an objection from a passerby who doesn't like the way the gospel is being presented and watch "The Beast" preach it!

03 September 2010

Am I a soldier of the cross?

Am I a soldier of the cross,
A follower of the Lamb,
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His Name?

Must I be carried to the skies
On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas?

Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?

Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord.
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy Word.

Isaac Watts