24 April 2011

Sharing Christ

Over the last two weeks His Feet on the Street had the opportunity to bring the good news of the gospel to a couple of events in our community.

On April 15th, the small town of Jasper, Georgia hosted an art festival called, "Artfest". The idea was to have artists and craft vendors set up booths and displays to bring out the folks who appreciate art and give a jolt of commerce to the local business owners.

Unfortunately the weather had other plans.

Main Street Jasper looked like a dark, gloomy and people less town. Instead of the thousands of art and craft lovers that officials thought would be descending upon the little mountain town, maybe there were few hundred spread over the two day long event.

Determined not to let a low crowd turnout and a blustery day deter us, we prayed up and set out to hand out some tracts and, hopefully, engage a few people about the things of God.

One thing I like to do before we start witnessing at an event is to engage the local law enforcement and let them know what we are doing and why we are there. I like to give them the "You have a right to remain silent" tract while telling them the same thing. They almost always laugh and take the tract. Such was the case with the deputy in the above photo.

The deputy was very friendly to us and actually thanked us for being out there.

After leaving the deputy we started walking around and handing out tracts; no one seemed interested in conversation; it was just dead there that day.

God did provide us one young man to talk to, but the 18 year old seemed to have no concern about the things of God. We left him with a tract and much to think about.

All in all we gave out well under a hundred tracts and had just that one conversation.

A bad evangelism day? No, of course not.

We must never confuse evangelism with the fruit of evangelism.

Evangelism is not about how many people we can get saved and how many people we can get baptized and onto our church membership roles.

Salvation belongs to the Lord. God takes care of the results. We have been told by Jesus to go into all the world and proclaim the gospel; we were not told to worry about the results.


Yesterday His Feet went to the Easter Egg Festival on Main Street in Canton, Georgia.

The flowers were blooming, the weather was perfect and the people were many.

I was uncertain if I was going to be able to join my team for this event due to having lithotripsy surgery the day before. Although I was very sore and, truth be known, should have stayed home and rested, I couldn't stand the thought of not being out with the team.

Our team got to talk to many people and we handed out hundreds of tracts.

We had conversations that went well and some that didn't go so well. Some people were polite and some, well, not so much. Some people listened with interest and some argued at every point of the conversation.

Again, salvation belongs to the Lord and we were the obedient vessels that simply took the message to where the people were.

We thank God for the opportunity to share the gospel in a country where it is still free to do so. We praise Him for the few workers He has raised up in this little part of the world where the harvest is great. We give Him all the glory for how He will use those tracts and conversations to bring His own to Himself!

23 April 2011

Happy Resurrection Day!

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?" John 11:25-26

"In the bonds of Death He lay Who for our offence was slain; But the Lord is risen to-day, Christ hath brought us life again, Wherefore let us all rejoice, Singing loud, with cheerful voice, Hallelujah!" Martin Luther

19 April 2011

Event: Easter Egg Hunt

The next event for His Feet on the Street will be the Easter Egg Hunt and Festival on Main Street, Canton, Ga.

The Festival kicks off at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 23rd and is scheduled to have plenty of kid's activities including inflatables, lawn games, a scavenger hunt, Easter Bonnet contest and, of course, an Easter egg hunt. There will also be a Corvette Cruise-In and live music !

The weather looks very favorable for the Festival and for reaching potentially hundreds of people with tracts and conversations.

While there will be HFOTS team members there, my participation (or lack of it) is on a "wait and see" basis. This Friday (yes, Good Friday) I will be having yet another lithotripsy to bust up five stones that have taken up unwanted residence in my left kidney. So, depending on how I feel on Saturday, maybe I will be able to join the team for at least a little while.

Please pray that I won't have to be at home while the HFOTS team gets to have all the fun!

Where: Main Street, Canton Ga.
When: Saturday, April 23rd at 12:30 PM
Meet at: Main Street Theater

If you are out and about and would like to join us in this outreach, we would love having you!!

15 April 2011

Jasper Artfest -

This Saturday (the 16th) Jasper will be hosting a Art Festival on Main Street. Officials will close off Main Street to through traffic and somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 artists will set up their booths to display and sell their work.

This is a perfect opportunity to hand out tracts and talk to people about eternal things.

The Artfest starts at 10am and runs through 6pm, but because of some prior commitments, I won't be able to get there until 2pm. If you plan on joining us, we will be meeting up in front of the Bank of North Georgia at 2pm!

Where: Jasper, Ga
When: Saturday, April 16th at 2pm
Meet at: In front of the Bank of North Georgia on Main Street

09 April 2011

04 April 2011

Three from Spurgeon -

"When preaching and private talk are not available, you need to have a tract ready....Get good striking tracts, or none at all. But a touching gospel tract may be the seed of eternal life. herefore, do not go out without your tracts."

"To be a soul winner is the happiest thing in the world. And with every soul you bring to Jesus Christ, you seem to get a new heaven here upon earth."

"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 stay. 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