29 January 2011

What does street evangelism look like?

What does street evangelism look like? Street evangelism has many different looks to it.

Some street evangelists open air preach while others have one-to-one conversations with people. Still other street evangelists simply hand out tracts as they make their way around town.

Whether it's open air preaching or handing out tracts, the good news of the gospel is making it's way into the ears and hands of a lost and dying world.

Here's a short video from the July 2010 Ambassador's Academy.

You can do this!

If you want to take evangelism to the next level, no matter where your level is currently at, the Ambassador's Academy is for you!

21 January 2011

How much does the Word of God mean to you?

My brother, Paul Latour, over at Word Street Journal posted this video on his site a few days ago and I cannot stop thinking about it.

Paul said, as a intro to the video, "There are just some things that we should never take for granted within our ability to easily access what we want. The Bible being the most important of all."

Amen -

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did!!

Soli Deo Gloria!!

15 January 2011

Where do you live?

It doesn't matter if you live in a small town or a big city.

It doesn't matter if you live in a red state or a blue state.

It doesn't matter which country you live in.

What does it take to reach people with the gospel?


Mark 16:15 - And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."

Remember, God is completely sovereign when it comes to evangelism; you cannot save anyone. You are told to go and preach the gospel; God will take care of the rest.

Acts 18:9-10 - And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.”

So get out there and hand someone a gospel tract and engage that person in a life changing conversation!

10 January 2011

Should We Tell People Jesus Loves Them?

Here is a post from Defending / Contending titled, "Should we tell people that Jesus loves them?"

I’ve heard bold, outspoken Christians tell strangers that Jesus loves them. I’ve heard of people passing out candy and balloon animals along with a heartfelt, “Jesus loves you.”

I hate to tell these individuals they should stop. Their proclamation of Jesus’ love is more witnessing than what 90 percent of Christians will ever do.

However, there is no shortage of people who want to tell me that I’m witnessing all wrong when I give people the law before the gospel; I should just tell people that Jesus loves them. Over the years, I’ve tried a few different approaches to try to explain to them that that’s not what the Bible teaches.

•There are zero examples of that being anyone’s gospel message in the Bible.
•There are examples of gospel presentations to the contrary.
•Even John 3:16 says that those who don’t believe in Jesus will perish.
Biblically, does Jesus really love everyone? Does He have the same type of love for everyone?

I’ve recently thought of a new approach—one that is actually ancient, because it is in 1 Peter 5:5: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” That verse is repeated in James 4:6 and Proverbs 3:34.

So, I’ve asked those who question me: If God opposes a proud person, do you think I shouldn’t tell them that He opposes them, but that He loves them?

No one has really had a response to that yet. It’s so quick and easy that it even works on the street.


I realize that this type of post creates a stir in the evangelical world when a particular "method" of evangelism is called into question. I absolutely agree with what the poster stated at the beginning of the post when he opined, "Their proclamation of Jesus’ love is more witnessing than what 90 percent of Christians will ever do".

True that.

But can telling people that "Jesus love them" alone actually be called evangelism?

Evangelism is the intentional proclamation of the gospel.

We must never forget that we (Christians) were told to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation (Mark 16:15).

The gospel is preached when we tell the world about sin (Romans 5:12-13), God's wrath abiding on the sinner (John 3:36), man cannot save himself or please God (Romans 3:10-11), will suffer an eternity in hell for those sins (2Thess 1:9), what God has done for the sinner (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1 Peter 2:24), and the sinners response to the preaching of the gospel (Mark 1:15).

To say that, "Jesus loves you" and nothing more to a lost soul (and call it evangelism) is to at best deceive him and at worse give him a false assurance that everything is alright between him and God.

09 January 2011

Evangelism Quote of the Day

'Not called!' did you say? 'Not heard the call,' I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin.

Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there.

look Christ in the face -- whose mercy you have professed to obey -- and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.

--William Booth

04 January 2011

How to justify sailing past sinners - Ray Comfort

If you care about the lost, you will probably identify with me when I tell you that I don't like evangelism. This will be because, like me, you have a continual battle with your fears. You are aware that you are commanded to tell people things they don't want to hear, and that makes you feel uncomfortable. Very. Spurgeon called evangelism an irksome (an annoying) task.

Recently I realized that I hadn't witnessed to anyone for almost a week. This was because bad weather had stopped us from doing our weekly open air preaching at Huntington Beach, here in California. Despite the annoyance of the task, I can't live with myself if I don't reach out to the unsaved. I would be like a professed firefighter who let people burn to death, because I preferred air conditioning to the smell of smoke and the heat of the flames. So I asked God to give me someone with whom I could share the gospel.

As I peddled my bike to the ministry, I saw three workmen standing at the back of a truck. I immediately knew that these three were hardened men, who no doubt spent most of their day blaspheming God. They hated Christians, and the last thing they wanted to happen that morning was for some religious nutcase to ram religion down their throats.

As I sailed passed, the thought also entered my over-imaginative-mind that this was a group of three men, and it was best to witness to people while they are alone. I then thought "What am I talking about!" and slammed on my brakes so hard the rubber tire skidded on the sidewalk. I turned the bike around and went back to share the gospel.

Two of them didn't speak English, but one named Brian did. He was 17 years old, had a Bible at home that he hadn't read for some time, his parents were Catholics, and he was very concerned that if he died that day, he would end up in Hell.

So how do you approach three workmen and talk about the things of God? I began with, "How are you doing? Did you get your Trillion Dollar bill?" When he took the tract, I asked for his name, told him mine, and then quickly followed with, "It's a gospel tract. What do you think happens when someone dies?"

When he gave his thoughts about Heaven, etc., I asked him if he thought he was good enough to go there. He said he was. I went though some of the Ten Commandments to show him God's perfect standard, and that's when he realized he was heading for Hell. Then I shared the cross, repentance, and faith in Jesus. He was very grateful I went back, and I was sure glad I did.

So the next time you struggle with fear, take comfort that you are not the only one, and keep in mind that a wise man once said--"Courage isn't the absence of fear. It's the conquering of it." So ignore your fears, and do it anyway.

Taken from Living Waters

02 January 2011

Hymn of the Week

Thus Far The Lord Has Led Me On

Thus far the Lord has led me on,
Thus far his power prolongs my days,
And every evening shall make known
Some fresh memorial of his grace.

Much of my time has run to waste,
And I perhaps am near my home;
But he forgives my follies past,
He gives me strength for days to come.

I lay my body down to sleep,
Peace is the pillow for my head,
While well-appointed angels keep
Their watchful stations round my bed.

In vain the sons of earth or hell
Tell me a thousand frightful things,
My God in safety makes me dwell
Beneath the shadow of his wings.

Faith in his name forbids my fear:
O may thy presence ne'er depart!
And in the morning make me hear
The love and kindness of thy heart.

Thus when the night of death shall come,
My flesh shall rest beneath the ground,
And wait thy voice to rouse my tomb,
With sweet salvation in the sound.

Isaac Watts

01 January 2011

Where are they now?

Question: What do the following people below have in common with approximately another 54,750,000 lesser known people worldwide?

Gary Coleman
Lynn Redgrave
Robert Culp
Art Linkletter
Corey Haim
Simon Monjack
Ronnie James Dio
Dennis Hopper
Dixie Carter
Alexander McQueen
Casey Johnson
Paul Gray
Fess Parker
Peter Graves
Teddy Pendergrass
Captain Phil Harris

Answer: They all passed away in 2010 and are now spending eternity somewhere.

I wonder how many of them...

* Knew they were going to die the day they died?
* Wondered if there was life after death?
* Believed that their good deeds (works) would earn them a place in Heaven?
* Never gave a second thought about the things of eternity?
* Believed that there was no God and the only place they were going was 6' beneath the nice manicured grass?

What about you?

Do you know for certain that if you died today where you will spend eternity?

Is there a way to know?

Jesus said in John 3:3, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Jesus said we must be 'born again.'

Why? Why must we be born again to see the Kingdom of God?

Simple - You have broken God's Law; the Ten Commandments.

If you are honest, you will say that you have lied (9th Commandment), you have stolen something sometime in your life (8th Commandment), you probably have coveted (10th Commandment), looked with lust at someone (7th Commandment), probably have taken the Lord's Name in vain (3rd Commandment).

These are just Five of the Ten Commandments. If you have broken just one of them, you are guilty of breaking them all.

Because you have broken God's Law's, you will have to answer for that one day when you die. And you will die won't you? Hebrews 9:27 says, And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment."

You are going to have to stand before a Holy and Righteous Judge on judgment day; God. And it's not just you either. The Bible says in Romans 3:23 that, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”

When your standing there before God on judgment day, your are going to have to pay for your sins (breaking the Law). The Bible says in Romans 6:23. "The wages of sin is death...." This 'death', is not just only an eternal separation from God, but eternity in hell where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in the lake of fire.

But there is hope.

2000 years ago, God did something truly amazing. He sent His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, born of a virgin to be a sacrifice on your behalf. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:21, "For He (God) made Him (Jesus) who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

There it is!

You need to be made righteous before God. How do you do that?

Repent of your sins. Acts 17:30, "Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent"

Repent and turn from your sins. and call on the name of Jesus. Acts 16:31, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Pray to the God who gave you your first life to give a second life. This is the only way to have everlasting life with God. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

God's Word is true.

Repent of your sins and call upon the name of the Lord and you will be saved.

Please, do this today; because you don't know if 2011 will be the year you leave this life and enter eternity forever.